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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 520 466 429
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -37
Contract jobs citing XSL 111 150 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.96% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 100 69
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £307 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £48.00

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
16577 15633 15315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.90% 28.09% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11265 9911 9834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 218 265
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 £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -64 95 £438 +9.37% 17
London -13 65 £480 +1.05% 9
Scotland -12 14 £388 +19.23%
City of London -8 13 £500 +36.05% 1
South West +3 10 £333 -18.90%
Aberdeen - 8 £450 -
South East -40 7 £310 -11.42% 4
Glasgow -6 6 £375 -
Gloucestershire 0 5 £331 -19.20%
Cheltenham -2 4 £333 -18.90%
Milton Keynes -11 4 £280 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £280 -20.00%
Manchester -16 3 £325 -
Yorkshire -28 3 £475 -
North West -30 3 £325 -
Wiltshire - 3 £456 -
Leeds - 3 £475 -
Swindon - 3 £456 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
East of England -1 2 £220 -12.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 2 £220 -
East Midlands -13 2 £325 -13.33% 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £220 -
Northamptonshire -4 1 - -
Northampton -6 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -24 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -25 1 £375 - 1
North East -26 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 1 - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 198 (82.85%) XML
2 173 (72.38%) HTML
3 152 (63.60%) JavaScript
4 146 (61.09%) Java
5 137 (57.32%) Web Services
6 124 (51.88%) CSS
7 105 (43.93%) SQL
8 101 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (33.89%) TDD
9 81 (33.89%) Oracle
10 71 (29.71%) SQL Server
11 68 (28.45%) J2EE
12 66 (27.62%) C#
12 66 (27.62%) .NET
13 63 (26.36%) Scrum
14 61 (25.52%) Linux
15 60 (25.10%) SOA
16 59 (24.69%) XSLT
17 57 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
18 54 (22.59%) jQuery
18 54 (22.59%) Relational Database
19 53 (22.18%) UNIX
20 52 (21.76%) ASP.NET
20 52 (21.76%) Ajax
21 49 (20.50%) MVC
21 49 (20.50%) SOAP
22 47 (19.67%) JSP
23 46 (19.25%) Web Development
24 45 (18.83%) XSD
25 44 (18.41%) XPath

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (12.55%) WebSphere
2 29 (12.13%) IIS
3 25 (10.46%) JBoss
4 21 (8.79%) SharePoint
5 18 (7.53%) Apache
6 16 (6.69%) WebLogic
7 15 (6.28%) CMS
8 9 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.93%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.51%) Mule
10 6 (2.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (2.09%) Mule ESB
11 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (2.09%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (2.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.35%) AutoCAD
2 8 (3.35%) InfoPath
2 8 (3.35%) Siemens NX
3 5 (2.09%) MS Office
4 4 (1.67%) CATIA
5 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.28%) Teamcenter
2 9 (3.77%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (2.09%) Magento
4 4 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.51%) Office 365
3 4 (1.67%) PaaS
4 3 (1.26%) Yammer
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.02%) Intranet
2 11 (4.60%) HTTP
3 8 (3.35%) Internet
4 6 (2.51%) SNMP
4 6 (2.51%) SSL
5 5 (2.09%) DNS
6 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.67%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) Telnet
7 1 (0.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (29.71%) SQL Server
2 54 (22.59%) Relational Database
3 30 (12.55%) DB2
4 23 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (7.11%) Oracle Database
5 17 (7.11%) RDBMS
5 17 (7.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (6.28%) MySQL
7 14 (5.86%) MongoDB
8 13 (5.44%) NoSQL
8 13 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (5.02%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (3.77%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 9 (3.77%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (2.51%) PerformancePoint
13 6 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 38 (15.90%) Visual Studio
2 28 (11.72%) Subversion
3 21 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (7.11%) Git (software)
5 14 (5.86%) Maven
6 12 (5.02%) Ant
6 12 (5.02%) JUnit
7 10 (4.18%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.18%) Selenium
7 10 (4.18%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.09%) Mockito
11 4 (1.67%) VisualAge
11 4 (1.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 3 (1.26%) JMeter
12 3 (1.26%) JIRA
13 2 (0.84%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.84%) Redmine
13 2 (0.84%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (17.57%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Banking
2 20 (8.37%) Retail
3 11 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Publishing
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 191 (79.92%) Developer
2 60 (25.10%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.13%) Web Developer
4 24 (10.04%) Architect
5 19 (7.95%) .NET Developer
6 18 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.86%) Consultant
7 14 (5.86%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.44%) Java Web Developer
9 12 (5.02%) SharePoint Developer
9 12 (5.02%) Web Engineer
9 12 (5.02%) SQL Developer
9 12 (5.02%) Front-End Developer
10 11 (4.60%) Java Software Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Front-End Web Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (82.85%) XML
2 173 (72.38%) HTML
3 137 (57.32%) Web Services
4 124 (51.88%) CSS
5 68 (28.45%) J2EE
6 66 (27.62%) .NET
7 59 (24.69%) XSLT
8 54 (22.59%) jQuery
9 52 (21.76%) Ajax
9 52 (21.76%) ASP.NET
10 49 (20.50%) SOAP
11 47 (19.67%) JSP
12 45 (18.83%) XSD
13 43 (17.99%) Servlets
14 42 (17.57%) Spring
15 38 (15.90%) Hibernate
16 37 (15.48%) HTML5
17 36 (15.06%) JSON
18 35 (14.64%) REST
19 31 (12.97%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.69%) Social Media
2 16 (6.69%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.18%) N-Tier
4 10 (4.18%) iPad
5 8 (3.35%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.51%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.67%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.84%) DataPower
9 2 (0.84%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Social Network
9 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.52%) Linux
2 53 (22.18%) UNIX
3 32 (13.39%) Windows
4 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.26%) Android
6 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.84%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (33.89%) TDD
3 63 (26.36%) Scrum
4 60 (25.10%) SOA
5 57 (23.85%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (20.50%) MVC
7 46 (19.25%) Web Development
8 35 (14.64%) E-Commerce
9 30 (12.55%) Software Engineering
10 28 (11.72%) OO
11 23 (9.62%) SDLC
12 22 (9.21%) Data Modelling
13 21 (8.79%) Content Management
13 21 (8.79%) Kanban
14 20 (8.37%) Automated Testing
14 20 (8.37%) Pair Programming
14 20 (8.37%) UML
15 19 (7.95%) Workflow
16 18 (7.53%) Open Source
17 17 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (63.60%) JavaScript
2 146 (61.09%) Java
3 105 (43.93%) SQL
4 66 (27.62%) C#
5 44 (18.41%) XPath
6 21 (8.79%) C++
6 21 (8.79%) Shell Script
7 19 (7.95%) T-SQL
8 17 (7.11%) VBA
8 17 (7.11%) C
9 16 (6.69%) PL/SQL
10 12 (5.02%) VB
10 12 (5.02%) VB6
10 12 (5.02%) PowerShell
11 10 (4.18%) Groovy
12 9 (3.77%) Tcl
13 7 (2.93%) PHP
14 6 (2.51%) Python
15 5 (2.09%) XQuery
15 5 (2.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (7.95%) Degree
2 10 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.30%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.84%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) SCOM
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 81 (33.89%) Oracle
2 23 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.53%) Sybase
3 18 (7.53%) New Relic
4 16 (6.69%) IBM
5 14 (5.86%) Actimize
6 13 (5.44%) Perforce
7 10 (4.18%) ATG
7 10 (4.18%) Endeca
8 9 (3.77%) webMethods
9 7 (2.93%) Zend
10 6 (2.51%) Nintex
10 6 (2.51%) Tableau
10 6 (2.51%) Siemens
10 6 (2.51%) Adobe
11 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.26%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.26%) VMware
13 2 (0.84%) Apple
13 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
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