The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 359 372 352
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing XPath 49 42 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 46
Average daily rate
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£420 £515 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £593 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9680 10544 10342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.25% 43.42% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6904 7441 7128
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 102 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
XPath
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +25 10 £425 -10.52% 7
Ealing - - - - 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 89 (97.80%) XML
2 58 (63.74%) XSLT
3 54 (59.34%) Web Services
4 49 (53.85%) Java
5 39 (42.86%) SOA
6 36 (39.56%) Oracle
7 35 (38.46%) SOAP
8 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 28 (30.77%) HTML
9 27 (29.67%) XSD
10 25 (27.47%) Internet
10 25 (27.47%) Spring
11 24 (26.37%) IBM
11 24 (26.37%) SQL
12 23 (25.27%) UNIX
12 23 (25.27%) WSDL
12 23 (25.27%) REST
12 23 (25.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (24.18%) JMS
13 22 (24.18%) JUnit
13 22 (24.18%) WebSphere
13 22 (24.18%) Finance
13 22 (24.18%) TDD
14 20 (21.98%) XQuery
15 19 (20.88%) ERP
15 19 (20.88%) Subversion
15 19 (20.88%) Maven
15 19 (20.88%) Ajax
16 17 (18.68%) HTTP
16 17 (18.68%) BDD

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 23 (25.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (24.18%) WebSphere
3 14 (15.38%) AquaLogic
4 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.89%) MQSeries
5 8 (8.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (6.59%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (6.59%) Confluence
7 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.30%) CMS
9 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.20%) Apache
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (1.10%) Jetty
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.10%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Workday HCM
2 11 (12.09%) SAP HR
3 8 (8.79%) Tridion
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (5.49%) Markit EDM
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) Internet
2 17 (18.68%) HTTP
3 9 (9.89%) FTP
4 4 (4.40%) LDAP
5 3 (3.30%) SSL
6 2 (2.20%) DNS
6 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
3 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
4 10 (10.99%) RDBMS
4 10 (10.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (8.79%) DB2
5 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
7 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.49%) DTS
8 5 (5.49%) Data Mining
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.20%) PowerCenter
10 2 (2.20%) MySQL
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.10%) Spotfire
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) JUnit
2 19 (20.88%) Subversion
2 19 (20.88%) Maven
3 14 (15.38%) Ant
4 11 (12.09%) Selenium
4 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.99%) JIRA
6 9 (9.89%) Log4j
6 9 (9.89%) Eclipse
6 9 (9.89%) Hudson
6 9 (9.89%) JBehave
7 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 6 (6.59%) TeamCity
9 6 (6.59%) Mockito
9 6 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.49%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.40%) Mercurial
11 4 (4.40%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Retail
3 9 (9.89%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.79%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Games
6 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (46.15%) Developer
2 21 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.19%) Consultant
4 10 (10.99%) Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Workday Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) .NET Web Developer
9 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Designer
10 2 (2.20%) Automated Test Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Consultant
10 2 (2.20%) Scala Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (97.80%) XML
2 58 (63.74%) XSLT
3 54 (59.34%) Web Services
4 35 (38.46%) SOAP
5 28 (30.77%) HTML
6 27 (29.67%) XSD
7 25 (27.47%) Spring
8 23 (25.27%) WSDL
8 23 (25.27%) REST
9 22 (24.18%) JMS
10 19 (20.88%) Ajax
11 16 (17.58%) J2EE
11 16 (17.58%) UDDI
12 15 (16.48%) jQuery
13 14 (15.38%) JAX-WS
13 14 (15.38%) Apache Axis
14 12 (13.19%) Middleware
14 12 (13.19%) JSON
15 11 (12.09%) CSS
15 11 (12.09%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Web 2.0
1 9 (9.89%) Derivative
2 5 (5.49%) Equities
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.30%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.20%) Open Source
4 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.20%) Online Games
4 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.20%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) UNIX
2 15 (16.48%) Linux
3 9 (9.89%) HPUX
3 9 (9.89%) Solaris
4 5 (5.49%) Windows
5 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.86%) SOA
2 22 (24.18%) TDD
3 19 (20.88%) ERP
4 17 (18.68%) BDD
5 16 (17.58%) Migration
6 15 (16.48%) Data Migration
7 14 (15.38%) OO
7 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.19%) Content Management
10 11 (12.09%) E-business
10 11 (12.09%) UML
11 10 (10.99%) ETL
11 10 (10.99%) MVC
12 9 (9.89%) BPEL
12 9 (9.89%) EAI
13 8 (8.79%) BPMN
13 8 (8.79%) Data Modelling
13 8 (8.79%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.85%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 24 (26.37%) SQL
4 20 (21.98%) XQuery
5 12 (13.19%) Groovy
6 8 (8.79%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.79%) Perl
7 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.30%) C#
8 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.20%) Scala
9 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.10%) Ruby
10 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.10%) IIBA
3 1 (1.10%) Brainbench
3 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) vCloud
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) SCOM
2 2 (2.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.10%) Control-M
3 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Oracle
2 24 (26.37%) IBM
3 14 (15.38%) BEA
4 11 (12.09%) PeopleSoft
4 11 (12.09%) SAP
5 9 (9.89%) Interwoven
6 8 (8.79%) Ceridian
7 7 (7.69%) ATG
7 7 (7.69%) Blue Martini
7 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.69%) Elastic Path
8 4 (4.40%) HP
8 4 (4.40%) TIBCO
9 3 (3.30%) Adobe
9 3 (3.30%) Sun
10 2 (2.20%) EPiServer
10 2 (2.20%) webMethods
10 2 (2.20%) Informatica
10 2 (2.20%) JBoss
10 2 (2.20%) Sybase
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