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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 161 193 200
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +7
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Average daily rate £433 £338 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.14% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £325 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £460 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-25.49% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
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
1620 2290 2613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.73% 42.07% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1834 2012
Average daily rate £490 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.94% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £30.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £19.72 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) RESTful
4 2 (33.33%) sed
4 2 (33.33%) AWK
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) XSD
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Assistant
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) AWK
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) sed
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) MuleSoft
2 1 (16.67%) Telerik