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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 401 382 369
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing XPath 16 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 25
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £299 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £459 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.94%
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
9474 9217 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.59% 41.57% 41.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7216 6709 6894
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 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 63
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £52.19 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +40 2 £418 +28.46% 5
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 34 (94.44%) XML
2 25 (69.44%) XSLT
2 25 (69.44%) Java
3 20 (55.56%) SQL
4 17 (47.22%) SOAP
4 17 (47.22%) Web Services
5 16 (44.44%) REST
6 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
6 13 (36.11%) Spring
7 12 (33.33%) Finance
7 12 (33.33%) HTML
7 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (30.56%) HTTP
8 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
8 11 (30.56%) JSON
9 10 (27.78%) .NET
9 10 (27.78%) CSS
10 9 (25.00%) MVC
10 9 (25.00%) TDD
10 9 (25.00%) Maven
10 9 (25.00%) XSD
10 9 (25.00%) C#
10 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle
11 8 (22.22%) SOA
11 8 (22.22%) JMS
11 8 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
12 7 (19.44%) IBM

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 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) Jetty
2 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
3 4 (11.11%) Apache TomEE
3 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (8.33%) JCAPS
4 3 (8.33%) Mule
4 3 (8.33%) Mule ESB
5 2 (5.56%) CMS
6 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.78%) Liferay
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) GitHub
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) CouchDB
2 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) MarkLogic
3 3 (8.33%) Triplestore
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (25.00%) Maven
2 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) JMeter
4 4 (11.11%) GitLab
5 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 3 (8.33%) IntelliJ
5 3 (8.33%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.56%) Mockito
6 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) TestNG
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.78%) EasyMock
7 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.78%) Firebug
7 1 (2.78%) HtmlUnit
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Law
4 2 (5.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Integration Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Java Analyst Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) Java Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Programmer
6 4 (11.11%) XML Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) XML Developer
6 4 (11.11%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) XML
2 25 (69.44%) XSLT
3 17 (47.22%) SOAP
3 17 (47.22%) Web Services
4 16 (44.44%) REST
5 13 (36.11%) Spring
6 12 (33.33%) HTML
7 11 (30.56%) JSON
8 10 (27.78%) .NET
8 10 (27.78%) CSS
9 9 (25.00%) XSD
10 8 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (22.22%) JMS
11 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
12 6 (16.67%) JAX-WS
12 6 (16.67%) jQuery
13 5 (13.89%) Apache CXF
13 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
13 5 (13.89%) Memcached
13 5 (13.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (8.33%) Fintech
3 3 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) MVC
1 9 (25.00%) TDD
2 8 (22.22%) SOA
3 6 (16.67%) BDD
3 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) AOP
4 5 (13.89%) SDLC
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 4 (11.11%) Validation
5 4 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (8.33%) EAI
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) RDF
6 3 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (13.89%) Python
7 4 (11.11%) XQuery
8 3 (8.33%) SPARQL
9 2 (5.56%) Perl
9 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (5.56%) Ruby
9 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.78%) AWK
10 1 (2.78%) PHP
10 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.78%) Scala
10 1 (2.78%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) MuleSoft
5 3 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 3 (8.33%) webMethods
6 1 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Perforce