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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 122 126 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing XPath 8 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.26% 0.19% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.51% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
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£375 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.35% -11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £326 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.42% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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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
979 987 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.89% 37.18% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 549 508
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 22
Average hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.65 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £34.25 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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
Edinburgh -4 3 £375 +17.37% 1
Glasgow -4 3 - -
East Lothian - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (88.24%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) XML Schema
3 10 (58.82%) SOA
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
3 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
4 9 (52.94%) RESTful
4 9 (52.94%) Maven
4 9 (52.94%) JSON
4 9 (52.94%) Selenium
4 9 (52.94%) FitNesse
4 9 (52.94%) Ant
5 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
7 6 (35.29%) User Stories
7 6 (35.29%) HTML
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
8 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (29.41%) jQuery
8 5 (29.41%) Ajax
8 5 (29.41%) Java
8 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) CSS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) CMS
1 4 (23.53%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Maven
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
1 9 (52.94%) FitNesse
1 9 (52.94%) Ant
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
3 6 (35.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Communications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (58.82%) XML Schema
3 9 (52.94%) JSON
3 9 (52.94%) RESTful
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) XSLT
5 5 (29.41%) Ajax
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) LINQ
6 4 (23.53%) Entity Framework
6 4 (23.53%) XHTML
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) XSL
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) Web 2.0
3 4 (23.53%) Social Network
4 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) SOA
1 10 (58.82%) Scrum
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) TDD
1 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (35.29%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Netcool
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas
1 1 (5.88%) Telerik