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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 258 246 226
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing XPath 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.095% 0.022% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.068% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
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£425 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 - £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00
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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
3320 2942 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.87% 31.95% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 1616 1484
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 100 151
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 August 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
East Sussex - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 25 (96.15%) XML
2 19 (73.08%) SQL
3 16 (61.54%) Java
3 16 (61.54%) XSLT
4 15 (57.69%) XQuery
5 12 (46.15%) SOA
6 11 (42.31%) Spring
7 10 (38.46%) JMS
7 10 (38.46%) Oracle
8 9 (34.62%) J2EE
8 9 (34.62%) WebLogic
8 9 (34.62%) JSP
8 9 (34.62%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) Middleware
8 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (34.62%) Ajax
8 9 (34.62%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle Identity Management
9 8 (30.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (30.77%) JSF
9 8 (30.77%) Maven
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle ADF
9 8 (30.77%) Scrum
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (30.77%) Linux
9 8 (30.77%) UML
9 8 (30.77%) Ant
10 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (34.62%) WebLogic
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Solr
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.85%) JCAPS
4 1 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) PowerPivot
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Maven
1 8 (30.77%) Ant
2 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Data Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Management Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Data Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) XML Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SOA Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Report Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.85%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) XML
2 16 (61.54%) XSLT
3 11 (42.31%) Spring
4 10 (38.46%) JMS
5 9 (34.62%) J2EE
5 9 (34.62%) JSP
5 9 (34.62%) Middleware
5 9 (34.62%) Ajax
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle ADF
6 8 (30.77%) JSF
7 4 (15.38%) Lucene
7 4 (15.38%) XSL
8 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
9 2 (7.69%) HTML
9 2 (7.69%) SOAP
9 2 (7.69%) WSDL
9 2 (7.69%) XSD
9 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Replication
2 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) SOA
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) UML
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) ETL
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (11.54%) Database Security
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 1 (3.85%) BPEL
8 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.85%) TDD
8 1 (3.85%) OO
8 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 16 (61.54%) Java
3 15 (57.69%) XQuery
4 8 (30.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
6 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.54%) VBScript
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.69%) C++
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.85%) C
8 1 (3.85%) C#
8 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas