The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 18 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 Exeter 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter - 5.08% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 11.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 47.12% 44.07% 60.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 24
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.38% +265.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
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XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Exeter region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XQuery
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) XSLT
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (33.33%) JAXB
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Dojo
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) XSLT
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) JAXB
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Dojo
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) DHTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) XQuery
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) MCAD
1 2 (33.33%) MCSD
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle