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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 455 422 403
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Contract jobs citing XPath 101 108 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 56
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£377 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £524 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £147.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.28% +227.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%
XPath
UK

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
17519 16739 15974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.93% 37.63% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11832 10744 10013
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 481 675
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 35 £425 +10.38% 8
North West +9 30 £350 -3.44% 3
South East -3 22 £518 -3.72% 2
Yorkshire -1 5 £340 +13.33% 3
West Midlands - 4 £398 -
East of England -12 2 £488 +2.63% 3
South West -29 2 £325 -7.14%
North East - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 197 (98.01%) XML
2 147 (73.13%) XSLT
3 104 (51.74%) Java
4 72 (35.82%) SQL
5 68 (33.83%) Linux
6 64 (31.84%) Oracle
7 63 (31.34%) HTML
7 63 (31.34%) XQuery
8 61 (30.35%) JavaScript
9 57 (28.36%) Web Services
10 55 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (26.37%) CSS
12 50 (24.88%) Spring
12 50 (24.88%) SOA
13 45 (22.39%) Ajax
14 44 (21.89%) Maven
14 44 (21.89%) HTTP
15 42 (20.90%) C#
15 42 (20.90%) jQuery
16 41 (20.40%) SQL Server
16 41 (20.40%) .NET
16 41 (20.40%) SOAP
17 39 (19.40%) Software Engineering
18 38 (18.91%) Windows
18 38 (18.91%) JMS
19 34 (16.92%) REST
20 32 (15.92%) OO
20 32 (15.92%) ASP.NET
21 31 (15.42%) J2EE
21 31 (15.42%) WebLogic

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 31 (15.42%) WebLogic
2 30 (14.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 29 (14.43%) Tomcat
4 22 (10.95%) WebSphere
5 15 (7.46%) IIS
6 14 (6.97%) MQSeries
7 12 (5.97%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (4.48%) Apache
9 5 (2.49%) CMS
9 5 (2.49%) JBoss
10 4 (1.99%) AquaLogic
10 4 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.99%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.49%) Jetty
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (15.42%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.99%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.49%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.49%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.50%) Cordys
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.50%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.89%) HTTP
2 12 (5.97%) SSH
3 9 (4.48%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.48%) Internet
5 5 (2.49%) LDAP
6 4 (1.99%) FTP
6 4 (1.99%) SSL
7 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.00%) SAN
9 1 (0.50%) SMS
9 1 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (8.96%) MySQL
4 15 (7.46%) Hazelcast
5 12 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.99%) Big Data
10 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.99%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.49%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (21.89%) Maven
2 31 (15.42%) Subversion
3 26 (12.94%) Ant
4 23 (11.44%) Visual Studio
5 18 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.47%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.98%) JUnit
8 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.99%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.49%) Axure RP
10 5 (2.49%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.49%) JMeter
10 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.99%) Selenium
11 4 (1.99%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.49%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.49%) NUnit
12 3 (1.49%) Log4j
13 2 (1.00%) FitNesse
General
1 27 (13.43%) Finance
2 22 (10.95%) Banking
3 16 (7.96%) Publishing
4 10 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 150 (74.63%) Developer
2 52 (25.87%) Java Developer
3 16 (7.96%) Lead Developer
4 15 (7.46%) Software Engineer
4 15 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 13 (6.47%) XML Developer
6 11 (5.47%) BizTalk Developer
7 10 (4.98%) Lead Software Engineer
7 10 (4.98%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.98%) Java Software Engineer
7 10 (4.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (3.98%) iOS Developer
8 8 (3.98%) PHP Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Architect
9 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.48%) PHP Web Developer
9 7 (3.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Technical Leader
10 6 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (98.01%) XML
2 147 (73.13%) XSLT
3 63 (31.34%) HTML
4 57 (28.36%) Web Services
5 53 (26.37%) CSS
6 50 (24.88%) Spring
7 45 (22.39%) Ajax
8 42 (20.90%) jQuery
9 41 (20.40%) .NET
9 41 (20.40%) SOAP
10 38 (18.91%) JMS
11 34 (16.92%) REST
12 32 (15.92%) ASP.NET
13 31 (15.42%) J2EE
13 31 (15.42%) XSD
13 31 (15.42%) XML Schema
14 29 (14.43%) Servlets
14 29 (14.43%) Oracle Fusion
15 27 (13.43%) WCF
16 26 (12.94%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.98%) Digital Media
5 10 (4.98%) Web 2.0
6 9 (4.48%) Open Source
7 7 (3.48%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.99%) NHS
9 5 (2.49%) Replication
10 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.49%) User Experience
11 3 (1.49%) W3C
12 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 68 (33.83%) Linux
2 38 (18.91%) Windows
3 22 (10.95%) Android
4 19 (9.45%) UNIX
5 17 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (6.97%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.99%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.99%) HPUX
10 3 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.50%) VMS
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) SOA
3 39 (19.40%) Software Engineering
4 32 (15.92%) OO
5 25 (12.44%) MVC
6 23 (11.44%) Unit Testing
7 22 (10.95%) Scrum
8 20 (9.95%) OOP
9 19 (9.45%) TDD
10 18 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.97%) Release Management
11 14 (6.97%) Web Development
12 13 (6.47%) iOS Development
13 12 (5.97%) Web Application Development
14 11 (5.47%) Web Design
14 11 (5.47%) ETL
15 9 (4.48%) Multithreading
15 9 (4.48%) Test Automation
16 8 (3.98%) RUP
16 8 (3.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 104 (51.74%) Java
2 72 (35.82%) SQL
3 63 (31.34%) XQuery
4 61 (30.35%) JavaScript
5 42 (20.90%) C#
6 22 (10.95%) T-SQL
7 15 (7.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 12 (5.97%) PHP
9 7 (3.48%) Perl
9 7 (3.48%) PHP5
10 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.99%) C++
12 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) C
13 2 (1.00%) Groovy
13 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.00%) VBA
14 1 (0.50%) Python
14 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (5.97%) Degree
2 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.99%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.49%) NFS
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (12.94%) Oracle Identity Management
2 18 (8.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.99%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.49%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 64 (31.84%) Oracle
2 23 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.95%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.47%) IBM
5 7 (3.48%) SAP
6 6 (2.99%) Adobe
7 5 (2.49%) BMC
8 4 (1.99%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.99%) Remedy
8 4 (1.99%) Sun
8 4 (1.99%) Ceridian
8 4 (1.99%) BEA
9 3 (1.49%) Interwoven
9 3 (1.49%) NetApp
10 2 (1.00%) Progress
10 2 (1.00%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.50%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.50%) Sybase
11 1 (0.50%) Business Objects
Liverpool
Church International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 days ago