The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire 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 58 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing XPath 11 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.42% 1.74% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.85% 4.25% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate £400 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £373 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £366
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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 259 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 36.86% 40.98% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 157 171
Average daily rate £360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -4.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
East of England

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Hertfordshire region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -9 8 - - 1
XPath
East of England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 26 (100.00%) XML
2 25 (96.15%) HTML
2 25 (96.15%) JavaScript
2 25 (96.15%) Ajax
3 24 (92.31%) XSLT
4 21 (80.77%) OO
5 20 (76.92%) CSS
6 17 (65.38%) Java
6 17 (65.38%) XHTML
7 14 (53.85%) SQL
8 12 (46.15%) Ant
8 12 (46.15%) JSP
8 12 (46.15%) UNIX
8 12 (46.15%) Linux
8 12 (46.15%) Eclipse
8 12 (46.15%) Subversion
9 11 (42.31%) Log4j
9 11 (42.31%) Web 2.0
9 11 (42.31%) XMLBeans
9 11 (42.31%) HTML5
9 11 (42.31%) CSS3
9 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
9 11 (42.31%) RDBMS
9 11 (42.31%) Solaris
9 11 (42.31%) Internet
9 11 (42.31%) Servlets
9 11 (42.31%) Struts
9 11 (42.31%) JUnit
9 11 (42.31%) J2EE
10 10 (38.46%) Retail

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 6 (23.08%) MQSeries
2 5 (19.23%) Alfresco
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
2 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (11.54%) Gentran
3 3 (11.54%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 2 (7.69%) Fireworks
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) RiskWrite
1 5 (19.23%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) HTTP
3 3 (11.54%) Intranet
3 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
3 3 (11.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
1 11 (42.31%) RDBMS
2 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Ant
1 12 (46.15%) Eclipse
1 12 (46.15%) Subversion
2 11 (42.31%) Log4j
2 11 (42.31%) JUnit
3 5 (19.23%) Jasmine
3 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (7.69%) Axure RP
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 10 (38.46%) Retail
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Java Developer
3 7 (26.92%) UI Programmer
3 7 (26.92%) UI Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (19.23%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) EDI Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Designer
8 1 (3.85%) UI Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) XML
2 25 (96.15%) HTML
2 25 (96.15%) Ajax
3 24 (92.31%) XSLT
4 20 (76.92%) CSS
5 17 (65.38%) XHTML
6 12 (46.15%) JSP
7 11 (42.31%) XMLBeans
7 11 (42.31%) HTML5
7 11 (42.31%) CSS3
7 11 (42.31%) Servlets
7 11 (42.31%) Struts
7 11 (42.31%) J2EE
8 8 (30.77%) jQuery
9 6 (23.08%) JMS
9 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
9 6 (23.08%) Spring
10 5 (19.23%) JSTL
10 5 (19.23%) JSF
10 5 (19.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Web 2.0
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) UNIX
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Solaris
3 6 (23.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) OO
2 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
3 8 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) TDD
5 6 (23.08%) Web Design
5 6 (23.08%) Content Management
5 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Web Development
5 6 (23.08%) Web Accessibility
6 5 (19.23%) UML
6 5 (19.23%) RAD
7 4 (15.38%) MVC
8 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) B2B
8 3 (11.54%) EAI
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
9 1 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (65.38%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 5 (19.23%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) ActionScript 2.0
5 3 (11.54%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) ATG
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Interwoven
3 6 (23.08%) Apple
4 5 (19.23%) Elastic Path
4 5 (19.23%) Blue Martini
5 2 (7.69%) Adobe
6 1 (3.85%) Sun