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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 125 110
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Contract jobs citing XPath 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.078% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.92% 0.23% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £413 - £283
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
760 863 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.56% 33.87% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 502 609
Median daily rate £365 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £496 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £20.00 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 3 £413 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) XSLT
2 12 (80.00%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) SOA
3 10 (66.67%) HTTP
3 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Apache
3 10 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 10 (66.67%) JMS
3 10 (66.67%) XQuery
3 10 (66.67%) MySQL
3 10 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (66.67%) REST
3 10 (66.67%) Microservices
4 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) Groovy
6 5 (33.33%) High Availability
7 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 4 (26.67%) Unix
7 4 (26.67%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Spring
9 2 (13.33%) Siemens NX
9 2 (13.33%) Node.js
9 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Itk
9 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) Apache
1 10 (66.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) AutoCAD
1 2 (13.33%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Broadband
2 1 (6.67%) DVB
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) MySQL
2 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) AWS Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Expert
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) XSLT
2 10 (66.67%) JMS
2 10 (66.67%) REST
3 6 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) DHTML
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) Itk
6 2 (13.33%) Node.js
6 2 (13.33%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) XSL
7 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) SOA
2 10 (66.67%) Microservices
2 10 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) High Availability
5 4 (26.67%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) CAD
6 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) PLM
6 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) XQuery
3 5 (33.33%) Groovy
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) Tcl
6 1 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) webMethods
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft