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 3 months to 22 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)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 571 524
Rank change year-on-year +42 -47  
Contract jobs citing XSL 61 66 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 72
Median daily rate £400 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.50 -
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
London -2 29 £525 +23.52% 5
South West +18 12 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England - 10 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 1
South East +16 3 £425 +70.00% 2
East Midlands -10 1 £290 -31.80%
XSL
UK

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

1 88 (95.65%) XML
2 55 (59.78%) SQL
3 45 (48.91%) JavaScript
4 43 (46.74%) HTML
5 42 (45.65%) .NET
6 41 (44.57%) Java
7 37 (40.22%) CSS
8 30 (32.61%) SOAP
9 29 (31.52%) Web Services
10 28 (30.43%) C#
10 28 (30.43%) Oracle
11 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (27.17%) Finance
12 25 (27.17%) REST
13 23 (25.00%) XSLT
13 23 (25.00%) MVC
14 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
15 19 (20.65%) XSD
15 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
15 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
16 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
16 18 (19.57%) jQuery
17 17 (18.48%) Hibernate
17 17 (18.48%) Spring
17 17 (18.48%) IIS
18 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
19 15 (16.30%) JSP
19 15 (16.30%) JSON
20 14 (15.22%) Ajax
20 14 (15.22%) Banking

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 (18.48%) IIS
2 10 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.61%) nginx
5 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.35%) GlassFish
6 4 (4.35%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.26%) CMS
7 3 (3.26%) CoreMedia CMS
7 3 (3.26%) JBoss
7 3 (3.26%) JCAPS
8 2 (2.17%) Apache
8 2 (2.17%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.09%) Confluence
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.09%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) RMDS
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.52%) Akamai
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.09%) GitHub
4 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
1 5 (5.43%) SSL
1 5 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.35%) SNMP
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.26%) HTTP
3 3 (3.26%) SSH
4 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.17%) Telnet
5 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.09%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.09%) DB2
8 1 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (20.65%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.52%) Maven
4 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.43%) JIRA
6 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.35%) Subversion
6 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.26%) Moq
7 3 (3.26%) NUnit
8 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.17%) FxCop
8 2 (2.17%) JUnit
8 2 (2.17%) MSTest
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.17%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.17%) StyleCop
General
1 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 14 (15.22%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Front Office
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
6 2 (2.17%) Advertising
6 2 (2.17%) Hungarian Language
6 2 (2.17%) Local Government
6 2 (2.17%) Publishing
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (67.39%) Developer
2 24 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.96%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.43%) Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.35%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (95.65%) XML
2 43 (46.74%) HTML
3 42 (45.65%) .NET
4 37 (40.22%) CSS
5 30 (32.61%) SOAP
6 29 (31.52%) Web Services
7 25 (27.17%) REST
8 23 (25.00%) XSLT
9 19 (20.65%) XSD
10 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
10 18 (19.57%) jQuery
11 17 (18.48%) Hibernate
11 17 (18.48%) Spring
12 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
13 15 (16.30%) JSON
13 15 (16.30%) JSP
14 14 (15.22%) Ajax
15 13 (14.13%) RESTful
16 11 (11.96%) Java EE
17 10 (10.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.70%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.26%) DataPower
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) NHS
4 3 (3.26%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.17%) Social Media
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Equities
6 1 (1.09%) Fintech
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Unix
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) MVC
3 12 (13.04%) DevOps
3 12 (13.04%) Web Development
4 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.78%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.78%) TDD
5 9 (9.78%) Wealth Management
6 8 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (8.70%) OO
6 8 (8.70%) Scrum
6 8 (8.70%) SOA
6 8 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (8.70%) UML
6 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.61%) Task Automation
8 6 (6.52%) Build Automation
8 6 (6.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.78%) SQL
2 45 (48.91%) JavaScript
3 41 (44.57%) Java
4 28 (30.43%) C#
5 14 (15.22%) VB
6 13 (14.13%) PL/SQL
7 11 (11.96%) T-SQL
8 10 (10.87%) VB.NET
9 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.61%) Perl
10 7 (7.61%) Python
11 6 (6.52%) Ruby
11 6 (6.52%) VB6
12 4 (4.35%) XPath
13 3 (3.26%) ActionScript
13 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.17%) Korn
14 2 (2.17%) VBScript
15 1 (1.09%) AWK
15 1 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) MCP
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
1 4 (4.35%) PMP
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) ISEB
2 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.52%) Ansible
3 2 (2.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 28 (30.43%) Oracle
2 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.22%) IBM
4 7 (7.61%) Adobe
4 7 (7.61%) Perforce
5 6 (6.52%) Splunk
6 5 (5.43%) BEA
6 5 (5.43%) Sitecore
6 5 (5.43%) Sybase
7 3 (3.26%) FatWire
7 3 (3.26%) Interwoven
7 3 (3.26%) Lotus
7 3 (3.26%) OpenText
7 3 (3.26%) Percussion
7 3 (3.26%) Redback
7 3 (3.26%) Vignette
8 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
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