The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 45 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.55% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 0.88% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +46.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
189 228 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 52.07% 49.03% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 114 153
Median daily rate £425 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 14
Median hourly rate £33.75 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.11% +5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.53 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Cheltenham +6 1 £550 +15.78% 2
Gloucester - 1 £550 -
XPath
South West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Mule ESB
2 2 (66.67%) CloudHub
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
2 2 (66.67%) RAML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) GlassFish
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Mule
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
1 2 (66.67%) GlassFish
1 2 (66.67%) Mule
1 2 (66.67%) Mule ESB
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) RAML
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) API Design
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle