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Subject: Re: [xsl] Off Topic : XSLT Jobs in USA
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:52:43 -0700

> Quick search on seek.com.au right now yields 86 jobs Australia wide,
> and a *lot* of them are integration systems / middleware systems

AFAI remember Australia from 2006, this means that there are 80+
recruitment agencies, each advertising the same job ...


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:58 PM, Alexander Johannesen
<alexander.johannesen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hiya,
> Hmm, there's a host of enterprise systems that still use XSLT 1.0,
> some with some extensions, but mostly simple stuff. A lot of CMS
> systems still use it, but it's rare to find XSLT high on the list of
> skills people want.
> Quick search on seek.com.au right now yields 86 jobs Australia wide,
> and a *lot* of them are integration systems / middleware systems. I
> know the National Library uses some (because I injected it :) ), but
> I've yet to find a job that really needs XSLT as a core skill, or even
> important; most will say exposure to it, or some knowledge or
> experience in it. Which makes it a bit hard for a pro to sell it.
> Let me put it this way; XSLT is a nice to have rather than a must-have
> on every single job I've ever had.
> Alex
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Ben Stringer
> <ben.stringer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 25 October 2013 17:13, davep <davep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> current?
>> XSLT 1.0 is still actively used in IBM's DataPower appliances.
>> There is a steady (and perhaps growing) need for DataPower specialists
>> where I am working, in Australia. Whilst some roles may only be
>> related to the installation and administration of the appliances, most
>> require people with XSLT 1 skills.
>> Generally employers won't request XSLT 1 skills, rather they would
>> advertise for DataPower skills, so this need for XSLT-skilled people
>> may not be apparent when looking at job ads. Only the candidates for
>> these positions recognise the linkage.
>> Cheers, Ben
>>> regards
>>> --
>>> Dave Pawson
>>> http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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