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 27 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 379 356 373
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing XPath 28 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £639 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00
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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
9987 9830 10535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.38% 41.68% 43.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7316 7046 7478
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 67 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -11 10 £400 -5.88% 4
Ealing - 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 56 (96.55%) XML
2 36 (62.07%) XSLT
3 29 (50.00%) Java
3 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (48.28%) XML Schema
5 27 (46.55%) HTML
5 27 (46.55%) SQL
6 26 (44.83%) Web Services
7 24 (41.38%) REST
8 23 (39.66%) SOAP
9 20 (34.48%) .NET
9 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
10 18 (31.03%) JSON
11 17 (29.31%) Unit Testing
11 17 (29.31%) Oracle
12 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
12 16 (27.59%) C#
12 16 (27.59%) CSS
12 16 (27.59%) UML
13 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET
13 15 (25.86%) MVC
13 15 (25.86%) TDD
14 14 (24.14%) Subversion
14 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database
14 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
14 14 (24.14%) HTML5
15 13 (22.41%) jQuery
15 13 (22.41%) Scrum
16 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
16 12 (20.69%) Twitter Bootstrap

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (13.79%) Node.js
2 7 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.07%) CMS
3 5 (8.62%) JBoss
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 4 (6.90%) Mule
4 4 (6.90%) Mule ESB
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.45%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.72%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.72%) Tridion
3 1 (1.72%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database
3 10 (17.24%) Relational Database
4 8 (13.79%) DB2
4 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (8.62%) MySQL
7 4 (6.90%) TKPROF
7 4 (6.90%) OLTP
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (3.45%) SQLite
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Subversion
1 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.34%) SonarQube
3 6 (10.34%) NUnit
3 6 (10.34%) Selenium
3 6 (10.34%) JUnit
4 5 (8.62%) Maven
5 4 (6.90%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (6.90%) JMeter
6 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.45%) JIRA
6 2 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.72%) Ant
General
1 8 (13.79%) Law
1 8 (13.79%) Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Legal
4 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (74.14%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (5.17%) XML Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.45%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (96.55%) XML
2 36 (62.07%) XSLT
3 28 (48.28%) XML Schema
4 27 (46.55%) HTML
5 26 (44.83%) Web Services
6 24 (41.38%) REST
7 23 (39.66%) SOAP
8 20 (34.48%) .NET
9 18 (31.03%) JSON
10 16 (27.59%) CSS
11 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET
12 14 (24.14%) HTML5
13 13 (22.41%) jQuery
14 12 (20.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (20.69%) .NET Framework
15 11 (18.97%) XSL
16 10 (17.24%) JDBC
16 10 (17.24%) JSP
16 10 (17.24%) Servlets
16 10 (17.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) N-Tier
2 7 (12.07%) User Experience
3 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) W3C
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) iPhone
5 2 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) UNIX
1 11 (18.97%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) HPUX
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Unit Testing
3 16 (27.59%) UML
4 15 (25.86%) MVC
4 15 (25.86%) TDD
5 13 (22.41%) Scrum
6 10 (17.24%) RUP
7 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.79%) Multithreading
8 8 (13.79%) SOA
8 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 7 (12.07%) Migration
9 7 (12.07%) OO
9 7 (12.07%) Data Migration
9 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.34%) BDD
10 6 (10.34%) SDLC
10 6 (10.34%) OOP
11 5 (8.62%) OOD
11 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (46.55%) SQL
3 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 16 (27.59%) C#
5 8 (13.79%) XQuery
6 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.17%) C
8 3 (5.17%) VBA
8 3 (5.17%) Python
9 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.72%) AspectJ
10 1 (1.72%) Scala
10 1 (1.72%) C++
10 1 (1.72%) Perl
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (6.90%) Data Guard
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Sybase
2 7 (12.07%) IBM
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Ektron
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) ATG
5 1 (1.72%) Blue Martini
5 1 (1.72%) Elastic Path
5 1 (1.72%) Interwoven