The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 466 416 444
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +28
Contract jobs citing XPath 91 106 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.67% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 63 61
Average daily rate £425 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £535 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.07% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19062 15930 19785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.12% 36.89% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12543 9991 11907
Average daily rate £375 £385 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 584 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.63 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
XPath
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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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -22 53 £425 -10.52% 14
South East -23 12 £350 -17.64% 5
East of England -31 11 £400 -
North West -22 10 £400 +24.03% 3
Yorkshire -9 3 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 193 (97.97%) XML
2 126 (63.96%) XSLT
3 105 (53.30%) JavaScript
4 104 (52.79%) HTML
5 103 (52.28%) Web Services
6 95 (48.22%) Java
7 84 (42.64%) SQL
8 76 (38.58%) CSS
8 76 (38.58%) Ajax
9 51 (25.89%) Linux
9 51 (25.89%) OO
10 50 (25.38%) XHTML
10 50 (25.38%) Relational Database
11 49 (24.87%) Subversion
12 48 (24.37%) Oracle
13 47 (23.86%) SOAP
14 46 (23.35%) JUnit
15 45 (22.84%) Ant
16 44 (22.34%) CSS3
17 43 (21.83%) SOA
17 43 (21.83%) Finance
18 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (20.81%) XQuery
18 41 (20.81%) HTML5
19 39 (19.80%) Web 2.0
19 39 (19.80%) UNIX
20 38 (19.29%) J2EE
21 37 (18.78%) IBM
21 37 (18.78%) jQuery
22 35 (17.77%) JMS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (14.72%) WebSphere
2 22 (11.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 20 (10.15%) MQSeries
4 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.06%) Apache
5 8 (4.06%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.54%) Alfresco
8 4 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.52%) AquaLogic
9 3 (1.52%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.52%) Gentran
9 3 (1.52%) Sonic ESB
9 3 (1.52%) Mule
9 3 (1.52%) Liferay
9 3 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.52%) CMS
10 2 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (9.64%) Tridion
2 6 (3.05%) Markit EDM
3 5 (2.54%) RiskWrite
4 3 (1.52%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.52%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.75%) Internet
2 16 (8.12%) HTTP
3 7 (3.55%) FTP
4 6 (3.05%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.54%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.54%) SSL
6 3 (1.52%) Intranet
6 3 (1.52%) LDAP
6 3 (1.52%) Network Security
7 2 (1.02%) SMTP
7 2 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.51%) DMZ
8 1 (0.51%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.38%) Relational Database
2 34 (17.26%) RDBMS
3 33 (16.75%) SQL Server
4 20 (10.15%) DB2
5 17 (8.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.57%) MySQL
9 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.55%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (3.05%) DTS
11 6 (3.05%) Data Mining
11 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
14 2 (1.02%) Big Data
14 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (24.87%) Subversion
2 46 (23.35%) JUnit
3 45 (22.84%) Ant
4 34 (17.26%) Maven
5 33 (16.75%) Eclipse
6 25 (12.69%) Log4j
6 25 (12.69%) Selenium
7 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
8 19 (9.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 18 (9.14%) Cucumber
10 17 (8.63%) Jenkins
10 17 (8.63%) JBehave
11 16 (8.12%) WebDriver
12 15 (7.61%) Mercurial
12 15 (7.61%) Visual Studio
13 12 (6.09%) CruiseControl
14 10 (5.08%) JIRA
14 10 (5.08%) Calabash
14 10 (5.08%) SoapUI
15 8 (4.06%) Axure RP
General
1 43 (21.83%) Finance
2 25 (12.69%) Retail
3 22 (11.17%) Banking
4 20 (10.15%) Manufacturing
5 18 (9.14%) Publishing
6 4 (2.03%) Marketing
7 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.52%) Advertising
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 140 (71.07%) Developer
2 48 (24.37%) Java Developer
3 18 (9.14%) UI Developer
4 16 (8.12%) Web Developer
5 15 (7.61%) Consultant
6 13 (6.60%) Analyst
6 13 (6.60%) UI Programmer
7 12 (6.09%) Tester
8 11 (5.58%) Integration Analyst
9 10 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (4.06%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.06%) J2EE Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.55%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (3.55%) Workday Consultant
12 6 (3.05%) Administrator
12 6 (3.05%) Architect
13 5 (2.54%) DBA
13 5 (2.54%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (97.97%) XML
2 126 (63.96%) XSLT
3 104 (52.79%) HTML
4 103 (52.28%) Web Services
5 76 (38.58%) CSS
5 76 (38.58%) Ajax
6 50 (25.38%) XHTML
7 47 (23.86%) SOAP
8 44 (22.34%) CSS3
9 41 (20.81%) HTML5
10 38 (19.29%) J2EE
11 37 (18.78%) jQuery
12 35 (17.77%) JMS
13 34 (17.26%) .NET
13 34 (17.26%) JSON
14 32 (16.24%) DOM
14 32 (16.24%) REST
15 31 (15.74%) JSP
16 30 (15.23%) Servlets
17 26 (13.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.80%) Web 2.0
2 16 (8.12%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.61%) Mobile Banking
4 13 (6.60%) Open Source
5 11 (5.58%) NHS
6 9 (4.57%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.55%) Derivative
8 6 (3.05%) Equities
9 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.52%) Social Media
10 3 (1.52%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.52%) GIS
11 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.02%) W3C
11 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.02%) HACMP
11 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.02%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.89%) Linux
2 39 (19.80%) UNIX
3 27 (13.71%) Solaris
4 20 (10.15%) HPUX
5 14 (7.11%) Windows
6 6 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.02%) AIX
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.89%) OO
2 43 (21.83%) SOA
3 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (17.77%) TDD
5 30 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (13.20%) UML
7 25 (12.69%) E-Commerce
8 22 (11.17%) MVC
8 22 (11.17%) Test Automation
9 20 (10.15%) Web Development
9 20 (10.15%) Content Management
10 19 (9.64%) RAD
11 16 (8.12%) Web Design
12 15 (7.61%) Agile Project Management
12 15 (7.61%) Project Management
12 15 (7.61%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.11%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.60%) Scrum
15 12 (6.09%) BDD
16 11 (5.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 105 (53.30%) JavaScript
2 95 (48.22%) Java
3 84 (42.64%) SQL
4 41 (20.81%) XQuery
5 26 (13.20%) C#
6 22 (11.17%) Ruby
7 21 (10.66%) Perl
8 19 (9.64%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.60%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.05%) Groovy
12 5 (2.54%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.54%) C++
12 5 (2.54%) Golang
13 4 (2.03%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (2.03%) C
13 4 (2.03%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.52%) VB
15 2 (1.02%) Jython
15 2 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (5.08%) Degree
2 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) MCAD
4 2 (1.02%) MCSD
4 2 (1.02%) ISEB
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.02%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (3.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (1.02%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.51%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (24.37%) Oracle
2 37 (18.78%) IBM
3 21 (10.66%) ATG
4 20 (10.15%) Interwoven
5 19 (9.64%) Blue Martini
5 19 (9.64%) Elastic Path
6 16 (8.12%) Ceridian
7 15 (7.61%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.06%) Adobe
9 6 (3.05%) JBoss
9 6 (3.05%) Apple
10 5 (2.54%) Google
10 5 (2.54%) Perforce
10 5 (2.54%) Talend
10 5 (2.54%) Green Hat
11 4 (2.03%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.03%) Remedy
11 4 (2.03%) HP
11 4 (2.03%) SAP
12 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
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