The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.94%
XPath
Wales

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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
240 286 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 53.81% 52.57% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 221 144
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.50 £16.38 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% -37.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £15.08 £18.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £17.50 £29.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the South Wales region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) LESS
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XForms
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) SEO
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft