Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 756 745
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11 -92
Contract jobs citing XSL 101 106 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 106
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.56% +0.06%
10th Percentile £338 £269 £300
90th Percentile £538 £573 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £44.75
10th Percentile £24.86 - £44.33
90th Percentile £43.75 - £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £44.75

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 35,252 31,010 31,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.46% 32.41% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,904 21,394 22,142
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £293
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +5.75% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 384 386
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +11.11% -2.70%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XSL in the UK

XSL
Top 11 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 16 August 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 -62 100 £425 +0.59% 23
UK excluding London -9 71 £450 +20.00% 20
South East +5 33 £475 +13.10% 6
London -28 31 £400 -20.00% 4
East of England -1 23 £408 +8.67% 2
Midlands +2 11 £475 +32.87% 5
East Midlands +6 6 £475 +63.79% 3
West Midlands -21 5 £550 +29.41% 2
North of England -10 3 £425 +41.67% 3
North West - 3 £425 - 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 78 (77.23%) XML
2 53 (52.48%) HTML
3 49 (48.51%) CSS
4 47 (46.53%) JavaScript
4 47 (46.53%) Web Services
5 42 (41.58%) XSD
6 41 (40.59%) SQL
7 39 (38.61%) Linux
8 35 (34.65%) OO
8 35 (34.65%) SOAP
9 34 (33.66%) Java
10 32 (31.68%) MVC
11 31 (30.69%) Oracle
12 30 (29.70%) MySQL
13 29 (28.71%) C#
14 27 (26.73%) .NET
14 27 (26.73%) SQL Server
14 27 (26.73%) SOA
14 27 (26.73%) Git (software)
15 26 (25.74%) JSON
15 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (25.74%) REST
15 26 (25.74%) Oracle Database
15 26 (25.74%) Relational Database
16 24 (23.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (23.76%) Maven
16 24 (23.76%) RESTful
16 24 (23.76%) J2EE
17 23 (22.77%) XHTML
18 22 (21.78%) Unix

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 24 (23.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (16.83%) WebLogic
3 13 (12.87%) Apache
3 13 (12.87%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (8.91%) CMS
5 8 (7.92%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.93%) nginx
7 6 (5.94%) Alfresco
7 6 (5.94%) Liferay
7 6 (5.94%) Magnolia
8 5 (4.95%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (2.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (2.97%) IIS
11 2 (1.98%) Apache Solr
11 2 (1.98%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.98%) JBoss
11 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.99%) Confluence
12 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Boomi
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.97%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.98%) DVB
2 2 (1.98%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.98%) Intranet
2 2 (1.98%) Network Security
2 2 (1.98%) SNMP
3 1 (0.99%) FTP
3 1 (0.99%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.70%) MySQL
2 27 (26.73%) SQL Server
3 26 (25.74%) Oracle Database
3 26 (25.74%) Relational Database
4 21 (20.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (13.86%) RDBMS
6 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
7 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.96%) SQLPlus
10 3 (2.97%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Git (software)
2 24 (23.76%) Maven
3 22 (21.78%) JUnit
4 21 (20.79%) Eclipse
4 21 (20.79%) Subversion
5 19 (18.81%) IntelliJ
6 16 (15.84%) SoapUI
7 15 (14.85%) XMLSpy
8 14 (13.86%) Cucumber
9 13 (12.87%) NUnit
10 12 (11.88%) Visual Studio
11 8 (7.92%) Grunt
11 8 (7.92%) gulp
11 8 (7.92%) MSTest
12 7 (6.93%) Vagrant
13 5 (4.95%) Mockito
13 5 (4.95%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
14 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
14 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Billing
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (69.31%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.87%) Magento Developer
4 12 (11.88%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.88%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Analyst
6 9 (8.91%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Lead Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Magento Developer
8 7 (6.93%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.93%) XML Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Java Middleware Developer
9 6 (5.94%) WebLogic Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Lead Java Developer
11 4 (3.96%) C# Web Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (77.23%) XML
2 53 (52.48%) HTML
3 49 (48.51%) CSS
4 47 (46.53%) Web Services
5 42 (41.58%) XSD
6 35 (34.65%) SOAP
7 27 (26.73%) .NET
8 26 (25.74%) JSON
8 26 (25.74%) REST
9 24 (23.76%) J2EE
9 24 (23.76%) RESTful
10 23 (22.77%) XHTML
11 22 (21.78%) Spring
11 22 (21.78%) WSDL
12 19 (18.81%) Middleware
13 18 (17.82%) jQuery
14 17 (16.83%) Oracle Fusion
15 16 (15.84%) HTML5
15 16 (15.84%) JAXB
15 16 (15.84%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Clustering
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) NHS
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) Fintech
5 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (38.61%) Linux
2 22 (21.78%) Unix
3 15 (14.85%) Windows
4 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) OO
2 32 (31.68%) MVC
3 27 (26.73%) SOA
4 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.79%) TDD
6 18 (17.82%) BDD
7 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce
8 13 (12.87%) OO PHP
9 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.90%) OOP
10 10 (9.90%) Web Development
11 9 (8.91%) Open Source
11 9 (8.91%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (7.92%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.93%) Analytics
13 7 (6.93%) DevOps
13 7 (6.93%) SDLC
13 7 (6.93%) Software Engineering
13 7 (6.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 47 (46.53%) JavaScript
2 41 (40.59%) SQL
3 34 (33.66%) Java
4 29 (28.71%) C#
5 13 (12.87%) PHP
5 13 (12.87%) XPath
6 10 (9.90%) PL/SQL
7 8 (7.92%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.94%) XQuery
9 5 (4.95%) Python
10 4 (3.96%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.97%) C++
11 3 (2.97%) Groovy
11 3 (2.97%) VB
11 3 (2.97%) VB6
12 2 (1.98%) C
12 2 (1.98%) Tcl
12 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
2 5 (4.95%) HL7
3 2 (1.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (30.69%) Oracle
2 13 (12.87%) Zend
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.91%) Dell
5 5 (4.95%) Citrix
5 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.96%) Adobe
6 4 (3.96%) InterSystems
6 4 (3.96%) Northgate
7 3 (2.97%) CA
7 3 (2.97%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) Tealium
8 2 (1.98%) Splunk
9 1 (0.99%) Facebook
9 1 (0.99%) Google
9 1 (0.99%) IBM
9 1 (0.99%) RedGate
9 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.99%) Teradata
9 1 (0.99%) Xamarin