Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 194 170
Rank change year-on-year +21 -24 -23
Contract jobs citing XSD 15 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.29% 1.07% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 3
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £425 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -26.09% +35.29%
10th Percentile £517 £367 £513
90th Percentile £606 £450 £588
England median daily rate £538 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +19.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.47% - -

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 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 1160 1588 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.11% 25.47% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 978 679
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £513 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for XSD in the West Midlands

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in the West Midlands

XSD
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 XSD within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Shropshire - 14 £575 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £550 +70.54%
XSD
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XSD.

1 15 (100.00%) SOAP
1 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) SOA
1 15 (100.00%) WSDL
1 15 (100.00%) Middleware
1 15 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 14 (93.33%) JSON
2 14 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (93.33%) JSON Schema
2 14 (93.33%) Subversion
3 13 (86.67%) Mac OS X
3 13 (86.67%) Unix
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 13 (86.67%) WSO2
4 12 (80.00%) MuleSoft
5 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 6 (40.00%) HTTP
6 6 (40.00%) SSL
6 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (40.00%) Coaching
6 6 (40.00%) Conceptual Models
6 6 (40.00%) Sequence Diagram
6 6 (40.00%) Kanban
7 4 (26.67%) Mule ESB
7 4 (26.67%) Mule
7 4 (26.67%) Ansible
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins

XSD
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 4 (26.67%) Mule
1 4 (26.67%) Mule ESB
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTP
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 3 (20.00%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 14 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (93.33%) Subversion
3 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (26.67%) Maven
4 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Integration Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Messaging Developer
3 5 (33.33%) MuleSoft Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Linux Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (20.00%) SOA Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior WebLogic Developer
6 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Middleware
1 15 (100.00%) SOAP
1 15 (100.00%) WSDL
1 15 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (93.33%) JSON
2 14 (93.33%) JSON Schema
3 3 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
1 13 (86.67%) Mac OS X
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) SOA
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Coaching
3 6 (40.00%) Conceptual Models
3 6 (40.00%) Kanban
3 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) Sequence Diagram
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) EAI
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) WSO2
2 12 (80.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.67%) Green Hat
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Solace
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods