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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 161 196
Rank change year-on-year +5 +35  
Contract jobs citing XSL 10 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.34% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Median daily rate £500 £425 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -26.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £528 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £435 £375
% change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.50 -

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 1235 1179 1724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.81% 34.85% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1014 1396
Median daily rate £500 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSL in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 June 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 13 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) IIS
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) SOAP
5 6 (46.15%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (38.46%) DevOps
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) CSS
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) Perl
6 5 (38.46%) C#
6 5 (38.46%) HTML
6 5 (38.46%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Perforce
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
7 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
7 4 (30.77%) jQuery
7 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
7 4 (30.77%) Ruby

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 7 (53.85%) IIS
2 4 (30.77%) nginx
2 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
4 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
4 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Akamai
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Murex Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Murex MxML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) SOAP
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) Java RMI
7 1 (7.69%) JavaBeans
7 1 (7.69%) JMS
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
7 1 (7.69%) Rendezvous
7 1 (7.69%) Spring
7 1 (7.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Task Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Wealth Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (38.46%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 3 (23.08%) VB
6 2 (15.38%) Korn
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (7.69%) AWK
7 1 (7.69%) C-shell
7 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Perforce
1 4 (30.77%) Splunk
2 3 (23.08%) Redback
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Canoo
4 1 (7.69%) Murex
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) TIBCO