Period
to 28 July 2017

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 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 210 210
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -29
Contract jobs citing XSD 9 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 1.37% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 17
North West median daily rate £388 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -10.53% +49.61%
10th Percentile £263 £342 £354
90th Percentile £438 £528 £528
England median daily rate £511 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +13.50% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £41.88 - -
England median hourly rate £41.88 £32.30 £42.00
% change year-on-year +29.64% -23.10% -20.00%

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 1818 1965 1712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.71% 25.57% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1354 1094
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £268
90th Percentile £500 £513 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 43
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +21.84%
10th Percentile £17.90 £19.40 £15.63
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.33 £46.07
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% +1.37% +4.29%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 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
Lancashire - 7 £275 -
Cheshire +12 1 £425 +4.94% 1
Merseyside -6 1 £388 -11.43% 1
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) .NET
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) VB
4 6 (66.67%) VB6
5 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) ClearCase
6 4 (44.44%) XSLT
6 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (44.44%) Rational Robot
6 4 (44.44%) WinForms
6 4 (44.44%) WPF
6 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
6 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
7 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (22.22%) TDD
8 2 (22.22%) Subversion
8 2 (22.22%) RIA
8 2 (22.22%) jQuery
8 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
8 2 (22.22%) Finance
8 2 (22.22%) Hibernate

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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) ClearCase
2 4 (44.44%) Rational Robot
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Gradle
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) webMethods Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 4 (44.44%) WPF
4 4 (44.44%) XSLT
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XSL
6 1 (11.11%) Autofac
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) JSP
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) Servlets
6 1 (11.11%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) RIA
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) SOLID
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) API Integration
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) CMMI
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OWASP
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) VB
2 6 (66.67%) VB6
3 5 (55.56%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (11.11%) Apple Swift
5 1 (11.11%) Groovy
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Chordiant
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin