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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 514 486 438
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -48
Contract jobs citing XPath 98 100 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.49% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 74
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£425 £413 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £356
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -21 80 £475 +11.76% 27
London +13 40 £475 -5.00% 14
South East +12 20 £495 +16.47% 7
Wales -7 14 £363 +14.53% 2
Oxfordshire 0 13 £498 +17.05% 1
North West -3 13 £313 +4.16% 2
Manchester - 12 £306 - 1
City of London +24 9 £525 +16.66% 2
Oxford -1 7 £525 +12.90% 1
Salford - 7 £313 -
East of England -22 4 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire -24 4 £300 - 2
Watford -4 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire -20 2 £200 -54.28%
South West -58 2 £200 -55.55%
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Cheshire -1 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North Wales - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Queensferry - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 163 (97.60%) XML
2 120 (71.86%) XSLT
3 89 (53.29%) Java
4 75 (44.91%) Web Services
5 73 (43.71%) Oracle
6 59 (35.33%) SQL
7 58 (34.73%) Spring
8 56 (33.53%) SOA
9 53 (31.74%) SOAP
10 50 (29.94%) Linux
11 48 (28.74%) JMS
12 46 (27.54%) Maven
13 42 (25.15%) Ajax
14 41 (24.55%) XSD
15 40 (23.95%) JavaScript
15 40 (23.95%) HTML
15 40 (23.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 39 (23.35%) HTTP
17 35 (20.96%) WSDL
17 35 (20.96%) J2EE
18 34 (20.36%) IBM
18 34 (20.36%) XQuery
19 33 (19.76%) Ant
19 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (19.76%) WebSphere
20 31 (18.56%) REST
21 29 (17.37%) jQuery
21 29 (17.37%) Subversion
21 29 (17.37%) UNIX
21 29 (17.37%) Internet

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (23.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 33 (19.76%) WebSphere
3 25 (14.97%) WebLogic
4 24 (14.37%) Tomcat
5 17 (10.18%) AquaLogic
6 13 (7.78%) MQSeries
7 11 (6.59%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (4.19%) Apache
9 6 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.59%) Confluence
10 5 (2.99%) CMS
11 4 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (1.80%) Liferay
13 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
13 2 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.60%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (10.78%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (9.58%) Workday HCM
3 14 (8.38%) SAP HR
4 8 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (4.19%) Tridion
6 3 (1.80%) Markit EDM
7 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.35%) HTTP
2 29 (17.37%) Internet
3 14 (8.38%) FTP
4 5 (2.99%) SSL
4 5 (2.99%) LDAP
5 3 (1.80%) SSH
6 2 (1.20%) SAN
6 2 (1.20%) DNS
6 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.20%) SMTP
7 1 (0.60%) Firewall
7 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle Database
2 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.38%) RDBMS
3 14 (8.38%) Relational Database
4 13 (7.78%) MySQL
5 10 (5.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (5.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.39%) Hazelcast
7 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.59%) DB2
9 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.80%) DTS
12 3 (1.80%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.20%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 46 (27.54%) Maven
2 33 (19.76%) Ant
3 29 (17.37%) Subversion
4 24 (14.37%) JUnit
5 22 (13.17%) Eclipse
6 13 (7.78%) Log4j
7 11 (6.59%) Selenium
8 8 (4.79%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.79%) JIRA
8 8 (4.79%) Git (software)
8 8 (4.79%) JBehave
9 7 (4.19%) Hudson
9 7 (4.19%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.19%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.59%) IntelliJ
10 6 (3.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 6 (3.59%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.99%) Mockito
11 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 25 (14.97%) Finance
2 16 (9.58%) Retail
3 14 (8.38%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.19%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Marketing
6 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.80%) Games
6 3 (1.80%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (52.10%) Developer
2 37 (22.16%) Java Developer
3 14 (8.38%) Designer
4 13 (7.78%) Consultant
5 10 (5.99%) Architect
6 9 (5.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 8 (4.79%) Software Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Workday Consultant
8 7 (4.19%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (4.19%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.59%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.99%) SQL Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Tester
11 4 (2.40%) Lead Developer
11 4 (2.40%) UI Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Integration Specialist
12 3 (1.80%) Senior ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (97.60%) XML
2 120 (71.86%) XSLT
3 75 (44.91%) Web Services
4 58 (34.73%) Spring
5 53 (31.74%) SOAP
6 48 (28.74%) JMS
7 42 (25.15%) Ajax
8 41 (24.55%) XSD
9 40 (23.95%) HTML
10 35 (20.96%) WSDL
10 35 (20.96%) J2EE
11 31 (18.56%) REST
12 29 (17.37%) jQuery
13 27 (16.17%) XML Schema
13 27 (16.17%) JSON
14 25 (14.97%) Middleware
15 24 (14.37%) Oracle Fusion
16 23 (13.77%) Servlets
16 23 (13.77%) CSS
17 21 (12.57%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.18%) Web 2.0
3 13 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.59%) Open Source
6 5 (2.99%) Derivative
7 4 (2.40%) Replication
8 3 (1.80%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.80%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.80%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.80%) User Experience
9 2 (1.20%) NHS
9 2 (1.20%) W3C
9 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Online Games
9 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.20%) Life Science
9 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.94%) Linux
2 29 (17.37%) UNIX
3 13 (7.78%) HPUX
3 13 (7.78%) Solaris
4 12 (7.19%) Windows
4 12 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.99%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.53%) SOA
2 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.17%) Scrum
4 25 (14.97%) OO
5 22 (13.17%) ERP
6 21 (12.57%) Migration
7 20 (11.98%) Data Migration
8 18 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.18%) E-Commerce
9 17 (10.18%) TDD
10 16 (9.58%) Content Management
10 16 (9.58%) MVC
11 15 (8.98%) E-business
12 13 (7.78%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
13 12 (7.19%) B2B
13 12 (7.19%) Data Modelling
13 12 (7.19%) ETL
14 10 (5.99%) BPEL
15 9 (5.39%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (53.29%) Java
2 59 (35.33%) SQL
3 40 (23.95%) JavaScript
4 34 (20.36%) XQuery
5 15 (8.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 15 (8.98%) C#
6 12 (7.19%) Groovy
7 11 (6.59%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.99%) Perl
9 8 (4.79%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.79%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.40%) ActionScript
11 4 (2.40%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.20%) VBScript
12 2 (1.20%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) C++
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) Degree
4 7 (4.19%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) NFS
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.20%) vCloud
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (8.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 13 (7.78%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.20%) SCOM
4 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.20%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.60%) Control-M
Vendors
1 73 (43.71%) Oracle
2 34 (20.36%) IBM
3 19 (11.38%) SAP
4 17 (10.18%) BEA
5 14 (8.38%) PeopleSoft
6 13 (7.78%) Interwoven
7 12 (7.19%) Red Hat
7 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.19%) Ceridian
8 7 (4.19%) Sun
9 6 (3.59%) ATG
9 6 (3.59%) Blue Martini
9 6 (3.59%) Elastic Path
10 5 (2.99%) Adobe
11 4 (2.40%) JBoss
12 3 (1.80%) Talend
12 3 (1.80%) VMware
12 3 (1.80%) TIBCO
13 2 (1.20%) Sybase
13 2 (1.20%) NetApp
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