The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
UK
Rank 575 545 488
Rank change year-on-year -30 -57  
Contract jobs citing XSL 34 96 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.65% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 66 89
Median daily rate £275 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XSL in the UK

XSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSL over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSL in the UK

XSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSL in the UK

XSL
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XSL within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England -14 32 £275 -31.25% 10
London +1 14 £475 +14.45% 3
South East +17 6 £413 +10.00% 1
North West +30 4 £275 -15.38% 2
East of England -1 4 £225 -
Lancashire - 4 £275 -
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £225 -
City of London +6 3 £500 -33.33%
Dunstable - 3 £235 -
Staines - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Scotland +15 2 - -
West Midlands +12 2 - - 1
Aberdeen 0 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £413 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £413 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
South West -12 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £225 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

XSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for XSL.

1 120 (90.23%) XML
2 74 (55.64%) SQL
3 65 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 61 (45.86%) HTML
6 60 (45.11%) Java
7 50 (37.59%) XSLT
8 49 (36.84%) CSS
9 48 (36.09%) Web Services
10 44 (33.08%) Oracle
11 38 (28.57%) MVC
11 38 (28.57%) Hibernate
12 35 (26.32%) Spring
13 34 (25.56%) SOAP
14 33 (24.81%) .NET
15 32 (24.06%) OO
16 31 (23.31%) SOA
17 30 (22.56%) REST
18 29 (21.80%) J2EE
18 29 (21.80%) PL/SQL
18 29 (21.80%) C#
19 28 (21.05%) JSON
19 28 (21.05%) RESTful
19 28 (21.05%) AngularJS
20 26 (19.55%) Finance
20 26 (19.55%) SQL Server
20 26 (19.55%) XSD
21 23 (17.29%) ITIL
21 23 (17.29%) UML
22 22 (16.54%) JSP

XSL
Top Related IT Skills 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 22 (16.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (11.28%) IIS
3 9 (6.77%) Apache
4 8 (6.02%) Apache Solr
4 8 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (6.02%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.51%) JBoss
6 5 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.26%) CMS
8 3 (2.26%) Confluence
8 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.50%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.50%) nginx
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
2 3 (2.26%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.75%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.75%) HipChat
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.51%) Magento
3 3 (2.26%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) SaaS
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.50%) Akamai
4 2 (1.50%) IaaS
4 2 (1.50%) Office 365
4 2 (1.50%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.51%) SNMP
3 4 (3.01%) FTP
3 4 (3.01%) LDAP
4 3 (2.26%) HTTP
4 3 (2.26%) Internet
5 2 (1.50%) DNS
5 2 (1.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.28%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (9.77%) NoSQL
5 12 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (9.02%) MongoDB
5 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (8.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (5.26%) MySQL
7 7 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.76%) Redis
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.01%) Neo4j
9 4 (3.01%) OrientDB
9 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.50%) DB2
10 2 (1.50%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.02%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (7.52%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.77%) JIRA
4 9 (6.77%) JUnit
5 7 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.51%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.51%) Maven
6 6 (4.51%) Subversion
7 5 (3.76%) FxCop
7 5 (3.76%) Log4j
7 5 (3.76%) ReSharper
7 5 (3.76%) StyleCop
8 4 (3.01%) Ant
8 4 (3.01%) Checkstyle
8 4 (3.01%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.01%) Moq
8 4 (3.01%) XMLUnit
9 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Front Office
3 4 (3.01%) Publishing
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Automotive
5 2 (1.50%) Billing
5 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (56.39%) Developer
2 23 (17.29%) .NET Developer
3 21 (15.79%) Architect
4 17 (12.78%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.77%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.77%) Java Architect
6 11 (8.27%) Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.27%) ServiceNow Developer
7 10 (7.52%) Applications Support
8 9 (6.77%) Consultant
8 9 (6.77%) J2EE Architect
8 9 (6.77%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 9 (6.77%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (6.02%) XML Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Software Architect
11 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Java Technical Architect
11 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Consultant
11 6 (4.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (90.23%) XML
2 61 (45.86%) HTML
3 50 (37.59%) XSLT
4 49 (36.84%) CSS
5 48 (36.09%) Web Services
6 38 (28.57%) Hibernate
7 35 (26.32%) Spring
8 34 (25.56%) SOAP
9 33 (24.81%) .NET
10 30 (22.56%) REST
11 29 (21.80%) J2EE
12 28 (21.05%) AngularJS
12 28 (21.05%) JSON
12 28 (21.05%) RESTful
13 26 (19.55%) XSD
14 22 (16.54%) JSP
15 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET
16 18 (13.53%) Spring MVC
17 16 (12.03%) Apache Flex
18 15 (11.28%) BlazeDS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) CMDB
2 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.76%) EMV
5 4 (3.01%) Contactless
5 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.26%) NHS
6 3 (2.26%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.26%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) W3C
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.04%) Linux
2 13 (9.77%) Unix
2 13 (9.77%) Windows
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.57%) MVC
3 32 (24.06%) OO
4 31 (23.31%) SOA
5 23 (17.29%) ITIL
5 23 (17.29%) UML
6 19 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (12.78%) Scrum
8 16 (12.03%) DevOps
8 16 (12.03%) Workflow
9 13 (9.77%) ITSM
10 12 (9.02%) ArchiMate
10 12 (9.02%) Data Modelling
10 12 (9.02%) ITIL V3
10 12 (9.02%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (9.02%) Software Architecture
10 12 (9.02%) TDD
11 11 (8.27%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.27%) High Availability
12 10 (7.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 74 (55.64%) SQL
2 63 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 60 (45.11%) Java
4 29 (21.80%) C#
4 29 (21.80%) PL/SQL
5 20 (15.04%) T-SQL
6 15 (11.28%) ActionScript
7 14 (10.53%) VB
8 12 (9.02%) VB.NET
9 10 (7.52%) VB6
9 10 (7.52%) XPath
10 7 (5.26%) PHP
11 6 (4.51%) C++
11 6 (4.51%) VBScript
12 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
12 5 (3.76%) Tcl
13 3 (2.26%) C
13 3 (2.26%) Python
13 3 (2.26%) XQuery
14 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Degree
2 8 (6.02%) ISEB
2 8 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.26%) MCP
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.26%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.26%) PMP
3 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.01%) Varnish
3 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Salt
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 44 (33.08%) Oracle
2 18 (13.53%) Adobe
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.53%) ServiceNow
4 14 (10.53%) Sybase
5 11 (8.27%) Remedy
6 10 (7.52%) BMC
6 10 (7.52%) HP
7 9 (6.77%) IBM
8 7 (5.26%) BEA
9 6 (4.51%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (3.76%) SAP
10 5 (3.76%) Zend
11 4 (3.01%) webMethods
12 2 (1.50%) Canoo
12 2 (1.50%) F5
12 2 (1.50%) Redback
12 2 (1.50%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.50%) Solace
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