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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 487 434 406
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -28
Contract jobs citing XPath 69 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.66% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £293 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
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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
17806 17066 14951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.81% 37.43% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11714 10928 9375
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 444 576
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £15.98 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -35 28 £400 +3.89% 9
North West -14 16 £400 +6.66% 3
South East -13 14 £360 +2.85% 11
Yorkshire -21 5 £340 +13.33% 1
East of England -4 4 £220 -45.00% 4
West Midlands -4 1 £435 +16.00%
South West -9 1 £325 -7.14% 1
East Midlands - - - -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 178 (97.27%) XML
2 128 (69.95%) XSLT
3 93 (50.82%) Java
4 69 (37.70%) SQL
5 64 (34.97%) XQuery
6 62 (33.88%) HTML
7 57 (31.15%) Oracle
7 57 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (30.60%) JavaScript
9 55 (30.05%) Linux
10 49 (26.78%) CSS
11 48 (26.23%) Web Services
11 48 (26.23%) SOA
12 44 (24.04%) .NET
13 43 (23.50%) C#
14 39 (21.31%) Spring
14 39 (21.31%) Ajax
14 39 (21.31%) SQL Server
15 38 (20.77%) jQuery
16 37 (20.22%) SOAP
17 36 (19.67%) Software Engineering
18 35 (19.13%) Windows
19 33 (18.03%) ASP.NET
19 33 (18.03%) REST
20 32 (17.49%) Oracle BPM
20 32 (17.49%) Maven
21 31 (16.94%) WebLogic
21 31 (16.94%) XSD
21 31 (16.94%) Oracle Fusion
22 30 (16.39%) HTTP

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 31 (16.94%) WebLogic
2 28 (15.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (9.84%) Tomcat
4 15 (8.20%) IIS
5 14 (7.65%) WebSphere
6 12 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (6.01%) MQSeries
8 6 (3.28%) Apache
9 5 (2.73%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (2.19%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.64%) CMS
11 3 (1.64%) JBoss
11 3 (1.64%) Jetty
12 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
12 2 (1.09%) AquaLogic
13 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
13 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (2.73%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.09%) PowerPivot
2 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (17.49%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.09%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.55%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.55%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) GitHub
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.39%) HTTP
2 10 (5.46%) SSH
3 9 (4.92%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.83%) LDAP
5 5 (2.73%) Internet
6 3 (1.64%) SAN
7 2 (1.09%) FTP
7 2 (1.09%) SSL
8 1 (0.55%) SMS
8 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.65%) MySQL
4 9 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.37%) Hazelcast
5 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.73%) OLTP
8 5 (2.73%) TKPROF
8 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.19%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.19%) Big Data
9 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (17.49%) Maven
2 28 (15.30%) Subversion
3 24 (13.11%) Visual Studio
4 22 (12.02%) Ant
5 18 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.37%) Eclipse
7 7 (3.83%) WebDriver
7 7 (3.83%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.73%) Selenium
9 5 (2.73%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.73%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.19%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.19%) JUnit
10 4 (2.19%) JMeter
11 3 (1.64%) NUnit
12 1 (0.55%) JIRA
12 1 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 23 (12.57%) Finance
2 21 (11.48%) Banking
3 16 (8.74%) Publishing
4 8 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.64%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Law
6 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 137 (74.86%) Developer
2 40 (21.86%) Java Developer
3 16 (8.74%) .NET Developer
3 16 (8.74%) Lead Developer
4 15 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.65%) XML Developer
6 11 (6.01%) BizTalk Developer
6 11 (6.01%) C# Developer
6 11 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (5.46%) Java Software Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Lead Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) iOS Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.83%) PHP Web Developer
10 7 (3.83%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Web Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (97.27%) XML
2 128 (69.95%) XSLT
3 62 (33.88%) HTML
4 49 (26.78%) CSS
5 48 (26.23%) Web Services
6 44 (24.04%) .NET
7 39 (21.31%) Spring
7 39 (21.31%) Ajax
8 38 (20.77%) jQuery
9 37 (20.22%) SOAP
10 33 (18.03%) ASP.NET
10 33 (18.03%) REST
11 31 (16.94%) XSD
11 31 (16.94%) Oracle Fusion
12 28 (15.30%) J2EE
12 28 (15.30%) XML Schema
12 28 (15.30%) WCF
13 27 (14.75%) JMS
14 26 (14.21%) Oracle ADF
15 21 (11.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.46%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.83%) Web 2.0
5 7 (3.83%) Replication
5 7 (3.83%) N-Tier
5 7 (3.83%) Open Source
6 6 (3.28%) NHS
7 5 (2.73%) W3C
8 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.64%) User Experience
9 3 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.55%) Derivative
11 1 (0.55%) Equities
11 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.05%) Linux
2 35 (19.13%) Windows
3 16 (8.74%) UNIX
4 15 (8.20%) Android
4 15 (8.20%) Apple iOS
5 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) VMS
8 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.55%) zOS
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.23%) SOA
3 36 (19.67%) Software Engineering
4 29 (15.85%) OO
5 25 (13.66%) MVC
6 23 (12.57%) Scrum
6 23 (12.57%) Unit Testing
7 20 (10.93%) OOP
8 19 (10.38%) TDD
9 17 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (8.20%) Web Development
11 14 (7.65%) Release Management
11 14 (7.65%) iOS Development
12 12 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.56%) Web Application Development
13 11 (6.01%) Web Design
13 11 (6.01%) UML
14 10 (5.46%) RUP
15 9 (4.92%) Multithreading
16 8 (4.37%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 93 (50.82%) Java
2 69 (37.70%) SQL
3 64 (34.97%) XQuery
4 56 (30.60%) JavaScript
5 43 (23.50%) C#
6 20 (10.93%) T-SQL
7 15 (8.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 11 (6.01%) PHP
9 9 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.83%) PHP5
11 6 (3.28%) C++
12 5 (2.73%) Perl
12 5 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.64%) C
14 2 (1.09%) Scala
14 2 (1.09%) Groovy
14 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.09%) VBScript
14 2 (1.09%) VBA
14 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.46%) Degree
3 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) VCP4
5 1 (0.55%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.55%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) QA
2 5 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.73%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (14.21%) Oracle Identity Management
2 20 (10.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.73%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.19%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Netcool
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 57 (31.15%) Oracle
2 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.01%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.83%) IBM
5 5 (2.73%) Adobe
5 5 (2.73%) BMC
6 4 (2.19%) Remedy
6 4 (2.19%) SAP
7 2 (1.09%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.09%) Progress
7 2 (1.09%) BEA
7 2 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.55%) HP
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix
8 1 (0.55%) Sun
8 1 (0.55%) NetApp
8 1 (0.55%) Veritas
8 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
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