The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for XSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSL over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 158 177
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19  
Contract jobs citing XSL 5 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.030% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.091% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 13
Median daily rate £500 £750 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £750 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £750 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -26.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.75 -

XSL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1077 1104 1539
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.06% 32.61% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 932 1232
Median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for XSL in the City of London

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XSL in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for XSL in the City of London

XSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for XSL.

1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Akamai
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) Servlets
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Struts

XSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Akamai
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) IaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) OLTP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) PowerPivot
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (25.00%) Java RMI
5 2 (25.00%) JavaBeans
5 2 (25.00%) JMS
5 2 (25.00%) JSP
5 2 (25.00%) JSTL
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Servlets
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Microservices
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Canoo
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Perforce
2 2 (25.00%) Redback
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) WorldPay