The table below looks at the statistics for XSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 453 422 450
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +28
Contract jobs citing XSL 154 157 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.98% 1.04% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 69 69
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£400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
- -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £48.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £48.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XSL
Daily Rate Trend

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

XSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XSL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XSL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

XSL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XSL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

XSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XSL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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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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
England -31 134 £400 +14.28% 58
London +20 84 £475 +11.76% 32
City of London +31 18 £368 +13.07% 4
South East -16 17 £350 +2.18% 3
Scotland -9 15 £325 -1.51% 4
Glasgow -7 12 £375 +13.63% 3
East of England -20 10 £250 - 4
Milton Keynes -1 8 £350 -1.33%
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £350 -
East Midlands - 7 £375 - 1
West Midlands -8 6 £338 +27.35% 5
Warwickshire - 4 £351 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 2
Kent - 4 £213 -
Cambridge - 4 - - 2
Edinburgh -10 3 £325 -
Hertfordshire -16 3 - - 2
Manchester -21 3 - - 2
North West -23 3 - - 5
South West -46 3 £410 +13.10% 3
Northampton - 3 £375 -
Birmingham -2 2 £325 +22.64%
Essex -5 2 £225 -
Cheltenham -11 2 £410 +13.10% 2
Gloucestershire -28 2 £410 +11.94% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
North East - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £225 -
Berkshire +7 1 £400 +19.40%

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 197 (83.83%) XML
2 175 (74.47%) HTML
3 128 (54.47%) CSS
4 125 (53.19%) JavaScript
5 105 (44.68%) Web Services
6 97 (41.28%) Java
7 79 (33.62%) .NET
8 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (31.91%) Oracle
10 73 (31.06%) SQL
11 71 (30.21%) XSD
12 69 (29.36%) Subversion
13 65 (27.66%) C#
14 63 (26.81%) Linux
15 62 (26.38%) Scrum
16 60 (25.53%) SOAP
17 59 (25.11%) XSLT
18 58 (24.68%) TDD
19 55 (23.40%) XHTML
20 52 (22.13%) J2EE
20 52 (22.13%) Content Management
21 51 (21.70%) Ant
21 51 (21.70%) jQuery
22 50 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
23 49 (20.85%) SQL Server
23 49 (20.85%) Maven
24 48 (20.43%) E-Commerce
24 48 (20.43%) WSDL
25 47 (20.00%) Retail
26 43 (18.30%) Finance

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (17.45%) WebLogic
2 39 (16.60%) SharePoint
3 26 (11.06%) IIS
4 19 (8.09%) CMS
5 17 (7.23%) Apache
6 16 (6.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (3.40%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.55%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.13%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.70%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (1.70%) TeamSite
12 3 (1.28%) Node.js
12 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (6.81%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.70%) MS Office
4 3 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) SaaS
1 9 (3.83%) Office 365
2 5 (2.13%) PaaS
2 5 (2.13%) IaaS
2 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.96%) Intranet
2 6 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.13%) HTTP
3 5 (2.13%) Internet
4 3 (1.28%) SNMP
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (11.06%) Relational Database
4 20 (8.51%) MySQL
5 19 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (5.53%) Oracle Database
8 12 (5.11%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.70%) OLTP
12 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.85%) DB2
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
14 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (29.36%) Subversion
2 51 (21.70%) Ant
3 49 (20.85%) Maven
4 30 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (11.49%) JIRA
6 26 (11.06%) Git (software)
7 16 (6.81%) Visual Studio
8 15 (6.38%) Eclipse
9 14 (5.96%) NUnit
10 11 (4.68%) Bugzilla
11 10 (4.26%) FxCop
12 8 (3.40%) Mercurial
12 8 (3.40%) Redmine
12 8 (3.40%) FogBugz
12 8 (3.40%) Trac
13 7 (2.98%) Jenkins
14 6 (2.55%) StyleCop
15 5 (2.13%) Selenium
16 4 (1.70%) WebDriver
16 4 (1.70%) MyEclipse
General
1 47 (20.00%) Retail
2 43 (18.30%) Finance
3 16 (6.81%) Banking
4 11 (4.68%) Publishing
5 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.70%) Billing
7 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) German Language
8 2 (0.85%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 191 (81.28%) Developer
2 22 (9.36%) .NET Developer
3 18 (7.66%) SharePoint Developer
4 15 (6.38%) Consultant
5 14 (5.96%) Senior Developer
5 14 (5.96%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.11%) Analyst
6 12 (5.11%) PHP Developer
7 11 (4.68%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.26%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.40%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 8 (3.40%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (3.40%) Software Engineer
10 7 (2.98%) VB Developer
10 7 (2.98%) SharePoint Consultant
11 6 (2.55%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (2.55%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (2.55%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (2.13%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.13%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (83.83%) XML
2 175 (74.47%) HTML
3 128 (54.47%) CSS
4 105 (44.68%) Web Services
5 79 (33.62%) .NET
6 71 (30.21%) XSD
7 60 (25.53%) SOAP
8 59 (25.11%) XSLT
9 55 (23.40%) XHTML
10 52 (22.13%) J2EE
11 51 (21.70%) jQuery
12 48 (20.43%) WSDL
13 43 (18.30%) ASP.NET
13 43 (18.30%) RESTful
14 36 (15.32%) HTML5
14 36 (15.32%) .NET Framework
15 32 (13.62%) Ajax
16 28 (11.91%) WCF
17 27 (11.49%) Hibernate
18 24 (10.21%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.60%) Social Media
1 39 (16.60%) iPad
2 17 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.98%) W3C
4 4 (1.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.70%) CESG
5 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.85%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.85%) Photography
6 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.85%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.43%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Equities
7 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.81%) Linux
2 18 (7.66%) Windows
3 6 (2.55%) UNIX
4 5 (2.13%) Android
5 4 (1.70%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (26.38%) Scrum
3 58 (24.68%) TDD
4 52 (22.13%) Content Management
5 50 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (20.43%) E-Commerce
7 43 (18.30%) ERP
8 39 (16.60%) Waterfall
9 35 (14.89%) OO
10 30 (12.77%) MVC
11 25 (10.64%) Web Development
11 25 (10.64%) SOA
11 25 (10.64%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.94%) Migration
13 18 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (7.66%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.38%) CRM
15 14 (5.96%) Responsive Web Design
16 13 (5.53%) OOP
16 13 (5.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (53.19%) JavaScript
2 97 (41.28%) Java
3 73 (31.06%) SQL
4 65 (27.66%) C#
5 39 (16.60%) Groovy
6 22 (9.36%) PL/SQL
7 20 (8.51%) Shell Script
8 18 (7.66%) PHP
9 16 (6.81%) PowerShell
10 14 (5.96%) VBScript
11 13 (5.53%) VBA
12 12 (5.11%) Python
12 12 (5.11%) VB
13 11 (4.68%) Perl
14 9 (3.83%) VB6
15 8 (3.40%) PHP5
16 6 (2.55%) C
16 6 (2.55%) C++
17 5 (2.13%) T-SQL
18 4 (1.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (10.21%) Degree
2 12 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) MCPD
6 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.85%) MCSD
7 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
7 1 (0.43%) MCAD
7 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.21%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) EMIR
2 1 (0.43%) HL7
2 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) Shibboleth
1 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.43%) Netcool
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 75 (31.91%) Oracle
2 43 (18.30%) JBoss
3 39 (16.60%) ATG
3 39 (16.60%) Perforce
3 39 (16.60%) Endeca
4 36 (15.32%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.68%) Sybase
5 11 (4.68%) Zend
6 10 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.55%) Adobe
8 5 (2.13%) Facebook
8 5 (2.13%) Twitter
8 5 (2.13%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.13%) Google
9 4 (1.70%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.70%) hybris
9 4 (1.70%) Remedy
9 4 (1.70%) HP
10 3 (1.28%) IBM
11 2 (0.85%) New Relic
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