The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 185 206 207
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 11
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£425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £443 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2460 3110 3059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.25% 43.76% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1908 2394 2368
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 22
Average hourly rate £31.99 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.15 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the City of London region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XPath.

1 19 (95.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 10 (50.00%) XSLT
4 8 (40.00%) SOAP
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) SOA
6 6 (30.00%) XQuery
6 6 (30.00%) XSD
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (25.00%) Derivative
7 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) HTML
7 5 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 4 (20.00%) REST
8 4 (20.00%) Groovy
8 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (20.00%) JUnit
8 4 (20.00%) ERP
8 4 (20.00%) JMS
8 4 (20.00%) UNIX
8 4 (20.00%) HTTP
8 4 (20.00%) WSDL

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XPath. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) AquaLogic
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (10.00%) Workday HCM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) FTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (15.00%) DTS
5 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Ant
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (10.00%) JBehave
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Hudson
3 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Trainer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior ETL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) Web Services
3 10 (50.00%) XSLT
4 8 (40.00%) SOAP
5 6 (30.00%) XSD
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (20.00%) Spring
7 4 (20.00%) JSON
7 4 (20.00%) JMS
7 4 (20.00%) WSDL
8 3 (15.00%) J2EE
8 3 (15.00%) CSS
8 3 (15.00%) Middleware
8 3 (15.00%) CSS3
8 3 (15.00%) HTML5
9 2 (10.00%) Java EE
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Derivative
2 3 (15.00%) Equities
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.00%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) SOA
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) User Experience Design
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) BPMN
6 2 (10.00%) EAI
6 2 (10.00%) B2B
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) XQuery
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) IIBA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) EPiServer
4 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) BEA
4 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Murex
5 1 (5.00%) Fidessa
5 1 (5.00%) Ceridian