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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 235 232 228
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
3256 3012 2791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.73% 32.38% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 1706 1401
Average daily rate £350 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 105 227
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Oxfordshire - 8 £550 -
Berkshire -4 5 £388 - 3
Surrey - 3 £440 - 1
Hampshire -1 2 £360 +2.85% 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 35 (97.22%) XML
2 30 (83.33%) XSLT
3 25 (69.44%) Java
3 25 (69.44%) XQuery
4 24 (66.67%) SQL
5 20 (55.56%) Oracle
6 19 (52.78%) SOA
7 17 (47.22%) WebLogic
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle ADF
7 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (47.22%) Spring
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle Identity Management
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (44.44%) Linux
9 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
10 12 (33.33%) Publishing
10 12 (33.33%) J2EE
11 11 (30.56%) Ant
11 11 (30.56%) JMS
11 11 (30.56%) Ajax
11 11 (30.56%) Maven
12 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
12 10 (27.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 10 (27.78%) JSF
12 10 (27.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (27.78%) Middleware
12 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
12 10 (27.78%) HTML

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 17 (47.22%) WebLogic
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) Jetty
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) PowerPivot
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
1 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.56%) MarkLogic
3 2 (5.56%) BaseX
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Ant
1 11 (30.56%) Maven
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (33.33%) Publishing
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Lead Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Software Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Java Software Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Technical Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) PHP Developer
7 3 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.56%) XML Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (2.78%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) XML
2 30 (83.33%) XSLT
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle ADF
3 17 (47.22%) Spring
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (33.33%) J2EE
5 11 (30.56%) JMS
5 11 (30.56%) Ajax
6 10 (27.78%) JSF
6 10 (27.78%) Middleware
6 10 (27.78%) HTML
7 9 (25.00%) CSS
8 8 (22.22%) JSP
9 6 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 5 (13.89%) Servlets
11 4 (11.11%) JPA
12 3 (8.33%) XSL
12 3 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
12 3 (8.33%) LAMP
13 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (19.44%) Digital Media
3 5 (13.89%) N-Tier
4 3 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (8.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) SOA
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
4 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.22%) UML
7 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) OO
9 3 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (8.33%) Database Security
9 3 (8.33%) OOP
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) ETL
9 3 (8.33%) Web Development
9 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.78%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
1 25 (69.44%) XQuery
2 24 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.33%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) PHP5
6 2 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) JPQL
7 1 (2.78%) HQL
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle Identity Management
2 10 (27.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.78%) BMC
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix