The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 57 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.47% 2.28% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 5.67% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
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£220 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
XPath
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
216 282 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.02% 40.11% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 162 188
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £33.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +4 1 £210 -
Stevenage - - - -
XPath
East of England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) Ant
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Progress
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) RosettaNet
5 1 (20.00%) EDIFACT
5 1 (20.00%) cXML
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) EDIFACT
5 1 (20.00%) cXML
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
5 1 (20.00%) JDBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Progress
3 1 (20.00%) SAP