The table below looks at the statistics for XSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
Rank 552 571 485
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -86
Contract jobs citing XSL 84 93 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.57% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 96
Median daily rate £375 £425 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
16252 16360 15724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.86% 28.34% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11253 11310 10280
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 294 169
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.04 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.33 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

XSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 82 £375 -11.76% 20
London -7 39 £375 -18.91% 10
South East +15 17 £394 +31.25% 4
North West +15 11 £325 - 1
Hampshire +21 10 £300 - 1
East of England +20 9 £390 +77.27%
Watford - 9 £390 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £390 -
South West +11 6 £325 -13.33%
Crawley - 5 £450 -
Cheshire - 5 £308 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £450 -
Lancashire - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £325 -2.25%
Cheltenham -2 3 £325 -2.25%
Wilmslow - 3 £308 -
Bromley - 3 - -
Manchester -7 2 £356 +9.61%
Stockport - 2 £356 -
Redhill - 2 £430 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Fleetwood - 2 £300 -
Surrey - 2 £430 - 1
City of London +14 1 £375 -25.00%
Scotland +2 1 - - 1
Aberdeen 0 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £415 -
Bristol - 1 £338 -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XSL.

1 141 (89.24%) XML
2 95 (60.13%) JavaScript
3 85 (53.80%) Web Services
4 81 (51.27%) HTML
5 76 (48.10%) SQL
6 74 (46.84%) Java
7 68 (43.04%) CSS
8 59 (37.34%) XSD
9 45 (28.48%) SOAP
10 43 (27.22%) .NET
11 41 (25.95%) C#
11 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (25.32%) SOA
13 39 (24.68%) Linux
13 39 (24.68%) SDLC
14 38 (24.05%) REST
14 38 (24.05%) XSLT
15 34 (21.52%) Microsoft
16 33 (20.89%) HTTP
17 32 (20.25%) OO
18 31 (19.62%) PHP
18 31 (19.62%) Oracle
19 30 (18.99%) MVC
20 27 (17.09%) Finance
21 26 (16.46%) Spring
22 22 (13.92%) WSDL
22 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
22 22 (13.92%) E-Commerce
22 22 (13.92%) Relational Database
23 21 (13.29%) Oracle Database

XSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (10.76%) Apache
2 16 (10.13%) IIS
3 14 (8.86%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.33%) CMS
5 9 (5.70%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.43%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (3.16%) GlassFish
8 5 (3.16%) Mule
9 4 (2.53%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.53%) JBoss
9 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.90%) ColdFusion
10 3 (1.90%) Liferay
10 3 (1.90%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.63%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Magento
2 12 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (3.16%) Teamcenter
4 4 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) SaaS
2 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.27%) IaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 2 (1.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.89%) HTTP
2 16 (10.13%) LDAP
3 13 (8.23%) SSL
4 10 (6.33%) FTP
4 10 (6.33%) HTTPS
4 10 (6.33%) SNMP
4 10 (6.33%) WinSCP
5 7 (4.43%) Firewall
5 7 (4.43%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.27%) DVB
8 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.92%) Relational Database
2 21 (13.29%) Oracle Database
3 19 (12.03%) SQL Server
4 18 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (10.76%) MySQL
6 15 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (3.80%) SQLPlus
9 3 (1.90%) DB2
10 2 (1.27%) MS Access
10 2 (1.27%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.27%) SQLite
11 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.63%) Informix
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Git (software)
1 18 (11.39%) SoapUI
2 14 (8.86%) XMLSpy
3 13 (8.23%) Maven
4 11 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.96%) JUnit
5 10 (6.33%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.43%) ClearCase
6 7 (4.43%) Protractor
6 7 (4.43%) Subversion
7 6 (3.80%) JIRA
8 4 (2.53%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (2.53%) Selenium
8 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.90%) NetBeans
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.27%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.27%) Grunt
10 2 (1.27%) gulp
10 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (17.09%) Finance
2 16 (10.13%) Publishing
3 8 (5.06%) Automotive
4 7 (4.43%) Front Office
5 6 (3.80%) Marketing
6 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.16%) Retail
6 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.53%) Advertising
7 4 (2.53%) Electronics
7 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.27%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 103 (65.19%) Developer
2 29 (18.35%) Architect
3 21 (13.29%) Java Developer
4 20 (12.66%) XML Developer
5 18 (11.39%) .NET Developer
6 17 (10.76%) Software Architect
7 15 (9.49%) Consultant
7 15 (9.49%) Magento Developer
8 14 (8.86%) Java Architect
9 10 (6.33%) Java Software Architect
9 10 (6.33%) Lead Developer
10 9 (5.70%) E-Commerce Developer
11 7 (4.43%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.80%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.80%) CRM Developer
12 6 (3.80%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
12 6 (3.80%) PHP Developer
12 6 (3.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (89.24%) XML
2 85 (53.80%) Web Services
3 81 (51.27%) HTML
4 68 (43.04%) CSS
5 59 (37.34%) XSD
6 45 (28.48%) SOAP
7 43 (27.22%) .NET
8 38 (24.05%) REST
8 38 (24.05%) XSLT
9 26 (16.46%) Spring
10 22 (13.92%) WSDL
11 21 (13.29%) XHTML
12 18 (11.39%) AngularJS
12 18 (11.39%) JMS
12 18 (11.39%) jQuery
13 17 (10.76%) ASP.NET
13 17 (10.76%) HTML5
13 17 (10.76%) Java EE
13 17 (10.76%) RESTful
14 14 (8.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.23%) DataPower
3 5 (3.16%) iPhone
4 4 (2.53%) CMDB
4 4 (2.53%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.68%) Linux
2 20 (12.66%) Windows
3 7 (4.43%) Unix
4 5 (3.16%) Android
4 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.32%) SOA
3 39 (24.68%) SDLC
4 32 (20.25%) OO
5 30 (18.99%) MVC
6 22 (13.92%) E-Commerce
7 18 (11.39%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (11.39%) Workflow
8 15 (9.49%) OO PHP
9 14 (8.86%) UML
10 13 (8.23%) CRM
10 13 (8.23%) Open Source
10 13 (8.23%) TDD
11 11 (6.96%) B2B
11 11 (6.96%) Static Code Analysis
12 10 (6.33%) EAI
12 10 (6.33%) High Availability
12 10 (6.33%) Project Management
12 10 (6.33%) Scrum
12 10 (6.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (60.13%) JavaScript
2 76 (48.10%) SQL
3 74 (46.84%) Java
4 41 (25.95%) C#
5 31 (19.62%) PHP
6 18 (11.39%) VB
7 17 (10.76%) T-SQL
8 13 (8.23%) C++
9 11 (6.96%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.96%) XPath
10 9 (5.70%) VB6
11 8 (5.06%) VB.NET
11 8 (5.06%) VBScript
11 8 (5.06%) XQuery
12 7 (4.43%) C
13 4 (2.53%) Tcl
14 3 (1.90%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.90%) Python
14 3 (1.90%) SOQL
15 2 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) Varnish
2 2 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.90%) Nagios
3 2 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 34 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.62%) Oracle
3 16 (10.13%) IBM
4 15 (9.49%) Zend
5 12 (7.59%) HP
6 7 (4.43%) Citrix
6 7 (4.43%) SAP
7 6 (3.80%) Informatica
7 6 (3.80%) Northgate
7 6 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.16%) Remedy
8 5 (3.16%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.16%) Xamarin
9 4 (2.53%) Adobe
9 4 (2.53%) BMC
9 4 (2.53%) webMethods
10 3 (1.90%) Canoo
10 3 (1.90%) Tableau
11 2 (1.27%) Akamai
11 2 (1.27%) hybris
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