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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 366 373 334
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Contract jobs citing XPath 33 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 26
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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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
9804 9722 8833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.89% 40.48% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7480 7009 6325
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 45 85 120
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +3 8 £388 -26.19% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 69 (98.57%) XML
2 51 (72.86%) XSLT
3 32 (45.71%) Java
4 24 (34.29%) Web Services
5 21 (30.00%) Subversion
6 20 (28.57%) XSD
7 19 (27.14%) SQL
8 17 (24.29%) Oracle
9 16 (22.86%) Linux
10 15 (21.43%) XQuery
10 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (21.43%) Banking
11 14 (20.00%) HTML
11 14 (20.00%) SOAP
11 14 (20.00%) UNIX
12 13 (18.57%) Finance
12 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (17.14%) C#
13 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
13 12 (17.14%) OO
14 11 (15.71%) .NET
14 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.71%) REST
15 10 (14.29%) CSS
15 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
15 10 (14.29%) TDD
16 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
16 9 (12.86%) SOA
16 9 (12.86%) Internet

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 8 (11.43%) Apache
3 6 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.71%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) CMS
4 4 (5.71%) AquaLogic
4 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.71%) Confluence
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.29%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (4.29%) Apache Pig
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.86%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (5.71%) SAP HR
2 4 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (4.29%) Markit EDM
3 3 (4.29%) Workday HCM
4 1 (1.43%) Tridion
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Internet
2 8 (11.43%) HTTP
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.29%) SSL
3 3 (4.29%) SSH
3 3 (4.29%) LDAP
4 2 (2.86%) SMTP
4 2 (2.86%) FTP
5 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.29%) Big Data
5 3 (4.29%) TKPROF
5 3 (4.29%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.29%) DTS
5 3 (4.29%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.29%) OLTP
6 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Subversion
2 9 (12.86%) Maven
3 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.71%) Ant
5 4 (5.71%) JIRA
5 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.71%) IntelliJ
6 3 (4.29%) Selenium
6 3 (4.29%) JUnit
6 3 (4.29%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.86%) XMLSpy
7 2 (2.86%) JMeter
7 2 (2.86%) Log4j
General
1 15 (21.43%) Banking
2 13 (18.57%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Back Office
5 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Law
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (55.71%) Developer
2 9 (12.86%) Java Developer
2 9 (12.86%) XML Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Architect
4 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
4 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.29%) ETL Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Consultant
5 3 (4.29%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Senior ETL Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (2.86%) Automation Tester
6 2 (2.86%) Data Architect
6 2 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (98.57%) XML
2 51 (72.86%) XSLT
3 24 (34.29%) Web Services
4 20 (28.57%) XSD
5 14 (20.00%) HTML
5 14 (20.00%) SOAP
6 11 (15.71%) .NET
6 11 (15.71%) REST
7 10 (14.29%) CSS
8 8 (11.43%) XML Schema
8 8 (11.43%) Spring
9 7 (10.00%) Ajax
9 7 (10.00%) jQuery
10 6 (8.57%) JSON
10 6 (8.57%) UDDI
10 6 (8.57%) WSDL
10 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.14%) EJB
11 5 (7.14%) J2EE
11 5 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Derivative
3 3 (4.29%) W3C
3 3 (4.29%) Replication
3 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.29%) Market Risk
3 3 (4.29%) Open Source
3 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.86%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Life Science
4 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.86%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.86%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.43%) Statistics
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Linux
2 14 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (4.29%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) HPUX
4 2 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.14%) OO
3 10 (14.29%) TDD
4 9 (12.86%) SOA
4 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
5 8 (11.43%) ETL
5 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.00%) Analytics
7 6 (8.57%) Data Migration
7 6 (8.57%) Migration
7 6 (8.57%) Content Management
8 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.14%) RUP
8 5 (7.14%) UML
8 5 (7.14%) MVC
8 5 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) Java
2 19 (27.14%) SQL
3 15 (21.43%) XQuery
4 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.14%) C#
5 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.57%) Perl
7 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.86%) VBA
8 2 (2.86%) C
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) Python
9 1 (1.43%) Tcl
9 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.43%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) NFS
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (4.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.29%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Oracle
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) IBM
4 4 (5.71%) Remedy
4 4 (5.71%) BEA
4 4 (5.71%) BMC
4 4 (5.71%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (5.71%) SAP
4 4 (5.71%) Ceridian
5 3 (4.29%) NetApp
5 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.86%) Altova
6 2 (2.86%) Sun
6 2 (2.86%) Interwoven
6 2 (2.86%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) Sybase
7 1 (1.43%) VMware
7 1 (1.43%) Google