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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 553 503 513
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +10
Contract jobs citing XSL 73 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.79% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 69 28
Average daily rate £408 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £358 £346
% change year-on-year
-15.94% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.63 £50.00 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +229.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.93 £50.00 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.33 £50.00 £16.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 - £15.19

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -43 64 £420 +13.51% 38
London -21 32 £458 +19.60% 24
South East +14 14 £425 +13.33% 4
South West +9 10 £375 -11.24% 5
Scotland -1 8 £225 -52.12%
Glasgow +12 7 £225 -52.38%
Hampshire +10 6 £375 -
Berkshire +12 5 £475 +40.74%
Devon - 4 £363 -
Plymouth - 4 £363 -
City of London +29 3 £575 +9.52% 3
Reading -2 3 £475 +40.74%
East of England -3 3 - -
Docklands, London +7 2 £439 +14.77%
Hertfordshire +7 2 - -
North West -21 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £440 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Andover - 2 £375 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Gloucestershire +10 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - -
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
Somerset -1 1 - -
Chester -2 1 - -
Cambridge -9 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (90.91%) XML
2 96 (67.13%) HTML
3 84 (58.74%) Java
4 83 (58.04%) JavaScript
5 75 (52.45%) Web Services
6 73 (51.05%) SQL
7 67 (46.85%) CSS
8 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (33.57%) SOAP
9 48 (33.57%) XSD
10 45 (31.47%) SOA
11 42 (29.37%) XSLT
12 41 (28.67%) .NET
13 40 (27.97%) C#
14 37 (25.87%) TDD
14 37 (25.87%) Ajax
14 37 (25.87%) REST
15 34 (23.78%) Linux
16 32 (22.38%) J2EE
16 32 (22.38%) Scrum
17 30 (20.98%) JMS
18 29 (20.28%) Oracle
19 28 (19.58%) Unix
20 27 (18.88%) E-Commerce
20 27 (18.88%) JSON
21 26 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
21 26 (18.18%) Spring
22 25 (17.48%) ASP.NET
22 25 (17.48%) SQL Server

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (12.59%) Apache
2 16 (11.19%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.09%) CMS
3 13 (9.09%) IIS
3 13 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.69%) JBoss
5 10 (6.99%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (6.99%) MQSeries
6 9 (6.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (2.10%) Node.js
9 3 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.40%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.40%) PrestaShop
10 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.70%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.50%) Siemens NX
2 4 (2.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.10%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.40%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.40%) MS Project
4 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.40%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Payment Gateway
1 7 (4.90%) Teamcenter
2 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.80%) Magento
4 2 (1.40%) BigMachines
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.40%) Primavera
4 2 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.40%) Office 365
1 2 (1.40%) PaaS
1 2 (1.40%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) HTTP
2 11 (7.69%) SNMP
3 9 (6.29%) FTP
3 9 (6.29%) HTTPS
3 9 (6.29%) WinSCP
4 6 (4.20%) Intranet
5 4 (2.80%) LDAP
6 2 (1.40%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (1.40%) DVB
6 2 (1.40%) Internet
6 2 (1.40%) SSL
6 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.70%) DNS
7 1 (0.70%) Firewall
7 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.19%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.20%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.20%) MySQL
6 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.50%) DB2
7 5 (3.50%) OLAP
7 5 (3.50%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (2.80%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.10%) Data Mart
9 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.10%) MS Access
9 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.10%) Spotfire
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Subversion
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.49%) Maven
4 13 (9.09%) ClearCase
5 12 (8.39%) Eclipse
5 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio
6 10 (6.99%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.99%) JUnit
6 10 (6.99%) SoapUI
6 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.29%) Ant
7 9 (6.29%) XMLSpy
8 6 (4.20%) JMeter
9 5 (3.50%) Selenium
10 4 (2.80%) Vagrant
11 3 (2.10%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.40%) JIRA
12 2 (1.40%) VisualAge
12 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (15.38%) Retail
2 10 (6.99%) Finance
3 6 (4.20%) Front Office
4 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.50%) Marketing
4 5 (3.50%) Publishing
5 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Billing
6 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Military
7 1 (0.70%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 92 (64.34%) Developer
2 25 (17.48%) Java Developer
3 24 (16.78%) Architect
4 18 (12.59%) .NET Developer
5 12 (8.39%) Software Architect
6 11 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) XML Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Web Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Web Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) XML XSLT Developer
8 7 (4.90%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Consultant
8 7 (4.90%) HTML Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Java Architect
8 7 (4.90%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.90%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (4.20%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.20%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (90.91%) XML
2 96 (67.13%) HTML
3 75 (52.45%) Web Services
4 67 (46.85%) CSS
5 48 (33.57%) SOAP
5 48 (33.57%) XSD
6 42 (29.37%) XSLT
7 41 (28.67%) .NET
8 37 (25.87%) Ajax
8 37 (25.87%) REST
9 32 (22.38%) J2EE
10 30 (20.98%) JMS
11 27 (18.88%) JSON
12 26 (18.18%) Spring
13 25 (17.48%) ASP.NET
14 22 (15.38%) jQuery
15 21 (14.69%) JSP
16 20 (13.99%) HTML5
16 20 (13.99%) WSDL
17 18 (12.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.39%) Social Media
3 11 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 9 (6.29%) SWIFT
5 8 (5.59%) DataPower
6 7 (4.90%) iPad
7 6 (4.20%) User Experience
8 5 (3.50%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.40%) CMDB
10 2 (1.40%) Life Science
10 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.70%) Derivative
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.78%) Linux
2 28 (19.58%) Unix
3 14 (9.79%) Windows
4 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.47%) SOA
3 37 (25.87%) TDD
4 32 (22.38%) Scrum
5 27 (18.88%) E-Commerce
6 26 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (16.08%) OO
8 22 (15.38%) SDLC
9 21 (14.69%) MVC
9 21 (14.69%) Workflow
10 19 (13.29%) UML
11 16 (11.19%) EAI
12 15 (10.49%) Defect Tracking
13 14 (9.79%) Multithreading
14 13 (9.09%) Content Management
14 13 (9.09%) Web Development
15 12 (8.39%) B2B
15 12 (8.39%) ERP
16 11 (7.69%) User Stories
17 10 (6.99%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (58.74%) Java
2 83 (58.04%) JavaScript
3 73 (51.05%) SQL
4 40 (27.97%) C#
5 15 (10.49%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.69%) C++
7 10 (6.99%) XPath
8 8 (5.59%) C
8 8 (5.59%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.90%) Groovy
9 7 (4.90%) VB
10 6 (4.20%) PHP
10 6 (4.20%) Python
10 6 (4.20%) Tcl
11 5 (3.50%) Ruby
12 4 (2.80%) Delphi
12 4 (2.80%) Perl
12 4 (2.80%) PL/1
13 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Degree
2 12 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) QA
2 9 (6.29%) HL7
2 9 (6.29%) SEPA
3 4 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 29 (20.28%) Oracle
2 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.59%) IBM
4 12 (8.39%) HP
5 11 (7.69%) ATG
5 11 (7.69%) Remedy
6 7 (4.90%) Endeca
6 7 (4.90%) Perforce
6 7 (4.90%) webMethods
7 6 (4.20%) New Relic
8 5 (3.50%) Nintex
8 5 (3.50%) VMware
9 4 (2.80%) hybris
9 4 (2.80%) Siemens
9 4 (2.80%) Tableau
10 3 (2.10%) DevExpress
10 3 (2.10%) Murex
10 3 (2.10%) Sitecore
10 3 (2.10%) Syncfusion
10 3 (2.10%) Zend
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