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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 198 183 220
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +37
Contract jobs citing XPath 12 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.22% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.55% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Average daily rate £563 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £250 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 17 (94.44%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 8 (44.44%) JSON
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
5 7 (38.89%) DOM
6 6 (33.33%) Oracle
6 6 (33.33%) XQuery
6 6 (33.33%) TDD
6 6 (33.33%) Banking
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Maven
7 5 (27.78%) Java EE
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) XSLT
7 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) REST
8 4 (22.22%) CSS3
8 4 (22.22%) HTML5
8 4 (22.22%) UNIX
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Ant
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (22.22%) Derivative
8 4 (22.22%) Ajax
9 3 (16.67%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) DTS
2 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Maven
2 4 (22.22%) Ant
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) JBehave
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Trainer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Trainer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) JSON
4 7 (38.89%) DOM
5 5 (27.78%) Java EE
5 5 (27.78%) CSS
5 5 (27.78%) XSLT
5 5 (27.78%) REST
6 4 (22.22%) CSS3
6 4 (22.22%) HTML5
6 4 (22.22%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) HornetQ
8 2 (11.11%) JAXB
8 2 (11.11%) JMS
8 2 (11.11%) XSL
8 2 (11.11%) .NET
8 2 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Derivative
2 3 (16.67%) Equities
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) User Experience Design
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) XQuery
5 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Groovy
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) VB6
7 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) VB
7 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.56%) XAML
7 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (5.56%) Golang
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce
3 1 (5.56%) Ceridian
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO