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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.37% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
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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
141 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 38.63% 26.60% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 38 37
Average daily rate £380 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £390 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.25 £37.50 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.66% +210.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle
1 18 (100.00%) XML
1 18 (100.00%) XSLT
1 18 (100.00%) SOA
1 18 (100.00%) XQuery
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) WebLogic
3 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 11 (61.11%) Publishing
5 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 10 (55.56%) Digital Media
6 8 (44.44%) Ajax
6 8 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (44.44%) JMS
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 8 (44.44%) J2EE
6 8 (44.44%) Spring
6 8 (44.44%) JSF
7 7 (38.89%) Maven
7 7 (38.89%) Scrum
7 7 (38.89%) Ant
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (38.89%) Middleware

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (94.44%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Ant
1 7 (38.89%) Maven
General
1 11 (61.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
1 13 (72.22%) Lead Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Software Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) XML
1 18 (100.00%) XSLT
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (44.44%) J2EE
2 8 (44.44%) Spring
2 8 (44.44%) JSF
2 8 (44.44%) Ajax
2 8 (44.44%) JMS
3 7 (38.89%) Middleware
4 5 (27.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Digital Media
2 8 (44.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) SOA
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) UML
7 2 (11.11%) OO
8 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) XQuery
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Systems Management
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Oracle