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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 143 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.062% 0.40% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 1.13% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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
1154 793 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.58% 35.51% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 519 559
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 66 85
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.00
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Somerset - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) OLTP
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (25.00%) JAXB
4 1 (25.00%) XQuery

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (25.00%) Cordys
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) JAXB
4 1 (25.00%) XForms
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) JMS
4 1 (25.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XSL
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) JDBC
4 1 (25.00%) JPA
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) W3C
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP