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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 27 50 44
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6  
Contract jobs citing XSD 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.95% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 2.91% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £420 £438
% change year-on-year +10.11% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £49.75
% change year-on-year - -25.62%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 49 103 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.90% 24.07% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 56
Median daily rate £325 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +18.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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
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 3 months to 23 March 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
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
XSD
North West

XSD
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) XSL
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) VB6

XSD
Top Related 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) XSL
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 9 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 8 (88.89%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) VB6