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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 246 240 217
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing XPath 12 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.056% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.17% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £345 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £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
3229 2902 2801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.51% 32.40% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2025 1588 1412
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 100 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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
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 3 July 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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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 - 5 £478 -
East Sussex - 4 - - 3
Hampshire 0 1 £450 +38.46% 2
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (96.77%) XML
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 21 (67.74%) XSLT
4 20 (64.52%) Java
5 19 (61.29%) XQuery
6 15 (48.39%) Spring
7 12 (38.71%) SOA
8 10 (32.26%) JMS
8 10 (32.26%) Middleware
8 10 (32.26%) Oracle
8 10 (32.26%) Ajax
9 9 (29.03%) Maven
9 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (29.03%) Ant
9 9 (29.03%) J2EE
9 9 (29.03%) Windows
9 9 (29.03%) Linux
9 9 (29.03%) JSP
9 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (25.81%) UML
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (25.81%) Oracle ADF
10 8 (25.81%) Scrum
10 8 (25.81%) JSF
10 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (16.13%) Apache Solr
3 4 (12.90%) Apache
3 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 3 (9.68%) Jetty
5 1 (3.23%) JCAPS
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) PowerPivot
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
1 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Maven
1 9 (29.03%) Ant
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Data Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Data Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.45%) XML Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) SAP Data Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.23%) ETL Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) XML
2 21 (67.74%) XSLT
3 15 (48.39%) Spring
4 10 (32.26%) Middleware
4 10 (32.26%) Ajax
4 10 (32.26%) JMS
5 9 (29.03%) JSP
5 9 (29.03%) J2EE
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (25.81%) JSF
6 8 (25.81%) Oracle ADF
7 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
7 6 (19.35%) HTML
8 5 (16.13%) CSS
8 5 (16.13%) Lucene
9 4 (12.90%) JPA
9 4 (12.90%) Servlets
9 4 (12.90%) XSL
10 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (9.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) N-Tier
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
2 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
2 3 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) SOA
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) UML
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) ETL
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (9.68%) Database Security
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 20 (64.52%) Java
3 19 (61.29%) XQuery
4 8 (25.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.90%) Perl
7 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
7 3 (9.68%) VBScript
8 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (6.45%) C++
9 1 (3.23%) Python
9 1 (3.23%) JPQL
9 1 (3.23%) HQL
9 1 (3.23%) C
9 1 (3.23%) C#
9 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.23%) Groovy
9 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.23%) Netcool
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) BEA
3 1 (3.23%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects