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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 471 485 407
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -78
Contract jobs citing XSL 100 74 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.56% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 28 83
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £282 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £341 £321
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £15.19 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.27% -66.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.19 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -66.25%

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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +11 95 £365 -14.11% 24
London +34 51 £375 -28.57% 10
South East -3 17 £375 -3.22% 2
East of England +8 10 £365 +6.18% 3
City of London +11 7 £475 - 3
South West -13 6 £423 +6.96% 6
Scotland -10 5 £470 +64.91% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 2
East Midlands +20 4 £416 -
Glasgow 0 4 £473 - 1
North West -12 4 £300 -17.24% 1
Surrey - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £365 - 1
Cambridge - 4 - - 2
Somerset - 3 £423 - 2
Staffordshire +8 2 £335 -1.83%
West Midlands +2 2 £335 -1.83%
Manchester -12 2 £300 -
Guildford - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Berkshire +3 1 £338 -
Yorkshire -13 1 £275 - 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £338 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 201 (87.39%) XML
2 151 (65.65%) HTML
3 137 (59.57%) CSS
4 129 (56.09%) Java
4 129 (56.09%) JavaScript
5 113 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (42.17%) Web Services
7 86 (37.39%) SQL
8 84 (36.52%) XSD
9 76 (33.04%) Oracle
10 73 (31.74%) .NET
11 67 (29.13%) TDD
12 66 (28.70%) Scrum
13 62 (26.96%) Linux
14 59 (25.65%) SOAP
14 59 (25.65%) J2EE
15 50 (21.74%) Content Management
16 47 (20.43%) Subversion
16 47 (20.43%) Maven
17 46 (20.00%) XSLT
18 45 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
19 44 (19.13%) XHTML
19 44 (19.13%) E-Commerce
20 43 (18.70%) C#
21 42 (18.26%) PL/SQL
21 42 (18.26%) WebLogic
22 41 (17.83%) Finance
23 40 (17.39%) Ant
23 40 (17.39%) WSDL
24 39 (16.96%) Spring

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 42 (18.26%) WebLogic
2 28 (12.17%) IIS
3 24 (10.43%) JBoss
3 24 (10.43%) CMS
4 22 (9.57%) Apache
5 18 (7.83%) SharePoint
6 14 (6.09%) Adobe CQ
7 12 (5.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (3.91%) Mule
9 7 (3.04%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.74%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.30%) TeamSite
12 3 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.30%) WordPress
12 3 (1.30%) Drupal
13 2 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.61%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.87%) MS Office
5 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.43%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.65%) SNMP
2 11 (4.78%) Intranet
3 10 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.04%) Internet
5 5 (2.17%) HTTP
6 3 (1.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.91%) Oracle Database
3 26 (11.30%) Relational Database
4 20 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (8.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (6.09%) MySQL
9 11 (4.78%) RDBMS
10 8 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (2.17%) DB2
11 5 (2.17%) MS Access
11 5 (2.17%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.74%) Big Data
12 4 (1.74%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (20.43%) Subversion
1 47 (20.43%) Maven
2 40 (17.39%) Ant
3 33 (14.35%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.43%) JUnit
5 23 (10.00%) JIRA
6 18 (7.83%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.39%) Jenkins
8 13 (5.65%) Visual Studio
8 13 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.91%) Selenium
10 8 (3.48%) FxCop
11 7 (3.04%) Mockito
11 7 (3.04%) StyleCop
12 6 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (2.17%) IntelliJ
13 5 (2.17%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.17%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.74%) MyEclipse
14 4 (1.74%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (17.83%) Finance
2 37 (16.09%) Retail
3 16 (6.96%) Banking
4 9 (3.91%) Publishing
5 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.30%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 182 (79.13%) Developer
2 39 (16.96%) Java Developer
3 15 (6.52%) Analyst
4 14 (6.09%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.09%) Architect
5 12 (5.22%) Senior Developer
6 11 (4.78%) SQL Developer
7 10 (4.35%) Java Engineer
7 10 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (3.48%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.48%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.04%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.04%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (2.61%) UI Developer
10 6 (2.61%) UI Programmer
10 6 (2.61%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.17%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.17%) VB Developer
11 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (87.39%) XML
2 151 (65.65%) HTML
3 137 (59.57%) CSS
4 97 (42.17%) Web Services
5 84 (36.52%) XSD
6 73 (31.74%) .NET
7 59 (25.65%) SOAP
7 59 (25.65%) J2EE
8 46 (20.00%) XSLT
9 44 (19.13%) XHTML
10 40 (17.39%) WSDL
11 39 (16.96%) Spring
12 38 (16.52%) HTML5
13 35 (15.22%) Hibernate
14 33 (14.35%) REST
15 32 (13.91%) jQuery
16 31 (13.48%) ASP.NET
16 31 (13.48%) JMS
17 29 (12.61%) Ajax
18 28 (12.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.57%) Social Media
2 22 (9.57%) iPad
3 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.91%) W3C
5 7 (3.04%) User Experience
5 7 (3.04%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.87%) Open Source
8 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.87%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.87%) EMV
8 2 (0.87%) NHS
8 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) DTV
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.96%) Linux
2 12 (5.22%) UNIX
3 10 (4.35%) Windows
4 4 (1.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.74%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.13%) TDD
3 66 (28.70%) Scrum
4 50 (21.74%) Content Management
5 45 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (19.13%) E-Commerce
7 33 (14.35%) OO
8 27 (11.74%) SOA
9 25 (10.87%) UML
10 24 (10.43%) ERP
11 22 (9.57%) Waterfall
12 21 (9.13%) MVC
12 21 (9.13%) BDD
13 19 (8.26%) Multithreading
14 18 (7.83%) Web Design
15 16 (6.96%) Software Engineering
16 15 (6.52%) B2B
16 15 (6.52%) Information Architecture
16 15 (6.52%) Unit Testing
17 14 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 129 (56.09%) Java
1 129 (56.09%) JavaScript
2 86 (37.39%) SQL
3 43 (18.70%) C#
4 42 (18.26%) PL/SQL
5 25 (10.87%) VBScript
6 22 (9.57%) Groovy
7 15 (6.52%) Perl
7 15 (6.52%) VB
8 14 (6.09%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.65%) VBA
9 13 (5.65%) VB6
10 11 (4.78%) Python
10 11 (4.78%) PHP
10 11 (4.78%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.91%) XPath
12 6 (2.61%) C++
12 6 (2.61%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.17%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.74%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (6.96%) Degree
2 8 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.87%) ISEB
3 2 (0.87%) HNC
3 2 (0.87%) HND
4 1 (0.43%) MCSD
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.61%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) HL7
3 2 (0.87%) DICOM
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.87%) Netcool
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.43%) Control-M
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 76 (33.04%) Oracle
2 28 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.43%) Perforce
4 23 (10.00%) ATG
4 23 (10.00%) Endeca
5 12 (5.22%) Adobe
6 10 (4.35%) Sybase
7 7 (3.04%) Atomikos
7 7 (3.04%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.04%) Axway
8 6 (2.61%) hybris
8 6 (2.61%) IBM
9 5 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.74%) SAP
11 3 (1.30%) HP
11 3 (1.30%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.30%) VMware
11 3 (1.30%) Canoo
11 3 (1.30%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.30%) Syncfusion
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