Period
to 21 May 2018

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 6 months to 21 May 2018 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
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 790 721 748
Rank change year-on-year -69 +27 -127
Contract jobs citing XSL 95 97 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 89
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £239 £218 £273
90th Percentile £523 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +38.33% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £41.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.63

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,007 28,741 30,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.79% 31.90% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,236 19,860 20,981
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 354 441
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +7.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.09 £16.05 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.45 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

XSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XSL in the UK

XSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XSL in the UK

XSL
Top 12 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 6 months to 21 May 2018. 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
England -51 92 £400 -3.03% 38
UK excluding London -18 65 £415 +38.33% 25
London -84 31 £388 -22.50% 19
Midlands +14 21 £405 +39.66% 2
South East -22 21 £513 +24.24% 6
East of England +7 17 £400 +45.45% 3
East Midlands +12 15 £400 +37.93%
West Midlands -17 6 £488 - 2
North West -17 3 £425 +54.55% 5
North of England -22 3 £425 +54.55% 8
Wales - 2 £420 - 2
Scotland -44 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XSL.

1 69 (72.63%) XML
2 47 (49.47%) HTML
2 47 (49.47%) Linux
3 46 (48.42%) CSS
4 42 (44.21%) Java
4 42 (44.21%) SOAP
5 40 (42.11%) XSD
6 38 (40.00%) SQL
6 38 (40.00%) Oracle
6 38 (40.00%) Web Services
7 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
8 34 (35.79%) SOA
8 34 (35.79%) JSON
9 33 (34.74%) REST
10 32 (33.68%) Oracle Database
10 32 (33.68%) OO
11 31 (32.63%) MVC
12 30 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 28 (29.47%) MySQL
14 27 (28.42%) Unix
14 27 (28.42%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (27.37%) Relational Database
16 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
17 24 (25.26%) WSDL
18 23 (24.21%) .NET
18 23 (24.21%) RESTful
18 23 (24.21%) XPath
19 22 (23.16%) Eclipse
20 21 (22.11%) J2EE
20 21 (22.11%) C#

XSL
Co-occurring 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 30 (31.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (18.95%) WebLogic
3 13 (13.68%) Apache
3 13 (13.68%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (7.37%) nginx
5 6 (6.32%) CMS
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Alfresco
7 3 (3.16%) IIS
7 3 (3.16%) Liferay
7 3 (3.16%) Magnolia
7 3 (3.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
8 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.11%) WordPress
9 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Magento
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) Boomi
2 7 (7.37%) iPaaS
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.05%) Office 365
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) FTP
2 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.11%) Intranet
2 2 (2.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (33.68%) Oracle Database
2 28 (29.47%) MySQL
3 27 (28.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (27.37%) Relational Database
5 16 (16.84%) RDBMS
6 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (4.21%) SQLPlus
8 3 (3.16%) Jackrabbit
8 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.05%) Big Data
10 1 (1.05%) DataStage
10 1 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.05%) Power BI
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.16%) Eclipse
3 20 (21.05%) Maven
4 18 (18.95%) IntelliJ
4 18 (18.95%) JUnit
4 18 (18.95%) Subversion
5 17 (17.89%) SoapUI
6 15 (15.79%) XMLSpy
7 14 (14.74%) Cucumber
8 11 (11.58%) NUnit
9 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
10 9 (9.47%) MSTest
11 7 (7.37%) Grunt
11 7 (7.37%) gulp
11 7 (7.37%) Vagrant
12 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
13 3 (3.16%) Mockito
13 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
14 2 (2.11%) Toad
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (66.32%) Developer
2 14 (14.74%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.68%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Magento Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.42%) C# Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Middleware Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Lead Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Senior Magento Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Java Middleware Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.32%) WebLogic Developer
7 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (72.63%) XML
2 47 (49.47%) HTML
3 46 (48.42%) CSS
4 42 (44.21%) SOAP
5 40 (42.11%) XSD
6 38 (40.00%) Web Services
7 34 (35.79%) JSON
8 33 (34.74%) REST
9 24 (25.26%) WSDL
10 23 (24.21%) .NET
10 23 (24.21%) RESTful
11 21 (22.11%) J2EE
12 19 (20.00%) JDBC
12 19 (20.00%) Middleware
12 19 (20.00%) Spring
12 19 (20.00%) XHTML
13 18 (18.95%) JMS
14 17 (17.89%) Oracle Fusion
15 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET
15 16 (16.84%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Linux
2 27 (28.42%) Unix
3 14 (14.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.47%) Windows
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) SOA
2 32 (33.68%) OO
3 31 (32.63%) MVC
4 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (17.89%) TDD
6 16 (16.84%) BDD
7 14 (14.74%) DevOps
7 14 (14.74%) EAI
7 14 (14.74%) E-Commerce
8 13 (13.68%) OO PHP
8 13 (13.68%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (13.68%) UML
9 12 (12.63%) OOP
9 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.47%) Open Source
12 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Web Development
13 7 (7.37%) Analytics
13 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (44.21%) Java
2 38 (40.00%) SQL
3 35 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.21%) XPath
5 21 (22.11%) C#
6 16 (16.84%) PL/SQL
7 14 (14.74%) XQuery
8 13 (13.68%) PHP
9 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
10 7 (7.37%) TypeScript
11 4 (4.21%) ES6
12 3 (3.16%) Groovy
12 3 (3.16%) Python
13 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.11%) VBA
13 2 (2.11%) VBScript
14 1 (1.05%) C
14 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.05%) VB
14 1 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) Degree
3 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) ISEB
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (40.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.84%) Dell
3 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
4 13 (13.68%) Zend
5 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix
7 4 (4.21%) Northgate
8 3 (3.16%) Adobe
8 3 (3.16%) CA
8 3 (3.16%) IBM
8 3 (3.16%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.16%) Tealium
9 2 (2.11%) Splunk
9 2 (2.11%) webMethods
10 1 (1.05%) HP
10 1 (1.05%) RedGate
10 1 (1.05%) Teradata