The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 Definition (XSD)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 112 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs citing XSD 1 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.073% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 1.16% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £750 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +76.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +14.16% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.30 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -23.09%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 513 691 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 37.31% 33.82% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 504 350
Median daily rate £375 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -4.10%  

XSD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

XSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSD in West Yorkshire

XSD
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
Leeds +13 1 £400 -60.00%
XSD
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XSD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

XSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore