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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 461 482 394
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -88
Contract jobs citing XSL 115 94 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 43 81
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£375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £15.19 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.03%

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
14073 13852 12143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.10% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9243 8638 7621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 264 300
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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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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 -1 111 £375 -11.76% 35
London +28 59 £425 -12.82% 12
South East -2 24 £375 -3.22% 4
West Sussex - 11 £388 -
East of England +11 8 - - 2
City of London +2 8 £525 +16.66% 3
North West -16 7 £325 -1.88% 2
South West - 6 £423 - 4
Crawley - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
Glasgow +8 4 £473 -
Scotland -7 4 £473 +59.09%
Hampshire -15 4 £375 +15.38% 2
Cambridge - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £350 -
Somerset - 3 £423 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £358 - 2
Berkshire +5 2 £363 - 2
Staffordshire -2 2 £335 -1.83% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £318 -29.44%
Milton Keynes -9 2 £318 -29.44%
West Midlands -11 2 £335 -6.45% 6
Manchester -19 2 £300 +4.34% 1
Essex - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire +5 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 1 £80 - 2
Brentwood - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £375 - 2

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 180 (89.11%) XML
2 121 (59.90%) HTML
3 113 (55.94%) Java
4 105 (51.98%) CSS
5 101 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 91 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (40.59%) Web Services
8 74 (36.63%) SQL
9 72 (35.64%) XSD
10 70 (34.65%) Oracle
11 61 (30.20%) .NET
11 61 (30.20%) Linux
12 60 (29.70%) TDD
12 60 (29.70%) Scrum
13 56 (27.72%) SOAP
14 50 (24.75%) J2EE
15 46 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (21.78%) Maven
17 43 (21.29%) WebLogic
18 42 (20.79%) Content Management
19 41 (20.30%) C#
20 38 (18.81%) E-Commerce
20 38 (18.81%) Spring
21 37 (18.32%) PL/SQL
22 36 (17.82%) XSLT
23 34 (16.83%) Finance
23 34 (16.83%) Retail
24 33 (16.34%) Ant
24 33 (16.34%) WSDL
25 32 (15.84%) JMS

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 43 (21.29%) WebLogic
2 23 (11.39%) IIS
3 21 (10.40%) JBoss
4 18 (8.91%) CMS
5 15 (7.43%) Apache
6 14 (6.93%) Adobe CQ
7 13 (6.44%) SharePoint
8 10 (4.95%) Mule
9 7 (3.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.48%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.98%) Apache Pig
13 3 (1.49%) Lync
13 3 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (1.49%) TeamSite
13 3 (1.49%) WordPress
13 3 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.97%) InfoPath
3 5 (2.48%) MS Office
4 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) AWD
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) Cordys
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.49%) Yammer
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.95%) SNMP
1 10 (4.95%) Intranet
2 9 (4.46%) Internet
3 7 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.49%) SSL
4 3 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) SAN
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.84%) Oracle Database
2 29 (14.36%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (9.90%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.46%) MySQL
9 8 (3.96%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.97%) MS Access
11 5 (2.48%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.98%) Big Data
12 4 (1.98%) DB2
12 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.98%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 44 (21.78%) Maven
2 33 (16.34%) Ant
3 32 (15.84%) Subversion
4 26 (12.87%) Git (software)
5 25 (12.38%) JUnit
6 18 (8.91%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.42%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.95%) JIRA
9 8 (3.96%) Selenium
9 8 (3.96%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.96%) Mockito
10 7 (3.47%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.48%) FxCop
11 5 (2.48%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.98%) StyleCop
12 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.98%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.98%) JDeveloper
13 3 (1.49%) Checkstyle
General
1 34 (16.83%) Finance
1 34 (16.83%) Retail
2 14 (6.93%) Banking
3 4 (1.98%) Publishing
4 2 (0.99%) Military
4 2 (0.99%) Marketing
4 2 (0.99%) Legal
4 2 (0.99%) Front Office
4 2 (0.99%) Back Office
4 2 (0.99%) Electronics
4 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Greek Language
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 160 (79.21%) Developer
2 38 (18.81%) Java Developer
3 16 (7.92%) .NET Developer
3 16 (7.92%) Architect
4 12 (5.94%) Analyst
5 9 (4.46%) Senior Developer
5 9 (4.46%) Front-End Developer
6 8 (3.96%) Software Developer
7 7 (3.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Developer
7 7 (3.47%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.47%) Java Engineer
8 6 (2.97%) Web Developer
8 6 (2.97%) Consultant
8 6 (2.97%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (2.48%) SharePoint Architect
10 4 (1.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (1.49%) UI Programmer
11 3 (1.49%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (89.11%) XML
2 121 (59.90%) HTML
3 105 (51.98%) CSS
4 82 (40.59%) Web Services
5 72 (35.64%) XSD
6 61 (30.20%) .NET
7 56 (27.72%) SOAP
8 50 (24.75%) J2EE
9 38 (18.81%) Spring
10 36 (17.82%) XSLT
11 33 (16.34%) WSDL
12 32 (15.84%) JMS
12 32 (15.84%) ASP.NET
13 31 (15.35%) REST
14 30 (14.85%) HTML5
15 25 (12.38%) RESTful
16 24 (11.88%) Java EE
16 24 (11.88%) XHTML
17 23 (11.39%) Servlets
17 23 (11.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.90%) Social Media
2 20 (9.90%) iPad
3 8 (3.96%) W3C
3 8 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.47%) Taxonomies
5 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.98%) NHS
6 4 (1.98%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.98%) User Experience
7 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.99%) EMV
8 2 (0.99%) Open Source
8 2 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.50%) Informatics
9 1 (0.50%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 61 (30.20%) Linux
2 11 (5.45%) UNIX
2 11 (5.45%) Windows
3 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.99%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.70%) TDD
2 60 (29.70%) Scrum
3 46 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (20.79%) Content Management
5 38 (18.81%) E-Commerce
6 24 (11.88%) ERP
6 24 (11.88%) OO
7 20 (9.90%) Waterfall
8 18 (8.91%) BDD
8 18 (8.91%) UML
8 18 (8.91%) Multithreading
9 17 (8.42%) SOA
9 17 (8.42%) Web Design
9 17 (8.42%) MVC
10 16 (7.92%) Static Code Analysis
11 14 (6.93%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.94%) Unit Testing
12 12 (5.94%) B2B
13 10 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 113 (55.94%) Java
2 101 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 74 (36.63%) SQL
4 41 (20.30%) C#
5 37 (18.32%) PL/SQL
6 20 (9.90%) Groovy
7 19 (9.41%) VBScript
8 12 (5.94%) VB
8 12 (5.94%) Perl
8 12 (5.94%) VB6
9 10 (4.95%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.95%) PHP
10 9 (4.46%) VBA
10 9 (4.46%) XPath
11 7 (3.47%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.97%) Python
13 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.98%) C++
15 3 (1.49%) Tcl
15 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (7.43%) Degree
2 8 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.98%) VCP4
3 4 (1.98%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) HNC
4 2 (0.99%) HND
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.89%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) HL7
3 3 (1.49%) DICOM
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) Puppet
2 2 (0.99%) Control-M
3 1 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Netcool
3 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 70 (34.65%) Oracle
2 28 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.89%) Perforce
4 21 (10.40%) Endeca
4 21 (10.40%) ATG
5 12 (5.94%) Adobe
6 8 (3.96%) Atomikos
6 8 (3.96%) Axway
7 7 (3.47%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.97%) Sybase
8 6 (2.97%) IBM
9 5 (2.48%) VMware
10 4 (1.98%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.98%) SAP
10 4 (1.98%) HP
10 4 (1.98%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.98%) Syncfusion
11 3 (1.49%) Canoo
11 3 (1.49%) Citrix
12 2 (0.99%) Sun
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