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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 191 214 217
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Contract jobs citing XPath 9 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £600 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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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
2502 3240 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.51% 44.70% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 2498 2386
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.09 £59.00 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 19 (95.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) XSLT
3 9 (45.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) Web Services
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) SOA
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (30.00%) SOAP
6 6 (30.00%) XSD
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (25.00%) XQuery
7 5 (25.00%) Migration
7 5 (25.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 4 (20.00%) ERP
8 4 (20.00%) JMS
8 4 (20.00%) ETL
8 4 (20.00%) WSDL
8 4 (20.00%) Spring
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) REST
9 3 (15.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) AquaLogic
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (10.00%) Workday HCM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (15.00%) DTS
6 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior ETL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Workday Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) XSLT
3 9 (45.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) SOAP
4 6 (30.00%) XSD
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (20.00%) REST
6 4 (20.00%) Spring
6 4 (20.00%) JMS
6 4 (20.00%) WSDL
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) CSS3
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (10.00%) JAX-WS
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Derivative
2 2 (10.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) SOA
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) ERP
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
5 2 (10.00%) User Experience Design
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) BPMN
5 2 (10.00%) EAI
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) B2B
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) E-business
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (25.00%) XQuery
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) C
5 2 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) IIBA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) EPiServer
4 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.00%) BEA
4 2 (10.00%) Sybase
4 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Murex
5 1 (5.00%) Fidessa
5 1 (5.00%) Ceridian
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McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago