The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 498 548 505
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -43
Contract jobs citing XPath 105 73 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 28 81
Median daily rate £475 £463 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +22.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -37.31%
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
18626 19629 19324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.62% 38.97% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12888 13512 13356
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 499 396
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £16.25 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 61 £538 +22.85% 7
South East +36 22 £425 - 2
East of England +8 6 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £275 - 3
South West +9 3 £550 +15.78% 1
West Midlands -25 3 £308 -41.42%
North West -11 1 - -
North East -29 1 £350 -21.78%
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 140 (86.96%) XML
2 108 (67.08%) Java
3 98 (60.87%) XSLT
4 85 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (49.69%) JavaScript
6 76 (47.20%) JSON
7 73 (45.34%) REST
8 65 (40.37%) Maven
9 64 (39.75%) SQL
10 63 (39.13%) Web Services
11 62 (38.51%) CSS
11 62 (38.51%) HTML
12 61 (37.89%) Finance
13 60 (37.27%) XSD
14 56 (34.78%) SOAP
15 55 (34.16%) Spring
15 55 (34.16%) Linux
16 53 (32.92%) AngularJS
17 51 (31.68%) Oracle
18 48 (29.81%) jQuery
19 47 (29.19%) JMS
20 45 (27.95%) MVC
21 42 (26.09%) SOA
21 42 (26.09%) Git (software)
22 41 (25.47%) JUnit
22 41 (25.47%) Scrum
23 40 (24.84%) Shell Script
24 39 (24.22%) J2EE
24 39 (24.22%) Unix
25 38 (23.60%) CSS3

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (19.25%) WebSphere
2 22 (13.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (9.32%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (6.21%) Mule
4 10 (6.21%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.59%) GlassFish
5 9 (5.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (4.35%) Drupal
6 7 (4.35%) MQSI
6 7 (4.35%) nginx
6 7 (4.35%) SilverStripe
7 5 (3.11%) Apache
7 5 (3.11%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.11%) CMS
8 3 (1.86%) Confluence
9 2 (1.24%) ArcGIS
9 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.24%) JBoss
9 2 (1.24%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.24%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (9.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.97%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.24%) GitHub
5 2 (1.24%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.83%) HTTP
2 7 (4.35%) Firewall
2 7 (4.35%) SSL
3 5 (3.11%) FTP
4 3 (1.86%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.24%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.21%) MySQL
3 9 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.35%) Big Data
5 6 (3.73%) MarkLogic
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.73%) Triplestore
6 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (3.11%) Lumira
6 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.86%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.24%) SQLite
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (40.37%) Maven
2 42 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 41 (25.47%) JUnit
4 35 (21.74%) Mockito
5 33 (20.50%) Jenkins
6 31 (19.25%) JIRA
7 25 (15.53%) TeamCity
8 23 (14.29%) Spock
9 16 (9.94%) Ant
10 10 (6.21%) Selenium
11 9 (5.59%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.35%) Eclipse
12 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.11%) CasperJS
13 5 (3.11%) Gradle
13 5 (3.11%) PhantomJS
13 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.48%) IntelliJ
14 4 (2.48%) Subversion
14 4 (2.48%) XMLUnit
General
1 61 (37.89%) Finance
2 31 (19.25%) Banking
3 17 (10.56%) Marketing
4 16 (9.94%) Electronics
4 16 (9.94%) Manufacturing
4 16 (9.94%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.97%) Advertising
6 7 (4.35%) Publishing
7 6 (3.73%) Automotive
8 5 (3.11%) Retail
9 3 (1.86%) Games
10 2 (1.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.62%) French Language
Job Titles
1 107 (66.46%) Developer
2 56 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 30 (18.63%) Senior Developer
4 22 (13.66%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (6.83%) XML Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Architect
6 10 (6.21%) SOA Developer
7 9 (5.59%) Angular Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Middleware Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.35%) UI Developer
9 6 (3.73%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.73%) Lead Java Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 5 (3.11%) AWS Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.11%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (86.96%) XML
2 98 (60.87%) XSLT
3 76 (47.20%) JSON
4 73 (45.34%) REST
5 63 (39.13%) Web Services
6 62 (38.51%) CSS
6 62 (38.51%) HTML
7 60 (37.27%) XSD
8 56 (34.78%) SOAP
9 55 (34.16%) Spring
10 53 (32.92%) AngularJS
11 48 (29.81%) jQuery
12 47 (29.19%) JMS
13 39 (24.22%) J2EE
14 38 (23.60%) CSS3
15 35 (21.74%) HTML5
16 34 (21.12%) Node.js
16 34 (21.12%) Spring MVC
17 29 (18.01%) Servlets
18 27 (16.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) User Experience
2 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.35%) DataPower
2 7 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.86%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.62%) Fintech
6 1 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.16%) Linux
2 39 (24.22%) Unix
3 7 (4.35%) AIX
4 4 (2.48%) Android
4 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.48%) Windows
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (27.95%) MVC
3 42 (26.09%) SOA
4 41 (25.47%) Scrum
5 37 (22.98%) TDD
6 26 (16.15%) BDD
6 26 (16.15%) Unit Testing
7 23 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (13.66%) Refactoring
9 16 (9.94%) Configuration Management
9 16 (9.94%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (9.94%) Programme Management
9 16 (9.94%) RDF
9 16 (9.94%) SDLC
10 12 (7.45%) OO
11 11 (6.83%) Process Improvement
11 11 (6.83%) UML
12 10 (6.21%) Release Management
12 10 (6.21%) Web Development
13 8 (4.97%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 108 (67.08%) Java
2 80 (49.69%) JavaScript
3 64 (39.75%) SQL
4 40 (24.84%) Shell Script
5 33 (20.50%) XQuery
6 29 (18.01%) Korn
7 21 (13.04%) PL/SQL
8 12 (7.45%) C#
9 9 (5.59%) Perl
9 9 (5.59%) PHP
9 9 (5.59%) VBA
10 7 (4.35%) Python
10 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.73%) SPARQL
12 4 (2.48%) C++
13 3 (1.86%) Ruby
14 2 (1.24%) Groovy
14 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.24%) Scala
14 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (16.77%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.94%) FATCA
2 7 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (9.32%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.07%) Ansible
2 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.21%) Puppet
3 3 (1.86%) Consul
3 3 (1.86%) Packer
3 3 (1.86%) Terraform
4 2 (1.24%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.24%) Salt
5 1 (0.62%) Control-M
5 1 (0.62%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 51 (31.68%) Oracle
2 31 (19.25%) Solace
3 21 (13.04%) SAP
4 18 (11.18%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.83%) MuleSoft
6 10 (6.21%) Google
6 10 (6.21%) IBM
7 8 (4.97%) WSO2
8 7 (4.35%) Software AG
9 4 (2.48%) VMware
10 3 (1.86%) Sybase
11 2 (1.24%) Cisco
11 2 (1.24%) EMC
11 2 (1.24%) NetApp
12 1 (0.62%) Blue Prism
12 1 (0.62%) Remedy
12 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.62%) Zend
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