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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 248 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.34% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 5
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£440 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
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
3271 2906 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.12% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1891 1587 1270
Average daily rate £350 £332 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 201
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £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 March 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 March 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
Berkshire -10 4 £325 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £313 - 1
Surrey +7 3 £440 - 2
Hampshire -12 2 £360 +2.85% 1
Kent - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (95.35%) XML
2 36 (83.72%) XSLT
3 28 (65.12%) Java
3 28 (65.12%) SQL
4 24 (55.81%) XQuery
5 21 (48.84%) SOA
5 21 (48.84%) Oracle
6 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (41.86%) Oracle ADF
7 18 (41.86%) Linux
7 18 (41.86%) Oracle Fusion
7 18 (41.86%) Oracle BPM
7 18 (41.86%) Oracle Identity Management
7 18 (41.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (39.53%) WebLogic
8 17 (39.53%) Spring
9 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
9 15 (34.88%) Publishing
10 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
10 14 (32.56%) HTML
11 13 (30.23%) CSS
12 11 (25.58%) JMS
13 10 (23.26%) J2EE
13 10 (23.26%) TDD
13 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
13 10 (23.26%) Digital Media
14 9 (20.93%) Ajax
14 9 (20.93%) Scrum
15 8 (18.60%) JSF
15 8 (18.60%) Maven

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (41.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (39.53%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.98%) Jetty
5 2 (4.65%) Apache
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) PowerPivot
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.33%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.65%) SQLite
4 2 (4.65%) MarkLogic
4 2 (4.65%) BaseX
5 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Ant
1 8 (18.60%) Maven
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 15 (34.88%) Publishing
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (72.09%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Java Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Lead Developer
4 10 (23.26%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) Software Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) Lead Software Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) PHP Web Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Web Developer
5 7 (16.28%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.65%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.33%) ETL Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (95.35%) XML
2 36 (83.72%) XSLT
3 18 (41.86%) Oracle ADF
3 18 (41.86%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (39.53%) Spring
5 14 (32.56%) HTML
6 13 (30.23%) CSS
7 11 (25.58%) JMS
8 10 (23.26%) J2EE
9 9 (20.93%) Ajax
10 8 (18.60%) JSF
10 8 (18.60%) Middleware
11 7 (16.28%) CodeIgniter
12 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
13 5 (11.63%) JSP
13 5 (11.63%) Servlets
14 4 (9.30%) LAMP
14 4 (9.30%) XSD
14 4 (9.30%) XSL
14 4 (9.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Digital Media
2 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.63%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 3 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) SOA
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
4 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
4 10 (23.26%) TDD
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) OOP
6 7 (16.28%) OO
6 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.63%) UML
8 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.98%) ETL
8 3 (6.98%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (6.98%) Database Security
8 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Web Development
9 2 (4.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Java
1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 24 (55.81%) XQuery
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.28%) PHP5
4 7 (16.28%) PHP
4 7 (16.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) C#
7 2 (4.65%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (2.33%) JPQL
8 1 (2.33%) HQL
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Groovy
8 1 (2.33%) Scala
8 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Netcool
3 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (2.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) BMC
3 1 (2.33%) Veritas
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.33%) SAP