The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 79 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.12% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
XPath
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
319 237 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.32% 27.62% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 149 181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Reading

XPath
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Mule
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) Mule
1 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java