The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 42 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 13 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.21% 2.00% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.99% 4.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 0
Average daily rate
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£498 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
217 188 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 36.90% 41.69% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 125 68
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% +48.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £50.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle
1 13 (100.00%) Ant
1 13 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) XSLT
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) JMS
1 13 (100.00%) SOA
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 13 (100.00%) XQuery
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 13 (100.00%) Spring
1 13 (100.00%) JSF
1 13 (100.00%) Maven
1 13 (100.00%) Ajax
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 13 (100.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 13 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (84.62%) Middleware
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 13 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Ant
1 13 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Leader
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) XSLT
1 13 (100.00%) JMS
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 13 (100.00%) Spring
1 13 (100.00%) JSF
1 13 (100.00%) Ajax
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (84.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) SOA
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) XQuery
1 13 (100.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Systems Management
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Oracle