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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 504 454 425
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -29
Contract jobs citing XPath 78 91 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.48% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 73
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
19324 19066 20263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.84% 39.51% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12579 12317 12167
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 386 501 707
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.76 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 38 £488 +2.63% 12
South East 0 20 £495 +16.47% 7
North West -2 13 £313 +4.16% 2
East of England -34 4 £300 - 2
South West -49 2 £200 -55.92%
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 140 (98.59%) XML
2 103 (72.54%) XSLT
3 80 (56.34%) Java
4 67 (47.18%) Web Services
5 64 (45.07%) Oracle
6 55 (38.73%) SOA
6 55 (38.73%) Spring
7 51 (35.92%) SQL
8 48 (33.80%) Linux
8 48 (33.80%) SOAP
9 47 (33.10%) JMS
10 43 (30.28%) Maven
11 40 (28.17%) Ajax
12 39 (27.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 37 (26.06%) XSD
14 36 (25.35%) HTML
15 34 (23.94%) JavaScript
15 34 (23.94%) HTTP
16 32 (22.54%) XQuery
17 31 (21.83%) WebSphere
18 30 (21.13%) REST
18 30 (21.13%) WSDL
19 29 (20.42%) IBM
19 29 (20.42%) J2EE
19 29 (20.42%) Ant
20 28 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (18.31%) Internet
21 26 (18.31%) jQuery
22 25 (17.61%) Middleware
22 25 (17.61%) UNIX

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 39 (27.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 31 (21.83%) WebSphere
3 24 (16.90%) Tomcat
4 22 (15.49%) WebLogic
5 16 (11.27%) AquaLogic
6 12 (8.45%) MQSeries
7 11 (7.75%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (4.93%) Apache
9 6 (4.23%) Confluence
10 5 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (3.52%) CMS
11 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.11%) Liferay
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.70%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.41%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (10.56%) Workday HCM
3 13 (9.15%) SAP HR
4 8 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (4.23%) Tridion
6 3 (2.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) HTTP
2 26 (18.31%) Internet
3 11 (7.75%) FTP
4 5 (3.52%) LDAP
5 3 (2.11%) SSL
5 3 (2.11%) SSH
6 2 (1.41%) SAN
6 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.41%) DNS
6 2 (1.41%) SMTP
7 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
1 16 (11.27%) Oracle Database
2 13 (9.15%) Relational Database
2 13 (9.15%) RDBMS
3 12 (8.45%) MySQL
4 10 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (6.34%) Hazelcast
6 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.52%) DB2
9 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.11%) DTS
10 3 (2.11%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.41%) OLTP
11 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.41%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 43 (30.28%) Maven
2 29 (20.42%) Ant
3 25 (17.61%) Subversion
4 21 (14.79%) JUnit
5 20 (14.08%) Eclipse
6 12 (8.45%) Log4j
7 8 (5.63%) Selenium
8 6 (4.23%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.23%) JBehave
8 6 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.23%) JIRA
8 6 (4.23%) IntelliJ
9 5 (3.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Hudson
9 5 (3.52%) Mockito
9 5 (3.52%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.82%) JMeter
General
1 24 (16.90%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Retail
3 13 (9.15%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) Games
6 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Back Office
7 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 73 (51.41%) Developer
2 33 (23.24%) Java Developer
3 13 (9.15%) Consultant
4 10 (7.04%) Architect
5 8 (5.63%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (5.63%) Workday Consultant
6 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.93%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.23%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.52%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.52%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.52%) Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Lead Developer
9 4 (2.82%) Designer
9 4 (2.82%) Integration Specialist
10 3 (2.11%) Senior ETL Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Middleware Developer
10 3 (2.11%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (98.59%) XML
2 103 (72.54%) XSLT
3 67 (47.18%) Web Services
4 55 (38.73%) Spring
5 48 (33.80%) SOAP
6 47 (33.10%) JMS
7 40 (28.17%) Ajax
8 37 (26.06%) XSD
9 36 (25.35%) HTML
10 30 (21.13%) WSDL
10 30 (21.13%) REST
11 29 (20.42%) J2EE
12 26 (18.31%) jQuery
13 25 (17.61%) Middleware
14 24 (16.90%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (15.49%) CSS
15 22 (15.49%) Servlets
16 18 (12.68%) UDDI
17 17 (11.97%) .NET
17 17 (11.97%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.56%) Web 2.0
3 13 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.23%) Open Source
6 5 (3.52%) Derivative
7 4 (2.82%) Replication
8 3 (2.11%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.11%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.11%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.11%) User Experience
9 2 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.41%) Life Science
9 2 (1.41%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.41%) Online Games
9 2 (1.41%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.41%) NHS
9 2 (1.41%) W3C
10 1 (0.70%) DTV
10 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (33.80%) Linux
2 25 (17.61%) UNIX
3 12 (8.45%) Windows
3 12 (8.45%) HPUX
3 12 (8.45%) Solaris
3 12 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.04%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.73%) SOA
2 28 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.90%) OO
4 21 (14.79%) ERP
5 20 (14.08%) Migration
6 19 (13.38%) Data Migration
7 16 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (11.27%) MVC
7 16 (11.27%) E-Commerce
8 15 (10.56%) Content Management
9 14 (9.86%) E-business
10 13 (9.15%) Software Engineering
11 12 (8.45%) TDD
11 12 (8.45%) Scrum
11 12 (8.45%) ETL
12 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
12 10 (7.04%) BPEL
12 10 (7.04%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.34%) B2B
14 8 (5.63%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 80 (56.34%) Java
2 51 (35.92%) SQL
3 34 (23.94%) JavaScript
4 32 (22.54%) XQuery
5 15 (10.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 14 (9.86%) C#
7 11 (7.75%) T-SQL
8 10 (7.04%) Groovy
9 9 (6.34%) Perl
10 7 (4.93%) Bash Shell
11 6 (4.23%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.52%) VB.NET
12 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.41%) VBScript
13 2 (1.41%) C
13 2 (1.41%) C++
13 2 (1.41%) PHP
14 1 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.75%) Degree
2 7 (4.93%) Sun Certification
3 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.41%) vCloud
2 2 (1.41%) NFS
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.41%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.41%) SCOM
3 2 (1.41%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 64 (45.07%) Oracle
2 29 (20.42%) IBM
3 16 (11.27%) BEA
4 15 (10.56%) SAP
5 13 (9.15%) PeopleSoft
6 12 (8.45%) Interwoven
6 12 (8.45%) Red Hat
7 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.93%) Sun
8 7 (4.93%) Ceridian
9 5 (3.52%) Elastic Path
9 5 (3.52%) ATG
9 5 (3.52%) Blue Martini
9 5 (3.52%) Adobe
10 4 (2.82%) JBoss
11 3 (2.11%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.11%) VMware
11 3 (2.11%) Talend
12 2 (1.41%) EPiServer
12 2 (1.41%) NetApp
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago