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Subject: Re: [xsl] Off Topic : XSLT Jobs in USA
From: davep <davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:13:14 +0100

On 24/10/13 20:25, Mailing Lists Mail wrote:
Hi Wendell,
I have been in this list for a very very long time and had noticed a
lot of posters that come from USA. So this was something that got me
thinking that there probably are many programmers / jobs into XML/XSLT
in the USA, so thaz where the "huge presence" came from, also going by
the size of the country multiplied by the number of companies, it had
formed enough basis for my assumption... in UK/Aus, UK especially (
being a very small country) , I have seen a lot of people who ask for
Specialist XSLT/XML developers. Just when we think we have explored
"n" number of clients in the country, a totally "unheard of"  client
ends up calling for XSLT developers offering a very good rate.. This
keeps the contractors engaged and encouraged to be doing the XSLT
development..So that was what I was referring to when I said "enough
companies in USA " who are into the XSLT development.
USA as I hear is a "generalist" techy oriented place.. Where XSLT may
not be the core skill someone is looking for. Which makes me think
,why and how some generalist will keep himself abreast of technologies
like XSLT3 etc, if all he wants is a job anyone can do, mainly Java
J2EE development with some XML skills.. I am sure there are specialist
companies in the USA like mulberrytech, marklogic, IBM etc, who
probably do XML day in and day out/..but for some reason I don't see
them asking for people.

One slant on this, with  a UK bias.
Given n aspects to a workflow involving XML, XSLT, it is often
the XSLT skills that are hardest to find which may explain why
it receives emphasis in the adverts. If, in reality it is a minor
aspect,of the work, the interviewer is unlikely to know enough
to judge the interviewees level of expertise.

I wonder how many $employers still believe XSLT 1.0 is still


Dave Pawson

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