The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 238 219 227
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing XPath 12 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.68% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate £350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3102 2664 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.03% 31.83% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1328 1593
Average daily rate £335 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 213 204
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.33 £19.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Berkshire -4 5 - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (93.33%) XML
2 12 (80.00%) XSLT
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) XSD
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) SVG
5 5 (33.33%) Publishing
5 5 (33.33%) XSL
5 5 (33.33%) Saxon XSLT
5 5 (33.33%) Apache FOP
6 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 3 (20.00%) DOM
7 3 (20.00%) JAXP
7 3 (20.00%) SAX
7 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (20.00%) Spring
7 3 (20.00%) JSF
7 3 (20.00%) Liferay
7 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 3 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Talend
8 2 (13.33%) JAX-RS
8 2 (13.33%) Change Control

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (20.00%) Liferay
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) FTP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) XMLSpy
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Server Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) ETL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) XML
2 12 (80.00%) XSLT
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) XSD
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) SVG
5 5 (33.33%) XSL
5 5 (33.33%) Saxon XSLT
5 5 (33.33%) Apache FOP
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
6 3 (20.00%) DOM
6 3 (20.00%) JAXP
6 3 (20.00%) SAX
6 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (20.00%) Spring
6 3 (20.00%) JSF
6 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) JAX-RS
7 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) DataPower
1 2 (13.33%) HACMP
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) AIX
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Change Control
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) B2B
2 1 (6.67%) OOD
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
2 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.67%) Web Development
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (6.67%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Jython
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (13.33%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Talend
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Ceridian