The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 382 344
Rank change year-on-year -2 -38  
Contract jobs citing XSL 18 44 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.092% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.62% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 51
Median daily rate £500 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.76% -1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £539 £550
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6789 7106 6491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.82% 31.86% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5320 4694
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSL in London

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSL in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSL in London

XSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSL in London

XSL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London -5 4 £500 -33.33% 1
XSL
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for XSL.

1 63 (86.30%) XML
2 41 (56.16%) JavaScript
3 38 (52.05%) SQL
4 34 (46.58%) Java
5 33 (45.21%) Web Services
5 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (39.73%) Oracle
7 26 (35.62%) HTML
7 26 (35.62%) MVC
7 26 (35.62%) Hibernate
8 23 (31.51%) J2EE
8 23 (31.51%) CSS
8 23 (31.51%) SOA
8 23 (31.51%) AngularJS
9 21 (28.77%) RESTful
9 21 (28.77%) XSLT
9 21 (28.77%) OO
9 21 (28.77%) Spring
10 20 (27.40%) JSON
10 20 (27.40%) UML
11 19 (26.03%) SOAP
12 18 (24.66%) PL/SQL
12 18 (24.66%) Adobe
12 18 (24.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (23.29%) REST
13 17 (23.29%) Spring MVC
14 16 (21.92%) Apache Flex
14 16 (21.92%) C#
15 15 (20.55%) ActionScript
15 15 (20.55%) .NET

XSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (24.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (16.44%) IIS
3 6 (8.22%) Apache
4 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.48%) CMS
5 4 (5.48%) JBoss
5 4 (5.48%) nginx
6 3 (4.11%) Apache Solr
6 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.11%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Confluence
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (4.11%) Magento
4 2 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) SaaS
2 5 (6.85%) Akamai
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) FTP
1 4 (5.48%) SNMP
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) LDAP
3 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.74%) SSL
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.11%) MySQL
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.74%) DB2
6 2 (2.74%) PowerPivot
6 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.74%) Redis
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.37%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
3 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.59%) JUnit
3 7 (9.59%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.22%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) Ant
5 4 (5.48%) Checkstyle
5 4 (5.48%) IntelliJ
5 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 4 (5.48%) XMLUnit
6 3 (4.11%) Subversion
6 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.74%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Front Office
4 3 (4.11%) Publishing
5 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Advertising
6 1 (1.37%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Architect
3 13 (17.81%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Java Architect
4 10 (13.70%) ServiceNow Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) Software Architect
7 6 (8.22%) J2EE Architect
7 6 (8.22%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) CRM Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Integration Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) ITSM Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Java Software Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (86.30%) XML
2 33 (45.21%) Web Services
3 26 (35.62%) Hibernate
3 26 (35.62%) HTML
4 23 (31.51%) AngularJS
4 23 (31.51%) CSS
4 23 (31.51%) J2EE
5 21 (28.77%) RESTful
5 21 (28.77%) Spring
5 21 (28.77%) XSLT
6 20 (27.40%) JSON
7 19 (26.03%) SOAP
8 17 (23.29%) REST
8 17 (23.29%) Spring MVC
9 16 (21.92%) Apache Flex
10 15 (20.55%) .NET
10 15 (20.55%) BlazeDS
11 12 (16.44%) XML Schema
12 11 (15.07%) XSD
13 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) CMDB
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) EMV
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) W3C
5 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) MVC
3 23 (31.51%) SOA
4 21 (28.77%) OO
5 20 (27.40%) UML
6 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (17.81%) Workflow
8 12 (16.44%) ArchiMate
8 12 (16.44%) DevOps
8 12 (16.44%) ITIL
8 12 (16.44%) ITSM
8 12 (16.44%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (16.44%) Software Architecture
9 11 (15.07%) ITIL V3
10 9 (12.33%) Data Modelling
10 9 (12.33%) Logical Data Model
10 9 (12.33%) Physical Data Model
10 9 (12.33%) Scrum
10 9 (12.33%) TOGAF
11 8 (10.96%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.16%) JavaScript
2 38 (52.05%) SQL
3 34 (46.58%) Java
4 18 (24.66%) PL/SQL
5 16 (21.92%) C#
6 15 (20.55%) ActionScript
7 9 (12.33%) T-SQL
8 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
9 6 (8.22%) VB
9 6 (8.22%) XPath
10 4 (5.48%) PHP
10 4 (5.48%) Python
10 4 (5.48%) Ruby
11 3 (4.11%) Perl
12 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.74%) VB6
12 2 (2.74%) XQuery
13 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.37%) ECMAScript
13 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) ISEB
1 8 (10.96%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) MCP
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.11%) PMP
3 3 (4.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Varnish
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Ansible
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.74%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) Oracle
2 18 (24.66%) Adobe
3 14 (19.18%) Sybase
4 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.81%) ServiceNow
5 10 (13.70%) BMC
5 10 (13.70%) HP
5 10 (13.70%) IBM
5 10 (13.70%) Remedy
6 5 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (6.85%) SAP
7 3 (4.11%) Perforce
7 3 (4.11%) Splunk
8 2 (2.74%) Canoo
8 2 (2.74%) F5
8 2 (2.74%) Redback
8 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.74%) Solace
8 2 (2.74%) Zend
9 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
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