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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 58 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.55% - 3.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% - 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£356 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
- -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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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
272 122 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 49.64% 29.26% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 79 96
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +107.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £19.17 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 7 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) XSLT
1 11 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 11 (100.00%) JSON
1 11 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) XML Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) XSLT
1 11 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 11 (100.00%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared