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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 413 396 390
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing XPath 32 28 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 23
Median daily rate £425 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
10059 10179 9960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.67% 42.90% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7469 7509 7025
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 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 61
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £16.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £49.13 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
City of London +14 4 £448 +11.87% 2
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 £500 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 44 (95.65%) XML
2 31 (67.39%) Java
3 22 (47.83%) XSLT
4 20 (43.48%) Finance
5 18 (39.13%) Web Services
5 18 (39.13%) SQL
6 17 (36.96%) CSS
6 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (36.96%) REST
7 16 (34.78%) JSON
8 14 (30.43%) HTML
9 13 (28.26%) Oracle
9 13 (28.26%) SOAP
9 13 (28.26%) XQuery
9 13 (28.26%) Degree
9 13 (28.26%) Banking
10 12 (26.09%) Scrum
10 12 (26.09%) WebSphere
10 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
11 11 (23.91%) PL/SQL
11 11 (23.91%) XSD
11 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
12 10 (21.74%) CSS3
12 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 10 (21.74%) HTML5
12 10 (21.74%) Linux
12 10 (21.74%) Maven
13 9 (19.57%) Spring
13 9 (19.57%) BDD
14 8 (17.39%) jQuery

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 12 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) Mule
4 1 (2.17%) JCAPS
4 1 (2.17%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (10.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Lumira
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (10.87%) SAP BI
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.17%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
1 10 (21.74%) Maven
2 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.22%) JUnit
2 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 6 (13.04%) Mockito
3 6 (13.04%) Spock
4 4 (8.70%) Selenium
5 3 (6.52%) Appium
5 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Publishing
4 3 (6.52%) Automotive
5 2 (4.35%) Electronics
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) XML Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Integration Specialist
7 5 (10.87%) Lead Developer
7 5 (10.87%) XML Specialist
8 4 (8.70%) Business Objects Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
8 4 (8.70%) WebSphere Specialist
8 4 (8.70%) XML XSLT Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior UX Developer
9 3 (6.52%) UX Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Consultant
10 2 (4.35%) Designer
10 2 (4.35%) Interface Designer
10 2 (4.35%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (95.65%) XML
2 22 (47.83%) XSLT
3 18 (39.13%) Web Services
4 17 (36.96%) CSS
4 17 (36.96%) REST
5 16 (34.78%) JSON
6 14 (30.43%) HTML
7 13 (28.26%) SOAP
8 11 (23.91%) AngularJS
8 11 (23.91%) XSD
9 10 (21.74%) CSS3
9 10 (21.74%) HTML5
10 9 (19.57%) Spring
11 8 (17.39%) JMS
11 8 (17.39%) jQuery
12 7 (15.22%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (15.22%) Java RMI
12 7 (15.22%) Spring Integration
12 7 (15.22%) Spring MVC
12 7 (15.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Android
3 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Scrum
3 9 (19.57%) BDD
4 8 (17.39%) MVC
4 8 (17.39%) TDD
5 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.87%) Refactoring
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
6 5 (10.87%) SOA
7 4 (8.70%) Content Development
8 3 (6.52%) API Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Business Transformation
8 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.52%) ETL
8 3 (6.52%) Kanban
8 3 (6.52%) OO
8 3 (6.52%) OOD
8 3 (6.52%) Re-Platforming
8 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) XQuery
4 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 11 (23.91%) PL/SQL
6 7 (15.22%) Korn
6 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
7 5 (10.87%) C#
8 3 (6.52%) Scala
9 2 (4.35%) C++
9 2 (4.35%) Perl
9 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) FATCA
2 3 (6.52%) SDET
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) IBM
2 7 (15.22%) SAP
2 7 (15.22%) Solace
3 5 (10.87%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) Ceridian
5 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.17%) webMethods
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