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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 189 198 186
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing XPath 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £385 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £601 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%
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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
2341 2560 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.11% 43.29% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1952 1837
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £26.21 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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%) XSLT
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) XSD
5 5 (27.78%) XQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (22.22%) Subversion
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) NUnit
7 3 (16.67%) Perl
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.56%) Workday HCM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) DTS
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) MSTest
4 1 (5.56%) Moq
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) XML Developer
3 2 (11.11%) ETL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Senior ETL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Workday Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) XSLT
3 5 (27.78%) XSD
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) XML Schema
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) XSL
6 2 (11.11%) Ajax
6 2 (11.11%) WCF
6 2 (11.11%) WPF
7 1 (5.56%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (5.56%) AutoMapper
7 1 (5.56%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) OO
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) XQuery
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (11.11%) C
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) VBA
7 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) BEA