The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 133 129 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing XPath 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.073% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £310 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -18.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £310 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £310 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
1022 1098 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.74% 39.93% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 568 385
Average daily rate £350 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram 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 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Aberdeen - 7 £463 -
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) HTML
4 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 12 (63.16%) SOA
5 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (52.63%) Java
7 9 (47.37%) XSL
8 8 (42.11%) XSLT
8 8 (42.11%) UNIX
8 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
8 8 (42.11%) C
8 8 (42.11%) C++
8 8 (42.11%) DHTML
8 8 (42.11%) Web Services
8 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
8 8 (42.11%) webMethods
8 8 (42.11%) CAD
8 8 (42.11%) Tcl
8 8 (42.11%) Workflow
8 8 (42.11%) PLM
8 8 (42.11%) Teamcenter
8 8 (42.11%) Itk
9 7 (36.84%) Siemens NX
9 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (36.84%) Validation
9 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (36.84%) AutoCAD
9 7 (36.84%) C#
9 7 (36.84%) .NET

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (36.84%) AutoCAD
1 7 (36.84%) Siemens NX
2 4 (21.05%) CATIA
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) FitNesse
1 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.79%) Ant
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) XSL
4 8 (42.11%) XSLT
4 8 (42.11%) DHTML
4 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) Itk
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
6 6 (31.58%) CSS
6 6 (31.58%) Ajax
6 6 (31.58%) jQuery
6 6 (31.58%) HTML5
6 6 (31.58%) CSS3
7 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
8 4 (21.05%) XML Schema
9 3 (15.79%) JSON
9 3 (15.79%) RESTful
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Thin Client
1 6 (31.58%) Fat Client
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
3 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) SOA
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Data Modelling
3 8 (42.11%) PLM
3 8 (42.11%) CAD
3 8 (42.11%) Workflow
4 7 (36.84%) Validation
4 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (31.58%) MVC
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
7 4 (21.05%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Open Source
8 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (5.26%) SDLC
9 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) C
3 8 (42.11%) C++
3 8 (42.11%) Tcl
4 7 (36.84%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) webMethods
2 6 (31.58%) Telerik
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft