Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XSL over the 6 months to 22 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 680 708
Rank change year-on-year -84 +28 -89
Contract jobs citing XSL 87 186 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.62% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 120 110
England median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £521 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.73% -27.43%
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year - +41.73% -27.43%

XSL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30685 30052 29794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 30.68% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21840 20981 20650
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 344 501
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.73 £14.56 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XSL in England

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSL in England

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSL in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSL in England

XSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSL in England

XSL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -105 37 £525 +23.53% 11
South East 0 15 £420 +12.00% 1
South West +14 13 £450 +38.46%
East of England -21 9 £438 +88.17% 3
Midlands +28 7 £375 -16.67%
North of England +53 5 £525 +58.49% 3
East Midlands -1 5 - -
North East +65 2 £525 +10.53% 1
North West -3 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
XSL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for XSL.

1 71 (81.61%) XML
2 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (58.62%) SQL
3 43 (49.43%) Java
4 42 (48.28%) JavaScript
4 42 (48.28%) Web Services
5 36 (41.38%) HTML
6 32 (36.78%) Oracle
6 32 (36.78%) SOAP
7 31 (35.63%) XSD
7 31 (35.63%) REST
8 27 (31.03%) JSON
8 27 (31.03%) CSS
9 24 (27.59%) XPath
10 21 (24.14%) Scrum
11 20 (22.99%) UML
11 20 (22.99%) SOA
12 19 (21.84%) PL/SQL
13 18 (20.69%) Ajax
14 17 (19.54%) Subversion
14 17 (19.54%) JMS
14 17 (19.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (19.54%) DevOps
15 16 (18.39%) JUnit
15 16 (18.39%) Hibernate
15 16 (18.39%) Code Coverage
16 15 (17.24%) Workflow
16 15 (17.24%) JDBC
16 15 (17.24%) .NET
16 15 (17.24%) Eclipse

XSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (19.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (11.49%) JBoss
3 8 (9.20%) IIS
4 5 (5.75%) GlassFish
4 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.60%) Apache
5 4 (4.60%) JCAPS
5 4 (4.60%) nginx
6 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.15%) CMS
7 1 (1.15%) Confluence
7 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.45%) Magento
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) OpenShift
2 11 (12.64%) SaaS
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) Boomi
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) Akamai
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) FTP
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle Database
1 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) Redis
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.30%) GIS
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Subversion
2 16 (18.39%) JUnit
3 15 (17.24%) Eclipse
3 15 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 15 (17.24%) SoapUI
4 13 (14.94%) Ant
4 13 (14.94%) Checkstyle
4 13 (14.94%) IntelliJ
4 13 (14.94%) Maven
4 13 (14.94%) XMLUnit
5 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.75%) JIRA
7 5 (5.75%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.60%) Selenium
9 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.45%) FxCop
9 3 (3.45%) Moq
9 3 (3.45%) StyleCop
9 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (17.24%) Banking
2 13 (14.94%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Local Government
5 2 (2.30%) Front Office
5 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (74.71%) Developer
2 18 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.49%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.05%) Architect
4 7 (8.05%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 6 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Pega Developer
6 5 (5.75%) SOA Developer
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Team Leader
8 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Lead .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.45%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (81.61%) XML
2 42 (48.28%) Web Services
3 36 (41.38%) HTML
4 32 (36.78%) SOAP
5 31 (35.63%) REST
5 31 (35.63%) XSD
6 27 (31.03%) CSS
6 27 (31.03%) JSON
7 18 (20.69%) Ajax
8 17 (19.54%) JMS
9 16 (18.39%) Hibernate
10 15 (17.24%) .NET
10 15 (17.24%) JDBC
10 15 (17.24%) XHTML
11 14 (16.09%) AngularJS
12 13 (14.94%) Apache Camel
12 13 (14.94%) JavaBeans
12 13 (14.94%) XML Schema
13 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
13 10 (11.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.20%) CMDB
4 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Derivative
5 3 (3.45%) Equities
5 3 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) EMV
7 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) Unix
3 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.30%) CentOS
4 2 (2.30%) Fedora
5 1 (1.15%) Windows
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.14%) Scrum
3 20 (22.99%) SOA
3 20 (22.99%) UML
4 17 (19.54%) DevOps
5 16 (18.39%) Code Coverage
6 15 (17.24%) Workflow
7 14 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.94%) ITIL
8 13 (14.94%) Sequence Diagram
8 13 (14.94%) Unit Testing
8 13 (14.94%) Use Case
8 13 (14.94%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.79%) Fund Management
9 12 (13.79%) Kanban
9 12 (13.79%) Microservices
9 12 (13.79%) MVC
10 11 (12.64%) ITIL V3
10 11 (12.64%) Web Development
11 10 (11.49%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 51 (58.62%) SQL
2 43 (49.43%) Java
3 42 (48.28%) JavaScript
4 24 (27.59%) XPath
5 19 (21.84%) PL/SQL
6 12 (13.79%) C#
6 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.34%) Python
7 9 (10.34%) XQuery
8 5 (5.75%) C++
9 4 (4.60%) C
9 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.60%) VB
10 3 (3.45%) Perl
10 3 (3.45%) PHP
10 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.45%) VBScript
11 1 (1.15%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.15%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.15%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.30%) CDISC
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) GxP
2 2 (2.30%) HL7
3 1 (1.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) Ansible
2 1 (1.15%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 32 (36.78%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.94%) ServiceNow
3 11 (12.64%) Sybase
4 10 (11.49%) Solace
5 9 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.75%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (5.75%) Pega
7 4 (4.60%) Dell
7 4 (4.60%) IBM
8 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.45%) Zend
9 2 (2.30%) Adobe
9 2 (2.30%) HP
9 2 (2.30%) Informatica
9 2 (2.30%) Perforce
9 2 (2.30%) Splunk
10 1 (1.15%) CA
10 1 (1.15%) IBM Sterling
10 1 (1.15%) Sitecore