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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 224 255 234
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Contract jobs citing XPath 22 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.043% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 0.12% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 26
Median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -20.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £379 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £420 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £374 £364
% change year-on-year
+16.97% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -37.31%
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
2622 3229 3251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.85% 34.34% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1974 1911
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £279 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 147 106
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £17.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £48.00
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 the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Oxfordshire - 14 £475 -
West Sussex +11 3 £388 +3.60%
East Sussex +6 3 £320 -
Berkshire - 2 £390 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 South East region with a requirement for XPath.

1 34 (94.44%) XML
2 26 (72.22%) JavaScript
3 23 (63.89%) XSLT
4 18 (50.00%) SQL
5 17 (47.22%) MVC
6 16 (44.44%) Java
7 15 (41.67%) AngularJS
8 14 (38.89%) REST
8 14 (38.89%) jQuery
9 13 (36.11%) Spring
10 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (33.33%) Oracle
10 12 (33.33%) JMS
11 11 (30.56%) HTML
11 11 (30.56%) Linux
12 10 (27.78%) JSF
12 10 (27.78%) Maven
12 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
12 10 (27.78%) Java EE
12 10 (27.78%) Spring MVC
12 10 (27.78%) Grails
12 10 (27.78%) Ant
12 10 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (27.78%) Play Framework
12 10 (27.78%) React
13 9 (25.00%) Node.js
13 9 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (25.00%) CSS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (19.44%) nginx
4 6 (16.67%) Drupal
4 6 (16.67%) SilverStripe
5 3 (8.33%) Apache
6 2 (5.56%) ArcGIS
6 2 (5.56%) GeoServer
6 2 (5.56%) GlassFish
6 2 (5.56%) Perch
6 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.78%) Jetty
7 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.56%) Fireworks
2 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
1 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Ant
1 10 (27.78%) Maven
2 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (22.22%) JUnit
3 8 (22.22%) Mockito
4 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Gerrit
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Appium
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Angular Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Business Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Business Process Architect
7 3 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (8.33%) PHP Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
8 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) XML
2 23 (63.89%) XSLT
3 15 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 14 (38.89%) jQuery
4 14 (38.89%) REST
5 13 (36.11%) Spring
6 12 (33.33%) JMS
7 11 (30.56%) HTML
8 10 (27.78%) Grails
8 10 (27.78%) Java EE
8 10 (27.78%) JSF
8 10 (27.78%) Play Framework
8 10 (27.78%) React
8 10 (27.78%) Spring MVC
9 9 (25.00%) CSS
9 9 (25.00%) Node.js
10 7 (19.44%) J2EE
10 7 (19.44%) J2SE
11 6 (16.67%) .NET
11 6 (16.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) MVC
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.22%) SOA
5 7 (19.44%) Process Improvement
5 7 (19.44%) Web Development
6 6 (16.67%) Product Management
6 6 (16.67%) RDF
6 6 (16.67%) Release Management
6 6 (16.67%) Secure Coding
7 5 (13.89%) ArchiMate
7 5 (13.89%) BPMN
7 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) TOGAF
7 5 (13.89%) UML
7 5 (13.89%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 18 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Java
4 8 (22.22%) PHP
5 7 (19.44%) VBA
6 6 (16.67%) Perl
7 4 (11.11%) C#
8 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Ansible
1 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) Google
4 5 (13.89%) Software AG
5 3 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
7 1 (2.78%) Zend