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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 123 127 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 1.08% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£220 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.23% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
XPath
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
916 1111 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.36% 37.87% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 609 502
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 64
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £27.60 £27.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 March 2015. 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 -5 3 £220 -48.23% 1
Essex - 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) XQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) Ant
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) JDBC
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (20.00%) Progress
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
5 1 (20.00%) EDIFACT
5 1 (20.00%) cXML
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) JDBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) XQuery
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Progress
2 1 (20.00%) Red Gate