The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 253 232 200
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -32
Contract jobs citing XPath 13 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.068% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.21% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
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£360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £350 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
XPath
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3334 2822 2373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.02% 31.87% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1503 1181
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 125 183
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the South East region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South East region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
East Sussex - 6 £305 - 2
Berkshire 0 2 - - 5
Surrey 0 1 £440 - 2
Hampshire -15 1 £360 +2.85% 2
Kent - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (96.00%) XML
2 44 (88.00%) XSLT
3 34 (68.00%) Java
4 33 (66.00%) SQL
5 32 (64.00%) XQuery
6 29 (58.00%) Oracle
7 28 (56.00%) SOA
8 26 (52.00%) Linux
8 26 (52.00%) Oracle ADF
8 26 (52.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 26 (52.00%) Oracle BPM
8 26 (52.00%) Oracle Identity Management
8 26 (52.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (50.00%) WebLogic
10 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (48.00%) Spring
11 19 (38.00%) Software Engineering
12 18 (36.00%) J2EE
12 18 (36.00%) JMS
13 17 (34.00%) Ajax
14 16 (32.00%) JSF
14 16 (32.00%) Maven
14 16 (32.00%) Publishing
14 16 (32.00%) Ant
14 16 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (30.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (30.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 14 (28.00%) Middleware
17 13 (26.00%) CSS
17 13 (26.00%) JavaScript

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (52.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.00%) Jetty
5 2 (4.00%) Apache
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (52.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) MySQL
1 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) SQLite
3 2 (4.00%) MarkLogic
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) BaseX
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Ant
1 16 (32.00%) Maven
2 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) JUnit
General
1 16 (32.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 16 (32.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Lead Developer
4 14 (28.00%) Software Engineer
5 10 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) PHP Developer
6 7 (14.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Middleware Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SOA Developer
9 2 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) XML
2 44 (88.00%) XSLT
3 26 (52.00%) Oracle ADF
3 26 (52.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 24 (48.00%) Spring
5 18 (36.00%) JMS
5 18 (36.00%) J2EE
6 17 (34.00%) Ajax
7 16 (32.00%) JSF
8 14 (28.00%) Middleware
9 13 (26.00%) CSS
9 13 (26.00%) HTML
10 7 (14.00%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
12 5 (10.00%) Servlets
13 4 (8.00%) LAMP
13 4 (8.00%) JPA
14 3 (6.00%) SOAP
14 3 (6.00%) XSD
14 3 (6.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 5 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) SOA
2 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.00%) Software Engineering
4 13 (26.00%) Unit Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Scrum
6 10 (20.00%) TDD
6 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.00%) OOP
7 7 (14.00%) OO
8 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) MVC
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) Web Development
10 2 (4.00%) Migration
10 2 (4.00%) Separation of Concerns
11 1 (2.00%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.00%) Web Application Development
11 1 (2.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 34 (68.00%) Java
2 33 (66.00%) SQL
3 32 (64.00%) XQuery
4 15 (30.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) PHP
6 7 (14.00%) PHP5
7 2 (4.00%) C#
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VBScript
8 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.00%) Groovy
8 1 (2.00%) Scala
8 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) JPQL
8 1 (2.00%) HQL
8 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (52.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 15 (30.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) BMC
4 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
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