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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 119 131 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing XPath 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.27% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.89% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £406 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +37.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
885 1008 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.54% 30.72% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 532 563
Median daily rate £340 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 4 £406 -
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) XQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) JMS
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) Groovy
3 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Publishing
5 1 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) PLM
5 1 (20.00%) Teamcenter
5 1 (20.00%) Tcl
5 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (20.00%) webMethods
5 1 (20.00%) CAD

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 4 (80.00%) Apache
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (20.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) JMS
2 4 (80.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) DHTML
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Itk
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
2 4 (80.00%) Microservices
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) CAD
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) PLM
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) XQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Groovy
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Tcl
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) webMethods