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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 221 220 210
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing XPath 29 12 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.14% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.39% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 24
Average daily rate
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£495 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £353 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £512 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3225 3066 3005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.18% 35.66% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1846 1700 1404
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 175
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Oxfordshire -2 16 £500 +17.64% 2
Surrey -5 5 £425 -22.72% 1
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 3
East Sussex - 3 £225 - 4
Hampshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 30 (96.77%) XML
2 22 (70.97%) XSLT
3 21 (67.74%) SQL
4 20 (64.52%) Java
5 19 (61.29%) Linux
6 17 (54.84%) SOA
6 17 (54.84%) Oracle
7 16 (51.61%) XQuery
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle ADF
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (51.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (48.39%) Spring
8 15 (48.39%) JMS
8 15 (48.39%) WebLogic
9 14 (45.16%) J2EE
9 14 (45.16%) JSF
9 14 (45.16%) Ajax
9 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (41.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 13 (41.94%) Maven
10 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (41.94%) Ant
10 13 (41.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (35.48%) Middleware
12 10 (32.26%) Scrum
13 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
14 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 16 (51.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (48.39%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.23%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQLite
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Ant
1 13 (41.94%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) JBehave
2 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) Robotium
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 3 (9.68%) Publishing
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Middleware Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 3 (9.68%) SOA Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) XML
2 22 (70.97%) XSLT
3 16 (51.61%) Oracle ADF
3 16 (51.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 15 (48.39%) Spring
4 15 (48.39%) JMS
5 14 (45.16%) J2EE
5 14 (45.16%) JSF
5 14 (45.16%) Ajax
6 11 (35.48%) Middleware
7 4 (12.90%) CSS
7 4 (12.90%) HTML
8 3 (9.68%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (6.45%) WPF
9 2 (6.45%) WinForms
9 2 (6.45%) .NET
9 2 (6.45%) SOAP
9 2 (6.45%) XSD
10 1 (3.23%) DOM
10 1 (3.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) SOA
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Scrum
4 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) ETL
7 3 (9.68%) OOP
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (6.45%) MVC
8 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.45%) TDD
9 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) XQuery
4 13 (41.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) C#
6 3 (9.68%) PHP
6 3 (9.68%) PHP5
7 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.45%) VBScript
8 1 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) ActionScript
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Groovy
8 1 (3.23%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) Oracle Identity Management
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.23%) Alterian
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
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