The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 401 403 404
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing XPath 42 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 24
Median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £513 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -
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
10251 10150 10069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.88% 43.30% 41.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7653 7586 7269
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 70 61
Median hourly rate £30.94 £29.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £15.82 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.10 £137.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
City of London +10 3 £500 +25.00% 3
Bromley - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 62 (95.38%) XML
2 50 (76.92%) Java
3 36 (55.38%) XSLT
3 36 (55.38%) JSON
4 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (47.69%) Finance
5 31 (47.69%) Web Services
6 30 (46.15%) REST
7 26 (40.00%) CSS
7 26 (40.00%) XSD
8 25 (38.46%) Linux
8 25 (38.46%) SOAP
8 25 (38.46%) HTML
9 23 (35.38%) Maven
10 22 (33.85%) WebSphere
11 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
12 20 (30.77%) SQL
12 20 (30.77%) Unix
12 20 (30.77%) Shell Script
12 20 (30.77%) AngularJS
13 18 (27.69%) CSS3
13 18 (27.69%) HTML5
13 18 (27.69%) XQuery
14 17 (26.15%) Oracle
14 17 (26.15%) Scrum
15 16 (24.62%) Banking
15 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
15 16 (24.62%) Degree
16 15 (23.08%) jQuery
16 15 (23.08%) Spring

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (33.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.77%) MQSI
3 5 (7.69%) CMS
4 2 (3.08%) Mule
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) HTTP
2 7 (10.77%) Firewall
2 7 (10.77%) SSL
3 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Lumira
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 5 (7.69%) SAP BI
2 4 (6.15%) MarkLogic
3 2 (3.08%) Big Data
3 2 (3.08%) CouchDB
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Triplestore
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Maven
2 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
3 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 12 (18.46%) JIRA
4 12 (18.46%) JUnit
5 11 (16.92%) Mockito
6 9 (13.85%) Spock
7 4 (6.15%) Selenium
8 3 (4.62%) Appium
8 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.62%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.08%) GoCD
9 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.08%) Wercker
10 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.54%) TestNG
General
1 31 (47.69%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Electronics
3 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.69%) Automotive
4 5 (7.69%) Publishing
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (69.23%) Developer
2 24 (36.92%) Java Developer
3 16 (24.62%) Senior Developer
4 14 (21.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (13.85%) XML Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Lead Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Integration Specialist
7 6 (9.23%) Lead Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) XML Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Business Objects Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Designer
8 4 (6.15%) Integration Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Interface Designer
8 4 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) XML XSLT Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior UX Developer
9 3 (4.62%) UX Developer
10 2 (3.08%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (95.38%) XML
2 36 (55.38%) JSON
2 36 (55.38%) XSLT
3 31 (47.69%) Web Services
4 30 (46.15%) REST
5 26 (40.00%) CSS
5 26 (40.00%) XSD
6 25 (38.46%) HTML
6 25 (38.46%) SOAP
7 20 (30.77%) AngularJS
8 18 (27.69%) CSS3
8 18 (27.69%) HTML5
9 15 (23.08%) jQuery
9 15 (23.08%) Servlets
9 15 (23.08%) Spring
10 14 (21.54%) IBM Integration Bus
11 13 (20.00%) J2EE
11 13 (20.00%) JSP
11 13 (20.00%) Spring MVC
11 13 (20.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) User Experience
2 7 (10.77%) DataPower
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Linux
2 20 (30.77%) Unix
3 7 (10.77%) AIX
4 5 (7.69%) Android
4 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (52.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Scrum
3 15 (23.08%) SOA
4 14 (21.54%) BDD
4 14 (21.54%) MVC
5 13 (20.00%) SDLC
5 13 (20.00%) TDD
6 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (15.38%) Refactoring
8 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.23%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (9.23%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.69%) API Testing
11 5 (7.69%) OO
11 5 (7.69%) OOD
12 4 (6.15%) Content Development
12 4 (6.15%) Content Management
12 4 (6.15%) RDF
13 3 (4.62%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (76.92%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 20 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 20 (30.77%) SQL
4 18 (27.69%) XQuery
5 14 (21.54%) PL/SQL
6 13 (20.00%) Korn
7 5 (7.69%) C#
8 4 (6.15%) SPARQL
9 3 (4.62%) Scala
10 2 (3.08%) C++
10 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) FATCA
2 3 (4.62%) SDET
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
1 2 (3.08%) Consul
1 2 (3.08%) Packer
1 2 (3.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Oracle
2 13 (20.00%) Solace
3 11 (16.92%) SAP
4 7 (10.77%) IBM
4 7 (10.77%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.54%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.54%) WSO2
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