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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 484 455 407
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -48
Contract jobs citing XSL 130 122 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.80% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 93
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £345
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £46.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +87.75%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -18 120 £391 +7.93% 41
London +22 79 £410 -3.52% 15
City of London +31 22 £400 -8.57% 1
South East -23 18 £350 +12.44% 9
East of England -4 15 £225 - 2
Hertfordshire -21 7 - - 2
Cambridge - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Glasgow -7 5 £440 +33.33%
Scotland -11 5 £440 +41.93% 5
Kent - 4 £213 -
South West -34 3 £438 +12.17% 4
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Docklands, London - 3 £228 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 3
Hampshire -14 2 £343 +71.25% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cheshire +5 1 £350 -6.66%
Southampton -8 1 £375 +114.28% 1
North West -16 1 £350 +16.66% 2
West Midlands -17 1 £338 - 5
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
Bristol -22 1 £425 +36.00%
Cheltenham - 1 £450 - 2
Oxford - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £338 - 2

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 196 (82.35%) XML
2 184 (77.31%) HTML
3 148 (62.18%) CSS
4 138 (57.98%) JavaScript
5 122 (51.26%) Java
6 120 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (42.86%) Web Services
8 83 (34.87%) XSD
9 79 (33.19%) .NET
10 77 (32.35%) Oracle
11 73 (30.67%) SQL
12 70 (29.41%) TDD
12 70 (29.41%) Scrum
13 68 (28.57%) J2EE
14 67 (28.15%) Subversion
15 63 (26.47%) Linux
16 59 (24.79%) XHTML
16 59 (24.79%) SOAP
17 54 (22.69%) XSLT
17 54 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (22.27%) C#
19 52 (21.85%) E-Commerce
19 52 (21.85%) Content Management
20 51 (21.43%) Ant
21 50 (21.01%) Retail
22 49 (20.59%) WSDL
23 48 (20.17%) Maven
24 43 (18.07%) jQuery
25 42 (17.65%) RESTful
25 42 (17.65%) HTML5

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 40 (16.81%) JBoss
1 40 (16.81%) WebLogic
2 34 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 30 (12.61%) CMS
4 24 (10.08%) Apache
5 23 (9.66%) IIS
6 15 (6.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (5.46%) Adobe CQ
9 8 (3.36%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.52%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.10%) TeamSite
12 4 (1.68%) Umbraco
12 4 (1.68%) Node.js
12 4 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.84%) WordPress
14 2 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (5.88%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.26%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.42%) Cordys
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.46%) SNMP
2 11 (4.62%) Intranet
3 7 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.68%) HTTP
5 2 (0.84%) SSL
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.08%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.72%) MySQL
6 12 (5.04%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.10%) DB2
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.84%) OLTP
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.42%) SQLite
11 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 67 (28.15%) Subversion
2 51 (21.43%) Ant
3 48 (20.17%) Maven
4 25 (10.50%) JIRA
5 24 (10.08%) Git (software)
6 20 (8.40%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.04%) FxCop
8 12 (5.04%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.20%) NUnit
10 9 (3.78%) Selenium
11 8 (3.36%) JUnit
11 8 (3.36%) Redmine
11 8 (3.36%) Mercurial
11 8 (3.36%) FogBugz
11 8 (3.36%) Trac
12 7 (2.94%) Jenkins
12 7 (2.94%) StyleCop
13 5 (2.10%) Mockito
13 5 (2.10%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (21.01%) Retail
2 40 (16.81%) Finance
3 16 (6.72%) Banking
4 9 (3.78%) Publishing
5 5 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Legal
6 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Billing
7 2 (0.84%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 195 (81.93%) Developer
2 23 (9.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.56%) .NET Developer
4 17 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 12 (5.04%) Consultant
6 11 (4.62%) SQL Developer
6 11 (4.62%) PHP Developer
7 10 (4.20%) Analyst
7 10 (4.20%) Java Engineer
8 9 (3.78%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.78%) Web Developer
8 9 (3.78%) Senior Developer
8 9 (3.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 8 (3.36%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (3.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 7 (2.94%) SharePoint Consultant
11 6 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 6 (2.52%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (2.52%) VB Developer
11 6 (2.52%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (82.35%) XML
2 184 (77.31%) HTML
3 148 (62.18%) CSS
4 102 (42.86%) Web Services
5 83 (34.87%) XSD
6 79 (33.19%) .NET
7 68 (28.57%) J2EE
8 59 (24.79%) SOAP
8 59 (24.79%) XHTML
9 54 (22.69%) XSLT
10 49 (20.59%) WSDL
11 43 (18.07%) jQuery
12 42 (17.65%) RESTful
12 42 (17.65%) HTML5
13 41 (17.23%) Ajax
14 38 (15.97%) ASP.NET
15 36 (15.13%) Hibernate
16 31 (13.03%) .NET Framework
16 31 (13.03%) JSP
17 28 (11.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.13%) Social Media
1 36 (15.13%) iPad
2 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.94%) W3C
5 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.68%) User Experience
6 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.26%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.42%) Open Source
8 1 (0.42%) Wiki
8 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.42%) DTV
8 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.42%) Animation
8 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.47%) Linux
2 7 (2.94%) Windows
3 6 (2.52%) Android
4 5 (2.10%) UNIX
5 4 (1.68%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.68%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.41%) TDD
2 70 (29.41%) Scrum
3 54 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (21.85%) Content Management
4 52 (21.85%) E-Commerce
5 40 (16.81%) ERP
5 40 (16.81%) OO
6 36 (15.13%) Waterfall
7 32 (13.45%) SOA
8 28 (11.76%) MVC
9 23 (9.66%) Software Engineering
10 21 (8.82%) Web Development
10 21 (8.82%) UML
11 16 (6.72%) Migration
12 15 (6.30%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (6.30%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (5.88%) User Stories
13 14 (5.88%) Information Architecture
14 13 (5.46%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 138 (57.98%) JavaScript
2 122 (51.26%) Java
3 73 (30.67%) SQL
4 53 (22.27%) C#
5 36 (15.13%) Groovy
6 26 (10.92%) PL/SQL
7 18 (7.56%) VBScript
8 17 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 16 (6.72%) PHP
10 14 (5.88%) VB
10 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.04%) VB6
12 11 (4.62%) VBA
12 11 (4.62%) Perl
13 10 (4.20%) Python
14 8 (3.36%) PHP5
15 7 (2.94%) C++
16 5 (2.10%) C
17 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
18 3 (1.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Degree
2 9 (3.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) MCSD
4 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.84%) MCPD
5 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.42%) HNC
5 1 (0.42%) HND
5 1 (0.42%) ISEB
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.61%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) HL7
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.42%) Netcool
Vendors
1 77 (32.35%) Oracle
2 37 (15.55%) ATG
2 37 (15.55%) Endeca
3 36 (15.13%) Perforce
4 21 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.46%) Adobe
6 11 (4.62%) Sybase
7 10 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.78%) Zend
9 6 (2.52%) Google
10 5 (2.10%) Facebook
10 5 (2.10%) Twitter
11 4 (1.68%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.68%) hybris
12 3 (1.26%) IBM
12 3 (1.26%) Canoo
12 3 (1.26%) HP
13 2 (0.84%) SAP
13 2 (0.84%) Sun
13 2 (0.84%) Murex
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