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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 243 267 233
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.071% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.21% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 17
Median daily rate £400 £374 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £374 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -
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
3025 3373 3046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 36.34% 34.11% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1894 2133 1708
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 123 113
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £19.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Berkshire - 10 £400 - 2
West Sussex +2 3 - -
Surrey - 2 £370 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £438 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 18 (94.74%) XML
2 16 (84.21%) XSLT
3 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
6 8 (42.11%) Java
7 7 (36.84%) VBA
7 7 (36.84%) Web Services
7 7 (36.84%) Google
7 7 (36.84%) Web Development
7 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) Software AG
9 5 (26.32%) CSS
9 5 (26.32%) SOAP
9 5 (26.32%) UML
9 5 (26.32%) XSD
9 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (26.32%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
9 5 (26.32%) BPMN
9 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 5 (26.32%) REST
9 5 (26.32%) ArchiMate
10 4 (21.05%) jQuery
10 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (21.05%) JSON
10 4 (21.05%) Apache

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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) Drupal
3 2 (10.53%) GlassFish
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) SilverStripe
4 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.26%) GeoServer
4 1 (5.26%) Jetty
4 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.26%) Perch
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (10.53%) Gerrit
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.26%) JBehave
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) Robotium
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Business Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Business Process Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C# WCF Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) WCF Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) XML
2 16 (84.21%) XSLT
3 11 (57.89%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) CSS
5 5 (26.32%) REST
5 5 (26.32%) SOAP
5 5 (26.32%) XSD
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 4 (21.05%) WSDL
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
7 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 3 (15.79%) WCF
8 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) CSS3
8 2 (10.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Web Development
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) ArchiMate
2 5 (26.32%) BPMN
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
2 5 (26.32%) UML
2 5 (26.32%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Process Management
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (10.53%) Secure Coding
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) VBA
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) Perl
7 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (5.26%) Groovy
8 1 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (5.26%) VBScript
8 1 (5.26%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Google
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Software AG
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Prism
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Zend
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