The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 359 339 327
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs citing XPath 35 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £297 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%
XPath
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8987 8791 8314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.81% 40.20% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6704 6315 5947
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 81 107
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £18.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in London

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in London

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in London

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in London

XPath
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 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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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
City of London +12 8 £400 -21.95% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 66 (95.65%) XML
2 48 (69.57%) XSLT
3 32 (46.38%) Java
4 20 (28.99%) XSD
4 20 (28.99%) Web Services
5 18 (26.09%) Linux
5 18 (26.09%) Subversion
6 17 (24.64%) SQL
6 17 (24.64%) XQuery
7 16 (23.19%) Oracle
7 16 (23.19%) Banking
8 15 (21.74%) Finance
9 14 (20.29%) OO
10 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
10 13 (18.84%) HTML
10 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (17.39%) C#
11 12 (17.39%) .NET
11 12 (17.39%) XML Schema
11 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
13 10 (14.49%) SOAP
13 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.04%) CSS
14 9 (13.04%) UNIX
14 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (11.59%) MySQL
15 8 (11.59%) HTTP
16 7 (10.14%) SOA

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (10.14%) Apache
2 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Pig
4 4 (5.80%) JBoss
4 4 (5.80%) AquaLogic
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (4.35%) CMS
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.90%) IIS
6 2 (2.90%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.90%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (5.80%) SAP HR
2 3 (4.35%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.35%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) SSH
3 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.35%) SSL
3 3 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.45%) SMS
4 1 (1.45%) SMTP
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.59%) MySQL
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.80%) Big Data
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.80%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.35%) DTS
6 3 (4.35%) Data Mining
6 3 (4.35%) OLTP
6 3 (4.35%) TKPROF
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Subversion
2 5 (7.25%) Maven
2 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.80%) Ant
3 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 3 (4.35%) JUnit
4 3 (4.35%) NUnit
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) JMeter
5 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (23.19%) Banking
2 15 (21.74%) Finance
3 7 (10.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) XML Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Architect
5 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Integration Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Senior SQL Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Senior ETL Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Automation Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Manual Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (95.65%) XML
2 48 (69.57%) XSLT
3 20 (28.99%) XSD
3 20 (28.99%) Web Services
4 13 (18.84%) HTML
5 12 (17.39%) .NET
5 12 (17.39%) XML Schema
6 10 (14.49%) SOAP
7 9 (13.04%) CSS
8 7 (10.14%) jQuery
8 7 (10.14%) REST
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 6 (8.70%) Ajax
10 5 (7.25%) UDDI
10 5 (7.25%) WSDL
10 5 (7.25%) EJB
10 5 (7.25%) J2EE
10 5 (7.25%) JDBC
10 5 (7.25%) Servlets
10 5 (7.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Replication
2 3 (4.35%) W3C
2 3 (4.35%) Open Source
3 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.45%) Equities
4 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Life Science
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) UNIX
3 4 (5.80%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.45%) HPUX
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) OO
2 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.14%) TDD
3 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
3 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (10.14%) SOA
3 7 (10.14%) ETL
4 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.70%) Analytics
5 5 (7.25%) Release Management
5 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
5 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.25%) Multithreading
5 5 (7.25%) MVC
5 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 5 (7.25%) RUP
5 5 (7.25%) UML
5 5 (7.25%) OOP
6 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (46.38%) Java
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 17 (24.64%) XQuery
3 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.39%) C#
5 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.70%) Perl
7 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.90%) VBA
9 1 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) Tcl
9 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.45%) Groovy
9 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (4.35%) NFS
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.35%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.70%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
4 4 (5.80%) BEA
4 4 (5.80%) BMC
4 4 (5.80%) Remedy
4 4 (5.80%) Ceridian
5 3 (4.35%) NetApp
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.90%) Sun
7 1 (1.45%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Sybase
7 1 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Google
7 1 (1.45%) TIBCO