Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 688 745
Rank change year-on-year -114 +57 -88
Contract jobs citing XSL 67 142 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 83 92
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £246 £263 £240
90th Percentile £575 £534 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £301
% change year-on-year +23.08% +8.15% -15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.75

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 32,119 29,815 31,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,889 20,628 21,659
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 336 547
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.20 £15.38 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.12 £52.00 £56.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.63 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.73% -0.32% +10.71%

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 February 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 19 February 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 -83 63 £469 +17.19% 36
UK excluding London -21 38 £400 +23.08% 28
London -95 27 £550 +30.95% 15
Midlands +15 16 £250 -
East Midlands - 15 £250 -
South East -14 11 £469 +13.64% 10
North of England +21 4 £525 +90.91% 8
East of England -27 4 £500 +115.05%
Wales - 4 £450 - 3
North East +41 2 £525 +10.53% 2
North West +3 2 - - 5
West Midlands +8 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 50 (74.63%) XML
2 45 (67.16%) SQL
3 44 (65.67%) Java
4 35 (52.24%) Oracle
5 33 (49.25%) XSD
6 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (47.76%) XPath
7 29 (43.28%) PL/SQL
8 27 (40.30%) Web Services
9 26 (38.81%) UML
9 26 (38.81%) SOA
9 26 (38.81%) JSON
10 25 (37.31%) Linux
10 25 (37.31%) SOAP
11 22 (32.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (31.34%) REST
13 18 (26.87%) HTML
13 18 (26.87%) EAI
13 18 (26.87%) Oracle Database
14 17 (25.37%) Eclipse
14 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
14 17 (25.37%) JUnit
14 17 (25.37%) Red Hat
15 16 (23.88%) Dell
15 16 (23.88%) CSS
15 16 (23.88%) JMS
15 16 (23.88%) Boomi
16 15 (22.39%) Unix
16 15 (22.39%) Hibernate
17 14 (20.90%) Finance

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 22 (32.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (11.94%) JBoss
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) nginx
4 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.99%) CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.99%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.99%) WordPress
6 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Magento
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) Boomi
2 11 (16.42%) OpenShift
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.46%) iPaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.99%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) GitHub
5 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) FTP
2 2 (2.99%) AMQP
3 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) Oracle Database
2 14 (20.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.97%) SQLPlus
5 3 (4.48%) MySQL
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.99%) GIS
6 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.99%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.99%) Redis
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Eclipse
1 17 (25.37%) JUnit
2 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
3 13 (19.40%) Ant
3 13 (19.40%) IntelliJ
3 13 (19.40%) Maven
3 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
3 13 (19.40%) Subversion
4 11 (16.42%) Checkstyle
4 11 (16.42%) XMLUnit
5 4 (5.97%) JIRA
6 3 (4.48%) Mockito
6 3 (4.48%) Vagrant
6 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
7 2 (2.99%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.99%) MSTest
7 2 (2.99%) NUnit
7 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Toad
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 15 (22.39%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Technical Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) SOA Developer
5 5 (7.46%) XML Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) EAI Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Magento Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) BPM Developer
8 2 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Informatica Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (74.63%) XML
2 33 (49.25%) XSD
3 27 (40.30%) Web Services
4 26 (38.81%) JSON
5 25 (37.31%) SOAP
6 21 (31.34%) REST
7 18 (26.87%) HTML
8 16 (23.88%) CSS
8 16 (23.88%) JMS
9 15 (22.39%) Hibernate
10 14 (20.90%) JDBC
11 12 (17.91%) Apache Camel
11 12 (17.91%) JavaBeans
12 11 (16.42%) XSLT
13 8 (11.94%) .NET
13 8 (11.94%) Drools
14 6 (8.96%) Ajax
14 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
14 6 (8.96%) XHTML
15 5 (7.46%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Derivative
3 3 (4.48%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Equities
5 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Linux
2 15 (22.39%) Unix
3 14 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows
5 2 (2.99%) CentOS
5 2 (2.99%) Fedora
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) SOA
2 26 (38.81%) UML
3 18 (26.87%) EAI
4 13 (19.40%) DevOps
5 12 (17.91%) OOA/OOD
5 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Code Coverage
6 11 (16.42%) Microservices
6 11 (16.42%) MVC
6 11 (16.42%) Sequence Diagram
6 11 (16.42%) Use Case
6 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
7 10 (14.93%) Fund Management
8 7 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Release Management
10 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.46%) OO
10 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 44 (65.67%) Java
3 32 (47.76%) XPath
4 29 (43.28%) PL/SQL
5 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
6 14 (20.90%) XQuery
7 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
8 10 (14.93%) T-SQL
9 8 (11.94%) C#
9 8 (11.94%) Python
10 5 (7.46%) C++
11 4 (5.97%) C
12 3 (4.48%) PHP
12 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.99%) ES6
13 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.99%) CDISC
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.99%) GxP
2 2 (2.99%) HL7
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) Oracle
2 17 (25.37%) Red Hat
3 16 (23.88%) Dell
4 8 (11.94%) Solace
4 8 (11.94%) Sybase
5 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.97%) Citrix
6 4 (5.97%) Northgate
7 3 (4.48%) IBM
7 3 (4.48%) Zend
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) Informatica
8 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.99%) webMethods
9 1 (1.49%) CA
9 1 (1.49%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (1.49%) Nintex
9 1 (1.49%) Pega
9 1 (1.49%) Splunk