Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 18 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 170 216
Rank change year-on-year -20 +46 -41
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.046% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £381 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.26% +100.66% -36.67%
England median daily rate £519 £425 £382
% change year-on-year +22.06% +11.26% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £11.93 -

XML Schema 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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,512 1,055 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.62% 24.19% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 719 938
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £244
90th Percentile £568 £563 £516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%
10th Percentile £11.18 £21.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.65 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%

XML Schema
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing XML Schema as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for XML Schema in the West Midlands

XML Schema
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XML Schema in the West Midlands

XML Schema
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XML Schema in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XML Schema.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) webMethods
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (100.00%) Commercial Awareness
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

XML Schema
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Commercial Awareness
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText
1 2 (100.00%) webMethods