The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 467 423 473
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +50
Contract jobs citing XSL 105 143 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.72% 1.01% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 62
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
- -3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -54 92 £412 +13.65% 46
London -15 54 £525 +23.52% 20
Scotland -6 10 £325 - 2
City of London +17 9 £361 +11.15% 10
East Midlands - 9 £360 - 2
South East -17 7 £350 +4.47% 9
Northamptonshire - 6 £325 -
Glasgow - 6 £318 - 2
West Midlands - 6 £338 - 3
Manchester -2 4 - - 1
North West -15 4 - - 3
East of England -21 4 £275 -31.25%
Edinburgh -21 4 £325 -
Warwickshire - 4 £351 -
Milton Keynes -2 3 £350 -1.33%
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £350 -1.33%
South West -42 3 £385 +6.20% 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 - -
Berkshire 0 2 £460 +37.31%
Yorkshire -3 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
Surrey -9 1 - - 2
Cheltenham -10 1 £370 +2.06% 1
North East -19 1 - - 6
Gloucestershire -24 1 £370 +2.06% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £375 -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 172 (83.90%) XML
2 134 (65.37%) HTML
3 112 (54.63%) JavaScript
4 92 (44.88%) Web Services
5 90 (43.90%) CSS
6 72 (35.12%) Java
7 58 (28.29%) C#
7 58 (28.29%) Oracle
7 58 (28.29%) XSD
8 57 (27.80%) XSLT
8 57 (27.80%) .NET
8 57 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (27.32%) Subversion
10 52 (25.37%) SQL
11 51 (24.88%) Linux
11 51 (24.88%) TDD
11 51 (24.88%) Scrum
12 48 (23.41%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (22.93%) SOAP
14 44 (21.46%) Ant
15 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
15 42 (20.49%) Maven
16 40 (19.51%) Content Management
16 40 (19.51%) WSDL
17 39 (19.02%) Retail
18 38 (18.54%) ERP
19 37 (18.05%) E-Commerce
19 37 (18.05%) J2EE
19 37 (18.05%) ASP.NET
19 37 (18.05%) JBoss

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 33 (16.10%) WebLogic
2 32 (15.61%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.22%) IIS
4 16 (7.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (5.85%) CMS
6 11 (5.37%) Apache
7 9 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.93%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.44%) Umbraco
11 5 (2.44%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.95%) TeamSite
12 4 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.95%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (1.95%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (1.46%) Node.js
13 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Portal
14 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (8.29%) InfoPath
2 7 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.95%) MS Office
4 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (8.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.73%) SaaS
2 10 (4.88%) Office 365
3 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.44%) IaaS
4 5 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.85%) Intranet
2 6 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.95%) HTTP
4 3 (1.46%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.78%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.34%) MySQL
5 11 (5.37%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.90%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.46%) OLTP
11 2 (0.98%) DB2
12 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 56 (27.32%) Subversion
2 44 (21.46%) Ant
3 42 (20.49%) Maven
4 23 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (9.76%) JIRA
6 16 (7.80%) Git (software)
7 15 (7.32%) NUnit
8 13 (6.34%) Visual Studio
9 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
9 9 (4.39%) FxCop
10 7 (3.41%) Bugzilla
10 7 (3.41%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.44%) Redmine
11 5 (2.44%) FogBugz
11 5 (2.44%) Trac
11 5 (2.44%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.95%) StyleCop
12 4 (1.95%) QUnit
12 4 (1.95%) Hudson
13 3 (1.46%) Selenium
General
1 39 (19.02%) Retail
2 34 (16.59%) Finance
3 14 (6.83%) Banking
4 8 (3.90%) Publishing
5 6 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Legal
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Billing
7 2 (0.98%) Games
7 2 (0.98%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 166 (80.98%) Developer
2 21 (10.24%) .NET Developer
3 16 (7.80%) SharePoint Developer
3 16 (7.80%) Consultant
4 10 (4.88%) Senior Developer
4 10 (4.88%) Java Developer
5 9 (4.39%) Architect
6 8 (3.90%) PHP Developer
6 8 (3.90%) Web Developer
6 8 (3.90%) Administrator
6 8 (3.90%) ServiceNow Developer
7 7 (3.41%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 7 (3.41%) BizTalk Developer
7 7 (3.41%) Analyst
7 7 (3.41%) Software Engineer
8 6 (2.93%) VB6 Developer
8 6 (2.93%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (2.93%) VB Developer
8 6 (2.93%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (83.90%) XML
2 134 (65.37%) HTML
3 92 (44.88%) Web Services
4 90 (43.90%) CSS
5 58 (28.29%) XSD
6 57 (27.80%) XSLT
6 57 (27.80%) .NET
7 47 (22.93%) SOAP
8 40 (19.51%) WSDL
9 37 (18.05%) J2EE
9 37 (18.05%) ASP.NET
10 36 (17.56%) RESTful
11 35 (17.07%) jQuery
12 32 (15.61%) XHTML
13 28 (13.66%) HTML5
14 27 (13.17%) WCF
15 26 (12.68%) .NET Framework
16 22 (10.73%) CSS3
17 21 (10.24%) XML Schema
18 19 (9.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Social Media
2 34 (16.59%) iPad
3 14 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.34%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.93%) W3C
6 5 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.95%) CESG
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.46%) Equities
9 2 (0.98%) IPTV
9 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.98%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.98%) Photography
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Open Source
10 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.49%) Animation
10 1 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.88%) Linux
2 16 (7.80%) Windows
3 7 (3.41%) Android
4 6 (2.93%) UNIX
5 5 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.80%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.88%) TDD
2 51 (24.88%) Scrum
3 48 (23.41%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (19.51%) Content Management
5 38 (18.54%) ERP
6 37 (18.05%) E-Commerce
7 34 (16.59%) Waterfall
8 31 (15.12%) SOA
9 28 (13.66%) OO
10 25 (12.20%) MVC
11 24 (11.71%) Software Engineering
12 23 (11.22%) Workflow
12 23 (11.22%) Web Development
13 20 (9.76%) ITIL
14 18 (8.78%) Unit Testing
15 17 (8.29%) ITSM
15 17 (8.29%) Service Management
16 16 (7.80%) Migration
17 15 (7.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 112 (54.63%) JavaScript
2 72 (35.12%) Java
3 58 (28.29%) C#
4 52 (25.37%) SQL
5 33 (16.10%) Groovy
6 15 (7.32%) PHP
7 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.37%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.37%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.88%) VBScript
10 9 (4.39%) XPath
10 9 (4.39%) VB
10 9 (4.39%) Python
11 7 (3.41%) VB6
11 7 (3.41%) VBA
12 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.44%) PHP5
14 4 (1.95%) Perl
15 2 (0.98%) C
15 2 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.73%) Degree
2 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) MCPD
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.98%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
5 2 (0.98%) MCSD
5 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Brainbench
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) MCITP
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
6 1 (0.49%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.24%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) EMIR
2 1 (0.49%) WCAG
2 1 (0.49%) WAI
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.98%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.49%) Salt
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (28.29%) Oracle
2 37 (18.05%) JBoss
3 35 (17.07%) Perforce
4 34 (16.59%) ATG
4 34 (16.59%) Endeca
5 30 (14.63%) Microsoft
6 18 (8.78%) Remedy
6 18 (8.78%) ServiceNow
7 17 (8.29%) HP
8 13 (6.34%) BMC
9 9 (4.39%) Zend
10 8 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (3.41%) Sybase
12 6 (2.93%) Adobe
13 5 (2.44%) Facebook
13 5 (2.44%) Twitter
13 5 (2.44%) Sitecore
13 5 (2.44%) Google
14 4 (1.95%) Sun
14 4 (1.95%) Thunderhead
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: m
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 26 days ago