The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 536 507 455
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -52
Contract jobs citing XPath 61 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 65
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£400 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £631 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19778 18433 17982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.27% 37.32% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13536 12006 11359
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 386 530
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in England

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in England

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in England

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in England

XPath
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
London -23 28 £400 -5.88% 6
South East -7 11 £465 - 4
South West +8 9 £375 +87.50% 2
East of England +2 6 - - 2
North West -19 4 £425 +13.33%
North East - 1 £400 -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 117 (92.13%) XML
2 90 (70.87%) XSLT
3 77 (60.63%) Java
4 74 (58.27%) SQL
5 62 (48.82%) HTML
6 54 (42.52%) JavaScript
7 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (35.43%) SOAP
9 44 (34.65%) CSS
10 42 (33.07%) J2EE
11 40 (31.50%) Web Services
12 37 (29.13%) XML Schema
13 36 (28.35%) Oracle
13 36 (28.35%) REST
14 35 (27.56%) JSP
15 34 (26.77%) XQuery
15 34 (26.77%) Ajax
16 33 (25.98%) WebSphere
16 33 (25.98%) Spring
17 30 (23.62%) Scrum
17 30 (23.62%) jQuery
17 30 (23.62%) UML
18 29 (22.83%) JMS
19 28 (22.05%) Unit Testing
20 27 (21.26%) IBM
20 27 (21.26%) Servlets
20 27 (21.26%) XSL
21 26 (20.47%) Linux
21 26 (20.47%) .NET
21 26 (20.47%) SOA

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 33 (25.98%) WebSphere
2 22 (17.32%) WebLogic
3 16 (12.60%) JBoss
4 9 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (6.30%) Node.js
6 7 (5.51%) Apache
6 7 (5.51%) CMS
6 7 (5.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.51%) Liferay
7 6 (4.72%) MQSeries
8 5 (3.94%) Apache Solr
8 5 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
9 4 (3.15%) Mule ESB
9 4 (3.15%) Mule
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.57%) LiveLink
10 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (4.72%) Tridion
4 3 (2.36%) Summit
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) Internet
2 11 (8.66%) HTTP
3 4 (3.15%) SAN
4 3 (2.36%) LDAP
5 1 (0.79%) FTP
5 1 (0.79%) Intranet
5 1 (0.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.32%) Oracle Database
3 21 (16.54%) DB2
4 19 (14.96%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (7.87%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (6.30%) MySQL
6 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (5.51%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 7 (5.51%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.15%) TKPROF
9 4 (3.15%) Big Data
9 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (3.15%) OLTP
10 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (19.69%) Subversion
2 21 (16.54%) Eclipse
3 18 (14.17%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.81%) Ant
5 14 (11.02%) JUnit
5 14 (11.02%) Maven
6 10 (7.87%) Jasmine
7 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.30%) Selenium
9 6 (4.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Log4j
9 6 (4.72%) NUnit
9 6 (4.72%) SonarQube
10 5 (3.94%) JIRA
11 4 (3.15%) JMeter
11 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.36%) Cactus
12 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Banking
3 8 (6.30%) Law
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 5 (3.94%) Legal
6 4 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (70.87%) Developer
2 36 (28.35%) Java Developer
3 10 (7.87%) Web Developer
3 10 (7.87%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.09%) Analyst
4 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
5 6 (4.72%) Consultant
5 6 (4.72%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (3.94%) XML Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Technical Leader
6 5 (3.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Tester
6 5 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (3.15%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.15%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.15%) Senior Data Analyst
7 4 (3.15%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (92.13%) XML
2 90 (70.87%) XSLT
3 62 (48.82%) HTML
4 45 (35.43%) SOAP
5 44 (34.65%) CSS
6 42 (33.07%) J2EE
7 40 (31.50%) Web Services
8 37 (29.13%) XML Schema
9 36 (28.35%) REST
10 35 (27.56%) JSP
11 34 (26.77%) Ajax
12 33 (25.98%) Spring
13 30 (23.62%) jQuery
14 29 (22.83%) JMS
15 27 (21.26%) Servlets
15 27 (21.26%) XSL
16 26 (20.47%) .NET
17 25 (19.69%) Middleware
18 23 (18.11%) XHTML
19 19 (14.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Web 2.0
2 8 (6.30%) N-Tier
2 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.51%) User Experience
3 7 (5.51%) Replication
4 4 (3.15%) W3C
5 3 (2.36%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.57%) iPhone
6 2 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) PKI
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.47%) Linux
2 20 (15.75%) UNIX
3 16 (12.60%) Windows
4 7 (5.51%) Solaris
5 6 (4.72%) HPUX
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.16%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Scrum
2 30 (23.62%) UML
3 28 (22.05%) Unit Testing
4 26 (20.47%) SOA
5 25 (19.69%) TDD
5 25 (19.69%) MVC
6 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.60%) Migration
7 16 (12.60%) Software Engineering
7 16 (12.60%) SDLC
8 15 (11.81%) OO
8 15 (11.81%) BDD
9 11 (8.66%) Web Development
9 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.87%) RUP
10 10 (7.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
11 9 (7.09%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 77 (60.63%) Java
2 74 (58.27%) SQL
3 54 (42.52%) JavaScript
4 34 (26.77%) XQuery
5 22 (17.32%) C#
6 13 (10.24%) PL/SQL
7 10 (7.87%) Perl
7 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.09%) T-SQL
9 8 (6.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (3.15%) Python
10 4 (3.15%) C
11 3 (2.36%) C++
11 3 (2.36%) VBScript
11 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.36%) VBA
12 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (3.15%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.79%) Netcool
4 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (28.35%) Oracle
2 27 (21.26%) IBM
3 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.51%) Sybase
4 7 (5.51%) Ektron
5 6 (4.72%) Elastic Path
5 6 (4.72%) Blue Martini
5 6 (4.72%) ATG
5 6 (4.72%) Interwoven
6 3 (2.36%) SAP
6 3 (2.36%) Perforce
6 3 (2.36%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.57%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.79%) BEA
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas
8 1 (0.79%) Adobe
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix