The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 33 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing XPath 16 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.78% 3.31% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.19% 8.22% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate
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£518 £465 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.80% +3.33%
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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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
143 73 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 33.81% 40.33% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 50 61
Average daily rate £445 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Oxford region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
1 16 (100.00%) XML
1 16 (100.00%) XSLT
1 16 (100.00%) SOA
1 16 (100.00%) XQuery
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (93.75%) WebLogic
3 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) Spring
4 10 (62.50%) JSF
4 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 10 (62.50%) Ajax
4 10 (62.50%) JMS
4 10 (62.50%) Linux
4 10 (62.50%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) J2EE
4 10 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (56.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 9 (56.25%) Ant
5 9 (56.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (56.25%) Maven
6 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (43.75%) Publishing
6 7 (43.75%) Scrum

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (93.75%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Ant
1 9 (56.25%) Maven
General
1 7 (43.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) Lead Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
4 6 (37.50%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (37.50%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SOA Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) XML
1 16 (100.00%) XSLT
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (62.50%) Spring
2 10 (62.50%) JSF
2 10 (62.50%) Ajax
2 10 (62.50%) JMS
2 10 (62.50%) J2EE
3 7 (43.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (37.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) SOA
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
1 16 (100.00%) XQuery
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Systems Management
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Oracle
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