The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 126 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £376 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1116 856 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.52% 34.83% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 404 336
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -20 2 £310 -24.84%
Glasgow - - - - 1
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UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Java SE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) JDBC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) PHP

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) Java SE
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) XQuery
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle