The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 29 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)
England > East Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 85 97
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12  
Contract jobs citing XSD 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.065% 0.52% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 2.21% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
East Midlands median daily rate £290 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.29% +2.77%  
10th Percentile £285 £408 £425
90th Percentile £295 £514 £475
England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.66% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the East Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 478 362 425
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 31.20% 23.75% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 1073 1219
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +17.74%  
10th Percentile £275 £225 £225
90th Percentile £500 £513 £470
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 2 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £35.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.86% +138.33%  
10th Percentile £47.00 £32.03 £14.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £38.48 £15.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing XSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in the East Midlands

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the East Midlands

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire - 1 £290 -
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for XSD.

1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID
3 2 (50.00%) JPA
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) Sun Certification

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (25.00%) Moq
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) JPA
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) EJB
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) J2EE
4 1 (25.00%) JMS
4 1 (25.00%) JSP
4 1 (25.00%) Servlets
4 1 (25.00%) Struts
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) SOLID
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) CMMI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) RUP
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Chordiant