The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 85 67 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.098% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
460 259 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.42% 25.27% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 104 97
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £406 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Java SE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) JDBC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) PHP

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Java SE
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) XQuery
3 1 (33.33%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle