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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 390 384 339
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Contract jobs citing XPath 39 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 42
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £585 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
10166 10765 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.55% 43.51% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7294 7683 7251
Average daily rate £425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 63 91 136
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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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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 +20 9 £525 +16.66% 1
Ealing - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 85 (97.70%) XML
2 59 (67.82%) XSLT
3 49 (56.32%) Web Services
4 40 (45.98%) Java
5 38 (43.68%) SOA
6 37 (42.53%) Oracle
7 35 (40.23%) SOAP
8 29 (33.33%) XSD
9 26 (29.89%) WSDL
10 25 (28.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (26.44%) Spring
12 22 (25.29%) IBM
13 21 (24.14%) ERP
13 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (22.99%) REST
14 20 (22.99%) HTML
14 20 (22.99%) SQL
14 20 (22.99%) WebSphere
14 20 (22.99%) Migration
15 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
15 19 (21.84%) Internet
15 19 (21.84%) Data Migration
16 18 (20.69%) UDDI
16 18 (20.69%) JMS
17 17 (19.54%) HTTP
17 17 (19.54%) XQuery
18 16 (18.39%) BEA
18 16 (18.39%) UNIX
18 16 (18.39%) AquaLogic
18 16 (18.39%) Apache Axis

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 25 (28.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (22.99%) WebSphere
3 16 (18.39%) AquaLogic
4 10 (11.49%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.90%) MQSeries
5 6 (6.90%) Confluence
5 6 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (5.75%) Apache
7 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.45%) CMS
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.15%) Jetty
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Workday HCM
2 13 (14.94%) SAP HR
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (5.75%) Tridion
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (3.45%) Markit EDM
6 2 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) Internet
2 17 (19.54%) HTTP
3 10 (11.49%) FTP
4 4 (4.60%) LDAP
5 2 (2.30%) SMTP
5 2 (2.30%) SSH
5 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.30%) DNS
5 2 (2.30%) SSL
6 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.05%) RDBMS
5 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.60%) DB2
7 4 (4.60%) MySQL
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.45%) DTS
8 3 (3.45%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.30%) PowerCenter
9 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.30%) Spotfire
9 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Subversion
2 14 (16.09%) Maven
2 14 (16.09%) JUnit
3 7 (8.05%) Ant
3 7 (8.05%) Selenium
4 6 (6.90%) JIRA
4 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.90%) Log4j
4 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.75%) Hudson
5 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.75%) Mockito
5 5 (5.75%) JBehave
5 5 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.75%) IntelliJ
6 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.30%) XMLSpy
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.75%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Games
5 3 (3.45%) Back Office
6 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Publishing
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.15%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (37.93%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Consultant
4 10 (11.49%) Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Workday Consultant
6 5 (5.75%) Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Integration Specialist
8 3 (3.45%) Senior ETL Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Senior SQL Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Designer
8 3 (3.45%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (97.70%) XML
2 59 (67.82%) XSLT
3 49 (56.32%) Web Services
4 35 (40.23%) SOAP
5 29 (33.33%) XSD
6 26 (29.89%) WSDL
7 23 (26.44%) Spring
8 20 (22.99%) HTML
8 20 (22.99%) REST
9 18 (20.69%) JMS
9 18 (20.69%) UDDI
10 16 (18.39%) JAX-WS
10 16 (18.39%) Apache Axis
11 14 (16.09%) jQuery
11 14 (16.09%) Ajax
12 12 (13.79%) Middleware
13 9 (10.34%) J2EE
13 9 (10.34%) CSS
13 9 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (9.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.75%) Derivative
4 4 (4.60%) Open Source
5 3 (3.45%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.45%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 3 (3.45%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.30%) Online Games
6 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.30%) Life Science
6 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.15%) Statistics
7 1 (1.15%) Informatics
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.15%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) UNIX
2 15 (17.24%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 6 (6.90%) HPUX
3 6 (6.90%) Solaris
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) SOA
2 21 (24.14%) ERP
3 20 (22.99%) Migration
4 19 (21.84%) Data Migration
5 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (16.09%) OO
7 13 (14.94%) E-business
8 12 (13.79%) TDD
9 10 (11.49%) MVC
9 10 (11.49%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.34%) Content Management
10 9 (10.34%) BPEL
10 9 (10.34%) Data Modelling
11 8 (9.20%) EAI
11 8 (9.20%) ETL
11 8 (9.20%) B2B
11 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (9.20%) BPMN
12 7 (8.05%) BDD
13 6 (6.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.98%) Java
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 17 (19.54%) XQuery
5 9 (10.34%) Groovy
6 7 (8.05%) Perl
6 7 (8.05%) C#
7 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.30%) C
10 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.15%) Scala
11 1 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.15%) C++
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.15%) IIBA
3 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.30%) vCloud
2 2 (2.30%) NFS
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.30%) SCOM
1 2 (2.30%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Control-M
2 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Oracle
2 22 (25.29%) IBM
3 16 (18.39%) BEA
4 13 (14.94%) PeopleSoft
4 13 (14.94%) SAP
5 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.05%) Ceridian
7 6 (6.90%) Interwoven
8 4 (4.60%) JBoss
8 4 (4.60%) Elastic Path
8 4 (4.60%) ATG
8 4 (4.60%) Blue Martini
9 3 (3.45%) VMware
9 3 (3.45%) Adobe
9 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.30%) webMethods
10 2 (2.30%) Remedy
10 2 (2.30%) NetApp
10 2 (2.30%) BMC
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