The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 610 548 550
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +2
Contract jobs citing XPath 33 88 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 36
Median daily rate £403 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.46 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 -

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
20891 21377 19947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 38.15% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14331 14303 12951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 434 427
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £19.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £52.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 33 £403 +3.87% 16
London -5 24 £410 +13.10% 8
City of London +42 5 £420 +20.00% 3
East of England +11 3 - - 1
Essex +6 2 - -
Yorkshire +5 2 £369 -7.81%
South East -14 2 £350 -24.32% 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £369 -
Berkshire -1 1 £350 -22.22% 2
North West -18 1 £350 -17.64% 1
North East -53 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -59 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -63 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 with a requirement for XPath.

1 79 (90.80%) XML
2 50 (57.47%) XSLT
3 47 (54.02%) Java
4 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
5 39 (44.83%) Web Services
6 38 (43.68%) CSS
7 37 (42.53%) HTML
8 31 (35.63%) SQL
9 28 (32.18%) SOAP
9 28 (32.18%) jQuery
10 27 (31.03%) REST
11 22 (25.29%) Git (software)
11 22 (25.29%) Web Development
12 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
12 21 (24.14%) Ajax
12 21 (24.14%) CSS3
13 20 (22.99%) HTML5
13 20 (22.99%) JSON
13 20 (22.99%) Oracle
13 20 (22.99%) SOA
14 19 (21.84%) C#
15 18 (20.69%) XSD
15 18 (20.69%) Finance
16 17 (19.54%) .NET
17 16 (18.39%) MVC
17 16 (18.39%) Subversion
17 16 (18.39%) User Experience
18 15 (17.24%) Spring
18 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (17.24%) Microsoft

XPath
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (12.64%) WebSphere
2 9 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 8 (9.20%) Apache
4 7 (8.05%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.75%) CMS
5 5 (5.75%) IIS
5 5 (5.75%) Mule
6 4 (4.60%) JBoss
6 4 (4.60%) Jetty
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (3.45%) Apache TomEE
8 2 (2.30%) Mule ESB
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.15%) JCAPS
9 1 (1.15%) Liferay
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.45%) CouchDB
4 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.45%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.30%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Triplestore
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (25.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.39%) Subversion
3 12 (13.79%) Mercurial
4 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
5 9 (10.34%) Maven
6 8 (9.20%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.20%) JUnit
6 8 (9.20%) Selenium
7 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 6 (6.90%) JDeveloper
8 4 (4.60%) JIRA
8 4 (4.60%) JMeter
8 4 (4.60%) Mockito
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.45%) GitLab
9 3 (3.45%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.30%) Ant
10 2 (2.30%) Appium
10 2 (2.30%) Spock
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Publishing
4 3 (3.45%) Automotive
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
5 2 (2.30%) Law
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (66.67%) Developer
2 22 (25.29%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.79%) UI Developer
4 11 (12.64%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Web Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Developer
7 7 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 6 (6.90%) XML Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Integration Specialist
9 5 (5.75%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.75%) SOA Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Consultant
10 4 (4.60%) Programmer
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.60%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (90.80%) XML
2 50 (57.47%) XSLT
3 39 (44.83%) Web Services
4 38 (43.68%) CSS
5 37 (42.53%) HTML
6 28 (32.18%) jQuery
6 28 (32.18%) SOAP
7 27 (31.03%) REST
8 21 (24.14%) Ajax
8 21 (24.14%) CSS3
9 20 (22.99%) HTML5
9 20 (22.99%) JSON
10 18 (20.69%) XSD
11 17 (19.54%) .NET
12 15 (17.24%) Spring
12 15 (17.24%) XHTML
13 14 (16.09%) Sass
14 13 (14.94%) AngularJS
14 13 (14.94%) LESS
15 12 (13.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) User Experience
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.60%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.45%) Fintech
5 3 (3.45%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) NHS
5 3 (3.45%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.15%) DataPower
7 1 (1.15%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Linux
2 8 (9.20%) Unix
3 5 (5.75%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Android
4 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Solaris
5 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Web Development
2 20 (22.99%) SOA
3 16 (18.39%) MVC
4 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.09%) TDD
6 12 (13.79%) Wireframes
7 11 (12.64%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 11 (12.64%) Scrum
7 11 (12.64%) SEO
8 10 (11.49%) Web Design
8 10 (11.49%) Workflow
9 9 (10.34%) OO
10 8 (9.20%) BDD
11 6 (6.90%) ETL
11 6 (6.90%) Open Source
11 6 (6.90%) SDLC
12 5 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.60%) Front End Development
13 4 (4.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.02%) Java
2 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
3 31 (35.63%) SQL
4 19 (21.84%) C#
5 11 (12.64%) XQuery
6 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.60%) Python
9 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.30%) C++
10 2 (2.30%) Korn
10 2 (2.30%) Perl
10 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.30%) Scala
10 2 (2.30%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.15%) Groovy
11 1 (1.15%) PHP
11 1 (1.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) SDET
3 1 (1.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Oracle
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.49%) IBM
4 4 (4.60%) Blue Prism
4 4 (4.60%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.45%) Informatica
6 2 (2.30%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) Solace
6 2 (2.30%) WSO2
7 1 (1.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.15%) Ceridian
7 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.15%) Perforce
7 1 (1.15%) Rally
7 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods
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