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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 219 224 198
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing XPath 34 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.15% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 0.43% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £355 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £533 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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
3209 3002 2865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.70% 35.29% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1655 1420
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 161
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -13 21 £518 +21.76% 1
East Sussex - 6 £225 - 2
Surrey -6 2 £425 -22.72% 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (97.44%) XML
2 31 (79.49%) XSLT
3 26 (66.67%) SQL
4 25 (64.10%) Java
5 22 (56.41%) Oracle
5 22 (56.41%) Linux
5 22 (56.41%) SOA
6 21 (53.85%) Oracle ADF
6 21 (53.85%) XQuery
6 21 (53.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 21 (53.85%) Oracle BPM
6 21 (53.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 21 (53.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 20 (51.28%) WebLogic
8 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (43.59%) Spring
9 17 (43.59%) JMS
10 15 (38.46%) J2EE
10 15 (38.46%) JSF
10 15 (38.46%) Ajax
10 15 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (35.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 14 (35.90%) Maven
11 14 (35.90%) Ant
11 14 (35.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (30.77%) Middleware
13 11 (28.21%) Scrum
13 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
13 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
14 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (53.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (51.28%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.56%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) FTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQLite
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Ant
1 14 (35.90%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (17.95%) Publishing
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Lead Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) PHP Developer
4 6 (15.38%) PHP Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 3 (7.69%) SOA Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (97.44%) XML
2 31 (79.49%) XSLT
3 21 (53.85%) Oracle ADF
3 21 (53.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (43.59%) Spring
4 17 (43.59%) JMS
5 15 (38.46%) J2EE
5 15 (38.46%) JSF
5 15 (38.46%) Ajax
6 12 (30.77%) Middleware
7 7 (17.95%) CSS
7 7 (17.95%) HTML
8 6 (15.38%) CodeIgniter
9 3 (7.69%) LAMP
9 3 (7.69%) XSD
10 2 (5.13%) XSL
10 2 (5.13%) .NET
10 2 (5.13%) JDBC
10 2 (5.13%) WinForms
10 2 (5.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (15.38%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) SOA
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.21%) Unit Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) OOP
6 4 (10.26%) OO
7 3 (7.69%) ETL
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) MVC
8 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.56%) EAI
9 1 (2.56%) B2B
9 1 (2.56%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) SQL
2 25 (64.10%) Java
3 21 (53.85%) XQuery
4 14 (35.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.38%) PHP
6 6 (15.38%) PHP5
7 3 (7.69%) C#
8 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.56%) VBScript
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 21 (53.85%) Oracle Identity Management
2 14 (35.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) Alterian
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
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