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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 550 543 464
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -79
Contract jobs citing XPath 78 72 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 67
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £309 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £626 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £370 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £40.00

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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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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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 -29 62 £400 - 22
London -21 29 £400 -5.88% 6
Scotland +11 13 £350 +12.90%
City of London -7 11 £400 -15.78% 3
South East -5 10 £450 - 4
South West +4 9 £375 +87.50% 1
Aberdeen - 8 £438 -
East of England +7 7 - - 3
Exeter - 7 £375 -
Devon - 7 £375 -
Watford -1 4 - -
Edinburgh -4 4 £325 +4.83%
Hertfordshire -9 4 - - 1
North West -18 4 £425 +13.33%
Cheshire - 4 £425 -
East Sussex - 4 - - 1
Brighton - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 - 3
Somerset - 2 £360 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £450 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
Bath - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 146 (93.59%) XML
2 102 (65.38%) XSLT
3 98 (62.82%) SQL
4 92 (58.97%) Java
5 79 (50.64%) HTML
6 68 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (41.03%) JavaScript
8 51 (32.69%) Web Services
9 50 (32.05%) CSS
10 47 (30.13%) SOAP
11 45 (28.85%) XML Schema
12 44 (28.21%) SOA
13 43 (27.56%) J2EE
14 41 (26.28%) Ajax
15 38 (24.36%) Scrum
15 38 (24.36%) Oracle
16 37 (23.72%) XSL
16 37 (23.72%) REST
17 36 (23.08%) WebSphere
17 36 (23.08%) jQuery
17 36 (23.08%) JSP
18 35 (22.44%) XQuery
19 34 (21.79%) .NET
19 34 (21.79%) TDD
20 33 (21.15%) Spring
20 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
21 32 (20.51%) UML
22 31 (19.87%) MVC
23 30 (19.23%) UNIX
23 30 (19.23%) Windows

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 36 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 22 (14.10%) WebLogic
3 16 (10.26%) JBoss
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (5.13%) Node.js
5 8 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (4.49%) Liferay
6 7 (4.49%) Apache
6 7 (4.49%) MQSeries
6 7 (4.49%) CMS
7 5 (3.21%) Apache Solr
7 5 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.56%) Apache Spark
8 4 (2.56%) Mule ESB
8 4 (2.56%) Mule
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.28%) LiveLink
9 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) AutoCAD
1 8 (5.13%) Siemens NX
2 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.56%) CATIA
4 3 (1.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (5.77%) Teamcenter
3 7 (4.49%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (4.49%) Tridion
4 3 (1.92%) Summit
5 1 (0.64%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.54%) Internet
2 12 (7.69%) HTTP
3 4 (2.56%) SAN
4 3 (1.92%) LDAP
5 2 (1.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Intranet
6 1 (0.64%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 28 (17.95%) Relational Database
3 23 (14.74%) Oracle Database
3 23 (14.74%) DB2
4 12 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (7.05%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (5.13%) MySQL
8 8 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (4.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 7 (4.49%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.56%) TKPROF
11 4 (2.56%) Big Data
11 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.56%) OLTP
12 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.67%) Subversion
2 25 (16.03%) Eclipse
3 22 (14.10%) Ant
4 20 (12.82%) Maven
5 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
6 15 (9.62%) JUnit
7 14 (8.97%) Selenium
8 10 (6.41%) Jasmine
9 7 (4.49%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Log4j
10 6 (3.85%) NUnit
10 6 (3.85%) FitNesse
10 6 (3.85%) SonarQube
10 6 (3.85%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.21%) JIRA
11 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (2.56%) JMeter
12 4 (2.56%) Mercurial
General
1 22 (14.10%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Banking
3 8 (5.13%) Law
4 7 (4.49%) Retail
5 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (64.74%) Developer
2 37 (23.72%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.33%) Analyst
4 10 (6.41%) Web Developer
4 10 (6.41%) Senior Developer
4 10 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.13%) Architect
5 8 (5.13%) Tester
6 7 (4.49%) Test Analyst
6 7 (4.49%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.49%) Consultant
7 6 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.21%) XML Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.21%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (93.59%) XML
2 102 (65.38%) XSLT
3 79 (50.64%) HTML
4 51 (32.69%) Web Services
5 50 (32.05%) CSS
6 47 (30.13%) SOAP
7 45 (28.85%) XML Schema
8 43 (27.56%) J2EE
9 41 (26.28%) Ajax
10 37 (23.72%) REST
10 37 (23.72%) XSL
11 36 (23.08%) JSP
11 36 (23.08%) jQuery
12 34 (21.79%) .NET
13 33 (21.15%) Spring
14 30 (19.23%) JMS
15 28 (17.95%) Servlets
16 26 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 26 (16.67%) Middleware
17 25 (16.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.05%) N-Tier
3 10 (6.41%) Web 2.0
3 10 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.49%) User Experience
4 7 (4.49%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.49%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.49%) Replication
5 4 (2.56%) W3C
6 3 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.28%) iPhone
7 2 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.28%) PKI
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) UNIX
1 30 (19.23%) Windows
2 27 (17.31%) Linux
3 8 (5.13%) Solaris
4 7 (4.49%) HPUX
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.21%) SOA
3 38 (24.36%) Scrum
4 34 (21.79%) TDD
5 32 (20.51%) UML
6 31 (19.87%) MVC
7 28 (17.95%) Unit Testing
8 23 (14.74%) BDD
9 20 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (12.18%) SDLC
11 17 (10.90%) Software Engineering
12 16 (10.26%) Migration
12 16 (10.26%) OO
13 15 (9.62%) Data Modelling
14 13 (8.33%) Test Scripting
14 13 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
15 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (7.05%) Web Development
17 10 (6.41%) Test Automation
17 10 (6.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 98 (62.82%) SQL
2 92 (58.97%) Java
3 64 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 35 (22.44%) XQuery
5 30 (19.23%) C#
6 14 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.33%) C
7 13 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 12 (7.69%) C++
9 11 (7.05%) Perl
9 11 (7.05%) Bash Shell
10 9 (5.77%) Tcl
11 8 (5.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 4 (2.56%) VBA
12 4 (2.56%) Python
13 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.92%) VBScript
14 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) Degree
3 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.92%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (5.13%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.56%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.64%) Netcool
4 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (24.36%) Oracle
2 30 (19.23%) IBM
3 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.77%) webMethods
5 7 (4.49%) ATG
5 7 (4.49%) Sybase
5 7 (4.49%) Interwoven
5 7 (4.49%) Blue Martini
5 7 (4.49%) Ektron
5 7 (4.49%) Elastic Path
6 6 (3.85%) Telerik
7 4 (2.56%) SAP
8 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.92%) Perforce
9 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.28%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.64%) BEA
10 1 (0.64%) Veritas
10 1 (0.64%) Cognos
10 1 (0.64%) Adobe
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