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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 475 504 401
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -103
Contract jobs citing XSL 132 78 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 0.53% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 49 82
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£400 £425 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +24.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 113 £400 -5.88% 25
London 0 51 £438 +2.94% 12
South East -5 19 £375 -21.67% 5
City of London +7 16 £550 +46.66% 1
Yorkshire -3 13 £400 +45.45%
Northern Ireland - 11 £400 - 1
Belfast - 11 £400 - 1
County Antrim - 11 £400 - 1
Harrogate - 9 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 9 £400 -
South West +16 8 £350 -10.82% 3
North West -14 8 £388 -8.82%
Scotland 0 7 £290 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £400 -
Hampshire - 6 £375 -
Cheshire - 6 £388 -
Glasgow - 6 £290 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £400 - 1
North East - 5 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £400 - 1
East of England +4 4 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire -8 4 £350 +27.27%
Berkshire -8 4 £375 -21.67% 1
Leeds -10 4 £350 +27.27%
Milton Keynes +3 3 £230 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £230 -
Hertfordshire -5 3 - - 1
Watford - 3 - - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £343 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 206 (84.77%) XML
2 150 (61.73%) HTML
3 130 (53.50%) Java
4 127 (52.26%) JavaScript
5 121 (49.79%) CSS
6 117 (48.15%) Web Services
7 107 (44.03%) SQL
8 99 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (38.68%) Oracle
10 72 (29.63%) Linux
11 69 (28.40%) .NET
12 68 (27.98%) TDD
13 61 (25.10%) SQL Server
14 60 (24.69%) J2EE
14 60 (24.69%) Scrum
15 58 (23.87%) C#
15 58 (23.87%) SOAP
16 53 (21.81%) Relational Database
17 51 (20.99%) XSD
17 51 (20.99%) XSLT
17 51 (20.99%) ASP.NET
18 49 (20.16%) Spring
19 47 (19.34%) Finance
20 45 (18.52%) Servlets
21 42 (17.28%) jQuery
22 41 (16.87%) Microsoft
23 38 (15.64%) JSP
24 37 (15.23%) Ajax
24 37 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
25 36 (14.81%) MVC

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (12.76%) WebLogic
2 23 (9.47%) JBoss
2 23 (9.47%) WebSphere
3 21 (8.64%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.23%) IIS
5 13 (5.35%) Apache
5 13 (5.35%) CMS
6 11 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (3.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (3.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (2.88%) Mule
10 7 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (2.47%) Lync
12 4 (1.65%) Umbraco
13 3 (1.23%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
14 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.12%) InfoPath
3 9 (3.70%) MS Office
4 2 (0.82%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.47%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.41%) AWD
5 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.88%) Office 365
2 6 (2.47%) Yammer
2 6 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.76%) Intranet
1 14 (5.76%) Internet
2 12 (4.94%) HTTP
3 6 (2.47%) SNMP
4 2 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) SSL
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (25.10%) SQL Server
2 53 (21.81%) Relational Database
3 33 (13.58%) Oracle Database
4 23 (9.47%) DB2
5 22 (9.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (7.82%) RDBMS
7 18 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (7.00%) MySQL
9 10 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (4.12%) PerformancePoint
10 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (3.29%) Big Data
11 8 (3.29%) Informix
12 7 (2.88%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 7 (2.88%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (2.88%) MS Access
12 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 32 (13.17%) Git (software)
3 31 (12.76%) Subversion
4 30 (12.35%) Maven
5 25 (10.29%) JUnit
6 18 (7.41%) Ant
7 15 (6.17%) Jenkins
8 13 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (4.94%) Selenium
10 10 (4.12%) Jasmine
11 9 (3.70%) Eclipse
11 9 (3.70%) Mockito
11 9 (3.70%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.65%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.65%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.65%) JIRA
13 3 (1.23%) Introscope
13 3 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.23%) NuGet
13 3 (1.23%) Artifactory
General
1 47 (19.34%) Finance
2 23 (9.47%) Banking
3 22 (9.05%) Retail
4 8 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Electronics
5 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Front Office
5 2 (0.82%) Military
5 2 (0.82%) Publishing
5 2 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 188 (77.37%) Developer
2 55 (22.63%) Java Developer
3 29 (11.93%) Architect
4 20 (8.23%) .NET Developer
5 19 (7.82%) Senior Developer
6 16 (6.58%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (5.35%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Web Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Consultant
9 10 (4.12%) Analyst
10 9 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (3.70%) SharePoint Architect
11 8 (3.29%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (3.29%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.29%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.88%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 6 (2.47%) AWS Developer
13 6 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
13 6 (2.47%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (84.77%) XML
2 150 (61.73%) HTML
3 121 (49.79%) CSS
4 117 (48.15%) Web Services
5 69 (28.40%) .NET
6 60 (24.69%) J2EE
7 58 (23.87%) SOAP
8 51 (20.99%) XSD
8 51 (20.99%) XSLT
8 51 (20.99%) ASP.NET
9 49 (20.16%) Spring
10 45 (18.52%) Servlets
11 42 (17.28%) jQuery
12 38 (15.64%) JSP
13 37 (15.23%) Ajax
14 35 (14.40%) JMS
14 35 (14.40%) REST
15 32 (13.17%) Hibernate
16 31 (12.76%) XHTML
17 30 (12.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.35%) Social Media
2 13 (5.35%) Open Source
3 12 (4.94%) iPad
4 10 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.12%) Taxonomies
4 10 (4.12%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.70%) W3C
5 9 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (2.47%) Online Banking
7 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) NHS
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
9 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.63%) Linux
2 36 (14.81%) UNIX
3 18 (7.41%) Windows
4 6 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.98%) TDD
3 60 (24.69%) Scrum
4 37 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (14.81%) MVC
6 35 (14.40%) Content Management
7 32 (13.17%) E-Commerce
8 27 (11.11%) SOA
9 25 (10.29%) OO
10 22 (9.05%) Web Development
10 22 (9.05%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (7.82%) Multithreading
12 18 (7.41%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.41%) BDD
12 18 (7.41%) UML
13 17 (7.00%) Web Application Development
14 15 (6.17%) ERP
14 15 (6.17%) Release Management
15 14 (5.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 130 (53.50%) Java
2 127 (52.26%) JavaScript
3 107 (44.03%) SQL
4 58 (23.87%) C#
5 36 (14.81%) PL/SQL
6 30 (12.35%) XPath
7 17 (7.00%) VBA
7 17 (7.00%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.35%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.94%) Groovy
9 12 (4.94%) Perl
10 10 (4.12%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.12%) C++
11 9 (3.70%) PHP
11 9 (3.70%) VB
11 9 (3.70%) VB6
12 8 (3.29%) Python
13 6 (2.47%) C
14 5 (2.06%) Tcl
14 5 (2.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.05%) Degree
2 11 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ISEB
5 1 (0.41%) MCSD
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.94%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) HL7
3 3 (1.23%) DICOM
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.23%) Puppet
3 2 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (0.82%) Netcool
3 2 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.82%) Control-M
4 1 (0.41%) SCOM
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 94 (38.68%) Oracle
2 41 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.82%) Sybase
3 19 (7.82%) IBM
4 16 (6.58%) Perforce
5 15 (6.17%) Actimize
6 12 (4.94%) ATG
6 12 (4.94%) Endeca
7 9 (3.70%) Sitecore
8 6 (2.47%) Atomikos
8 6 (2.47%) Axway
8 6 (2.47%) HP
9 5 (2.06%) Adobe
9 5 (2.06%) DevExpress
9 5 (2.06%) Zend
9 5 (2.06%) Syncfusion
10 4 (1.65%) Tableau
10 4 (1.65%) VMware
10 4 (1.65%) Siemens
10 4 (1.65%) Citrix
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