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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 238 230 224
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing XPath 5 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.055% 0.069% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.20% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £314 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £414 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
2995 3076 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.79% 35.18% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1616 1515
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 145 185
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Berkshire +10 2 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) XSLT
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) XSD
5 4 (30.77%) DOM
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (23.08%) Talend
6 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (23.08%) PrimeFaces
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Programming
6 3 (23.08%) Apache FOP
6 3 (23.08%) Spring
6 3 (23.08%) JSF
6 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Saxon XSLT
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) Liferay
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
6 3 (23.08%) SVG
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) Liferay
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) PowerPivot
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
2 3 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) JBehave
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (7.69%) Robotium
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) XMLSpy
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) XSLT
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) XSD
4 4 (30.77%) DOM
5 3 (23.08%) XSL
5 3 (23.08%) SVG
5 3 (23.08%) JAXP
5 3 (23.08%) SAX
5 3 (23.08%) Apache FOP
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) JSF
5 3 (23.08%) Saxon XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) RESTful
5 3 (23.08%) PrimeFaces
6 2 (15.38%) JAX-RS
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ETL
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) Kimball Methodology
1 3 (23.08%) Functional Programming
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) B2B
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) E-business
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Database Security
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Alterian
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