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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 480 375 432
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +57
Contract jobs citing XSL 107 171 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 1.34% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 84 95
Average daily rate £400 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £322 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -140 99 £400 +23.07% 33
London -39 56 £425 +23.63% 22
City of London -9 21 £388 -6.06% 1
West Midlands -6 11 £375 +25.00% 2
South East -41 11 £381 +8.92% 3
East of England -20 8 - -
North West -26 8 £300 -4.38%
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
Manchester -14 7 £288 -
Scotland -9 6 £309 -11.71%
Berkshire -14 6 £438 +16.66%
Edinburgh - 4 £309 -
East Midlands -9 3 £363 +16.93% 1
Milton Keynes -18 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -25 3 - -
Birmingham - 2 £463 -
Hampshire -6 1 £325 +18.18% 1
Surrey -9 1 - -
Leeds -19 1 £275 -12.14%
West Yorkshire -21 1 £275 -12.14% 1
Yorkshire -27 1 £275 -32.92% 1
South West -27 1 £385 +10.00% 3
Guildford - 1 - -
Halifax - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 163 (90.06%) XML
2 108 (59.67%) HTML
3 88 (48.62%) JavaScript
3 88 (48.62%) Web Services
4 78 (43.09%) Java
5 69 (38.12%) CSS
6 68 (37.57%) SQL
7 56 (30.94%) Oracle
8 53 (29.28%) XSD
9 52 (28.73%) XSLT
10 51 (28.18%) C#
10 51 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (26.52%) .NET
11 48 (26.52%) SOAP
12 40 (22.10%) Microsoft
13 39 (21.55%) J2EE
13 39 (21.55%) Scrum
14 37 (20.44%) Subversion
14 37 (20.44%) SOA
15 35 (19.34%) WSDL
15 35 (19.34%) Ant
15 35 (19.34%) TDD
15 35 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
17 31 (17.13%) RESTful
18 30 (16.57%) Waterfall
18 30 (16.57%) E-Commerce
19 29 (16.02%) Maven
20 27 (14.92%) Content Management
20 27 (14.92%) Perforce

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (12.15%) IIS
2 18 (9.94%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.84%) WebLogic
4 14 (7.73%) Tomcat
5 13 (7.18%) Apache
6 8 (4.42%) CMS
6 8 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.31%) Jadu
8 6 (3.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.66%) LiveLink
11 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.55%) Node.js
12 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.55%) Mule
12 1 (0.55%) JCAPS
Applications
1 12 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.76%) MS Project
3 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.21%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.66%) XMetaL
4 3 (1.66%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (4.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (3.31%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.60%) SaaS
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.76%) IaaS
3 5 (2.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.08%) HTTP
2 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.31%) Intranet
4 5 (2.76%) LDAP
5 4 (2.21%) FTP
5 4 (2.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.55%) Extranet
6 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (11.05%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.29%) MySQL
5 14 (7.73%) RDBMS
5 14 (7.73%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.21%) OLTP
11 4 (2.21%) DB2
11 4 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.66%) MarkLogic
12 3 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.10%) Informix
14 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (20.44%) Subversion
2 35 (19.34%) Ant
3 29 (16.02%) Maven
4 20 (11.05%) JIRA
5 15 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.97%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.42%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.42%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.87%) NUnit
9 6 (3.31%) JUnit
9 6 (3.31%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.76%) FxCop
11 4 (2.21%) JDeveloper
11 4 (2.21%) StyleCop
11 4 (2.21%) Hudson
12 3 (1.66%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.10%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
14 1 (0.55%) Redmine
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 26 (14.36%) Retail
3 10 (5.52%) Banking
4 9 (4.97%) Publishing
5 4 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Back Office
5 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.66%) Legal
6 3 (1.66%) Advertising
6 3 (1.66%) Billing
7 2 (1.10%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 127 (70.17%) Developer
2 21 (11.60%) Consultant
3 17 (9.39%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.84%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.73%) Analyst
6 11 (6.08%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.52%) Architect
8 8 (4.42%) ServiceNow Developer
9 7 (3.87%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Administrator
10 6 (3.31%) VB Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Systems Developer
10 6 (3.31%) VB6 Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (3.31%) ServiceNow Consultant
11 5 (2.76%) Integration Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.76%) Web Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (90.06%) XML
2 108 (59.67%) HTML
3 88 (48.62%) Web Services
4 69 (38.12%) CSS
5 53 (29.28%) XSD
6 52 (28.73%) XSLT
7 48 (26.52%) .NET
7 48 (26.52%) SOAP
8 39 (21.55%) J2EE
9 35 (19.34%) WSDL
10 31 (17.13%) RESTful
11 26 (14.36%) XHTML
12 23 (12.71%) ASP.NET
13 22 (12.15%) JDBC
13 22 (12.15%) XML Schema
13 22 (12.15%) HTML5
14 20 (11.05%) jQuery
15 19 (10.50%) Spring
16 18 (9.94%) JSP
16 18 (9.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Social Media
2 24 (13.26%) iPad
3 13 (7.18%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.31%) W3C
6 4 (2.21%) NHS
6 4 (2.21%) CESG
6 4 (2.21%) Ontologies
7 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.66%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.66%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.66%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.66%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.66%) Equities
8 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.10%) IPTV
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) Linux
2 19 (10.50%) Windows
3 9 (4.97%) UNIX
4 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Solaris
5 2 (1.10%) Android
5 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (21.55%) Scrum
3 37 (20.44%) SOA
4 35 (19.34%) TDD
4 35 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (16.57%) Waterfall
5 30 (16.57%) E-Commerce
6 27 (14.92%) Content Management
7 24 (13.26%) ERP
8 20 (11.05%) Workflow
8 20 (11.05%) OO
8 20 (11.05%) Unit Testing
9 19 (10.50%) OOP
10 18 (9.94%) ITIL
10 18 (9.94%) UML
11 16 (8.84%) Service Management
11 16 (8.84%) ITSM
12 13 (7.18%) CRM
13 12 (6.63%) OOD
14 11 (6.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (48.62%) JavaScript
2 78 (43.09%) Java
3 68 (37.57%) SQL
4 51 (28.18%) C#
5 16 (8.84%) PHP
6 15 (8.29%) VB
7 13 (7.18%) XPath
7 13 (7.18%) PL/SQL
8 12 (6.63%) Groovy
9 10 (5.52%) Python
10 8 (4.42%) T-SQL
10 8 (4.42%) VBScript
10 8 (4.42%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.31%) VB6
11 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.76%) VBA
12 5 (2.76%) XQuery
13 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (8.84%) Degree
2 10 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.10%) ISEB
6 2 (1.10%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.55%) Brainbench
7 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.55%) MCPD
7 1 (0.55%) MCITP
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) MCAD
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) QA
2 8 (4.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.55%) EMIR
3 1 (0.55%) Dublin Core
3 1 (0.55%) WCAG
3 1 (0.55%) WAI
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.10%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (30.94%) Oracle
2 40 (22.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.92%) Perforce
4 25 (13.81%) Endeca
4 25 (13.81%) ATG
5 19 (10.50%) JBoss
6 17 (9.39%) ServiceNow
6 17 (9.39%) Remedy
7 14 (7.73%) HP
8 13 (7.18%) BMC
9 8 (4.42%) Adobe
10 5 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.21%) Sybase
11 4 (2.21%) BEA
11 4 (2.21%) Thunderhead
11 4 (2.21%) CollabNet
11 4 (2.21%) Zend
12 3 (1.66%) IBM
13 2 (1.10%) Sun
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago