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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 534 523 438
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -85
Contract jobs citing XPath 79 69 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.35% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 67
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £42.50

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
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
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 £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 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 3 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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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 -33 61 £388 -3.12% 20
London -34 26 £375 -11.76% 8
Scotland +17 15 £400 +29.03% 3
South East -6 12 £475 +46.15% 4
City of London -7 10 £375 -11.76% 4
South West - 9 £375 - 2
Aberdeen - 8 £438 - 2
Exeter - 7 £375 -
Devon - 7 £375 -
Edinburgh +6 6 £338 +8.87%
East of England +4 6 - -
North West -13 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £478 -
Cheshire - 5 £425 -
Watford -8 4 - -
Hertfordshire -11 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £478 -
East Sussex - 4 - - 2
Brighton - 4 - - 1
Somerset - 2 £360 -
Hampshire 0 1 £450 +38.46% 1
Essex - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £401 -
Bath - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £400 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 165 (93.22%) XML
2 113 (63.84%) XSLT
3 103 (58.19%) SQL
4 101 (57.06%) Java
5 82 (46.33%) HTML
6 80 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (37.85%) JavaScript
8 59 (33.33%) Web Services
9 58 (32.77%) XQuery
10 54 (30.51%) CSS
11 50 (28.25%) XML Schema
11 50 (28.25%) SOA
12 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
12 46 (25.99%) .NET
13 45 (25.42%) REST
14 44 (24.86%) C#
14 44 (24.86%) SOAP
14 44 (24.86%) Windows
15 41 (23.16%) J2EE
16 40 (22.60%) Oracle
17 39 (22.03%) Scrum
18 38 (21.47%) Spring
18 38 (21.47%) jQuery
19 37 (20.90%) Ajax
19 37 (20.90%) ASP.NET
19 37 (20.90%) XSL
20 35 (19.77%) JSP
20 35 (19.77%) TDD
21 34 (19.21%) MVC
22 32 (18.08%) Servlets

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (16.38%) WebSphere
2 22 (12.43%) WebLogic
3 16 (9.04%) JBoss
3 16 (9.04%) MQSeries
4 13 (7.34%) IIS
5 12 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (5.08%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (4.52%) Node.js
8 7 (3.95%) Liferay
8 7 (3.95%) CMS
9 6 (3.39%) Apache
9 6 (3.39%) Apache Solr
10 5 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (2.26%) Apache Spark
11 4 (2.26%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.69%) Mule ESB
12 3 (1.69%) Jetty
12 3 (1.69%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (4.52%) AutoCAD
1 8 (4.52%) Siemens NX
2 5 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.26%) CATIA
4 3 (1.69%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (5.08%) Teamcenter
3 7 (3.95%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (2.82%) Tridion
5 3 (1.69%) Summit
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.25%) HTTP
2 16 (9.04%) Internet
3 4 (2.26%) SAN
3 4 (2.26%) LDAP
4 2 (1.13%) FTP
5 1 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.25%) Relational Database
3 23 (12.99%) Oracle Database
4 20 (11.30%) DB2
5 18 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.65%) MySQL
6 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (5.08%) RDBMS
7 9 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.82%) Big Data
10 4 (2.26%) TKPROF
10 4 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.26%) OLTP
10 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Subversion
2 24 (13.56%) Eclipse
3 22 (12.43%) Ant
3 22 (12.43%) Maven
4 21 (11.86%) Git (software)
5 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (8.47%) Selenium
5 15 (8.47%) JUnit
5 15 (8.47%) Visual Studio
6 14 (7.91%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.65%) Jasmine
8 7 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.95%) NUnit
9 6 (3.39%) FitNesse
10 5 (2.82%) JIRA
10 5 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (2.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Log4j
10 5 (2.82%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.26%) Mercurial
General
1 27 (15.25%) Finance
2 10 (5.65%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Law
4 5 (2.82%) Legal
4 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Publishing
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.13%) Automotive
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (66.67%) Developer
2 43 (24.29%) Java Developer
3 14 (7.91%) Analyst
4 11 (6.21%) .NET Developer
4 11 (6.21%) BizTalk Developer
5 10 (5.65%) XML Developer
5 10 (5.65%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.08%) Web Developer
7 8 (4.52%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.52%) Architect
7 8 (4.52%) Tester
7 8 (4.52%) Consultant
8 7 (3.95%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Applications Developer
8 7 (3.95%) C# Developer
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.82%) Automation Tester
9 5 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (93.22%) XML
2 113 (63.84%) XSLT
3 82 (46.33%) HTML
4 59 (33.33%) Web Services
5 54 (30.51%) CSS
6 50 (28.25%) XML Schema
7 46 (25.99%) .NET
8 45 (25.42%) REST
9 44 (24.86%) SOAP
10 41 (23.16%) J2EE
11 38 (21.47%) jQuery
11 38 (21.47%) Spring
12 37 (20.90%) Ajax
12 37 (20.90%) ASP.NET
12 37 (20.90%) XSL
13 35 (19.77%) JSP
14 32 (18.08%) Servlets
15 30 (16.95%) JMS
16 25 (14.12%) WCF
17 24 (13.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.91%) N-Tier
3 10 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.52%) Web 2.0
5 7 (3.95%) Replication
5 7 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.95%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.39%) User Experience
7 5 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (2.26%) W3C
8 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.13%) iPhone
10 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.13%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.13%) PKI
10 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.86%) Windows
2 32 (18.08%) Linux
2 32 (18.08%) UNIX
3 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.82%) HPUX
4 5 (2.82%) Solaris
5 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) VMS
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.20%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.25%) SOA
3 39 (22.03%) Scrum
4 35 (19.77%) TDD
5 34 (19.21%) MVC
6 31 (17.51%) UML
7 30 (16.95%) Unit Testing
8 26 (14.69%) OO
9 25 (14.12%) Software Engineering
9 25 (14.12%) BDD
10 21 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.17%) SDLC
12 17 (9.60%) OOP
13 16 (9.04%) Migration
14 15 (8.47%) Data Modelling
15 14 (7.91%) Web Development
15 14 (7.91%) Release Management
16 13 (7.34%) Test Scripting
16 13 (7.34%) System Integration Testing
17 12 (6.78%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (58.19%) SQL
2 101 (57.06%) Java
3 67 (37.85%) JavaScript
4 58 (32.77%) XQuery
5 44 (24.86%) C#
6 17 (9.60%) T-SQL
7 15 (8.47%) PL/SQL
8 13 (7.34%) C
8 13 (7.34%) C++
9 9 (5.08%) Perl
9 9 (5.08%) Tcl
9 9 (5.08%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.26%) VBA
12 4 (2.26%) Python
13 3 (1.69%) VBScript
14 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.13%) PHP
14 2 (1.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.95%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.39%) Degree
3 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.69%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (4.52%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (2.26%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.26%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.56%) Netcool
4 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 40 (22.60%) Oracle
2 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.43%) IBM
4 9 (5.08%) webMethods
5 7 (3.95%) Sybase
5 7 (3.95%) Ektron
6 6 (3.39%) Telerik
7 5 (2.82%) Blue Martini
7 5 (2.82%) Elastic Path
7 5 (2.82%) ATG
7 5 (2.82%) Interwoven
8 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.26%) SAP
9 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.69%) Perforce
10 2 (1.13%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.56%) BEA
11 1 (0.56%) BMC
11 1 (0.56%) Veritas
11 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
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