The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for XML Schema skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XML Schema over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema
England / North West
Rank 127 157 145
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.20% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +29.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

XML Schema 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 North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.23% 26.65% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XML Schema
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for XML Schema in the North West

XML Schema
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XML Schema in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Schema in the North West

XML Schema
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Schema within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Lancashire - 3 £500 -
XML Schema
England

XML Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema 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 North West region with a requirement for XML Schema.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) DOM
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) SAX
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (100.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Groovy
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Scala
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) HTTP
3 3 (60.00%) Servlets

XML Schema
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (60.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (100.00%) MySQL
1 5 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) CouchDB
3 3 (60.00%) Neo4j
3 3 (60.00%) Riak
4 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) DOM
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) REST
1 5 (100.00%) SAX
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Servlets
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Wicket
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) SEO
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Groovy
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft