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 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 518 487 392
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -95
Contract jobs citing XSL 73 77 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.55% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 104
Average daily rate
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£385 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
14612 14099 13778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.54% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9984 9008 8637
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
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 193 303 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 29 December 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 -23 68 £376 -16.55% 27
London +4 34 £450 -14.28% 5
South East -22 14 £375 +17.64% 8
East of England -4 8 £376 +9.45% 5
Hertfordshire - 6 £376 - 1
City of London +1 5 £438 -16.66% 1
Scotland -9 5 £470 +56.40%
Glasgow -3 4 £473 -
North West -7 4 £325 -18.75% 5
South West -28 4 £425 +7.59% 1
East Midlands +10 3 £475 -
Hampshire -19 3 £343 +71.25% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 2 - -
Nottingham 0 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £550 +52.77% 3
Southampton -5 2 £375 +114.28% 1
Manchester -14 2 £300 -33.33% 5
Middlesex - 2 - -
Berkshire -1 1 £338 -
Yorkshire -19 1 £275 -47.61% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Somerset - 1 £490 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £338 -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Salford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Cornwall - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 194 (84.72%) XML
2 165 (72.05%) HTML
3 142 (62.01%) CSS
4 126 (55.02%) Java
5 125 (54.59%) JavaScript
6 115 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (44.54%) Web Services
8 84 (36.68%) XSD
9 80 (34.93%) SQL
10 76 (33.19%) Oracle
11 73 (31.88%) .NET
12 71 (31.00%) TDD
13 69 (30.13%) Scrum
14 65 (28.38%) J2EE
15 61 (26.64%) Linux
16 60 (26.20%) SOAP
17 56 (24.45%) Subversion
18 52 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (22.27%) E-Commerce
20 50 (21.83%) XSLT
21 48 (20.96%) XHTML
22 47 (20.52%) WSDL
23 46 (20.09%) C#
24 45 (19.65%) Retail
24 45 (19.65%) Content Management
25 44 (19.21%) Maven
25 44 (19.21%) Ant
26 42 (18.34%) Finance
27 41 (17.90%) Hibernate
28 40 (17.47%) SQL Server

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 39 (17.03%) WebLogic
2 32 (13.97%) JBoss
3 25 (10.92%) Apache
3 25 (10.92%) IIS
4 23 (10.04%) SharePoint
4 23 (10.04%) CMS
5 14 (6.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (5.24%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (3.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (3.49%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.62%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.18%) Mule
11 4 (1.75%) TeamSite
12 3 (1.31%) Drupal
12 3 (1.31%) Umbraco
12 3 (1.31%) WordPress
12 3 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.31%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (2.62%) InfoPath
2 4 (1.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Office
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.44%) Cordys
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.68%) SNMP
2 10 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.93%) Intranet
4 5 (2.18%) Internet
5 4 (1.75%) HTTP
6 3 (1.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) SAN
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.66%) Relational Database
3 24 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (9.17%) Oracle Database
5 18 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.99%) MySQL
6 16 (6.99%) RDBMS
7 10 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.18%) DB2
10 3 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.31%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.31%) Big Data
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.87%) PerformancePoint
11 2 (0.87%) SQLite
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 56 (24.45%) Subversion
2 44 (19.21%) Maven
2 44 (19.21%) Ant
3 25 (10.92%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.48%) JIRA
5 19 (8.30%) Eclipse
6 15 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (6.11%) JUnit
8 13 (5.68%) Visual Studio
9 12 (5.24%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.93%) Selenium
11 8 (3.49%) FxCop
12 7 (3.06%) StyleCop
13 6 (2.62%) Mockito
13 6 (2.62%) NUnit
14 5 (2.18%) Bugzilla
14 5 (2.18%) IntelliJ
14 5 (2.18%) Cucumber
14 5 (2.18%) Mercurial
14 5 (2.18%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (19.65%) Retail
2 42 (18.34%) Finance
3 21 (9.17%) Banking
4 9 (3.93%) Publishing
5 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.31%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Greek Language
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 184 (80.35%) Developer
2 29 (12.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.86%) .NET Developer
4 15 (6.55%) SQL Developer
5 13 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.24%) Analyst
7 11 (4.80%) Architect
8 10 (4.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 10 (4.37%) Java Engineer
9 9 (3.93%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (3.93%) PHP Developer
9 9 (3.93%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (3.49%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.49%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Consultant
11 7 (3.06%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.62%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.62%) Agile .NET Developer
13 5 (2.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 5 (2.18%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (84.72%) XML
2 165 (72.05%) HTML
3 142 (62.01%) CSS
4 102 (44.54%) Web Services
5 84 (36.68%) XSD
6 73 (31.88%) .NET
7 65 (28.38%) J2EE
8 60 (26.20%) SOAP
9 50 (21.83%) XSLT
10 48 (20.96%) XHTML
11 47 (20.52%) WSDL
12 41 (17.90%) Hibernate
13 38 (16.59%) Ajax
14 37 (16.16%) jQuery
14 37 (16.16%) HTML5
15 35 (15.28%) ASP.NET
16 34 (14.85%) JSP
16 34 (14.85%) RESTful
17 33 (14.41%) Servlets
18 32 (13.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.66%) Social Media
1 29 (12.66%) iPad
2 21 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.62%) User Experience
5 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.75%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.75%) W3C
6 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.31%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.87%) EMV
9 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.44%) DTV
9 1 (0.44%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Open Source
9 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.64%) Linux
2 9 (3.93%) Windows
3 6 (2.62%) UNIX
4 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.00%) TDD
3 69 (30.13%) Scrum
4 52 (22.71%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (22.27%) E-Commerce
6 45 (19.65%) Content Management
7 40 (17.47%) OO
8 34 (14.85%) ERP
9 30 (13.10%) SOA
10 29 (12.66%) Waterfall
11 28 (12.23%) MVC
12 27 (11.79%) UML
13 20 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 19 (8.30%) Migration
15 18 (7.86%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (7.42%) Multithreading
17 16 (6.99%) Web Development
17 16 (6.99%) Data Modelling
17 16 (6.99%) BDD
18 14 (6.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 126 (55.02%) Java
2 125 (54.59%) JavaScript
3 80 (34.93%) SQL
4 46 (20.09%) C#
5 35 (15.28%) PL/SQL
6 29 (12.66%) Groovy
7 24 (10.48%) VBScript
8 16 (6.99%) VBA
9 14 (6.11%) VB
9 14 (6.11%) PHP
10 13 (5.68%) Shell Script
11 12 (5.24%) Python
11 12 (5.24%) Perl
11 12 (5.24%) VB6
12 9 (3.93%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.49%) XPath
14 6 (2.62%) C++
15 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.18%) PHP5
16 4 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (8.30%) Degree
2 8 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.31%) MCSD
5 2 (0.87%) HNC
5 2 (0.87%) HND
5 2 (0.87%) ISEB
5 2 (0.87%) MCPD
5 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.66%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) HL7
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.87%) Shibboleth
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.87%) Netcool
3 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (33.19%) Oracle
2 30 (13.10%) ATG
2 30 (13.10%) Perforce
2 30 (13.10%) Endeca
3 21 (9.17%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.55%) Sybase
5 12 (5.24%) Adobe
6 7 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.62%) Zend
7 6 (2.62%) hybris
8 5 (2.18%) SAP
8 5 (2.18%) IBM
9 4 (1.75%) Atomikos
9 4 (1.75%) Axway
10 3 (1.31%) Canoo
10 3 (1.31%) HP
10 3 (1.31%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.31%) Google
10 3 (1.31%) VMware
11 2 (0.87%) Murex
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