The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
England / South West
Rank 129 134 141
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing XSD 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.94% 0.70% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £525 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +16.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +10.11% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.00 -
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 the South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 710 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.61% 24.47% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
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 the South West

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

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the South West

XSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSD in the South West

XSD
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Gloucestershire +11 7 £525 +23.52% 1
XSD
England

XSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for XSD.

1 20 (95.24%) XML
2 18 (85.71%) Java
3 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) Scrum
5 13 (61.90%) J2EE
6 12 (57.14%) JUnit
6 12 (57.14%) Oracle
6 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
6 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 11 (52.38%) REST
7 11 (52.38%) Hibernate
7 11 (52.38%) XSLT
8 10 (47.62%) EJB
9 9 (42.86%) Web Services
9 9 (42.86%) JSF
9 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
9 9 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
9 9 (42.86%) JPA
9 9 (42.86%) EJB 3.0
9 9 (42.86%) C
9 9 (42.86%) JBoss
9 9 (42.86%) Workflow
9 9 (42.86%) JAXB
9 9 (42.86%) PrimeFaces
9 9 (42.86%) SDLC
10 6 (28.57%) SOAP
10 6 (28.57%) JSON
11 5 (23.81%) Python
11 5 (23.81%) HTML

XSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 9 (42.86%) JBoss
2 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.52%) Anypoint
3 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) GlassFish
3 2 (9.52%) Mule
3 2 (9.52%) Mule ESB
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Fredhopper
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) LDAP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (4.76%) Informix
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (19.05%) JMeter
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 3 (14.29%) Maven
3 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Ant
5 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Gradle
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Java Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Big Data Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Data Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) J2EE
3 11 (52.38%) Hibernate
3 11 (52.38%) REST
3 11 (52.38%) XSLT
4 10 (47.62%) EJB
5 9 (42.86%) EJB 3.0
5 9 (42.86%) JAXB
5 9 (42.86%) JPA
5 9 (42.86%) JSF
5 9 (42.86%) PrimeFaces
5 9 (42.86%) Web Services
6 6 (28.57%) JSON
6 6 (28.57%) SOAP
7 5 (23.81%) CSS
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) JDBC
8 3 (14.29%) RESTful
8 3 (14.29%) Spring
8 3 (14.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) iPad
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) RIA
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (42.86%) SDLC
3 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Workflow
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) OOP
5 3 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (9.52%) API Design
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) C
3 5 (23.81%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) Groovy
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) XPath
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) CloudHub
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) ATG
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) BEA
3 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
3 1 (4.76%) VeriFone
3 1 (4.76%) WorldPay
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