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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 572 481 530
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +49
Contract jobs citing XSL 71 130 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.89% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 98 54
Median daily rate £420 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £297 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £368
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 - -

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
14869 14628 14562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.99% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10542 9658 9678
Median daily rate £418 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 202 181
Median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £17.64 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -50 68 £420 +5.00% 30
London +1 45 £420 -4.00% 8
South West -9 7 £400 +14.28% 1
South East -28 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Docklands, London - 5 £466 -
Devon - 5 £400 -
Plymouth - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +16 3 - -
East Midlands +10 3 £401 +29.19% 1
Aberdeen +5 3 - -
Scotland -19 3 - -
Croydon - 3 £335 -
Hampshire 0 2 £375 -1.63% 2
Warwickshire -6 2 - -
West Midlands -18 2 - - 4
Midlands - 2 £450 -
City of London +26 1 £750 +36.36%
Swindon +1 1 £435 -
Bristol -5 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 1 £435 +24.28%
Basingstoke -9 1 £375 -9.09%
Manchester -16 1 £325 - 5
North West -21 1 £325 -16.12% 7
Surrey - 1 £250 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £338 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £338 -
Guildford - 1 £250 - 1
Rugby - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £375 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 149 (96.75%) XML
2 110 (71.43%) Java
3 80 (51.95%) SQL
3 80 (51.95%) Web Services
4 78 (50.65%) HTML
5 67 (43.51%) SOAP
6 64 (41.56%) XSD
6 64 (41.56%) JavaScript
7 58 (37.66%) SOA
8 56 (36.36%) REST
9 54 (35.06%) JMS
10 47 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (29.87%) Oracle
12 45 (29.22%) CSS
13 43 (27.92%) XSLT
14 38 (24.68%) Spring
15 37 (24.03%) HTTP
16 32 (20.78%) UML
16 32 (20.78%) JSON
17 31 (20.13%) Middleware
18 29 (18.83%) Linux
18 29 (18.83%) SDLC
19 28 (18.18%) OO
19 28 (18.18%) WSDL
20 26 (16.88%) Ajax
20 26 (16.88%) Defect Tracking
21 24 (15.58%) Scrum
21 24 (15.58%) Unix
22 23 (14.94%) ClearCase
22 23 (14.94%) J2EE

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 19 (12.34%) WebLogic
2 17 (11.04%) MQSeries
3 16 (10.39%) WebSphere
4 15 (9.74%) CMS
5 14 (9.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 13 (8.44%) Apache
7 12 (7.79%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (5.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (5.19%) Liferay
9 5 (3.25%) IIS
9 5 (3.25%) Mule
10 4 (2.60%) JBoss
10 4 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.60%) SAP EP
10 4 (2.60%) SAP Portal
11 3 (1.95%) Node.js
11 3 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (1.30%) Mule ESB
12 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) PTC Creo
2 3 (1.95%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.30%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Teamcenter
2 5 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.60%) Magento
4 3 (1.95%) BigMachines
4 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.95%) Primavera
5 1 (0.65%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.03%) HTTP
2 18 (11.69%) HTTPS
3 17 (11.04%) FTP
3 17 (11.04%) WinSCP
4 12 (7.79%) LDAP
4 12 (7.79%) SNMP
5 6 (3.90%) SSL
6 4 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) DVB
7 1 (0.65%) Network Security
7 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) Oracle Database
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (5.19%) MySQL
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.60%) Data Mart
5 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.30%) DB2
7 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.30%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (14.94%) ClearCase
2 21 (13.64%) Subversion
3 20 (12.99%) Git (software)
4 19 (12.34%) SoapUI
5 18 (11.69%) Jenkins
5 18 (11.69%) Maven
6 17 (11.04%) XMLSpy
7 14 (9.09%) JUnit
8 13 (8.44%) Eclipse
9 8 (5.19%) Vagrant
10 5 (3.25%) Selenium
11 4 (2.60%) JMeter
12 3 (1.95%) Ant
12 3 (1.95%) Protractor
12 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.30%) Grunt
13 2 (1.30%) gulp
14 1 (0.65%) Apache Ivy
14 1 (0.65%) Hudson
14 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (9.09%) Finance
1 14 (9.09%) Marketing
2 12 (7.79%) Retail
3 9 (5.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.25%) Electronics
5 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.30%) Banking
6 2 (1.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (48.70%) Developer
2 41 (26.62%) Architect
3 30 (19.48%) Java Developer
4 26 (16.88%) Software Architect
5 15 (9.74%) Java Architect
6 14 (9.09%) Designer
6 14 (9.09%) XML Developer
7 11 (7.14%) Java Software Architect
8 10 (6.49%) Consultant
9 9 (5.84%) Java Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) XML Architect
11 6 (3.90%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.90%) Web Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Analyst
12 5 (3.25%) Applications Architect
12 5 (3.25%) PHP Architect
12 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.60%) SAP Consultant
13 4 (2.60%) SAP Portals Consultant
13 4 (2.60%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (96.75%) XML
2 80 (51.95%) Web Services
3 78 (50.65%) HTML
4 67 (43.51%) SOAP
5 64 (41.56%) XSD
6 56 (36.36%) REST
7 54 (35.06%) JMS
8 45 (29.22%) CSS
9 43 (27.92%) XSLT
10 38 (24.68%) Spring
11 32 (20.78%) JSON
12 31 (20.13%) Middleware
13 28 (18.18%) WSDL
14 26 (16.88%) Ajax
15 23 (14.94%) J2EE
16 20 (12.99%) RESTful
17 19 (12.34%) Java EE
18 17 (11.04%) Hibernate
18 17 (11.04%) JSP
19 15 (9.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.09%) SWIFT
3 11 (7.14%) DataPower
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.95%) User Experience
7 2 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) EMV
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.83%) Linux
2 24 (15.58%) Unix
3 8 (5.19%) Windows
4 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.66%) SOA
2 47 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.78%) UML
4 29 (18.83%) SDLC
5 28 (18.18%) OO
6 26 (16.88%) Defect Tracking
7 24 (15.58%) Scrum
8 19 (12.34%) EAI
9 18 (11.69%) TDD
9 18 (11.69%) Workflow
10 17 (11.04%) Use Case
11 16 (10.39%) E-Commerce
12 15 (9.74%) Migration
13 14 (9.09%) Multithreading
14 13 (8.44%) Project Management
15 12 (7.79%) Change Management
15 12 (7.79%) Static Code Analysis
16 11 (7.14%) Content Management
16 11 (7.14%) E-business
16 11 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (71.43%) Java
2 80 (51.95%) SQL
3 64 (41.56%) JavaScript
4 19 (12.34%) PHP
5 16 (10.39%) C++
6 14 (9.09%) C
6 14 (9.09%) C#
7 13 (8.44%) PL/SQL
8 12 (7.79%) Ruby
9 11 (7.14%) Python
10 9 (5.84%) Perl
11 8 (5.19%) Delphi
11 8 (5.19%) PL/1
11 8 (5.19%) VB
12 6 (3.90%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.95%) VB6
13 3 (1.95%) VBScript
13 3 (1.95%) XPath
13 3 (1.95%) XQuery
14 2 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) Degree
4 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.30%) PhD
6 1 (0.65%) MCSD
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.34%) QA
2 14 (9.09%) HL7
2 14 (9.09%) SEPA
3 4 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.65%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.65%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Oracle
2 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.04%) HP
4 16 (10.39%) IBM
5 15 (9.74%) Remedy
6 12 (7.79%) SAP
7 8 (5.19%) Adobe
7 8 (5.19%) Siemens
8 6 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.90%) Tableau
8 6 (3.90%) webMethods
9 5 (3.25%) Murex
10 4 (2.60%) Informatica
11 3 (1.95%) ATG
11 3 (1.95%) Citrix
11 3 (1.95%) Sun
11 3 (1.95%) Zend
12 2 (1.30%) Demandware
12 2 (1.30%) hybris
12 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
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