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 3 months to 27 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 134 118
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16  
Contract jobs citing XML Schema 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.047% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.43% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £388 £190 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +103.94% -36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £406 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 516 700 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.10% 24.40% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 421 428
Median daily rate £375 £399 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.01% +17.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.88% -34.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

XML Schema
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing XML Schema as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

XML Schema
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XML Schema within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
XML Schema
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XML Schema 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XML Schema.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BPR
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sun