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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 362 327 331
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Contract jobs citing XPath 28 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.72% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 27
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£400 £385 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -18.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £265 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £147.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
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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
8857 8752 8028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.28% 40.57% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6472 6248 5808
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 80
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £27.50 £16.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £70.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 +6 6 £400 -13.51% 4
Ealing - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 56 (94.92%) XML
2 38 (64.41%) XSLT
3 30 (50.85%) Java
4 21 (35.59%) XSD
5 18 (30.51%) XQuery
6 17 (28.81%) Subversion
7 16 (27.12%) XML Schema
8 15 (25.42%) SQL
8 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (25.42%) Banking
9 14 (23.73%) HTML
9 14 (23.73%) .NET
9 14 (23.73%) Linux
9 14 (23.73%) Finance
10 13 (22.03%) OO
10 13 (22.03%) Web Services
11 12 (20.34%) C#
12 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
12 11 (18.64%) Oracle
12 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.56%) CSS
14 8 (13.56%) UML
15 7 (11.86%) UNIX
15 7 (11.86%) RUP
15 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
15 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
15 7 (11.86%) REST
15 7 (11.86%) TDD
15 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (10.17%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (6.78%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.78%) Apache Pig
4 3 (5.08%) CMS
4 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.39%) AquaLogic
5 2 (3.39%) JBoss
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (6.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.39%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.69%) Workday HCM
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
1 5 (8.47%) LDAP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) SMS
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) TKPROF
3 5 (8.47%) OLTP
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.78%) Big Data
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Hive
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (28.81%) Subversion
2 6 (10.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (8.47%) Mercurial
4 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.08%) Ant
5 3 (5.08%) Maven
5 3 (5.08%) NUnit
5 3 (5.08%) Selenium
5 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.39%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.69%) Gradle
7 1 (1.69%) Xcode
7 1 (1.69%) JUnit
7 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (25.42%) Banking
2 14 (23.73%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) XML Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Hadoop Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.39%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Workday Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (94.92%) XML
2 38 (64.41%) XSLT
3 21 (35.59%) XSD
4 16 (27.12%) XML Schema
5 14 (23.73%) HTML
5 14 (23.73%) .NET
6 13 (22.03%) Web Services
7 8 (13.56%) CSS
8 7 (11.86%) REST
9 6 (10.17%) jQuery
9 6 (10.17%) SOAP
9 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
10 5 (8.47%) Middleware
10 5 (8.47%) XSL
10 5 (8.47%) WCF
10 5 (8.47%) JPA
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (8.47%) HTML5
11 4 (6.78%) Java EE
11 4 (6.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) W3C
2 5 (8.47%) Replication
3 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.69%) Equities
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.39%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) OO
3 8 (13.56%) UML
4 7 (11.86%) RUP
4 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
4 7 (11.86%) TDD
4 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.17%) OOD
5 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.47%) Analytics
6 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.47%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (8.47%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) ETL
6 5 (8.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) Java
2 18 (30.51%) XQuery
3 15 (25.42%) SQL
4 12 (20.34%) C#
5 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.08%) Perl
8 3 (5.08%) C++
9 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.39%) C
9 2 (3.39%) PHP
9 2 (3.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.69%) Python
10 1 (1.69%) Groovy
10 1 (1.69%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
1 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
1 5 (8.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (8.47%) Data Guard
2 4 (6.78%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Remedy
3 4 (6.78%) BMC
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) EPiServer
5 2 (3.39%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) BEA
6 1 (1.69%) NetApp
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) Sun
6 1 (1.69%) Google
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