The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 143 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs citing XPath 6 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.33% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.79% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -27.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1264 1009 1258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.89% 41.94% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 513 621
Average daily rate £363 £328 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 98 101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the East of England region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the East of England region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -25 6 £310 - 1
Essex - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) XSLT
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (100.00%) Subversion
2 7 (87.50%) Maven
2 7 (87.50%) MySQL
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) REST
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Struts
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) Servlets
3 5 (62.50%) JUnit
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) HPUX
3 5 (62.50%) Solaris
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) MQSeries
3 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) JMS
3 5 (62.50%) XMLBeans
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
3 5 (62.50%) Content Management

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (62.50%) MQSeries
2 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (50.00%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
2 4 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (100.00%) Subversion
2 7 (87.50%) Maven
3 5 (62.50%) JUnit
3 5 (62.50%) Log4j
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
3 3 (37.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) XSLT
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) REST
3 5 (62.50%) JMS
3 5 (62.50%) Servlets
3 5 (62.50%) Struts
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) XMLBeans
3 5 (62.50%) Ajax
4 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (50.00%) Spring
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
5 3 (37.50%) XSD
6 1 (12.50%) XHTML
6 1 (12.50%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) HPUX
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
1 5 (62.50%) Content Management
1 5 (62.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) RAD
3 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Sun Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Interwoven
3 4 (50.00%) Sun
4 2 (25.00%) Progress
5 1 (12.50%) ATG
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Martini
5 1 (12.50%) Elastic Path