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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 510 509 429
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -80
Contract jobs citing XSL 103 87 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.59% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 83
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£400 £424 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £527 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
15015 14830 13994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 28.03% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10059 9618 8801
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 226 212 337
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -26 77 £413 -2.71% 21
London -8 46 £490 -6.66% 13
Scotland +11 19 £328 +0.76% 4
City of London 0 10 £573 +55.25% 5
Glasgow - 10 £305 - 1
South East -13 8 £330 -5.71% 2
Aberdeen - 8 £438 - 2
South West -8 7 £340 -11.68% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £460 -
County Antrim - 6 £460 -
Belfast - 6 £460 -
Milton Keynes +8 4 £250 -28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £250 -28.57% 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £330 -10.81%
East of England 0 4 £300 +9.09%
North West -21 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire -3 3 - -
Watford - 3 - -
West Midlands 0 2 £494 +49.05% 1
Cheltenham -6 2 £330 -10.81%
Manchester -15 2 £350 -
Yorkshire -22 2 £369 +34.09% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £388 -
Warwickshire -3 1 £438 +29.62%
Birmingham -3 1 £550 +69.23%
Edinburgh -4 1 £250 -23.07% 1
East Midlands -14 1 £310 -13.88% 2
West Yorkshire -22 1 £338 +22.72% 2

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 212 (84.46%) XML
2 164 (65.34%) HTML
3 143 (56.97%) Java
4 137 (54.58%) JavaScript
5 126 (50.20%) Web Services
6 121 (48.21%) CSS
7 115 (45.82%) SQL
8 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (39.04%) Oracle
10 74 (29.48%) .NET
10 74 (29.48%) TDD
11 72 (28.69%) Linux
12 69 (27.49%) SQL Server
13 68 (27.09%) Scrum
14 65 (25.90%) C#
15 60 (23.90%) J2EE
16 57 (22.71%) XSLT
17 55 (21.91%) SOAP
18 54 (21.51%) ASP.NET
19 51 (20.32%) XSD
20 49 (19.52%) Relational Database
21 46 (18.33%) jQuery
21 46 (18.33%) UNIX
22 45 (17.93%) Finance
22 45 (17.93%) Spring
22 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
23 44 (17.53%) Visual Studio
24 43 (17.13%) SDLC
25 40 (15.94%) Servlets
25 40 (15.94%) SOA

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 33 (13.15%) WebLogic
2 30 (11.95%) IIS
3 28 (11.16%) JBoss
4 23 (9.16%) SharePoint
4 23 (9.16%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.38%) Apache
6 10 (3.98%) CMS
7 9 (3.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.39%) Lync
9 6 (2.39%) Mule
9 6 (2.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (2.39%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 17 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.19%) AutoCAD
2 8 (3.19%) Siemens NX
3 7 (2.79%) MS Office
3 7 (2.79%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.59%) CATIA
5 2 (0.80%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Teamcenter
2 7 (2.79%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.40%) AWD
6 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.19%) Office 365
2 7 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.39%) Yammer
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.18%) Intranet
2 10 (3.98%) Internet
2 10 (3.98%) HTTP
3 6 (2.39%) SNMP
4 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
5 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.40%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) Telnet
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (27.49%) SQL Server
2 49 (19.52%) Relational Database
3 32 (12.75%) Oracle Database
4 23 (9.16%) DB2
5 22 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (8.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (6.37%) MySQL
10 15 (5.98%) RDBMS
11 10 (3.98%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (2.79%) PerformancePoint
14 7 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (2.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 7 (2.79%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (2.79%) MS Access
15 6 (2.39%) Informix
Development Applications
1 44 (17.53%) Visual Studio
2 32 (12.75%) Subversion
3 31 (12.35%) Maven
4 29 (11.55%) Git (software)
5 24 (9.56%) JUnit
6 21 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (7.57%) Ant
8 14 (5.58%) Jenkins
9 12 (4.78%) Selenium
10 10 (3.98%) Jasmine
11 9 (3.59%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.79%) Mockito
12 7 (2.79%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.59%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.59%) MSBuild
14 3 (1.20%) NuGet
14 3 (1.20%) Artifactory
14 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.20%) JIRA
14 3 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 45 (17.93%) Finance
2 23 (9.16%) Retail
3 20 (7.97%) Banking
4 10 (3.98%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Automotive
5 2 (0.80%) Military
5 2 (0.80%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 197 (78.49%) Developer
2 58 (23.11%) Java Developer
3 26 (10.36%) Architect
4 19 (7.57%) Web Developer
5 18 (7.17%) .NET Developer
5 18 (7.17%) Front-End Developer
6 17 (6.77%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.18%) SQL Developer
8 12 (4.78%) Consultant
9 11 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.38%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (3.98%) SharePoint Developer
11 8 (3.19%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (3.19%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.19%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.79%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.39%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (84.46%) XML
2 164 (65.34%) HTML
3 126 (50.20%) Web Services
4 121 (48.21%) CSS
5 74 (29.48%) .NET
6 60 (23.90%) J2EE
7 57 (22.71%) XSLT
8 55 (21.91%) SOAP
9 54 (21.51%) ASP.NET
10 51 (20.32%) XSD
11 46 (18.33%) jQuery
12 45 (17.93%) Spring
13 40 (15.94%) Ajax
13 40 (15.94%) Servlets
14 35 (13.94%) JSP
15 34 (13.55%) JMS
15 34 (13.55%) REST
16 32 (12.75%) HTML5
17 31 (12.35%) RESTful
18 30 (11.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.37%) Social Media
3 15 (5.98%) iPad
4 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.59%) W3C
5 9 (3.59%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.79%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.79%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.39%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.99%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.99%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.59%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.59%) NHS
10 4 (1.59%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.80%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.69%) Linux
2 46 (18.33%) UNIX
3 30 (11.95%) Windows
4 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.80%) Android
6 2 (0.80%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (42.63%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.48%) TDD
3 68 (27.09%) Scrum
4 45 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (17.13%) SDLC
6 40 (15.94%) SOA
7 39 (15.54%) MVC
8 33 (13.15%) Content Management
9 32 (12.75%) E-Commerce
10 29 (11.55%) Web Development
11 25 (9.96%) Software Engineering
12 24 (9.56%) OO
13 20 (7.97%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.77%) ERP
14 17 (6.77%) Workflow
14 17 (6.77%) Multithreading
14 17 (6.77%) Unit Testing
14 17 (6.77%) Waterfall
14 17 (6.77%) BDD
15 16 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 143 (56.97%) Java
2 137 (54.58%) JavaScript
3 115 (45.82%) SQL
4 65 (25.90%) C#
5 37 (14.74%) XPath
6 33 (13.15%) PL/SQL
7 22 (8.76%) Shell Script
8 19 (7.57%) VBA
9 18 (7.17%) C++
10 16 (6.37%) T-SQL
11 15 (5.98%) Groovy
12 14 (5.58%) C
13 12 (4.78%) PowerShell
13 12 (4.78%) Tcl
14 11 (4.38%) VB6
14 11 (4.38%) VB
15 10 (3.98%) Perl
16 9 (3.59%) Python
17 8 (3.19%) PHP
18 4 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (10.36%) Degree
2 14 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.37%) QA
2 5 (1.99%) HL7
3 3 (1.20%) DICOM
4 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.80%) Ansible
4 2 (0.80%) Control-M
4 2 (0.80%) SCOM
5 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.40%) Netcool
5 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 98 (39.04%) Oracle
2 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.17%) Perforce
4 17 (6.77%) Sybase
4 17 (6.77%) IBM
5 16 (6.37%) Actimize
6 15 (5.98%) Endeca
6 15 (5.98%) ATG
7 9 (3.59%) Sitecore
7 9 (3.59%) webMethods
8 7 (2.79%) New Relic
9 6 (2.39%) Nintex
10 5 (1.99%) Atomikos
10 5 (1.99%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.99%) Axway
10 5 (1.99%) Zend
10 5 (1.99%) Syncfusion
10 5 (1.99%) VMware
11 4 (1.59%) Siemens
11 4 (1.59%) Adobe
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