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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 159 198 195
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -3
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £420 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £475 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 -
XPath
London

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
1611 2495 2513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.47% 42.96% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 2056 1963
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 10
Median hourly rate £53.00 £24.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.73% -11.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.72 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +3.49%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (60.00%) XML Messaging
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Spring
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Korn
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Mockito
1 1 (20.00%) Spock
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) XML Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (60.00%) XML Messaging
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) EJB
5 1 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (20.00%) JDBC
5 1 (20.00%) JMS
5 1 (20.00%) JSP
5 1 (20.00%) Servlets
5 1 (20.00%) Swing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) FATCA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Solace