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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 228 230 223
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing XPath 19 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.42% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Average daily rate
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£495 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3036 3080 3176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.71% 35.71% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1656 1510
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 168
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.18 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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 -6 12 £498 +17.05% 1
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (100.00%) XML
2 18 (75.00%) Java
2 18 (75.00%) SQL
3 16 (66.67%) Oracle
3 16 (66.67%) XSLT
4 15 (62.50%) WebLogic
4 15 (62.50%) Spring
4 15 (62.50%) JSF
5 14 (58.33%) Linux
6 12 (50.00%) JMS
6 12 (50.00%) SOA
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (50.00%) XQuery
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
6 12 (50.00%) Ant
6 12 (50.00%) J2EE
6 12 (50.00%) Maven
6 12 (50.00%) Ajax
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
6 12 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (45.83%) Middleware
8 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (37.50%) Scrum
10 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 12 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (12.50%) Liferay
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Ant
1 12 (50.00%) Maven
2 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Robotium
4 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.17%) QA Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (4.17%) SOA Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (66.67%) XSLT
3 15 (62.50%) Spring
3 15 (62.50%) JSF
4 12 (50.00%) Ajax
4 12 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
4 12 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (50.00%) JMS
4 12 (50.00%) J2EE
5 11 (45.83%) Middleware
6 4 (16.67%) DOM
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services
7 3 (12.50%) JAXP
7 3 (12.50%) SAX
7 3 (12.50%) XSD
7 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (12.50%) RESTful
7 3 (12.50%) PrimeFaces
8 2 (8.33%) JAX-RS
9 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) SOA
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.17%) Database Security
8 1 (4.17%) Line Management
8 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) XQuery
2 12 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Talend
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Alterian
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Posted: 5 days ago