The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 78 74
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.46% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
XPath
Scotland

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

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
443 439 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.44% 33.46% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 260 179
Average daily rate £388 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.25 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.90 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

XPath
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) Cognos
1 10 (100.00%) SOA
1 10 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Java EE
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Java EE
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC
1 10 (100.00%) SOA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cognos
1 10 (100.00%) IBM