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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 382 385 339
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -46
Contract jobs citing XPath 26 30 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.33% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 42
Average daily rate £475 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
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
8932 9030 8896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.18% 42.58% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6625 6723 6325
Average daily rate £470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 54 78
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.05 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +31 4 £450 +12.50% 3
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 35 (83.33%) XML
2 32 (76.19%) XSLT
3 29 (69.05%) Java
4 25 (59.52%) SQL
5 23 (54.76%) SOAP
6 21 (50.00%) Web Services
7 19 (45.24%) REST
8 17 (40.48%) XSD
9 16 (38.10%) JSON
10 15 (35.71%) Finance
11 14 (33.33%) HTML
12 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
12 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
12 13 (30.95%) Linux
12 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
12 13 (30.95%) HTTP
13 12 (28.57%) JMS
14 11 (26.19%) .NET
14 11 (26.19%) Banking
14 11 (26.19%) ActiveMQ
15 10 (23.81%) Maven
15 10 (23.81%) Spring
15 10 (23.81%) MVC
15 10 (23.81%) HornetQ
16 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
16 9 (21.43%) TDD
16 9 (21.43%) C#
16 9 (21.43%) OO
16 9 (21.43%) CSS
17 8 (19.05%) Oracle

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (16.67%) IIS
1 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (11.90%) Apache
3 5 (11.90%) Apache TomEE
3 5 (11.90%) JBoss
3 5 (11.90%) Jetty
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Foundation
3 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) JCAPS
4 2 (4.76%) Mule
4 2 (4.76%) Mule ESB
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.76%) Hazelcast
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.38%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (2.38%) SQL CLR
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
6 1 (2.38%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Maven
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.29%) JMeter
3 6 (14.29%) Selenium
4 5 (11.90%) GitLab
5 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
5 4 (9.52%) Subversion
6 2 (4.76%) JUnit
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.38%) CruiseControl
7 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.38%) Firebug
7 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.38%) JDeveloper
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
7 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.38%) TestNG
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 32 (76.19%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.19%) SQL Developer
4 7 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) SOA Developer
5 5 (11.90%) XML Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Analyst Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) XML Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (83.33%) XML
2 32 (76.19%) XSLT
3 23 (54.76%) SOAP
4 21 (50.00%) Web Services
5 19 (45.24%) REST
6 17 (40.48%) XSD
7 16 (38.10%) JSON
8 14 (33.33%) HTML
9 12 (28.57%) JMS
10 11 (26.19%) .NET
10 11 (26.19%) ActiveMQ
11 10 (23.81%) HornetQ
11 10 (23.81%) Spring
12 9 (21.43%) CSS
13 8 (19.05%) Ajax
13 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
14 7 (16.67%) CSS3
14 7 (16.67%) Java EE
14 7 (16.67%) Middleware
15 6 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.90%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Fintech
4 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Linked Data
6 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) MVC
2 9 (21.43%) OO
2 9 (21.43%) TDD
3 8 (19.05%) Multithreading
3 8 (19.05%) SOA
4 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.67%) Workflow
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.29%) BDD
5 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) AOP
6 5 (11.90%) BPEL
6 5 (11.90%) Concurrent Programming
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.90%) Validation
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) SDLC
7 4 (9.52%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 25 (59.52%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.43%) C#
5 7 (16.67%) Python
5 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.52%) PHP
6 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 3 (7.14%) XQuery
8 2 (4.76%) AWK
8 2 (4.76%) Groovy
8 2 (4.76%) Jython
8 2 (4.76%) Ruby
8 2 (4.76%) sed
9 1 (2.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) IBM
4 4 (9.52%) MuleSoft
5 2 (4.76%) Telerik
5 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.76%) webMethods
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) SAP