The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 April 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 / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 153 148
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5  
Contract jobs citing XSD 3 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 1.57% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Median daily rate £275 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +14.16% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.30 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -23.09%  

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 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 892 1020 889
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.90% 25.36% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 694 560
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% -7.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.13 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the North West

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSD in the North West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSD in the North West

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in the North West

XSD
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 XSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 - 2 £275 -
Cheshire +20 1 £425 - 1
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 North West region with a requirement for XSD.

1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) XSL
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) VB
4 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) VB6
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) J2EE
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) JSP
5 3 (33.33%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 2 (22.22%) Software AG
6 2 (22.22%) OOP
6 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 2 (22.22%) webMethods
6 2 (22.22%) JSR 170
6 2 (22.22%) OSGi
6 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Sling
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Felix
6 2 (22.22%) Jackrabbit

XSD
Co-occurring 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (22.22%) Jackrabbit
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Gradle
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) XSL
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) JSP
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Apache Felix
5 2 (22.22%) Apache Sling
5 2 (22.22%) JSR 170
5 2 (22.22%) OSGi
5 2 (22.22%) REST
5 2 (22.22%) Taglibs
6 1 (11.11%) EJB
6 1 (11.11%) JMS
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) Servlets
6 1 (11.11%) Struts
6 1 (11.11%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) OOP
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) CMMI
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) RUP
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
2 4 (44.44%) VB6
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Software AG
2 2 (22.22%) webMethods
3 1 (11.11%) Chordiant