The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 136 152 148
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.031% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.077% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £531 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +46.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £374 £369
% change year-on-year
+11.96% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -37.31%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1125 1294 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.61% 40.34% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 871 749
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £482 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 81
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £34.00 £22.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the South West region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South West region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +6 3 £550 +15.78% 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VBA
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) WSDL
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Software AG
4 2 (40.00%) Process Management
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
1 2 (40.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (40.00%) Mule
1 2 (40.00%) Mule ESB
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Process Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) RAML
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) WSDL
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) API Design
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Process Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) UML
1 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Groovy
2 2 (40.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Software AG