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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 243 244 239
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.035% 0.20% 0.047%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.60% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
Average daily rate £450 £518 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -3.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +7 1 £475 -
East Sussex +3 1 £450 +47.54%
Hampshire - 1 £425 - 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (50.00%) JSP
4 5 (50.00%) SOAP
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Spring
4 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) Subversion
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) Servlets
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) XSL
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) SOA
6 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (30.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) LESS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) Mule
2 1 (10.00%) Mule ESB
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Fireworks
1 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) QUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Solr Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) XML Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 5 (50.00%) JSP
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (50.00%) Spring
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) Servlets
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 3 (30.00%) JSTL
5 3 (30.00%) LESS
5 3 (30.00%) Spring Web Flow
5 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
5 3 (30.00%) XSL
6 2 (20.00%) Java EE
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) DataPower
2 1 (10.00%) HACMP
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (20.00%) RUP
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) XQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Jython
5 1 (10.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO