The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 121 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.94%
XPath
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
591 655 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.42% 26.98% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 401 348
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £37.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.21% +80.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £24.86 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.05% +1.38%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Berkshire region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

XPath
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Mule
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) JBehave
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Robotium
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Mule ESB
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (50.00%) Mule
1 1 (50.00%) Mule ESB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (50.00%) JBehave
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Robotium
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center