The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 532 497 455
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -42
Contract jobs citing XPath 87 104 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 71
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.80% +3.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XPath
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath within the UK.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath within the UK.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XPath
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -8 83 £425 +6.25% 21
London -12 27 £475 +11.76% 9
North West -18 25 £343 -2.14% 4
Manchester 0 23 £343 +14.16% 3
West Midlands -5 13 £500 +25.78% 2
City of London +36 5 £413 +3.12% 3
Yorkshire -9 5 £308 -9.55% 1
South East -12 5 £450 -13.04% 1
West Yorkshire -4 4 £325 -4.41%
Birmingham - 4 £550 - 1
South West +5 3 £388 +19.23% 2
East Sussex +4 3 £450 +47.54%
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 -
Bradford - 3 £325 -
Northampton - 3 £375 -
Glasgow +9 2 - -
Brighton +7 2 - -
Cheshire -11 2 - -
Scotland -13 2 - -
North East -23 2 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 £315 -
Chester - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham - 2 £475 - 1
Berkshire +3 1 £475 -
Reading -12 1 £475 -
Leeds - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 143 (88.82%) XML
2 110 (68.32%) XSLT
3 99 (61.49%) Web Services
4 81 (50.31%) Java
5 75 (46.58%) HTML
6 74 (45.96%) SOAP
7 71 (44.10%) JavaScript
8 65 (40.37%) SQL
9 54 (33.54%) .NET
10 52 (32.30%) SOA
11 48 (29.81%) CSS
12 47 (29.19%) jQuery
13 46 (28.57%) REST
14 43 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (26.09%) Ajax
15 42 (26.09%) HTML5
16 41 (25.47%) C#
16 41 (25.47%) XSD
17 39 (24.22%) SQL Server
17 39 (24.22%) MVC
18 36 (22.36%) ASP.NET
18 36 (22.36%) Oracle
19 34 (21.12%) TDD
20 32 (19.88%) OO
20 32 (19.88%) Microsoft
21 31 (19.25%) Finance
22 29 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
23 27 (16.77%) Git (software)
23 27 (16.77%) JSON
23 27 (16.77%) XQuery

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (14.29%) IIS
2 15 (9.32%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (4.97%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.35%) JBoss
7 6 (3.73%) Apache
8 5 (3.11%) Apache TomEE
8 5 (3.11%) Jetty
8 5 (3.11%) Mule
8 5 (3.11%) Mule ESB
8 5 (3.11%) SharePoint Foundation
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.24%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.24%) CMS
10 2 (1.24%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.86%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.86%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.86%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (10.56%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.86%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.24%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.97%) SaaS
2 5 (3.11%) GitHub
3 3 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.66%) HTTP
2 5 (3.11%) LDAP
3 3 (1.86%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.24%) FTP
4 2 (1.24%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (6.21%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.59%) DB2
6 8 (4.97%) DTS
6 8 (4.97%) PowerCenter
6 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (3.11%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.24%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (0.62%) OLTP
12 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.62%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (0.62%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.66%) Subversion
4 20 (12.42%) Maven
5 12 (7.45%) JDeveloper
5 12 (7.45%) Mercurial
6 11 (6.83%) Eclipse
7 9 (5.59%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.97%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.97%) JMeter
8 8 (4.97%) Selenium
8 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.35%) Lombardi
9 7 (4.35%) NUnit
10 5 (3.11%) GitLab
10 5 (3.11%) Grunt
10 5 (3.11%) JUnit
10 5 (3.11%) MSTest
11 2 (1.24%) Ant
11 2 (1.24%) FitNesse
General
1 31 (19.25%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.24%) Billing
3 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.24%) Games
4 1 (0.62%) Back Office
4 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 119 (73.91%) Developer
2 36 (22.36%) Java Developer
3 35 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 22 (13.66%) SQL Developer
5 15 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (9.32%) C# Developer
5 15 (9.32%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (8.70%) Architect
7 13 (8.07%) SOA Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Consultant
8 12 (7.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 11 (6.83%) UI Developer
9 11 (6.83%) XML Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (4.35%) Applications Architect
11 7 (4.35%) C# WCF Developer
11 7 (4.35%) WCF Developer
11 7 (4.35%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.73%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.11%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (88.82%) XML
2 110 (68.32%) XSLT
3 99 (61.49%) Web Services
4 75 (46.58%) HTML
5 74 (45.96%) SOAP
6 54 (33.54%) .NET
7 48 (29.81%) CSS
8 47 (29.19%) jQuery
9 46 (28.57%) REST
10 42 (26.09%) Ajax
10 42 (26.09%) HTML5
11 41 (25.47%) XSD
12 36 (22.36%) ASP.NET
13 27 (16.77%) JSON
14 24 (14.91%) .NET Framework
15 23 (14.29%) CSS3
15 23 (14.29%) J2EE
16 21 (13.04%) Spring
17 20 (12.42%) Java EE
17 20 (12.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.91%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.70%) User Experience
3 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.35%) NHS
5 5 (3.11%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.48%) Fintech
6 4 (2.48%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.48%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.48%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.86%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Social Media
9 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.15%) Linux
2 19 (11.80%) Windows
3 18 (11.18%) Unix
4 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) AIX
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.30%) SOA
2 43 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (24.22%) MVC
4 34 (21.12%) TDD
5 32 (19.88%) OO
6 29 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (16.15%) UML
8 25 (15.53%) Software Engineering
9 24 (14.91%) Data Modelling
9 24 (14.91%) Scrum
9 24 (14.91%) SDLC
10 19 (11.80%) Workflow
11 16 (9.94%) Multithreading
11 16 (9.94%) Regression Testing
12 15 (9.32%) Software Testing
13 14 (8.70%) BPEL
13 14 (8.70%) EAI
13 14 (8.70%) Unit Testing
14 12 (7.45%) Project Management
15 11 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 81 (50.31%) Java
2 71 (44.10%) JavaScript
3 65 (40.37%) SQL
4 41 (25.47%) C#
5 27 (16.77%) XQuery
6 15 (9.32%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.83%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.97%) VB
9 7 (4.35%) Python
10 5 (3.11%) PHP
11 4 (2.48%) Perl
12 3 (1.86%) C
12 3 (1.86%) C++
12 3 (1.86%) Jython
12 3 (1.86%) Tcl
13 2 (1.24%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.24%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.24%) AWK
13 2 (1.24%) Groovy
13 2 (1.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) Degree
2 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.11%) QA
3 4 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Puppet
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.62%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 36 (22.36%) Oracle
2 32 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.77%) IBM
4 10 (6.21%) Cognos
5 9 (5.59%) Informatica
6 6 (3.73%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.11%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.48%) webMethods
9 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.86%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.86%) VMware
10 2 (1.24%) SAP
10 2 (1.24%) Sybase
10 2 (1.24%) Telerik
11 1 (0.62%) Adobe
11 1 (0.62%) CA
11 1 (0.62%) Google
11 1 (0.62%) HP
11 1 (0.62%) OpenText
11 1 (0.62%) Vignette