Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 181 229
Rank change year-on-year -14 +48 -50
Contract jobs citing XSD 9 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 1.44% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
North West median daily rate £577 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.82% -35.29% +41.67%
10th Percentile £390 £263 £363
90th Percentile £586 £411 £488
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +14.09% -
10th Percentile £40.63 £38.48 £37.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £42.50 £37.88
England median hourly rate £55.88 £42.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +31.47% +14.09% +69.01%

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,760 1,811 2,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.68% 30.00% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,213 1,248 1,338
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
10th Percentile £281 £275 £267
90th Percentile £545 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 78
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.58% +16.37%
10th Percentile £17.78 £16.85 £16.93
90th Percentile £43.00 £51.65 £42.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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
Merseyside +12 4 £425 +21.43% 1
Manchester +1 4 £577 +53.87% 1
Lancashire -4 1 - - 1
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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%) XSLT
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 6 (66.67%) XPath
3 6 (66.67%) MongoDB
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) DB2
5 4 (44.44%) OLAP
5 4 (44.44%) Java
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 4 (44.44%) ETL
5 4 (44.44%) OLTP
5 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
5 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (44.44%) EnterpriseDB
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
5 4 (44.44%) High Availability
5 4 (44.44%) Data Transformation
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (44.44%) SFIA

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%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 4 (44.44%) OLAP
2 4 (44.44%) OLTP
2 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Robot
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Data Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Data Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Database Architect
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSLT
3 6 (66.67%) Hibernate
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (22.22%) Autofac
6 2 (22.22%) JMS
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) SAML
6 2 (22.22%) Spring
6 2 (22.22%) WSDL
7 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 1 (11.11%) WinForms
7 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Data Transformation
1 4 (44.44%) ETL
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
1 4 (44.44%) SFIA
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (22.22%) OWASP
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Service Design
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) XPath
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) EnterpriseDB
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft