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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 460 491 395
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -96
Contract jobs citing XSL 133 108 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.71% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 61 86
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £319
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +17.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 122 £400 +1.91% 23
London +13 63 £425 - 12
South East -10 21 £375 -1.63% 2
City of London +16 16 £538 +38.70% 4
Yorkshire -4 14 £400 +45.45% 1
West Sussex - 9 £425 -
North West -16 8 £388 +29.16% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 -
County Antrim - 7 £400 -
Belfast - 7 £400 -
South West +9 6 £350 -9.09% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £363 -17.14%
Hampshire -4 5 £375 +15.38%
Scotland -1 4 £290 -6.14%
Gloucestershire - 4 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - - 1
North East - 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 £290 -
East of England +14 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £230 -
Milton Keynes -6 3 £230 -
Crawley - 3 £400 -
Reading +8 2 £350 -20.00%
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £350 - 1
Watford - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £366 -
Manchester -12 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £350 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 203 (87.12%) XML
2 144 (61.80%) HTML
3 124 (53.22%) Java
4 117 (50.21%) JavaScript
5 116 (49.79%) CSS
6 109 (46.78%) Web Services
7 99 (42.49%) SQL
7 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (37.77%) Oracle
9 72 (30.90%) Linux
10 71 (30.47%) TDD
11 67 (28.76%) Scrum
12 66 (28.33%) .NET
13 65 (27.90%) SOAP
14 58 (24.89%) J2EE
15 57 (24.46%) XSD
16 54 (23.18%) C#
17 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
18 51 (21.89%) XSLT
19 47 (20.17%) ASP.NET
19 47 (20.17%) Spring
20 46 (19.74%) Finance
21 45 (19.31%) Relational Database
22 41 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (17.60%) Content Management
22 41 (17.60%) Servlets
23 40 (17.17%) REST
24 39 (16.74%) WebLogic
24 39 (16.74%) Microsoft
25 37 (15.88%) JMS

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (16.74%) WebLogic
2 24 (10.30%) JBoss
3 20 (8.58%) IIS
4 19 (8.15%) SharePoint
4 19 (8.15%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.44%) Apache
6 13 (5.58%) CMS
7 10 (4.29%) Mule
7 10 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (3.86%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (3.86%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (3.00%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (3.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (3.00%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (2.58%) Lync
11 4 (1.72%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.29%) Umbraco
12 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 21 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.29%) InfoPath
3 8 (3.43%) MS Office
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.00%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.72%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.86%) Magento
5 1 (0.43%) AWD
5 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.00%) Office 365
2 6 (2.58%) Yammer
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.58%) Intranet
1 13 (5.58%) Internet
2 10 (4.29%) HTTP
3 7 (3.00%) SNMP
4 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.86%) SSL
5 2 (0.86%) SAN
6 1 (0.43%) Telnet
6 1 (0.43%) DNS
6 1 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
2 45 (19.31%) Relational Database
3 34 (14.59%) Oracle Database
4 22 (9.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (8.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (8.15%) DB2
7 16 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (6.87%) RDBMS
8 15 (6.44%) MySQL
9 14 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (4.29%) PerformancePoint
12 8 (3.43%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (3.00%) Informix
13 7 (3.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 7 (3.00%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (3.00%) MS Access
14 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (2.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (15.88%) Maven
2 36 (15.45%) Git (software)
2 36 (15.45%) Subversion
3 30 (12.88%) Visual Studio
4 26 (11.16%) JUnit
5 23 (9.87%) Ant
6 16 (6.87%) Jenkins
7 11 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (4.29%) Selenium
9 9 (3.86%) Eclipse
10 8 (3.43%) Mockito
10 8 (3.43%) Cucumber
11 7 (3.00%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.72%) MSBuild
13 3 (1.29%) JIRA
14 2 (0.86%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.86%) Introscope
14 2 (0.86%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.86%) Moq
General
1 46 (19.74%) Finance
2 27 (11.59%) Retail
3 21 (9.01%) Banking
4 6 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.86%) Marketing
5 2 (0.86%) Automotive
5 2 (0.86%) Publishing
5 2 (0.86%) Military
5 2 (0.86%) Front Office
5 2 (0.86%) Electronics
5 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Greek Language
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (77.68%) Developer
2 55 (23.61%) Java Developer
3 26 (11.16%) Architect
4 21 (9.01%) .NET Developer
5 18 (7.73%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.44%) Front-End Developer
7 11 (4.72%) SQL Developer
7 11 (4.72%) Consultant
8 10 (4.29%) Analyst
8 10 (4.29%) Web Developer
9 9 (3.86%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.86%) SharePoint Architect
10 8 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (3.43%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (3.43%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.00%) Front-End Web Developer
11 7 (3.00%) AWS Developer
12 6 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 6 (2.58%) CRM Consultant
12 6 (2.58%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (87.12%) XML
2 144 (61.80%) HTML
3 116 (49.79%) CSS
4 109 (46.78%) Web Services
5 66 (28.33%) .NET
6 65 (27.90%) SOAP
7 58 (24.89%) J2EE
8 57 (24.46%) XSD
9 51 (21.89%) XSLT
10 47 (20.17%) ASP.NET
10 47 (20.17%) Spring
11 41 (17.60%) Servlets
12 40 (17.17%) REST
13 37 (15.88%) JMS
14 35 (15.02%) JSP
14 35 (15.02%) jQuery
15 32 (13.73%) Ajax
16 30 (12.88%) RESTful
16 30 (12.88%) WSDL
16 30 (12.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.87%) Social Media
2 16 (6.87%) iPad
3 11 (4.72%) Taxonomies
4 10 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.29%) W3C
5 9 (3.86%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.43%) Open Source
7 6 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.58%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.15%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.72%) NHS
9 4 (1.72%) User Experience
10 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.86%) EMV
12 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.43%) DTV
12 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 72 (30.90%) Linux
2 26 (11.16%) UNIX
3 14 (6.01%) Windows
4 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (30.47%) TDD
3 67 (28.76%) Scrum
4 41 (17.60%) Content Management
4 41 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (15.88%) E-Commerce
6 31 (13.30%) MVC
7 25 (10.73%) OO
8 22 (9.44%) SOA
8 22 (9.44%) Multithreading
9 21 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 21 (9.01%) UML
10 20 (8.58%) ERP
10 20 (8.58%) BDD
11 19 (8.15%) Web Development
11 19 (8.15%) Unit Testing
12 17 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (7.30%) Web Application Development
12 17 (7.30%) Waterfall
13 16 (6.87%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 124 (53.22%) Java
2 117 (50.21%) JavaScript
3 99 (42.49%) SQL
4 54 (23.18%) C#
5 37 (15.88%) PL/SQL
6 26 (11.16%) XPath
7 16 (6.87%) Groovy
8 14 (6.01%) VBA
9 11 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.72%) VBScript
9 11 (4.72%) Perl
10 10 (4.29%) PHP
10 10 (4.29%) VB
10 10 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.29%) VB6
11 8 (3.43%) C++
12 7 (3.00%) Python
13 4 (1.72%) C
14 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (9.01%) Degree
2 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.43%) MCSD
5 1 (0.43%) HNC
5 1 (0.43%) HND
5 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.01%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) HL7
3 3 (1.29%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.86%) Puppet
2 2 (0.86%) Netcool
2 2 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.86%) Control-M
2 2 (0.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 88 (37.77%) Oracle
2 39 (16.74%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.15%) Perforce
4 17 (7.30%) Sybase
5 16 (6.87%) IBM
5 16 (6.87%) ATG
5 16 (6.87%) Endeca
6 9 (3.86%) Actimize
6 9 (3.86%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.43%) Axway
7 8 (3.43%) Atomikos
8 5 (2.15%) Syncfusion
8 5 (2.15%) DevExpress
8 5 (2.15%) VMware
8 5 (2.15%) HP
8 5 (2.15%) Adobe
9 4 (1.72%) Citrix
9 4 (1.72%) SAP
9 4 (1.72%) Siemens
9 4 (1.72%) TIBCO
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