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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 116 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% - 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.04% - 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Average daily rate
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£350 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
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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
960 1018 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.44% 39.64% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 610 507
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 19
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 - 7 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Aberdeen - 1 £438 -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 16 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) SOA
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) XML Schema
4 7 (43.75%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) BDD
4 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (37.50%) HTML5
5 6 (37.50%) CSS3
5 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (37.50%) Ant
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) CSS
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) RESTful
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) FitNesse
5 6 (37.50%) MVC

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
1 1 (6.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Maven
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
1 6 (37.50%) FitNesse
1 6 (37.50%) Ant
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) XML Schema
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) RESTful
4 6 (37.50%) HTML5
4 6 (37.50%) CSS3
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) XSL
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.25%) Itk
7 1 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
7 1 (6.25%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) SOA
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
8 1 (6.25%) PLM
8 1 (6.25%) CAD
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) XQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Tcl
6 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) Telerik
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas
2 1 (6.25%) webMethods