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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 57 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.16% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.39% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
258 256 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.62% 41.90% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 136 202
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 29
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.06 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
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 28 July 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
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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
Watford -3 2 - -
XPath
East of England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (100.00%) XML
1 14 (100.00%) XSLT
2 13 (92.86%) OO
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 13 (92.86%) Ajax
3 12 (85.71%) Eclipse
3 12 (85.71%) Subversion
3 12 (85.71%) Java
3 12 (85.71%) Ant
3 12 (85.71%) Linux
3 12 (85.71%) UNIX
4 11 (78.57%) Servlets
4 11 (78.57%) Struts
4 11 (78.57%) JUnit
4 11 (78.57%) SQL
4 11 (78.57%) J2EE
4 11 (78.57%) Solaris
4 11 (78.57%) XMLBeans
4 11 (78.57%) Log4j
4 11 (78.57%) Internet
4 11 (78.57%) Web 2.0
5 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (71.43%) RDBMS
6 9 (64.29%) CSS
7 8 (57.14%) Oracle
7 8 (57.14%) HPUX
7 8 (57.14%) IBM
7 8 (57.14%) MQSeries
7 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (57.14%) MQSeries
2 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (28.57%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (21.43%) Apache
4 3 (21.43%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Tridion
2 3 (21.43%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) RDBMS
1 10 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
3 4 (28.57%) DB2
4 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Ant
1 12 (85.71%) Eclipse
1 12 (85.71%) Subversion
2 11 (78.57%) JUnit
2 11 (78.57%) Log4j
3 5 (35.71%) Maven
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
1 8 (57.14%) Manufacturing
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Java Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
5 2 (14.29%) UI Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) XML
1 14 (100.00%) XSLT
2 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 13 (92.86%) Ajax
3 11 (78.57%) XMLBeans
3 11 (78.57%) J2EE
3 11 (78.57%) Servlets
3 11 (78.57%) Struts
4 9 (64.29%) CSS
5 8 (57.14%) JMS
6 7 (50.00%) Hibernate
6 7 (50.00%) Spring
6 7 (50.00%) JSP
6 7 (50.00%) jQuery
7 6 (42.86%) XHTML
8 5 (35.71%) Web Services
8 5 (35.71%) SOAP
8 5 (35.71%) REST
9 4 (28.57%) JSON
9 4 (28.57%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Web 2.0
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) UNIX
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Solaris
3 8 (57.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) OO
2 8 (57.14%) Content Management
2 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) RAD
3 4 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Web Design
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
1 8 (57.14%) Interwoven
2 4 (28.57%) Sun
2 4 (28.57%) ATG
2 4 (28.57%) Blue Martini
2 4 (28.57%) Elastic Path
3 2 (14.29%) Apple