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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 499 494 417
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -77
Contract jobs citing XPath 87 69 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 71
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
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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
19000 18005 15624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.51% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12056 9873
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 425 571
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -2 35 £350 -17.64% 4
South East -5 21 £475 +46.15% 5
Yorkshire - 11 £400 -
South West - 8 £375 - 2
North West -20 5 £401 +27.14%
East of England -2 4 - - 1
West Midlands -10 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 142 (92.81%) XML
2 102 (66.67%) XSLT
3 95 (62.09%) Java
4 75 (49.02%) SQL
5 64 (41.83%) HTML
5 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (39.22%) XQuery
7 53 (34.64%) JavaScript
8 46 (30.07%) SOAP
9 44 (28.76%) Web Services
10 43 (28.10%) CSS
11 42 (27.45%) Oracle
11 42 (27.45%) REST
12 41 (26.80%) J2EE
13 39 (25.49%) SOA
14 38 (24.84%) XML Schema
14 38 (24.84%) JSP
14 38 (24.84%) Spring
15 37 (24.18%) Linux
16 35 (22.88%) Servlets
17 34 (22.22%) Windows
17 34 (22.22%) .NET
18 33 (21.57%) C#
18 33 (21.57%) Scrum
19 32 (20.92%) TDD
19 32 (20.92%) SQL Server
20 31 (20.26%) UML
20 31 (20.26%) JMS
20 31 (20.26%) Unit Testing
21 30 (19.61%) Software Engineering

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 28 (18.30%) WebSphere
2 25 (16.34%) WebLogic
3 16 (10.46%) JBoss
3 16 (10.46%) MQSeries
4 13 (8.50%) IIS
5 12 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (7.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (6.54%) Tomcat
7 8 (5.23%) Apache
8 7 (4.58%) Liferay
9 6 (3.92%) CMS
10 5 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (3.27%) Node.js
11 4 (2.61%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (2.61%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.96%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.96%) Mule ESB
12 3 (1.96%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.96%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (3.27%) Tridion
4 3 (1.96%) Summit
5 1 (0.65%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.95%) HTTP
2 16 (10.46%) Internet
3 6 (3.92%) LDAP
4 4 (2.61%) SAN
5 3 (1.96%) FTP
6 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.31%) SSH
7 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.73%) DB2
3 20 (13.07%) Relational Database
4 19 (12.42%) Oracle Database
5 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (8.50%) MySQL
7 10 (6.54%) RDBMS
8 9 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (4.58%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 7 (4.58%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
11 5 (3.27%) Big Data
12 4 (2.61%) TKPROF
12 4 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (2.61%) OLTP
12 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (19.61%) Subversion
2 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.07%) Eclipse
4 17 (11.11%) Ant
4 17 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 17 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (10.46%) Maven
6 12 (7.84%) JUnit
7 10 (6.54%) Jasmine
8 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.92%) NUnit
10 5 (3.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (3.27%) Log4j
10 5 (3.27%) Selenium
10 5 (3.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 4 (2.61%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.96%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.96%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.31%) Cactus
General
1 23 (15.03%) Finance
2 11 (7.19%) Banking
3 8 (5.23%) Publishing
4 6 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.27%) Law
6 3 (1.96%) Retail
7 2 (1.31%) Automotive
7 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (76.47%) Developer
2 51 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 12 (7.84%) XML Developer
4 11 (7.19%) BizTalk Developer
4 11 (7.19%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.23%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Consultant
6 7 (4.58%) Applications Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Analyst
6 7 (4.58%) C# Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) Web Developer
7 6 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 5 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (3.27%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.27%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (92.81%) XML
2 102 (66.67%) XSLT
3 64 (41.83%) HTML
4 46 (30.07%) SOAP
5 44 (28.76%) Web Services
6 43 (28.10%) CSS
7 42 (27.45%) REST
8 41 (26.80%) J2EE
9 38 (24.84%) JSP
9 38 (24.84%) XML Schema
9 38 (24.84%) Spring
10 35 (22.88%) Servlets
11 34 (22.22%) .NET
12 31 (20.26%) JMS
13 30 (19.61%) Ajax
14 29 (18.95%) jQuery
15 28 (18.30%) XSL
16 27 (17.65%) ASP.NET
17 23 (15.03%) Middleware
18 22 (14.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) N-Tier
2 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.58%) Replication
3 7 (4.58%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.92%) User Experience
5 5 (3.27%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (3.27%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.61%) W3C
7 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.96%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.31%) iPhone
8 2 (1.31%) PKI
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.65%) DataPower
9 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.18%) Linux
2 34 (22.22%) Windows
3 25 (16.34%) UNIX
4 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.92%) HPUX
6 5 (3.27%) Solaris
7 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.96%) Android
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.65%) VMS
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.49%) SOA
3 33 (21.57%) Scrum
4 32 (20.92%) TDD
5 31 (20.26%) UML
5 31 (20.26%) Unit Testing
6 30 (19.61%) Software Engineering
7 26 (16.99%) MVC
7 26 (16.99%) OO
8 19 (12.42%) OOP
9 17 (11.11%) BDD
9 17 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.46%) Release Management
11 15 (9.80%) Multithreading
11 15 (9.80%) RUP
11 15 (9.80%) Migration
12 14 (9.15%) SDLC
13 13 (8.50%) Web Development
14 12 (7.84%) Web Application Development
15 8 (5.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (62.09%) Java
2 75 (49.02%) SQL
3 60 (39.22%) XQuery
4 53 (34.64%) JavaScript
5 33 (21.57%) C#
6 12 (7.84%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.19%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.88%) Perl
8 9 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (2.61%) C++
11 3 (1.96%) C
11 3 (1.96%) VBScript
11 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.96%) Python
12 2 (1.31%) Scala
12 2 (1.31%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.31%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.31%) VBA
12 2 (1.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.96%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (2.61%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 12 (7.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle Flashback
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.61%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.65%) Netcool
3 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (27.45%) Oracle
2 21 (13.73%) IBM
3 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.58%) Sybase
5 5 (3.27%) Interwoven
5 5 (3.27%) ATG
5 5 (3.27%) Blue Martini
5 5 (3.27%) Elastic Path
6 4 (2.61%) SAP
6 4 (2.61%) Ektron
6 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.31%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.31%) Perforce
8 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.65%) BMC
8 1 (0.65%) Veritas
8 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.65%) Sun
8 1 (0.65%) HP
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
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