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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 369 357 362
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing XPath 33 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.51% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 29
Average daily rate
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£343 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £307 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
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
9168 9361 9099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.81% 41.08% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6681 6930 6541
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 65 125
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.73 £128.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £325 -23.52%
Ealing - 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (93.33%) XML
2 38 (63.33%) Java
3 36 (60.00%) XSLT
4 29 (48.33%) XML Schema
5 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (41.67%) SQL
7 21 (35.00%) HTML
8 19 (31.67%) Web Services
9 18 (30.00%) TDD
9 18 (30.00%) Unit Testing
10 17 (28.33%) REST
10 17 (28.33%) XQuery
10 17 (28.33%) Linux
10 17 (28.33%) SOAP
11 16 (26.67%) .NET
11 16 (26.67%) Oracle
11 16 (26.67%) Subversion
12 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 15 (25.00%) UML
12 15 (25.00%) Scrum
13 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database
14 13 (21.67%) UNIX
14 13 (21.67%) XSL
14 13 (21.67%) C#
14 13 (21.67%) JDBC
14 13 (21.67%) JSP
14 13 (21.67%) Servlets
14 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
15 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
15 12 (20.00%) EJB

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) JBoss
2 5 (8.33%) Node.js
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.00%) Mule
4 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.00%) Apache Pig
4 3 (5.00%) Mule ESB
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.67%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Internet
2 4 (6.67%) LDAP
3 3 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (13.33%) DB2
4 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (10.00%) MySQL
7 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (6.67%) TKPROF
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (6.67%) OLTP
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (5.00%) Big Data
9 3 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (5.00%) Apache Hive
10 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
10 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Subversion
2 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.00%) NUnit
4 5 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 4 (6.67%) Maven
5 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.00%) Selenium
6 3 (5.00%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.33%) Ant
7 2 (3.33%) JMeter
8 1 (1.67%) Xcode
8 1 (1.67%) Log4j
8 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.67%) Moq
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Law
4 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (76.67%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.67%) XML Developer
4 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Hadoop Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.33%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Tester
8 1 (1.67%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (93.33%) XML
2 36 (60.00%) XSLT
3 29 (48.33%) XML Schema
4 21 (35.00%) HTML
5 19 (31.67%) Web Services
6 17 (28.33%) REST
6 17 (28.33%) SOAP
7 16 (26.67%) .NET
8 13 (21.67%) XSL
8 13 (21.67%) JDBC
8 13 (21.67%) JSP
8 13 (21.67%) Servlets
9 12 (20.00%) EJB
9 12 (20.00%) J2EE
10 11 (18.33%) CSS
10 11 (18.33%) XSD
10 11 (18.33%) JSON
11 10 (16.67%) J2SE
11 10 (16.67%) JavaBeans
12 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) W3C
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 2 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Linux
2 13 (21.67%) UNIX
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) TDD
2 18 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 15 (25.00%) UML
3 15 (25.00%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (20.00%) RUP
5 11 (18.33%) Multithreading
6 10 (16.67%) OOP
6 10 (16.67%) MVC
7 8 (13.33%) BDD
7 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.33%) OO
8 7 (11.67%) Migration
8 7 (11.67%) SOA
8 7 (11.67%) Release Management
8 7 (11.67%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.67%) SDLC
9 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (63.33%) Java
2 25 (41.67%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) XQuery
4 15 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (21.67%) C#
6 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.33%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.33%) PHP
8 2 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (3.33%) C
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.33%) VBA
8 2 (3.33%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
9 1 (1.67%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Clusterware
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Flashback
1 4 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) Sybase
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Ektron
5 3 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) ATG
7 1 (1.67%) Sun
7 1 (1.67%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.67%) Blue Martini
7 1 (1.67%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.67%) Elastic Path
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