Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for XSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSD over the 6 months to 22 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 52 69
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 -
Contract jobs citing XSD 5 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.11% 1.98% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.27% 8.28% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -29.03% -
10th Percentile £413 £244 £366
90th Percentile £438 £306 £403
North West median daily rate £577 £291 £450
% change year-on-year +98.11% -35.28% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - -
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.47% - -

XSD is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 117 157 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.88% 23.86% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 151
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing XSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for XSD in Lancashire

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in Lancashire

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in Lancashire

XSD
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSD within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -9 2 - -
Chorley - 1 £425 -
XSD
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for XSD.

1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) WinForms
2 4 (80.00%) Rational Robot
2 4 (80.00%) VB6
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) VB
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (40.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) RIA
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) API Integration
4 1 (20.00%) webMethods

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Robot
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) webMethods Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) WinForms
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) SOLID
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VB
1 4 (80.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods