The table below looks at the statistics for XSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 66 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing XSL 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.76% 0.50% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.03%
XSL
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
215 229 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.22% 28.55% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 101 105
Average daily rate £350 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £19.45 £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

XSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XSL across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XSL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XSL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XSL across the Cheshire region.

XSL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XSL across the Cheshire region.

XSL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSL.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Servlets
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Web Application Development
3 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
3 5 (71.43%) Mockito
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) Online Banking
3 5 (71.43%) JDBC
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
3 5 (71.43%) PowerMock
4 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 4 (57.14%) WSDL
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Informix
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) JUnit

XSL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
1 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
2 4 (57.14%) Informix
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Mockito
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Introscope
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Servlets
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) JDBC
3 5 (71.43%) PowerMock
4 4 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
4 4 (57.14%) WSDL
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) JAX-RS
5 1 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (14.29%) XHTML
5 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Online Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Web Application Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) VCP4
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Perforce
2 2 (28.57%) Compuware
2 2 (28.57%) HP