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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 131 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.20% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.46 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.94%
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
1110 1098 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.97% 36.76% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 699 754
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 71
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.10 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) XQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) XForms
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) XSL
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Rally
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model

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 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) OLTP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) XForms
3 2 (50.00%) XSL
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (25.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) XQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Rally
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle