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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 85 77 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.082% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.24% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
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£375 £301 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% +71.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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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 Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
553 412 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.03% 33.97% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 226 144
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA