Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 789 724
Rank change year-on-year -34 -65 -14
Contract jobs citing XSL 71 92 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.091% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.28% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 118
UK median daily rate £461 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £348 £263
90th Percentile £556 £575 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +4.71% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £45.00

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 35,987 32,733 32,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.85% 32.27% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,384 23,100 22,314
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 374 373
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.15 £14.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +8.67% -

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XSL over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 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 -14 70 £473 -5.50% 26
UK excluding London -8 44 £445 +4.71% 21
London -3 27 £493 -6.19% 6
South East -10 26 £473 +12.50% 8
East of England -1 8 £425 -2.86% 7
North of England -14 6 £383 -27.14% 1
North East -4 3 £350 -33.33%
North West -15 3 £473 - 1
South West -36 2 - - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £475 - 1
Midlands -21 1 £475 +26.67% 3
Wales -28 1 £388 -13.89%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 59 (83.10%) XML
2 41 (57.75%) SQL
3 38 (53.52%) HTML
4 33 (46.48%) JavaScript
5 31 (43.66%) Web Services
6 30 (42.25%) Java
7 27 (38.03%) XSLT
7 27 (38.03%) CSS
8 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
8 26 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (29.58%) C#
10 20 (28.17%) SOAP
10 20 (28.17%) Oracle
11 19 (26.76%) XSD
12 18 (25.35%) .NET
12 18 (25.35%) Finance
13 17 (23.94%) Windows
14 14 (19.72%) Degree
14 14 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (18.31%) Ajax
15 13 (18.31%) PL/SQL
16 12 (16.90%) Spring
16 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
17 11 (15.49%) jQuery
17 11 (15.49%) J2EE
17 11 (15.49%) JUnit
17 11 (15.49%) Linux
17 11 (15.49%) MVC
17 11 (15.49%) SDLC
18 10 (14.08%) Boomi

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 9 (12.68%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (12.68%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.04%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.04%) CMS
2 5 (7.04%) JBoss
3 4 (5.63%) GlassFish
4 3 (4.23%) Alfresco
4 3 (4.23%) Liferay
4 3 (4.23%) Magnolia
5 2 (2.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Actimize
2 2 (2.82%) MetaTrader
3 1 (1.41%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Boomi
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) GitHub
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.41%) AtomSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DVB
1 4 (5.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.68%) SQLPlus
4 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
5 7 (9.86%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
6 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.04%) MySQL
8 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.23%) GIS
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.41%) OLTP
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.49%) JUnit
3 8 (11.27%) Maven
4 6 (8.45%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.45%) NUnit
4 6 (8.45%) Subversion
5 5 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.63%) NetBeans
6 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.23%) JIRA
8 2 (2.82%) Mockito
9 1 (1.41%) Grunt
9 1 (1.41%) gulp
9 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.41%) MSTest
9 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) C# Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Applications Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Architect
5 7 (9.86%) SQL Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) XML Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Angular Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) CMS Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Fraud Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Java Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (2.82%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (83.10%) XML
2 38 (53.52%) HTML
3 31 (43.66%) Web Services
4 27 (38.03%) CSS
4 27 (38.03%) XSLT
5 20 (28.17%) SOAP
6 19 (26.76%) XSD
7 18 (25.35%) .NET
8 13 (18.31%) Ajax
9 12 (16.90%) Spring
10 11 (15.49%) J2EE
10 11 (15.49%) jQuery
11 10 (14.08%) JSP
11 10 (14.08%) REST
12 8 (11.27%) .NET Framework
12 8 (11.27%) Hibernate
13 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
13 7 (9.86%) HTML5
14 6 (8.45%) Apache FOP
14 6 (8.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Fintech
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Linux
3 8 (11.27%) Unix
4 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.23%) Solaris
6 2 (2.82%) AIX
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.49%) MVC
2 11 (15.49%) SDLC
3 10 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (14.08%) Workflow
4 7 (9.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.86%) TDD
4 7 (9.86%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (8.45%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.04%) OO
6 5 (7.04%) OOD
6 5 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.04%) UML
6 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.63%) ETL
7 4 (5.63%) SOA
7 4 (5.63%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 41 (57.75%) SQL
2 33 (46.48%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.25%) Java
4 21 (29.58%) C#
5 13 (18.31%) PL/SQL
6 10 (14.08%) XPath
7 7 (9.86%) Python
7 7 (9.86%) XQuery
8 6 (8.45%) C++
9 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
9 5 (7.04%) VB
10 4 (5.63%) C
10 4 (5.63%) Dart
10 4 (5.63%) Tcl
10 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
11 3 (4.23%) Ruby
11 3 (4.23%) VB6
12 2 (2.82%) Java 8
12 2 (2.82%) Jython
12 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) HL7
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Oracle
2 10 (14.08%) Dell
3 9 (12.68%) Citrix
3 9 (12.68%) Northgate
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.63%) InterSystems
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.23%) Adobe
6 3 (4.23%) IBM
6 3 (4.23%) Telerik
7 2 (2.82%) HP
7 2 (2.82%) Tealium
8 1 (1.41%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.41%) Facebook
8 1 (1.41%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.41%) Perforce
8 1 (1.41%) Reuters
8 1 (1.41%) Sybase
8 1 (1.41%) Xamarin