The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XML Schema Definition (XSD)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 75 -
Contract jobs citing XSD 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.76% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £394 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.70% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

XSD is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 271 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.55% 29.49% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 211 182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing XSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in Cheshire

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XSD in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for XSD.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) CMMI
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) EJB
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) JSP
1 1 (100.00%) Servlets
1 1 (100.00%) Struts
1 1 (100.00%) Struts2
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) CMMI
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle