The table below looks at the statistics for XSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 142 136 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing XSL 7 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.063% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.28% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £368 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.78% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
837 703 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.44% 22.09% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 426 341
Average daily rate £375 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £20.60 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.25 £157.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

XSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XSL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XSL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XSL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XSL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £388 -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
XSL
England

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 13 (92.86%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) J2EE
3 11 (78.57%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) SQL
4 10 (71.43%) Servlets
4 10 (71.43%) Web Services
4 10 (71.43%) Finance
4 10 (71.43%) SDLC
5 9 (64.29%) Relational Database
5 9 (64.29%) Mockito
5 9 (64.29%) PowerMock
5 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
5 9 (64.29%) Spring
5 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
5 9 (64.29%) Selenium
5 9 (64.29%) RDBMS
5 9 (64.29%) Oracle
5 9 (64.29%) JDBC
6 8 (57.14%) JUnit
6 8 (57.14%) IBM
6 8 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
6 8 (57.14%) Internet
6 8 (57.14%) SOAP
6 8 (57.14%) Informix
6 8 (57.14%) HTTP
6 8 (57.14%) WSDL

XSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (57.14%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (21.43%) Umbraco
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Internet
1 8 (57.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Relational Database
1 9 (64.29%) RDBMS
2 8 (57.14%) Informix
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Mockito
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) JUnit
2 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) Introscope
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 3 (21.43%) SonarQube
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Umbraco Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) J2EE Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Architect
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) J2EE
4 10 (71.43%) Servlets
4 10 (71.43%) Web Services
5 9 (64.29%) PowerMock
5 9 (64.29%) Spring
5 9 (64.29%) JDBC
6 8 (57.14%) JAX-RPC
6 8 (57.14%) SOAP
6 8 (57.14%) WSDL
6 8 (57.14%) RESTful
6 8 (57.14%) JSON
6 8 (57.14%) JAX-RS
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
8 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Online Banking
2 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) SDLC
2 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
3 8 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (78.57%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) Perforce
3 3 (21.43%) Compuware
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter