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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / London
Rank 353 399 386
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -13
Contract jobs citing XPath 44 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 22
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
8689 9029 9071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.49% 42.10% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6496 6699 6697
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 45
Median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.62 £18.56 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +11 3 £595 +32.22% 3
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 71 (68.93%) JSON
2 70 (67.96%) Java
2 70 (67.96%) XML
3 66 (64.08%) XSLT
4 65 (63.11%) Maven
5 64 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (62.14%) Finance
6 48 (46.60%) CSS
6 48 (46.60%) JavaScript
6 48 (46.60%) HTML
7 45 (43.69%) XSD
7 45 (43.69%) REST
8 44 (42.72%) Web Services
9 43 (41.75%) SOAP
10 40 (38.83%) Linux
11 39 (37.86%) TDD
12 37 (35.92%) Shell Script
12 37 (35.92%) SOA
13 36 (34.95%) Unix
14 35 (33.98%) JMS
15 32 (31.07%) Jenkins
16 31 (30.10%) Solace
16 31 (30.10%) Oracle
16 31 (30.10%) JUnit
17 30 (29.13%) Swagger
17 30 (29.13%) Git (software)
18 29 (28.16%) Korn
19 28 (27.18%) JIRA
19 28 (27.18%) Banking
19 28 (27.18%) HTML5

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 23 (22.33%) WebSphere
2 21 (20.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (16.50%) Mule
3 17 (16.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (14.56%) Apache Solr
4 15 (14.56%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (6.80%) MQSI
6 3 (2.91%) CMS
7 2 (1.94%) JBoss
8 1 (0.97%) Apache
8 1 (0.97%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 27 (26.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) HTTP
2 7 (6.80%) Firewall
2 7 (6.80%) SSL
3 5 (4.85%) FTP
4 2 (1.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Big Data
1 8 (7.77%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.85%) MarkLogic
2 5 (4.85%) Redis
3 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.94%) Triplestore
5 1 (0.97%) MySQL
5 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (63.11%) Maven
2 32 (31.07%) Jenkins
3 31 (30.10%) JUnit
4 30 (29.13%) Git (software)
5 28 (27.18%) JIRA
6 27 (26.21%) Mockito
7 26 (25.24%) TeamCity
8 24 (23.30%) Spock
9 16 (15.53%) Selenium
10 15 (14.56%) CasperJS
10 15 (14.56%) PhantomJS
11 10 (9.71%) Gradle
12 5 (4.85%) Ant
13 4 (3.88%) Checkstyle
13 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
13 4 (3.88%) SoapUI
13 4 (3.88%) XMLUnit
14 3 (2.91%) GoCD
14 3 (2.91%) Wercker
General
1 64 (62.14%) Finance
2 28 (27.18%) Banking
3 27 (26.21%) Electronics
3 27 (26.21%) Manufacturing
3 27 (26.21%) Marketing
3 27 (26.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Automotive
4 3 (2.91%) Publishing
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (60.19%) Developer
2 37 (35.92%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.48%) SOA Developer
4 16 (15.53%) Senior Developer
5 15 (14.56%) Web Engineer
6 13 (12.62%) Middleware Developer
7 12 (11.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (10.68%) Java Middleware Developer
9 10 (9.71%) Consultant
10 8 (7.77%) Integration Developer
10 8 (7.77%) UI Developer
10 8 (7.77%) XML Consultant
10 8 (7.77%) XML Specialist
11 6 (5.83%) Agile Developer
12 4 (3.88%) AWS Developer
12 4 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) Senior UI Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.91%) Architect
13 3 (2.91%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (68.93%) JSON
2 70 (67.96%) XML
3 66 (64.08%) XSLT
4 48 (46.60%) CSS
4 48 (46.60%) HTML
5 45 (43.69%) REST
5 45 (43.69%) XSD
6 44 (42.72%) Web Services
7 43 (41.75%) SOAP
8 35 (33.98%) JMS
9 30 (29.13%) Swagger
10 28 (27.18%) CSS3
10 28 (27.18%) HTML5
11 27 (26.21%) jQuery
11 27 (26.21%) Spring
11 27 (26.21%) WireMock
12 25 (24.27%) AngularJS
12 25 (24.27%) JDBC
12 25 (24.27%) Node.js
13 24 (23.30%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) User Experience
2 12 (11.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (6.80%) DataPower
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.94%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.97%) Fintech
5 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.83%) Linux
2 36 (34.95%) Unix
3 7 (6.80%) AIX
4 1 (0.97%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.14%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.86%) TDD
3 37 (35.92%) SOA
4 27 (26.21%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (26.21%) Digital Marketing
4 27 (26.21%) Programme Management
5 23 (22.33%) BDD
5 23 (22.33%) Refactoring
5 23 (22.33%) Scrum
6 18 (17.48%) MVC
7 14 (13.59%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.68%) SDLC
9 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.80%) Investment Management
11 6 (5.83%) Content Management
11 6 (5.83%) Microservices
12 5 (4.85%) API Design
12 5 (4.85%) RDF
13 4 (3.88%) Code Coverage
13 4 (3.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 70 (67.96%) Java
2 48 (46.60%) JavaScript
3 37 (35.92%) Shell Script
4 29 (28.16%) Korn
5 27 (26.21%) SQL
6 16 (15.53%) Python
7 12 (11.65%) PL/SQL
8 11 (10.68%) XQuery
9 5 (4.85%) ECMAScript
9 5 (4.85%) ES6
9 5 (4.85%) SPARQL
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.94%) VBA
11 1 (0.97%) PHP
11 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.48%) FATCA
2 5 (4.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Ansible
1 3 (2.91%) Consul
1 3 (2.91%) Packer
1 3 (2.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (30.10%) Oracle
1 31 (30.10%) Solace
2 27 (26.21%) SAP
3 17 (16.50%) WSO2
4 11 (10.68%) MuleSoft
5 4 (3.88%) IBM
6 2 (1.94%) Sybase
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