The table below looks at the statistics for XSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 559 547 492
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -55
Contract jobs citing XSL 80 110 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.67% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 101
Median daily rate £394 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

XSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 79 £394 -7.29% 18
London -22 44 £455 -5.20% 11
South East +16 16 £375 +20.96% 3
North West +14 8 £331 +1.92%
City of London +30 7 £375 -25.00% 5
Hampshire +17 6 £300 -
West Sussex - 6 £450 -
Crawley - 6 £450 -
East of England +21 5 £375 +70.45%
Hertfordshire - 5 £375 -
Cheshire - 5 £308 -
Watford - 5 £375 -
South West +3 4 £325 -2.25% 1
Wilmslow - 3 £308 -
Surrey - 3 £430 - 2
Manchester -1 2 £356 +9.61%
Redhill - 2 £430 -
Stockport - 2 £356 -
Docklands, London +11 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £401 +23.23% 2
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
Gloucestershire -2 1 £325 -1.88%
Cheltenham -2 1 £325 -2.25%
Scotland -4 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £338 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £415 -
Fleetwood - 1 £325 -
Guildford - 1 £250 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XSL.

1 140 (92.72%) XML
2 81 (53.64%) JavaScript
3 80 (52.98%) Java
4 78 (51.66%) HTML
5 75 (49.67%) Web Services
6 71 (47.02%) SQL
7 58 (38.41%) CSS
8 55 (36.42%) XSD
9 43 (28.48%) Oracle
10 39 (25.83%) C#
10 39 (25.83%) SOAP
11 38 (25.17%) XSLT
11 38 (25.17%) .NET
11 38 (25.17%) SOA
11 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
12 37 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (22.52%) SDLC
14 32 (21.19%) REST
14 32 (21.19%) OO
15 31 (20.53%) Linux
16 28 (18.54%) Spring
17 27 (17.88%) MVC
17 27 (17.88%) PHP
17 27 (17.88%) HTTP
18 26 (17.22%) JMS
18 26 (17.22%) Finance
19 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
20 22 (14.57%) Oracle Database
21 21 (13.91%) RESTful
22 20 (13.25%) Git (software)

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (9.93%) Apache
1 15 (9.93%) CMS
1 15 (9.93%) IIS
2 14 (9.27%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.95%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.96%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (3.97%) Mule
5 6 (3.97%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (3.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (3.31%) MQSeries
7 4 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.65%) JBoss
7 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.99%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.99%) Liferay
9 2 (1.32%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.66%) Confluence
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.99%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (1.32%) PTC Creo
3 2 (1.32%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (6.62%) Magento
3 8 (5.30%) Teamcenter
4 5 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.66%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.66%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.88%) HTTP
2 15 (9.93%) LDAP
3 12 (7.95%) SNMP
4 6 (3.97%) HTTPS
4 6 (3.97%) SSL
5 5 (3.31%) FTP
5 5 (3.31%) WinSCP
6 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) DVB
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.57%) Oracle Database
2 18 (11.92%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (8.61%) MySQL
4 13 (8.61%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (3.97%) SQLPlus
8 3 (1.99%) DB2
9 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.32%) MS Access
9 2 (1.32%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.66%) Redis
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (13.25%) Git (software)
1 20 (13.25%) SoapUI
2 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.93%) Maven
3 14 (9.27%) Subversion
4 13 (8.61%) Eclipse
5 11 (7.28%) JUnit
6 9 (5.96%) XMLSpy
7 7 (4.64%) Protractor
8 6 (3.97%) ClearCase
8 6 (3.97%) JIRA
9 5 (3.31%) Selenium
10 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (2.65%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.32%) Grunt
12 2 (1.32%) gulp
12 2 (1.32%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (17.22%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Publishing
3 8 (5.30%) Front Office
3 8 (5.30%) Marketing
3 8 (5.30%) Retail
4 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.31%) Electronics
6 4 (2.65%) Advertising
6 4 (2.65%) Automotive
6 4 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (58.28%) Developer
2 30 (19.87%) Architect
3 21 (13.91%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.26%) Software Architect
4 17 (11.26%) XML Developer
5 16 (10.60%) .NET Developer
6 14 (9.27%) Java Architect
7 13 (8.61%) Consultant
8 10 (6.62%) Java Software Architect
9 8 (5.30%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.30%) Designer
9 8 (5.30%) Magento Developer
10 7 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.64%) E-Commerce Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.97%) CRM Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (92.72%) XML
2 78 (51.66%) HTML
3 75 (49.67%) Web Services
4 58 (38.41%) CSS
5 55 (36.42%) XSD
6 39 (25.83%) SOAP
7 38 (25.17%) .NET
7 38 (25.17%) XSLT
8 32 (21.19%) REST
9 28 (18.54%) Spring
10 26 (17.22%) JMS
11 21 (13.91%) RESTful
12 20 (13.25%) jQuery
13 19 (12.58%) J2EE
14 18 (11.92%) Java EE
14 18 (11.92%) WSDL
15 17 (11.26%) Ajax
16 16 (10.60%) ASP.NET
16 16 (10.60%) JSP
16 16 (10.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) DataPower
3 5 (3.31%) iPhone
4 4 (2.65%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.65%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.65%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.66%) Life Science
7 1 (0.66%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.53%) Linux
2 19 (12.58%) Windows
3 11 (7.28%) Unix
4 5 (3.31%) Android
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) SOA
2 37 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (22.52%) SDLC
4 32 (21.19%) OO
5 27 (17.88%) MVC
6 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce
7 17 (11.26%) TDD
7 17 (11.26%) UML
8 16 (10.60%) Unit Testing
9 15 (9.93%) CRM
9 15 (9.93%) Scrum
10 14 (9.27%) Workflow
11 13 (8.61%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (7.28%) Project Management
12 11 (7.28%) Static Code Analysis
13 10 (6.62%) High Availability
13 10 (6.62%) Migration
13 10 (6.62%) Multithreading
13 10 (6.62%) Use Case
14 9 (5.96%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (53.64%) JavaScript
2 80 (52.98%) Java
3 71 (47.02%) SQL
4 39 (25.83%) C#
5 27 (17.88%) PHP
6 15 (9.93%) C++
6 15 (9.93%) VB
7 14 (9.27%) T-SQL
8 12 (7.95%) PL/SQL
9 9 (5.96%) C
10 8 (5.30%) Python
10 8 (5.30%) VBScript
11 6 (3.97%) Ruby
12 5 (3.31%) Perl
12 5 (3.31%) VB.NET
12 5 (3.31%) VB6
12 5 (3.31%) XPath
13 4 (2.65%) Delphi
13 4 (2.65%) PL/1
14 3 (1.99%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (4.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.32%) HL7
2 2 (1.32%) SEPA
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.99%) Nagios
3 1 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.66%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.66%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (28.48%) Oracle
2 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.62%) IBM
4 9 (5.96%) Citrix
4 9 (5.96%) Zend
5 8 (5.30%) SAP
6 6 (3.97%) Adobe
6 6 (3.97%) Informatica
6 6 (3.97%) Northgate
6 6 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.31%) HP
7 5 (3.31%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.65%) Tableau
9 3 (1.99%) Canoo
9 3 (1.99%) Remedy
9 3 (1.99%) Siemens
9 3 (1.99%) Sun
10 2 (1.32%) ATG
10 2 (1.32%) Murex
10 2 (1.32%) webMethods