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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 54 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.39% - 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% - 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£369 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +9.55%
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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 165 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.89% 36.91% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 117 72
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £145.00 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+974.07% -46.00%
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 South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) JSON
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 8 (80.00%) XSLT
3 8 (80.00%) XML Schema
3 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) JBehave
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Hudson
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (20.00%) JBehave
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Designer
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) XML Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) JSON
2 8 (80.00%) XSLT
2 8 (80.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Groovy
1 2 (20.00%) XQuery
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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