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 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 487 466 405
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -61
Contract jobs citing XPath 102 93 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.51% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 61 71
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£375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £45.00
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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
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 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
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 £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
North West +12 36 £350 -6.66% 2
London +7 34 £401 +0.31% 8
South East +2 24 £518 -3.72% 4
West Midlands -14 3 £360 +12.50% 1
East of England -26 2 £310 -39.21% 2
South West -29 2 £325 -7.14%
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 180 (98.90%) XML
2 141 (77.47%) XSLT
3 102 (56.04%) Java
4 68 (37.36%) Oracle
5 66 (36.26%) SQL
6 64 (35.16%) Linux
7 56 (30.77%) HTML
8 55 (30.22%) JavaScript
9 51 (28.02%) Web Services
10 50 (27.47%) Spring
11 49 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (26.37%) CSS
13 46 (25.27%) Maven
13 46 (25.27%) Ajax
14 44 (24.18%) SOA
14 44 (24.18%) XQuery
15 43 (23.63%) SOAP
16 41 (22.53%) JMS
17 37 (20.33%) jQuery
18 35 (19.23%) Oracle BPM
19 34 (18.68%) WebLogic
19 34 (18.68%) Software Engineering
20 33 (18.13%) HTTP
21 32 (17.58%) Subversion
21 32 (17.58%) Oracle Fusion
22 31 (17.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 31 (17.03%) XSD
23 30 (16.48%) J2EE
24 29 (15.93%) Tomcat
24 29 (15.93%) REST

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 34 (18.68%) WebLogic
2 31 (17.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 29 (15.93%) Tomcat
4 19 (10.44%) WebSphere
5 11 (6.04%) Apache
6 6 (3.30%) CMS
6 6 (3.30%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (2.75%) Confluence
7 5 (2.75%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.75%) JBoss
7 5 (2.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (2.20%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.65%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.10%) IIS
10 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (19.23%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.20%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.65%) Workday HCM
3 3 (1.65%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.55%) Cordys
4 1 (0.55%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.55%) Tridion
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.13%) HTTP
2 14 (7.69%) Internet
3 13 (7.14%) SSH
4 9 (4.95%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.30%) LDAP
6 4 (2.20%) SSL
7 3 (1.65%) FTP
7 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.10%) SMTP
8 2 (1.10%) SAN
9 1 (0.55%) SMS
9 1 (0.55%) DNS
9 1 (0.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.24%) MySQL
3 13 (7.14%) Hazelcast
3 13 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.30%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.75%) TKPROF
8 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.75%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.75%) OLTP
8 5 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 46 (25.27%) Maven
2 32 (17.58%) Subversion
3 26 (14.29%) Ant
4 12 (6.59%) Eclipse
5 10 (5.49%) JUnit
6 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.40%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.30%) JIRA
8 6 (3.30%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.75%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.75%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.75%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (2.75%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.75%) Log4j
9 5 (2.75%) JMeter
10 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.65%) Selenium
General
1 23 (12.64%) Finance
2 21 (11.54%) Banking
3 12 (6.59%) Publishing
4 10 (5.49%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.75%) Retail
7 4 (2.20%) Marketing
8 3 (1.65%) Back Office
9 2 (1.10%) Automotive
9 2 (1.10%) Games
9 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.55%) Electronics
10 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (71.98%) Developer
2 48 (26.37%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.34%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Lead Developer
5 12 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.04%) Architect
6 11 (6.04%) Java Software Engineer
7 10 (5.49%) Lead Software Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) XML Developer
8 9 (4.95%) Web Developer
9 8 (4.40%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.40%) PHP Developer
9 8 (4.40%) iOS Developer
10 7 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.85%) PHP Web Developer
10 7 (3.85%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.85%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (98.90%) XML
2 141 (77.47%) XSLT
3 56 (30.77%) HTML
4 51 (28.02%) Web Services
5 50 (27.47%) Spring
6 48 (26.37%) CSS
7 46 (25.27%) Ajax
8 43 (23.63%) SOAP
9 41 (22.53%) JMS
10 37 (20.33%) jQuery
11 32 (17.58%) Oracle Fusion
12 31 (17.03%) XSD
13 30 (16.48%) J2EE
14 29 (15.93%) REST
15 28 (15.38%) XML Schema
16 27 (14.84%) .NET
17 26 (14.29%) Oracle ADF
18 23 (12.64%) Servlets
19 22 (12.09%) Middleware
20 19 (10.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
1 16 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.59%) Web 2.0
3 12 (6.59%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.04%) Digital Media
5 10 (5.49%) Open Source
6 7 (3.85%) Replication
7 6 (3.30%) NHS
8 5 (2.75%) W3C
9 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.20%) Derivative
9 4 (2.20%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.65%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.65%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.10%) User Experience
11 2 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.16%) Linux
2 24 (13.19%) UNIX
2 24 (13.19%) Windows
3 19 (10.44%) Android
4 17 (9.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.30%) Windows Phone
7 5 (2.75%) HPUX
7 5 (2.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.18%) SOA
3 34 (18.68%) Software Engineering
4 23 (12.64%) OO
4 23 (12.64%) TDD
5 20 (10.99%) Scrum
5 20 (10.99%) Unit Testing
6 19 (10.44%) MVC
7 18 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.14%) iOS Development
8 13 (7.14%) ETL
9 11 (6.04%) Test Automation
9 11 (6.04%) OOP
9 11 (6.04%) Data Modelling
9 11 (6.04%) Web Design
10 10 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.95%) Analytics
11 9 (4.95%) Content Management
11 9 (4.95%) Web Development
12 8 (4.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 102 (56.04%) Java
2 66 (36.26%) SQL
3 55 (30.22%) JavaScript
4 44 (24.18%) XQuery
5 28 (15.38%) C#
6 19 (10.44%) T-SQL
7 16 (8.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 11 (6.04%) PHP
9 8 (4.40%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.85%) PHP5
10 7 (3.85%) Perl
11 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.65%) C++
12 3 (1.65%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.10%) VBA
13 2 (1.10%) C
13 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.55%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 13 (7.14%) Degree
2 9 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.65%) NFS
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management
2 20 (10.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.75%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.20%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 68 (37.36%) Oracle
2 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
3 13 (7.14%) IBM
3 13 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.85%) SAP
5 6 (3.30%) Adobe
6 5 (2.75%) Sun
6 5 (2.75%) Interwoven
7 4 (2.20%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (2.20%) BEA
7 4 (2.20%) BMC
7 4 (2.20%) Remedy
7 4 (2.20%) Ceridian
8 3 (1.65%) NetApp
8 3 (1.65%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.10%) VMware
9 2 (1.10%) Progress
9 2 (1.10%) Altova
9 2 (1.10%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.55%) Zend
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