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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 599 544 513
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -31
Contract jobs citing XPath 33 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 46 32
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £299 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £540 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-25.49% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
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
19655 19035 18508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.37% 37.65% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13648 12535 12214
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 403 434
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 -14 16 £400 +14.28% 11
Yorkshire -2 7 £290 -27.50% 2
South East -14 5 - - 4
West Midlands -6 2 £375 - 3
East of England +3 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 102 (86.44%) XML
2 82 (69.49%) XSLT
3 68 (57.63%) Java
4 61 (51.69%) Web Services
5 52 (44.07%) JavaScript
5 52 (44.07%) HTML
6 48 (40.68%) SQL
7 41 (34.75%) CSS
7 41 (34.75%) SOAP
8 39 (33.05%) Oracle
8 39 (33.05%) REST
9 36 (30.51%) SQL Server
9 36 (30.51%) SOA
10 35 (29.66%) jQuery
11 34 (28.81%) XSD
12 32 (27.12%) .NET
12 32 (27.12%) HTML5
13 28 (23.73%) Ajax
14 26 (22.03%) JSON
14 26 (22.03%) C#
15 25 (21.19%) XQuery
15 25 (21.19%) Finance
15 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
16 24 (20.34%) Web Development
17 23 (19.49%) MVC
18 22 (18.64%) Linux
19 21 (17.80%) Middleware
19 21 (17.80%) Spring
19 21 (17.80%) CSS3
20 19 (16.10%) Oracle Database

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 15 (12.71%) WebLogic
2 13 (11.02%) Tomcat
3 12 (10.17%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.63%) Apache
4 9 (7.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (5.08%) IIS
6 5 (4.24%) JBoss
6 5 (4.24%) Jetty
7 4 (3.39%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (3.39%) CMS
7 4 (3.39%) Mule
7 4 (3.39%) Mule ESB
7 4 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.54%) JCAPS
9 2 (1.69%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.54%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) SaaS
2 4 (3.39%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) HTTP
2 5 (4.24%) LDAP
3 4 (3.39%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.85%) FTP
5 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.10%) Oracle Database
3 12 (10.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (6.78%) PowerCenter
5 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.39%) CouchDB
7 4 (3.39%) DB2
7 4 (3.39%) DTS
7 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.54%) MarkLogic
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (2.54%) Triplestore
9 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) OLTP
10 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.10%) Subversion
3 17 (14.41%) Maven
4 13 (11.02%) Mercurial
5 12 (10.17%) JDeveloper
6 10 (8.47%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.93%) JUnit
7 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (5.08%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.08%) JMeter
8 6 (5.08%) NUnit
8 6 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.24%) Grunt
9 5 (4.24%) MSTest
9 5 (4.24%) Selenium
10 4 (3.39%) GitLab
10 4 (3.39%) Lombardi
10 4 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Billing
3 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.69%) Games
3 2 (1.69%) Law
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
3 2 (1.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (75.42%) Developer
2 30 (25.42%) Java Developer
3 21 (17.80%) .NET Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Oracle Developer
4 14 (11.86%) SQL Developer
5 13 (11.02%) SOA Developer
6 12 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (10.17%) C# Developer
6 12 (10.17%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 11 (9.32%) UI Developer
8 10 (8.47%) Web Developer
9 9 (7.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (6.78%) XML Developer
11 7 (5.93%) Consultant
11 7 (5.93%) Senior Developer
12 6 (5.08%) C# WCF Developer
12 6 (5.08%) WCF Developer
13 5 (4.24%) Analyst
13 5 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (3.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (86.44%) XML
2 82 (69.49%) XSLT
3 61 (51.69%) Web Services
4 52 (44.07%) HTML
5 41 (34.75%) CSS
5 41 (34.75%) SOAP
6 39 (33.05%) REST
7 35 (29.66%) jQuery
8 34 (28.81%) XSD
9 32 (27.12%) .NET
9 32 (27.12%) HTML5
10 28 (23.73%) Ajax
11 26 (22.03%) JSON
12 21 (17.80%) CSS3
12 21 (17.80%) Middleware
12 21 (17.80%) Spring
13 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
14 18 (15.25%) JMS
15 15 (12.71%) J2EE
16 14 (11.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.86%) User Experience
3 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.39%) Fintech
5 4 (3.39%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.39%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) NHS
7 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.69%) DataPower
7 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) HACMP
8 1 (0.85%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.85%) Social Media
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.85%) W3C
8 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Linux
2 12 (10.17%) Windows
3 10 (8.47%) Unix
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.51%) SOA
2 24 (20.34%) Web Development
3 23 (19.49%) MVC
4 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.25%) Workflow
5 14 (11.86%) BPEL
6 12 (10.17%) Project Management
6 12 (10.17%) TDD
7 11 (9.32%) OO
8 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.47%) SEO
9 9 (7.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 9 (7.63%) EAI
9 9 (7.63%) ETL
9 9 (7.63%) Front End Development
9 9 (7.63%) Web Design
10 8 (6.78%) BPMN
10 8 (6.78%) Case Management
10 8 (6.78%) Multithreading
10 8 (6.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (57.63%) Java
2 52 (44.07%) JavaScript
3 48 (40.68%) SQL
4 26 (22.03%) C#
5 25 (21.19%) XQuery
6 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
7 12 (10.17%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.08%) Python
9 4 (3.39%) VB
9 4 (3.39%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.54%) Ruby
10 3 (2.54%) SPARQL
11 2 (1.69%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.69%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.69%) AWK
11 2 (1.69%) Perl
11 2 (1.69%) PHP
11 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) sed
12 1 (0.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.85%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (33.05%) Oracle
2 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.71%) IBM
4 8 (6.78%) Informatica
5 7 (5.93%) EPiServer
6 4 (3.39%) Blue Prism
6 4 (3.39%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.54%) VMware
7 3 (2.54%) webMethods
8 2 (1.69%) HP
8 2 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.69%) Rally
8 2 (1.69%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.85%) Adobe
9 1 (0.85%) CA
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) SAP
9 1 (0.85%) Telerik
9 1 (0.85%) Vignette