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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 141 90 120
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +30
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.062% 0.81% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 2.29% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
1163 787 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.04% 35.56% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 478 617
Average daily rate £360 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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
Gloucestershire -24 2 £200 -54.28%
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) OLTP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) W3C
1 1 (50.00%) DTV
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP