The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 191 209 209
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.38% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
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£488 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £505 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2528 3121 2974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.72% 43.75% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 2424 2298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 15
Average hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.39 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.00 £52.75 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 21 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) XSLT
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (33.33%) Migration
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (33.33%) SOAP
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (33.33%) XSD
5 7 (33.33%) SOA
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 5 (23.81%) ERP
7 5 (23.81%) ETL
7 5 (23.81%) WSDL
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) XQuery
8 4 (19.05%) JMS
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (19.05%) jQuery
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) Subversion
9 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (14.29%) AquaLogic
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.52%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (4.76%) Confluence
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP HR
1 3 (14.29%) Markit EDM
1 3 (14.29%) Workday HCM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) DTS
5 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) ETL Developer
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior ETL Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Lead .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Lead Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (61.90%) XSLT
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) SOAP
4 7 (33.33%) XSD
5 5 (23.81%) WSDL
6 4 (19.05%) JMS
6 4 (19.05%) jQuery
7 3 (14.29%) Spring
7 3 (14.29%) Apache Axis
7 3 (14.29%) JAX-WS
7 3 (14.29%) UDDI
7 3 (14.29%) REST
8 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (9.52%) HTML5
8 2 (9.52%) CSS3
8 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (9.52%) Middleware
8 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
8 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Derivative
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.76%) Equities
4 1 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
1 7 (33.33%) SOA
2 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 5 (23.81%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) E-business
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) B2B
6 2 (9.52%) EAI
6 2 (9.52%) BPMN
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Content Management
6 2 (9.52%) BPEL
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) XQuery
4 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) Groovy
6 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) IIBA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (14.29%) BEA
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Sybase
3 2 (9.52%) EPiServer
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Murex
4 1 (4.76%) Fidessa
4 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat