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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 391 378 379
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing XPath 28 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.44% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £635 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
10328 9978 11006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.91% 41.61% 44.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7629 7037 7845
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £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 72 61 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +3 14 £400 -27.27% 1
Ealing - 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 59 (96.72%) XML
2 35 (57.38%) XSLT
3 29 (47.54%) Web Services
3 29 (47.54%) Java
3 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (44.26%) SOAP
4 27 (44.26%) REST
5 26 (42.62%) SQL
6 25 (40.98%) HTML
6 25 (40.98%) XML Schema
7 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
7 21 (34.43%) .NET
8 18 (29.51%) JSON
8 18 (29.51%) Unit Testing
9 17 (27.87%) Oracle
9 17 (27.87%) C#
9 17 (27.87%) CSS
9 17 (27.87%) TDD
10 16 (26.23%) MVC
10 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
10 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
11 15 (24.59%) UML
11 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
12 14 (22.95%) jQuery
12 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
13 13 (21.31%) HTML5
13 13 (21.31%) Scrum
13 13 (21.31%) Subversion
14 12 (19.67%) WebSphere
14 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (19.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.11%) Node.js
3 7 (11.48%) CMS
4 6 (9.84%) JBoss
5 5 (8.20%) Mule
5 5 (8.20%) Mule ESB
6 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 2 (3.28%) Apache
8 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.64%) Tridion
3 1 (1.64%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle Database
3 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (13.11%) DB2
5 7 (11.48%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 7 (11.48%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (8.20%) MySQL
7 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.92%) OLTP
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.92%) TKPROF
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.64%) SQLite
9 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
2 13 (21.31%) Subversion
3 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.48%) NUnit
4 7 (11.48%) SonarQube
5 6 (9.84%) Maven
5 6 (9.84%) Selenium
5 6 (9.84%) JUnit
6 4 (6.56%) JMeter
7 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (4.92%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.28%) JIRA
8 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.64%) Ant
9 1 (1.64%) Log4j
9 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (16.39%) Banking
2 7 (11.48%) Law
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Finance
4 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (70.49%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Integration Specialist
7 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.28%) XML Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (96.72%) XML
2 35 (57.38%) XSLT
3 29 (47.54%) Web Services
4 27 (44.26%) SOAP
4 27 (44.26%) REST
5 25 (40.98%) HTML
5 25 (40.98%) XML Schema
6 21 (34.43%) .NET
7 18 (29.51%) JSON
8 17 (27.87%) CSS
9 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
10 14 (22.95%) jQuery
11 13 (21.31%) HTML5
12 12 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
13 11 (18.03%) XSL
14 10 (16.39%) JDBC
14 10 (16.39%) JSP
14 10 (16.39%) Servlets
14 10 (16.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) N-Tier
2 7 (11.48%) User Experience
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.92%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) W3C
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.64%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.64%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) UNIX
2 10 (16.39%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) HPUX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Unit Testing
3 17 (27.87%) TDD
4 16 (26.23%) MVC
5 15 (24.59%) UML
6 13 (21.31%) Scrum
7 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.75%) Multithreading
8 9 (14.75%) RUP
8 9 (14.75%) SOA
9 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
10 7 (11.48%) Migration
10 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
11 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.84%) OOP
11 6 (9.84%) OO
12 5 (8.20%) Code Coverage
12 5 (8.20%) SDLC
12 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 26 (42.62%) SQL
3 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.87%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) XQuery
6 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
7 3 (4.92%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) Perl
8 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.64%) AspectJ
9 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) IBM
3 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Sybase
3 7 (11.48%) Ektron
4 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.64%) Elastic Path
6 1 (1.64%) ATG
6 1 (1.64%) Telerik
6 1 (1.64%) Blue Martini
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.64%) Informatica