Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 694 709
Rank change year-on-year -91 +15 -69
Contract jobs citing XSL 92 188 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 119 121
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +8.28%
10th Percentile £348 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £521 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.73% -27.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year - +41.73% -

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 33044 31776 32166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.34% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23329 22020 22052
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 363 552
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.36 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

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 November 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 14 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 November 2017. 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 -81 87 £500 +25.00% 17
UK excluding London -5 51 £425 +21.43% 8
London -93 37 £525 +23.53% 10
South East -9 15 £420 +12.00% 1
South West 0 13 £450 +38.46%
East of England -12 9 £438 +78.57% 3
Midlands +24 7 £375 -16.67%
North of England +35 5 £525 +58.49% 3
East Midlands +3 5 - -
Wales - 3 £450 - 1
North East +62 2 £525 +10.53% 1
North West +8 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire +23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 76 (82.61%) XML
2 55 (59.78%) SQL
3 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (51.09%) Java
5 46 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 45 (48.91%) Web Services
7 36 (39.13%) HTML
8 35 (38.04%) Oracle
8 35 (38.04%) XSD
9 32 (34.78%) SOAP
10 31 (33.70%) REST
11 30 (32.61%) JSON
12 27 (29.35%) XPath
12 27 (29.35%) CSS
13 23 (25.00%) PL/SQL
14 21 (22.83%) Scrum
15 20 (21.74%) Subversion
15 20 (21.74%) UML
15 20 (21.74%) JMS
15 20 (21.74%) SOA
16 19 (20.65%) JUnit
16 19 (20.65%) Hibernate
17 18 (19.57%) Workflow
17 18 (19.57%) Linux
17 18 (19.57%) Ajax
17 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
18 17 (18.48%) AngularJS
18 17 (18.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (18.48%) DevOps
18 17 (18.48%) 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 17 (18.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (10.87%) JBoss
3 8 (8.70%) IIS
4 5 (5.43%) GlassFish
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.35%) Apache
5 4 (4.35%) JCAPS
5 4 (4.35%) nginx
6 3 (3.26%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.09%) CMS
8 1 (1.09%) Confluence
8 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.26%) Magento
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) OpenShift
2 11 (11.96%) SaaS
3 7 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.35%) Boomi
5 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.09%) Akamai
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.09%) GitHub
6 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) FTP
2 3 (3.26%) AMQP
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.26%) MySQL
5 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Redis
5 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.17%) GIS
6 2 (2.17%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (21.74%) Subversion
2 19 (20.65%) JUnit
3 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
4 16 (17.39%) Ant
4 16 (17.39%) IntelliJ
4 16 (17.39%) Maven
5 15 (16.30%) Eclipse
5 15 (16.30%) SoapUI
6 13 (14.13%) Checkstyle
6 13 (14.13%) XMLUnit
7 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 8 (8.70%) JIRA
9 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
11 4 (4.35%) Mockito
11 4 (4.35%) Selenium
12 3 (3.26%) FxCop
12 3 (3.26%) Moq
12 3 (3.26%) StyleCop
12 3 (3.26%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (18.48%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Front Office
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (76.09%) Developer
2 21 (22.83%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.87%) .NET Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Architect
4 7 (7.61%) ServiceNow Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Applications Developer
5 6 (6.52%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.52%) Lead Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Pega Developer
6 5 (5.43%) SOA Developer
7 4 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) .NET Team Leader
8 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.26%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Lead .NET Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (82.61%) XML
2 45 (48.91%) Web Services
3 36 (39.13%) HTML
4 35 (38.04%) XSD
5 32 (34.78%) SOAP
6 31 (33.70%) REST
7 30 (32.61%) JSON
8 27 (29.35%) CSS
9 20 (21.74%) JMS
10 19 (20.65%) Hibernate
11 18 (19.57%) Ajax
12 17 (18.48%) AngularJS
13 16 (17.39%) .NET
14 15 (16.30%) JDBC
14 15 (16.30%) XHTML
15 13 (14.13%) Apache Camel
15 13 (14.13%) JavaBeans
15 13 (14.13%) XML Schema
16 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET
16 10 (10.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (8.70%) CMDB
4 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) Derivative
5 3 (3.26%) Equities
5 3 (3.26%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.26%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.17%) PKI
7 1 (1.09%) EMV
7 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.57%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Unix
3 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.17%) CentOS
4 2 (2.17%) Fedora
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Scrum
3 20 (21.74%) SOA
3 20 (21.74%) UML
4 18 (19.57%) Workflow
5 17 (18.48%) DevOps
6 16 (17.39%) Code Coverage
6 16 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 15 (16.30%) MVC
8 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (14.13%) ITIL
9 13 (14.13%) Sequence Diagram
9 13 (14.13%) Use Case
9 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
10 12 (13.04%) Fund Management
10 12 (13.04%) Kanban
10 12 (13.04%) Microservices
11 11 (11.96%) ITIL V3
11 11 (11.96%) Web Development
12 10 (10.87%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 55 (59.78%) SQL
2 47 (51.09%) Java
3 46 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 27 (29.35%) XPath
5 23 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 14 (15.22%) C#
7 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
8 9 (9.78%) Python
8 9 (9.78%) XQuery
9 5 (5.43%) C
9 5 (5.43%) C++
9 5 (5.43%) VB
10 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.35%) VBScript
11 3 (3.26%) Perl
11 3 (3.26%) PHP
11 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.09%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.26%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.17%) CDISC
2 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.17%) GxP
2 2 (2.17%) HL7
3 1 (1.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 35 (38.04%) Oracle
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.13%) ServiceNow
4 11 (11.96%) Sybase
5 10 (10.87%) Solace
6 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.43%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (5.43%) Pega
8 4 (4.35%) Dell
8 4 (4.35%) IBM
9 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.26%) HP
9 3 (3.26%) Zend
10 2 (2.17%) Adobe
10 2 (2.17%) Informatica
10 2 (2.17%) Perforce
10 2 (2.17%) Splunk
11 1 (1.09%) CA
11 1 (1.09%) Nintex
11 1 (1.09%) Sitecore