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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 445 462 394
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -68
Contract jobs citing XSL 133 113 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 56 77
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.57% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £15.19 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.19 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.61%

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
14252 14271 12387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.34% 27.22% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9268 9086 7820
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 223 322
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £16.95 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 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 30 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 +13 127 £388 +0.64% 19
London +21 68 £425 - 8
South East -9 21 £375 -1.63% 3
City of London +14 14 £525 +31.25% 3
Yorkshire -2 11 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 10 £413 -
South West 0 8 £350 -9.09% 2
North West -20 8 £388 +34.78%
Northern Ireland +2 6 £375 -16.66% 2
Belfast +1 6 £375 -16.66% 2
County Antrim 0 6 £375 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -6 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 -
East of England +7 4 - - 3
Berkshire -4 4 £350 -20.00%
Crawley - 4 £325 -
Cambridge - 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +6 2 £350 -20.00%
Somerset -3 2 £355 -7.79% 1
Surrey -5 2 £350 -
East Midlands -11 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £366 -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £310 -
Staffordshire -6 1 £335 -1.83% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £310 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 183 (87.56%) XML
2 129 (61.72%) HTML
3 116 (55.50%) Java
4 100 (47.85%) CSS
5 99 (47.37%) JavaScript
6 92 (44.02%) Web Services
7 89 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (38.28%) SQL
9 79 (37.80%) Oracle
10 66 (31.58%) Linux
11 65 (31.10%) TDD
12 64 (30.62%) XSD
13 63 (30.14%) Scrum
14 60 (28.71%) SOAP
14 60 (28.71%) .NET
15 52 (24.88%) J2EE
16 47 (22.49%) Spring
17 45 (21.53%) C#
18 44 (21.05%) WebLogic
19 43 (20.57%) XSLT
19 43 (20.57%) Maven
20 42 (20.10%) Content Management
20 42 (20.10%) Finance
21 39 (18.66%) SQL Server
21 39 (18.66%) ASP.NET
21 39 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (18.18%) JMS
23 37 (17.70%) E-Commerce
24 36 (17.22%) WSDL
25 34 (16.27%) PL/SQL

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 44 (21.05%) WebLogic
2 26 (12.44%) JBoss
3 19 (9.09%) IIS
4 18 (8.61%) WebSphere
5 15 (7.18%) Apache
5 15 (7.18%) SharePoint
6 13 (6.22%) CMS
7 10 (4.78%) Mule
8 8 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (3.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (3.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (2.39%) Lync
10 5 (2.39%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (1.91%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.44%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.96%) WordPress
13 2 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.83%) InfoPath
3 7 (3.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.48%) AWD
4 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.39%) Office 365
1 5 (2.39%) Yammer
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.22%) Internet
2 11 (5.26%) Intranet
3 8 (3.83%) HTTP
3 8 (3.83%) SNMP
4 4 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.44%) SSL
6 2 (0.96%) SAN
7 1 (0.48%) FTP
7 1 (0.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.40%) Oracle Database
3 27 (12.92%) Relational Database
4 22 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (5.74%) RDBMS
7 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (4.78%) MySQL
9 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (4.31%) DB2
10 8 (3.83%) PerformancePoint
11 7 (3.35%) Informix
12 6 (2.87%) MS Access
12 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.91%) Big Data
14 4 (1.91%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.91%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 43 (20.57%) Maven
2 31 (14.83%) Subversion
3 29 (13.88%) Git (software)
4 28 (13.40%) Ant
5 27 (12.92%) JUnit
6 23 (11.00%) Visual Studio
7 17 (8.13%) Jenkins
8 11 (5.26%) Selenium
9 10 (4.78%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.31%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.83%) Mockito
11 8 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.87%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.91%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.91%) JIRA
14 3 (1.44%) IntelliJ
14 3 (1.44%) JDeveloper
14 3 (1.44%) MSBuild
14 3 (1.44%) Gradle
15 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
General
1 42 (20.10%) Finance
2 31 (14.83%) Retail
3 18 (8.61%) Banking
4 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
5 2 (0.96%) Automotive
5 2 (0.96%) Publishing
5 2 (0.96%) Military
5 2 (0.96%) Front Office
5 2 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Greek Language
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (77.03%) Developer
2 48 (22.97%) Java Developer
3 21 (10.05%) Architect
4 19 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.74%) Front-End Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.31%) Consultant
9 8 (3.83%) Web Developer
9 8 (3.83%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (3.35%) SharePoint Architect
10 7 (3.35%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.35%) AWS Developer
11 6 (2.87%) Java Engineer
12 5 (2.39%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 5 (2.39%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (87.56%) XML
2 129 (61.72%) HTML
3 100 (47.85%) CSS
4 92 (44.02%) Web Services
5 64 (30.62%) XSD
6 60 (28.71%) SOAP
6 60 (28.71%) .NET
7 52 (24.88%) J2EE
8 47 (22.49%) Spring
9 43 (20.57%) XSLT
10 39 (18.66%) ASP.NET
11 38 (18.18%) JMS
12 36 (17.22%) WSDL
13 31 (14.83%) RESTful
14 30 (14.35%) REST
14 30 (14.35%) Servlets
15 26 (12.44%) Ajax
15 26 (12.44%) Java EE
15 26 (12.44%) jQuery
16 24 (11.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.09%) Social Media
2 19 (9.09%) iPad
3 9 (4.31%) Taxonomies
4 8 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.83%) W3C
5 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.39%) Online Banking
5 5 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.91%) Open Source
6 4 (1.91%) NHS
6 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.44%) User Experience
8 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.96%) EMV
9 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) DTV
9 1 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 66 (31.58%) Linux
2 18 (8.61%) UNIX
3 12 (5.74%) Windows
4 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.10%) TDD
3 63 (30.14%) Scrum
4 42 (20.10%) Content Management
5 39 (18.66%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (17.70%) E-Commerce
7 23 (11.00%) ERP
8 22 (10.53%) MVC
9 20 (9.57%) OO
9 20 (9.57%) SOA
9 20 (9.57%) BDD
10 19 (9.09%) Waterfall
11 17 (8.13%) Web Application Development
11 17 (8.13%) Software Engineering
12 16 (7.66%) Multithreading
12 16 (7.66%) Static Code Analysis
13 15 (7.18%) UML
14 13 (6.22%) B2B
14 13 (6.22%) Web Design
15 12 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 116 (55.50%) Java
2 99 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 80 (38.28%) SQL
4 45 (21.53%) C#
5 34 (16.27%) PL/SQL
6 19 (9.09%) Groovy
7 18 (8.61%) XPath
8 12 (5.74%) VBScript
9 11 (5.26%) VB
9 11 (5.26%) VB6
10 10 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.78%) Perl
11 9 (4.31%) PHP
11 9 (4.31%) VBA
11 9 (4.31%) T-SQL
11 9 (4.31%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.35%) C++
13 6 (2.87%) Python
14 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.44%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (9.09%) Degree
2 9 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
5 1 (0.48%) HNC
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) HL7
3 3 (1.44%) DICOM
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
3 2 (0.96%) Netcool
3 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.96%) Control-M
3 2 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 79 (37.80%) Oracle
2 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.05%) Perforce
4 20 (9.57%) ATG
4 20 (9.57%) Endeca
5 15 (7.18%) IBM
6 8 (3.83%) Axway
6 8 (3.83%) Actimize
6 8 (3.83%) Atomikos
7 7 (3.35%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.87%) Sybase
9 5 (2.39%) HP
9 5 (2.39%) VMware
10 4 (1.91%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.91%) Citrix
10 4 (1.91%) SAP
10 4 (1.91%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.91%) Syncfusion
11 3 (1.44%) Tableau
11 3 (1.44%) Adobe
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