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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 515 472 418
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -54
Contract jobs citing XPath 68 93 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.49% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 81
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £533 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
19152 19023 20044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.42% 39.53% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12347 12161 12180
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 514 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +14 44 £488 -2.50% 16
North West -12 10 £331 +10.41% 3
South East -16 6 £450 +21.62% 6
East of England -25 4 £300 - 1
South West -51 2 £200 -55.55%
West Midlands -15 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 132 (98.51%) XML
2 96 (71.64%) XSLT
3 74 (55.22%) Web Services
4 72 (53.73%) Java
5 54 (40.30%) Oracle
6 50 (37.31%) SOAP
7 46 (34.33%) SOA
8 42 (31.34%) HTML
8 42 (31.34%) Spring
9 38 (28.36%) XSD
10 37 (27.61%) SQL
11 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
12 34 (25.37%) Linux
13 33 (24.63%) JMS
14 32 (23.88%) HTTP
14 32 (23.88%) IBM
15 30 (22.39%) Internet
15 30 (22.39%) WSDL
15 30 (22.39%) UNIX
15 30 (22.39%) WebSphere
16 29 (21.64%) Maven
16 29 (21.64%) Finance
17 28 (20.90%) Ajax
17 28 (20.90%) Subversion
17 28 (20.90%) REST
18 26 (19.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 26 (19.40%) JUnit
19 24 (17.91%) OO
19 24 (17.91%) jQuery
20 23 (17.16%) Tomcat

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (22.39%) WebSphere
2 26 (19.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (17.16%) Tomcat
4 16 (11.94%) AquaLogic
5 14 (10.45%) MQSeries
6 11 (8.21%) Adobe CQ
7 10 (7.46%) WebLogic
8 8 (5.97%) Apache
9 7 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (4.48%) Confluence
11 5 (3.73%) CMS
12 3 (2.24%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (2.24%) Liferay
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Workday HCM
2 13 (9.70%) SAP HR
3 8 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (5.97%) Tridion
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (2.99%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.88%) HTTP
2 30 (22.39%) Internet
3 11 (8.21%) FTP
4 5 (3.73%) LDAP
5 4 (2.99%) SSL
6 3 (2.24%) SSH
7 2 (1.49%) SAN
7 2 (1.49%) SMTP
7 2 (1.49%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.49%) DNS
8 1 (0.75%) Network Security
8 1 (0.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) Oracle Database
2 16 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.19%) RDBMS
4 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
5 12 (8.96%) MySQL
6 11 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (8.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (5.22%) DB2
10 6 (4.48%) Hazelcast
11 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (2.99%) DTS
12 4 (2.99%) Data Mining
13 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (1.49%) Spotfire
14 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (21.64%) Maven
2 28 (20.90%) Subversion
3 26 (19.40%) JUnit
4 23 (17.16%) Eclipse
5 20 (14.93%) Ant
6 14 (10.45%) Log4j
7 10 (7.46%) Selenium
8 8 (5.97%) JIRA
8 8 (5.97%) JBehave
8 8 (5.97%) Cucumber
9 7 (5.22%) Hudson
9 7 (5.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 6 (4.48%) IntelliJ
10 6 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (4.48%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
10 6 (4.48%) Mockito
10 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (21.64%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Retail
3 15 (11.19%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.22%) Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Marketing
5 4 (2.99%) Publishing
6 3 (2.24%) Games
6 3 (2.24%) Back Office
6 3 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (52.24%) Developer
2 36 (26.87%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.94%) Consultant
4 11 (8.21%) Architect
4 11 (8.21%) Workday Consultant
5 9 (6.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Web Developer
7 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.73%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Integration Specialist
8 4 (2.99%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.24%) .NET Web Developer
9 3 (2.24%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.24%) Tester
9 3 (2.24%) Designer
9 3 (2.24%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (98.51%) XML
2 96 (71.64%) XSLT
3 74 (55.22%) Web Services
4 50 (37.31%) SOAP
5 42 (31.34%) HTML
5 42 (31.34%) Spring
6 38 (28.36%) XSD
7 33 (24.63%) JMS
8 30 (22.39%) WSDL
9 28 (20.90%) Ajax
9 28 (20.90%) REST
10 24 (17.91%) jQuery
11 23 (17.16%) CSS
12 21 (15.67%) Servlets
13 20 (14.93%) J2EE
14 19 (14.18%) UDDI
15 17 (12.69%) JAX-WS
16 16 (11.94%) Apache Axis
16 16 (11.94%) Hibernate
17 15 (11.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Web 2.0
2 7 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.48%) Open Source
3 6 (4.48%) Derivative
4 4 (2.99%) Replication
5 3 (2.24%) W3C
5 3 (2.24%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.24%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.49%) Life Science
6 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.49%) Online Games
6 2 (1.49%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) Equities
7 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.37%) Linux
2 30 (22.39%) UNIX
3 14 (10.45%) HPUX
3 14 (10.45%) Solaris
4 10 (7.46%) Windows
5 9 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.48%) Android
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.33%) SOA
2 24 (17.91%) OO
3 21 (15.67%) ERP
4 19 (14.18%) Migration
5 18 (13.43%) E-Commerce
5 18 (13.43%) Data Migration
6 17 (12.69%) Content Management
7 16 (11.94%) TDD
8 14 (10.45%) E-business
9 13 (9.70%) MVC
10 12 (8.96%) ETL
11 11 (8.21%) UML
11 11 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (7.46%) BDD
12 10 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.46%) B2B
12 10 (7.46%) BPEL
13 9 (6.72%) EAI
13 9 (6.72%) Data Modelling
14 8 (5.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.73%) Java
2 37 (27.61%) SQL
3 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.67%) XQuery
5 11 (8.21%) Perl
5 11 (8.21%) Groovy
6 10 (7.46%) C#
7 9 (6.72%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.72%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.49%) VBScript
10 2 (1.49%) C
10 2 (1.49%) PHP
10 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Degree
2 7 (5.22%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) vCloud
2 2 (1.49%) NFS
2 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.49%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.49%) SCOM
2 2 (1.49%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.75%) Control-M
3 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (40.30%) Oracle
2 32 (23.88%) IBM
3 16 (11.94%) BEA
4 15 (11.19%) SAP
5 14 (10.45%) Interwoven
6 13 (9.70%) PeopleSoft
6 13 (9.70%) Ceridian
7 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.72%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.22%) Sun
9 7 (5.22%) Elastic Path
9 7 (5.22%) ATG
9 7 (5.22%) Blue Martini
10 5 (3.73%) Adobe
11 4 (2.99%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.99%) JBoss
12 3 (2.24%) VMware
12 3 (2.24%) Talend
13 2 (1.49%) EPiServer
13 2 (1.49%) Altova
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