The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 548 585 537
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -48
Contract jobs citing XPath 74 57 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 51
Median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -
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
20337 20325 19136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.96% 38.47% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14100 13974 12523
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 479 380
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 42 £500 +21.21% 9
South East +26 17 £400 +6.95% 6
East of England +1 6 £550 +150.00%
West Midlands -21 4 £316 -46.39% 1
South West +11 3 £513 +32.25% 1
Yorkshire +6 1 £288 - 2
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 100 (94.34%) XML
2 70 (66.04%) Java
3 62 (58.49%) XSLT
4 52 (49.06%) JSON
5 51 (48.11%) Web Services
6 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (43.40%) REST
8 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
8 44 (41.51%) HTML
9 42 (39.62%) SQL
10 39 (36.79%) CSS
11 38 (35.85%) XSD
12 36 (33.96%) SOAP
13 34 (32.08%) Finance
14 29 (27.36%) Linux
15 26 (24.53%) XQuery
15 26 (24.53%) Spring
16 25 (23.58%) Maven
17 24 (22.64%) jQuery
17 24 (22.64%) AngularJS
18 23 (21.70%) WebSphere
18 23 (21.70%) Scrum
18 23 (21.70%) Oracle
19 22 (20.75%) Git (software)
20 21 (19.81%) MVC
20 21 (19.81%) Shell Script
20 21 (19.81%) CSS3
20 21 (19.81%) HTML5
21 20 (18.87%) Unix
21 20 (18.87%) SOA

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (21.70%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.60%) GlassFish
3 7 (6.60%) MQSI
4 5 (4.72%) CMS
5 4 (3.77%) Apache
5 4 (3.77%) Mule
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.89%) Drupal
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.89%) SilverStripe
8 1 (0.94%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.94%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.94%) IIS
8 1 (0.94%) Jetty
8 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.94%) Perch
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) GitHub
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) HTTP
2 7 (6.60%) Firewall
2 7 (6.60%) SSL
3 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (4.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 5 (4.72%) Lumira
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (4.72%) SAP BI
3 5 (4.72%) Triplestore
4 4 (3.77%) MarkLogic
5 3 (2.83%) MySQL
6 2 (1.89%) Big Data
6 2 (1.89%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQLite
7 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (23.58%) Maven
2 22 (20.75%) Git (software)
3 17 (16.04%) Jenkins
4 14 (13.21%) JIRA
4 14 (13.21%) JUnit
5 13 (12.26%) TeamCity
6 12 (11.32%) Mockito
7 9 (8.49%) Spock
8 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.60%) Eclipse
9 7 (6.60%) Selenium
10 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.83%) Appium
11 3 (2.83%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.83%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.89%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.89%) GoCD
12 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (1.89%) Wercker
General
1 34 (32.08%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Marketing
4 6 (5.66%) Electronics
4 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.72%) Automotive
5 5 (4.72%) Publishing
5 5 (4.72%) Retail
6 4 (3.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (65.09%) Developer
2 32 (30.19%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.92%) Senior Developer
4 15 (14.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (9.43%) XML Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (5.66%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (5.66%) XML Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) Business Objects Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Designer
9 4 (3.77%) Integration Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Interface Designer
9 4 (3.77%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (94.34%) XML
2 62 (58.49%) XSLT
3 52 (49.06%) JSON
4 51 (48.11%) Web Services
5 46 (43.40%) REST
6 44 (41.51%) HTML
7 39 (36.79%) CSS
8 38 (35.85%) XSD
9 36 (33.96%) SOAP
10 26 (24.53%) Spring
11 24 (22.64%) AngularJS
11 24 (22.64%) jQuery
12 21 (19.81%) CSS3
12 21 (19.81%) HTML5
13 19 (17.92%) J2EE
14 16 (15.09%) Servlets
15 15 (14.15%) .NET
15 15 (14.15%) JMS
16 14 (13.21%) IBM Integration Bus
16 14 (13.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) User Experience
3 7 (6.60%) DataPower
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Linux
2 20 (18.87%) Unix
3 7 (6.60%) AIX
4 5 (4.72%) Android
4 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.70%) Scrum
3 21 (19.81%) MVC
4 20 (18.87%) SOA
5 18 (16.98%) BDD
5 18 (16.98%) TDD
6 15 (14.15%) SDLC
7 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (10.38%) Web Development
9 10 (9.43%) Refactoring
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.49%) RDF
11 7 (6.60%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (6.60%) OOD
11 7 (6.60%) TOGAF
11 7 (6.60%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (5.66%) Process Management
12 6 (5.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (66.04%) Java
2 44 (41.51%) JavaScript
3 42 (39.62%) SQL
4 26 (24.53%) XQuery
5 21 (19.81%) Shell Script
6 14 (13.21%) C#
6 14 (13.21%) PL/SQL
7 13 (12.26%) Korn
8 9 (8.49%) VBA
9 5 (4.72%) PHP
9 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.77%) SPARQL
11 3 (2.83%) Scala
11 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.89%) C++
12 2 (1.89%) Perl
13 1 (0.94%) Groovy
13 1 (0.94%) Python
13 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Degree
2 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) FATCA
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Ansible
1 2 (1.89%) Consul
1 2 (1.89%) Packer
1 2 (1.89%) Terraform
2 1 (0.94%) Control-M
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Oracle
2 13 (12.26%) Solace
3 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.38%) SAP
4 10 (9.43%) IBM
5 9 (8.49%) Google
6 7 (6.60%) MuleSoft
6 7 (6.60%) Software AG
7 3 (2.83%) WSO2
8 2 (1.89%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.89%) VMware
9 1 (0.94%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.94%) HP
9 1 (0.94%) Zend
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