The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 521 454 457
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +3
Contract jobs citing XPath 72 114 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 68 84
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 -72 62 £410 +9.33% 16
London +11 51 £425 -15.00% 8
City of London +15 12 £425 -10.52% 2
Manchester -7 3 £375 +16.27% 3
North West -20 3 £375 +16.27% 3
Berkshire +3 2 - - 1
West Midlands -13 2 £325 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -16 2 £200 -54.28% 2
Edinburgh -16 2 £310 -24.84%
South East -17 2 - - 2
Scotland -22 2 £310 -17.60% 1
South West -46 2 £200 -50.00% 2
Solihull - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - -
Watford -3 1 - -
East of England -29 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 156 (96.89%) XML
2 109 (67.70%) XSLT
3 94 (58.39%) Java
4 89 (55.28%) Web Services
5 69 (42.86%) HTML
6 64 (39.75%) JavaScript
7 59 (36.65%) Oracle
8 56 (34.78%) SOAP
9 48 (29.81%) SQL
9 48 (29.81%) Ajax
10 47 (29.19%) SOA
11 42 (26.09%) CSS
12 41 (25.47%) XSD
12 41 (25.47%) Internet
13 40 (24.84%) UNIX
14 39 (24.22%) Linux
14 39 (24.22%) JMS
15 38 (23.60%) Subversion
16 37 (22.98%) Spring
16 37 (22.98%) REST
17 36 (22.36%) Maven
17 36 (22.36%) JUnit
18 35 (21.74%) J2EE
18 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
18 35 (21.74%) Finance
19 34 (21.12%) jQuery
20 33 (20.50%) IBM
21 32 (19.88%) WSDL
22 31 (19.25%) Ant
22 31 (19.25%) JSON

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 30 (18.63%) WebSphere
2 25 (15.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (9.94%) Tomcat
3 16 (9.94%) MQSeries
4 15 (9.32%) AquaLogic
5 14 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (7.45%) WebLogic
7 10 (6.21%) Apache
8 7 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (3.73%) Confluence
10 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.86%) CMS
11 3 (1.86%) Alfresco
11 3 (1.86%) Liferay
12 2 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.24%) IIS
12 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) MS Project
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.70%) Workday HCM
2 13 (8.07%) Tridion
3 12 (7.45%) SAP HR
4 8 (4.97%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (3.11%) Markit EDM
6 4 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (1.86%) RiskWrite
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.47%) Internet
2 28 (17.39%) HTTP
3 10 (6.21%) FTP
4 8 (4.97%) SSL
5 6 (3.73%) Kerberos
5 6 (3.73%) LDAP
6 3 (1.86%) Network Security
7 2 (1.24%) DNS
8 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.62%) Intranet
8 1 (0.62%) SMTP
8 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.62%) Firewall
8 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 21 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 21 (13.04%) RDBMS
3 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
4 13 (8.07%) DB2
5 11 (6.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (4.35%) NoSQL
9 7 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (3.73%) MySQL
10 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (3.11%) DTS
11 5 (3.11%) Data Mining
12 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.24%) OLTP
14 2 (1.24%) PowerCenter
14 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (23.60%) Subversion
2 36 (22.36%) Maven
2 36 (22.36%) JUnit
3 31 (19.25%) Ant
4 29 (18.01%) Eclipse
5 19 (11.80%) Log4j
6 17 (10.56%) Selenium
7 15 (9.32%) JIRA
8 14 (8.70%) Cucumber
9 13 (8.07%) JBehave
10 12 (7.45%) Git (software)
10 12 (7.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 12 (7.45%) Jenkins
11 11 (6.83%) Hudson
12 10 (6.21%) SoapUI
12 10 (6.21%) WebDriver
13 9 (5.59%) Mercurial
14 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
15 6 (3.73%) IntelliJ
15 6 (3.73%) Apache Ivy
General
1 35 (21.74%) Finance
2 19 (11.80%) Retail
3 17 (10.56%) Manufacturing
4 13 (8.07%) Banking
5 6 (3.73%) Publishing
6 3 (1.86%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Back Office
7 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.24%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 101 (62.73%) Developer
2 46 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.56%) Consultant
4 11 (6.83%) Web Developer
4 11 (6.83%) Architect
4 11 (6.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (6.83%) Workday Consultant
5 9 (5.59%) Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.73%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.73%) J2EE Developer
7 6 (3.73%) UI Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.11%) Automated Test Developer
9 4 (2.48%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Tester
9 4 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (1.86%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (1.86%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (96.89%) XML
2 109 (67.70%) XSLT
3 89 (55.28%) Web Services
4 69 (42.86%) HTML
5 56 (34.78%) SOAP
6 48 (29.81%) Ajax
7 42 (26.09%) CSS
8 41 (25.47%) XSD
9 39 (24.22%) JMS
10 37 (22.98%) Spring
10 37 (22.98%) REST
11 35 (21.74%) J2EE
12 34 (21.12%) jQuery
13 32 (19.88%) WSDL
14 31 (19.25%) JSON
15 25 (15.53%) DOM
16 21 (13.04%) Servlets
16 21 (13.04%) JDBC
16 21 (13.04%) Middleware
17 20 (12.42%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.29%) Web 2.0
2 9 (5.59%) Derivative
3 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.11%) Equities
5 5 (3.11%) NHS
6 4 (2.48%) W3C
6 4 (2.48%) Open Source
7 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.86%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.86%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.24%) DataPower
8 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.24%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.24%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.84%) UNIX
2 39 (24.22%) Linux
3 20 (12.42%) Solaris
4 16 (9.94%) HPUX
5 8 (4.97%) Windows
6 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.19%) SOA
2 35 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.63%) TDD
3 30 (18.63%) OO
4 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (13.66%) UML
6 20 (12.42%) E-Commerce
6 20 (12.42%) ERP
7 19 (11.80%) Content Management
7 19 (11.80%) MVC
7 19 (11.80%) BDD
8 17 (10.56%) Migration
9 16 (9.94%) Data Migration
10 15 (9.32%) Web Development
10 15 (9.32%) Scrum
11 14 (8.70%) Project Management
11 14 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
12 12 (7.45%) RAD
12 12 (7.45%) E-business
12 12 (7.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 94 (58.39%) Java
2 64 (39.75%) JavaScript
3 48 (29.81%) SQL
4 27 (16.77%) XQuery
5 16 (9.94%) Groovy
6 14 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 13 (8.07%) Perl
8 12 (7.45%) C#
9 8 (4.97%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.11%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.24%) Scala
13 2 (1.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (1.24%) VB
13 2 (1.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.62%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) IIBA
6 1 (0.62%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.24%) Puppet
2 2 (1.24%) SCOM
2 2 (1.24%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.62%) Control-M
3 1 (0.62%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (36.65%) Oracle
2 33 (20.50%) IBM
3 16 (9.94%) Interwoven
4 15 (9.32%) BEA
5 13 (8.07%) SAP
6 12 (7.45%) PeopleSoft
6 12 (7.45%) ATG
6 12 (7.45%) Blue Martini
6 12 (7.45%) Elastic Path
7 11 (6.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.21%) Ceridian
9 7 (4.35%) HP
10 5 (3.11%) Sun
10 5 (3.11%) JBoss
11 4 (2.48%) Adobe
11 4 (2.48%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.86%) Talend
13 2 (1.24%) VMware
13 2 (1.24%) webMethods
13 2 (1.24%) Remedy
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