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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
UK / England
Rank 548 528 462
Rank change year-on-year -20 -66  
Contract jobs citing XSL 29 84 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.61% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 58 87
Median daily rate £275 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.37% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -26.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
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 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 13018 13721 12913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.56% 28.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9027 9615 8469
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -14 12 £500 +20.48% 4
South East +8 5 £413 +10.00% 1
North West +22 4 £275 -15.38% 2
East of England -3 4 £225 -
West Midlands +13 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West -12 1 - - 3
XSL
UK

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for XSL.

1 111 (89.52%) XML
2 69 (55.65%) SQL
3 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (44.35%) JavaScript
5 52 (41.94%) HTML
5 52 (41.94%) Java
6 46 (37.10%) XSLT
6 46 (37.10%) Web Services
7 45 (36.29%) CSS
8 42 (33.87%) Oracle
9 37 (29.84%) MVC
9 37 (29.84%) Hibernate
10 34 (27.42%) SOAP
11 33 (26.61%) Spring
12 31 (25.00%) .NET
13 30 (24.19%) OO
13 30 (24.19%) REST
14 28 (22.58%) PL/SQL
15 27 (21.77%) C#
15 27 (21.77%) J2EE
15 27 (21.77%) SOA
16 26 (20.97%) AngularJS
16 26 (20.97%) RESTful
17 25 (20.16%) XSD
17 25 (20.16%) JSON
18 24 (19.35%) ITIL
18 24 (19.35%) SQL Server
19 23 (18.55%) Finance
20 22 (17.74%) UML
21 21 (16.94%) JSP

XSL
Top Related 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 21 (16.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (12.10%) IIS
3 9 (7.26%) Apache
4 8 (6.45%) Apache Solr
4 8 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.84%) JBoss
6 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.42%) CMS
8 3 (2.42%) Confluence
8 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.61%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.61%) nginx
9 2 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.81%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.84%) Magento
3 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.48%) SaaS
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.61%) Akamai
4 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) Office 365
4 2 (1.61%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.61%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.84%) SNMP
3 4 (3.23%) FTP
3 4 (3.23%) LDAP
4 3 (2.42%) HTTP
4 3 (2.42%) Internet
5 2 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (1.61%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.61%) SSL
6 1 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) Oracle Database
3 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 12 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (8.87%) MongoDB
5 11 (8.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.65%) MySQL
6 7 (5.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (5.65%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.03%) Redis
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.23%) Neo4j
8 4 (3.23%) OrientDB
9 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.61%) DB2
9 2 (1.61%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (8.06%) Eclipse
2 10 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.26%) JIRA
3 9 (7.26%) JUnit
4 7 (5.65%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.03%) FxCop
6 5 (4.03%) Log4j
6 5 (4.03%) ReSharper
6 5 (4.03%) StyleCop
6 5 (4.03%) Subversion
7 4 (3.23%) Ant
7 4 (3.23%) Checkstyle
7 4 (3.23%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.23%) Maven
7 4 (3.23%) Moq
7 4 (3.23%) XMLUnit
8 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (18.55%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Front Office
4 3 (2.42%) Publishing
5 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (56.45%) Developer
2 22 (17.74%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.52%) Architect
4 14 (11.29%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Java Architect
6 12 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.68%) ServiceNow Developer
7 11 (8.87%) Analyst
8 10 (8.06%) Applications Support
8 10 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (7.26%) Consultant
9 9 (7.26%) J2EE Architect
9 9 (7.26%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 9 (7.26%) VB.NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Software Architect
11 6 (4.84%) Java Technical Architect
11 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Consultant
11 6 (4.84%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.84%) XML Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (89.52%) XML
2 52 (41.94%) HTML
3 46 (37.10%) Web Services
3 46 (37.10%) XSLT
4 45 (36.29%) CSS
5 37 (29.84%) Hibernate
6 34 (27.42%) SOAP
7 33 (26.61%) Spring
8 31 (25.00%) .NET
9 30 (24.19%) REST
10 27 (21.77%) J2EE
11 26 (20.97%) AngularJS
11 26 (20.97%) RESTful
12 25 (20.16%) JSON
12 25 (20.16%) XSD
13 21 (16.94%) JSP
14 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET
14 18 (14.52%) Spring MVC
15 16 (12.90%) Apache Flex
16 15 (12.10%) BlazeDS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) CMDB
2 9 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.03%) EMV
5 4 (3.23%) Contactless
6 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) W3C
8 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Linux
2 10 (8.06%) Windows
3 9 (7.26%) Unix
4 7 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) MVC
3 30 (24.19%) OO
4 27 (21.77%) SOA
5 24 (19.35%) ITIL
6 22 (17.74%) UML
7 19 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (12.90%) DevOps
9 14 (11.29%) ITSM
9 14 (11.29%) Workflow
10 13 (10.48%) ITIL V3
10 13 (10.48%) Scrum
11 12 (9.68%) ArchiMate
11 12 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (9.68%) Software Architecture
11 12 (9.68%) TDD
12 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.87%) High Availability
13 9 (7.26%) Open Source
13 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (55.65%) SQL
2 55 (44.35%) JavaScript
3 52 (41.94%) Java
4 28 (22.58%) PL/SQL
5 27 (21.77%) C#
6 20 (16.13%) T-SQL
7 15 (12.10%) ActionScript
8 14 (11.29%) VB
9 11 (8.87%) VB.NET
10 10 (8.06%) VB6
11 7 (5.65%) PHP
12 6 (4.84%) VBScript
12 6 (4.84%) XPath
13 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.42%) C++
14 3 (2.42%) Python
15 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.61%) Tcl
15 2 (1.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) ISEB
1 8 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (2.42%) MCP
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.42%) PMP
3 3 (2.42%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.23%) Varnish
3 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.81%) Ansible
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Salt
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (33.87%) Oracle
2 18 (14.52%) Adobe
3 16 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 15 (12.10%) ServiceNow
5 14 (11.29%) Sybase
6 12 (9.68%) Remedy
7 11 (8.87%) BMC
7 11 (8.87%) HP
8 8 (6.45%) IBM
9 7 (5.65%) BEA
10 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
10 6 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (4.03%) SAP
11 5 (4.03%) Zend
12 2 (1.61%) Canoo
12 2 (1.61%) F5
12 2 (1.61%) Redback
12 2 (1.61%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.61%) Solace
13 1 (0.81%) WorldPay
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