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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 449 443 439
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing XSL 165 142 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 0.95% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 61 85
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £435 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £48.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +38.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +95.91%

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
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
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 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -16 143 £400 +10.91% 42
London +17 93 £425 - 21
City of London +46 24 £375 -14.28% 5
South East +4 18 £350 +10.23% 5
Scotland -17 15 £325 -1.51% 4
East of England -20 13 £250 - 4
Glasgow -8 12 £375 +13.63% 2
Milton Keynes +6 8 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -10 7 £338 +27.35% 3
East Midlands - 6 £368 - 2
Hertfordshire -25 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £338 -
Cambridge - 5 - - 1
Kent - 4 £213 -
Edinburgh -6 3 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 2
Birmingham -1 2 £325 +22.64%
North West -18 2 - - 1
Manchester -19 2 - - 1
South West -46 2 £450 +24.13% 2
North East - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £274 -
Essex - 2 £225 -
Northampton - 2 £356 -
Chelmsford - 2 £225 -
Berkshire +3 1 £400 +19.40%
Surrey +2 1 - - 2

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 191 (82.33%) XML
2 174 (75.00%) HTML
3 136 (58.62%) CSS
4 129 (55.60%) JavaScript
5 114 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (46.12%) Java
7 101 (43.53%) Web Services
8 76 (32.76%) Oracle
9 75 (32.33%) .NET
9 75 (32.33%) XSD
10 69 (29.74%) Subversion
11 68 (29.31%) SQL
12 64 (27.59%) Scrum
13 63 (27.16%) TDD
14 62 (26.72%) Linux
15 61 (26.29%) J2EE
16 59 (25.43%) XHTML
17 58 (25.00%) SOAP
18 56 (24.14%) C#
19 51 (21.98%) Content Management
19 51 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (21.55%) Ant
20 50 (21.55%) XSLT
21 48 (20.69%) E-Commerce
21 48 (20.69%) Retail
22 47 (20.26%) Maven
23 46 (19.83%) WSDL
24 45 (19.40%) jQuery
25 43 (18.53%) SQL Server
25 43 (18.53%) Finance

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 39 (16.81%) WebLogic
2 35 (15.09%) SharePoint
3 26 (11.21%) IIS
4 23 (9.91%) CMS
5 19 (8.19%) Apache
6 15 (6.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (4.31%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (3.02%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.59%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.16%) Umbraco
11 5 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (1.29%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (1.29%) TeamSite
13 3 (1.29%) Node.js
14 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (6.03%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.31%) Office 365
2 6 (2.59%) SaaS
3 3 (1.29%) PaaS
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.74%) Intranet
2 8 (3.45%) SNMP
3 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.16%) HTTP
5 2 (0.86%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.78%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (7.76%) MySQL
5 17 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (7.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (6.90%) Oracle Database
7 12 (5.17%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.72%) DB2
9 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.29%) OLTP
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (29.74%) Subversion
2 50 (21.55%) Ant
3 47 (20.26%) Maven
4 26 (11.21%) JIRA
4 26 (11.21%) Git (software)
5 22 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (7.33%) Eclipse
7 13 (5.60%) Visual Studio
7 13 (5.60%) NUnit
8 11 (4.74%) FxCop
9 9 (3.88%) Bugzilla
10 8 (3.45%) Mercurial
10 8 (3.45%) Redmine
10 8 (3.45%) FogBugz
10 8 (3.45%) Trac
11 7 (3.02%) Selenium
12 6 (2.59%) JUnit
12 6 (2.59%) StyleCop
12 6 (2.59%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.72%) QUnit
General
1 48 (20.69%) Retail
2 43 (18.53%) Finance
3 16 (6.90%) Banking
4 8 (3.45%) Publishing
5 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Billing
6 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) German Language
7 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.86%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 188 (81.03%) Developer
2 17 (7.33%) Java Developer
2 17 (7.33%) .NET Developer
3 16 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (6.03%) Consultant
5 11 (4.74%) Senior Developer
5 11 (4.74%) Analyst
5 11 (4.74%) SQL Developer
5 11 (4.74%) PHP Developer
6 9 (3.88%) Web Developer
7 8 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 8 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (3.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 7 (3.02%) SharePoint Consultant
8 7 (3.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (3.02%) VB Developer
9 6 (2.59%) Administrator
9 6 (2.59%) UI Developer
9 6 (2.59%) UI Programmer
9 6 (2.59%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (82.33%) XML
2 174 (75.00%) HTML
3 136 (58.62%) CSS
4 101 (43.53%) Web Services
5 75 (32.33%) XSD
5 75 (32.33%) .NET
6 61 (26.29%) J2EE
7 59 (25.43%) XHTML
8 58 (25.00%) SOAP
9 50 (21.55%) XSLT
10 46 (19.83%) WSDL
11 45 (19.40%) jQuery
12 41 (17.67%) RESTful
13 40 (17.24%) HTML5
14 38 (16.38%) ASP.NET
15 36 (15.52%) Ajax
16 32 (13.79%) Hibernate
17 30 (12.93%) .NET Framework
18 26 (11.21%) JSP
18 26 (11.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.95%) Social Media
1 37 (15.95%) iPad
2 15 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.02%) W3C
5 5 (2.16%) User Experience
6 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.29%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.86%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.86%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.43%) Animation
9 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.43%) DTV
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.72%) Linux
2 12 (5.17%) Windows
3 6 (2.59%) UNIX
3 6 (2.59%) Android
4 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.72%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.59%) Scrum
3 63 (27.16%) TDD
4 51 (21.98%) Content Management
4 51 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (20.69%) E-Commerce
6 41 (17.67%) ERP
7 40 (17.24%) OO
8 37 (15.95%) Waterfall
9 29 (12.50%) MVC
10 28 (12.07%) SOA
11 23 (9.91%) Software Engineering
12 22 (9.48%) Web Development
13 16 (6.90%) Data Modelling
13 16 (6.90%) UML
13 16 (6.90%) Migration
13 16 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (6.47%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (6.03%) Information Architecture
16 12 (5.17%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 129 (55.60%) JavaScript
2 107 (46.12%) Java
3 68 (29.31%) SQL
4 56 (24.14%) C#
5 37 (15.95%) Groovy
6 25 (10.78%) PL/SQL
7 19 (8.19%) Shell Script
8 17 (7.33%) VBScript
9 14 (6.03%) VB
9 14 (6.03%) PHP
9 14 (6.03%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.60%) VBA
11 12 (5.17%) Perl
11 12 (5.17%) VB6
12 11 (4.74%) Python
13 8 (3.45%) PHP5
14 7 (3.02%) C++
15 5 (2.16%) C
16 4 (1.72%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.05%) Degree
2 8 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.29%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.86%) MCSD
4 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.86%) MCPD
4 2 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.78%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) HL7
2 1 (0.43%) EMIR
2 1 (0.43%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.86%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.43%) Netcool
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (32.76%) Oracle
2 41 (17.67%) JBoss
3 37 (15.95%) ATG
3 37 (15.95%) Perforce
3 37 (15.95%) Endeca
4 24 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.74%) Sybase
6 10 (4.31%) Adobe
6 10 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.88%) Zend
8 6 (2.59%) Google
9 5 (2.16%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.16%) Facebook
9 5 (2.16%) Twitter
10 4 (1.72%) hybris
10 4 (1.72%) HP
11 3 (1.29%) IBM
11 3 (1.29%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.29%) Remedy
12 2 (0.86%) New Relic
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