The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 123 121
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.33% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.03% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £388 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.80% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50
XPath
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1004 968 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.78% 31.88% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 529 597
Median daily rate £375 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 23
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.70 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Scotland region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

XPath
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) XQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) Lombardi
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Lombardi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XQuery
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle