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 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 584 522
Rank change year-on-year +37 -62  
Contract jobs citing XSL 60 67 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.44% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 86
Median daily rate £400 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £435 £375
% change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00%  
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 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 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 June 2017.

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 26 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 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
England +29 59 £400 -8.04% 12
London -28 27 £525 +20.68% 5
South West +16 13 £375 -13.79%
City of London +2 10 £500 +17.64% 3
East of England - 10 £375 - 2
Bristol +3 8 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £400 -
Devon - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 1
Exeter - 4 £450 -
Bradford - 3 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £288 - 1
South East +24 2 £425 +70.00% 2
Luton - 2 £388 -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £290 -31.80%
West Sussex - 1 £425 - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £290 -
Reading - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Leicester - 1 £290 -
Bath - 1 - -

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

1 90 (95.74%) XML
2 56 (59.57%) SQL
3 47 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 44 (46.81%) HTML
4 44 (46.81%) Java
5 41 (43.62%) .NET
6 36 (38.30%) CSS
7 32 (34.04%) Web Services
8 31 (32.98%) SOAP
9 28 (29.79%) C#
9 28 (29.79%) Oracle
9 28 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (27.66%) REST
11 25 (26.60%) Finance
11 25 (26.60%) XSLT
12 23 (24.47%) MVC
13 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
14 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
15 19 (20.21%) XSD
16 18 (19.15%) jQuery
17 17 (18.09%) Spring
17 17 (18.09%) Hibernate
17 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET
18 16 (17.02%) IIS
18 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
19 15 (15.96%) JSP
19 15 (15.96%) JSON
20 14 (14.89%) Banking
20 14 (14.89%) IBM

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 16 (17.02%) IIS
2 9 (9.57%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.45%) nginx
5 5 (5.32%) GlassFish
5 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.26%) JCAPS
6 4 (4.26%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.19%) CMS
7 3 (3.19%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (2.13%) Apache
8 2 (2.13%) JBoss
8 2 (2.13%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.06%) Confluence
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) AutoCAD
1 2 (2.13%) Siemens NX
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.06%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.06%) RMDS
3 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.38%) Akamai
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Internet
2 4 (4.26%) SNMP
2 4 (4.26%) SSL
2 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.19%) Firewall
3 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 3 (3.19%) SSH
4 2 (2.13%) Telnet
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) FTP
5 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.06%) Redis
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (22.34%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.70%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.45%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.38%) Maven
6 5 (5.32%) JIRA
6 5 (5.32%) Subversion
7 4 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.19%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.19%) Moq
8 3 (3.19%) NUnit
9 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.13%) JUnit
9 2 (2.13%) MSTest
9 2 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.13%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.13%) StyleCop
General
1 25 (26.60%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Front Office
4 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Advertising
6 2 (2.13%) Hungarian Language
6 2 (2.13%) Local Government
6 2 (2.13%) Publishing
6 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Law
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (68.09%) Developer
2 24 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.89%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.70%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Analyst
5 8 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Applications Support
6 7 (7.45%) Architect
7 5 (5.32%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Lead .NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.26%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (4.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (95.74%) XML
2 44 (46.81%) HTML
3 41 (43.62%) .NET
4 36 (38.30%) CSS
5 32 (34.04%) Web Services
6 31 (32.98%) SOAP
7 26 (27.66%) REST
8 25 (26.60%) XSLT
9 19 (20.21%) XSD
10 18 (19.15%) jQuery
11 17 (18.09%) ASP.NET
11 17 (18.09%) Hibernate
11 17 (18.09%) Spring
12 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
13 15 (15.96%) JSON
13 15 (15.96%) JSP
14 13 (13.83%) Ajax
14 13 (13.83%) RESTful
15 11 (11.70%) Java EE
16 10 (10.64%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) User Experience
3 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.19%) DataPower
4 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.19%) NHS
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
5 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.13%) Social Media
5 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Equities
6 1 (1.06%) Fintech
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.47%) MVC
3 12 (12.77%) DevOps
3 12 (12.77%) Web Development
4 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.64%) SOA
6 9 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.57%) TDD
6 9 (9.57%) Wealth Management
7 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.51%) OO
7 8 (8.51%) Scrum
7 8 (8.51%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (8.51%) UML
7 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.45%) Task Automation
8 7 (7.45%) Validation
9 6 (6.38%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 56 (59.57%) SQL
2 47 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 44 (46.81%) Java
4 28 (29.79%) C#
5 13 (13.83%) PL/SQL
5 13 (13.83%) VB
6 11 (11.70%) T-SQL
7 9 (9.57%) VB.NET
8 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.45%) Perl
9 7 (7.45%) Python
10 6 (6.38%) Ruby
10 6 (6.38%) XPath
11 5 (5.32%) VB6
12 3 (3.19%) ActionScript
12 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.13%) C
13 2 (2.13%) C++
13 2 (2.13%) Tcl
13 2 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) MCP
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.26%) PMI Certification
1 4 (4.26%) PMP
2 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) ISEB
2 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
2 5 (5.32%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.38%) Ansible
3 2 (2.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Oracle
2 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.89%) IBM
4 7 (7.45%) Adobe
4 7 (7.45%) Perforce
5 6 (6.38%) Splunk
6 5 (5.32%) BEA
6 5 (5.32%) Sitecore
6 5 (5.32%) Sybase
7 3 (3.19%) FatWire
7 3 (3.19%) Interwoven
7 3 (3.19%) Lotus
7 3 (3.19%) OpenText
7 3 (3.19%) Percussion
7 3 (3.19%) Redback
7 3 (3.19%) Vignette
8 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.13%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.13%) webMethods