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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 512 512 424
Rank change year-on-year
0 -88
Contract jobs citing XPath 95 70 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 31 80
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£400 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%

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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 83 £400 -5.88% 13
London -20 35 £350 -17.64% 4
South East -6 19 £475 +35.71% 6
Yorkshire -4 11 £400 -
Scotland - 10 £388 - 2
Oxfordshire - 10 £500 -
North Yorkshire - 9 £400 -
Oxford - 9 £500 -
Harrogate - 9 £400 -
City of London +6 8 £325 -23.52%
South West - 6 £375 - 1
Devon - 6 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £375 - 1
Exeter - 6 £375 - 1
North West -18 5 £401 +27.14% 1
Cheshire - 5 £401 - 1
East of England +5 4 - - 1
Watford -2 4 - -
Hertfordshire -3 4 - - 1
Berkshire -7 4 £388 -
Chester - 3 £401 -
Surrey - 3 £440 -
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Livingston - 2 £375 -
Hampshire -7 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -
Ealing - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 169 (94.41%) XML
2 112 (62.57%) XSLT
3 104 (58.10%) Java
4 95 (53.07%) SQL
5 78 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (41.90%) HTML
7 61 (34.08%) XQuery
8 58 (32.40%) JavaScript
9 51 (28.49%) CSS
9 51 (28.49%) SOA
10 50 (27.93%) Oracle
11 49 (27.37%) Web Services
12 47 (26.26%) XML Schema
13 46 (25.70%) SOAP
13 46 (25.70%) SQL Server
14 45 (25.14%) .NET
15 44 (24.58%) C#
16 42 (23.46%) J2EE
16 42 (23.46%) Scrum
16 42 (23.46%) TDD
17 41 (22.91%) REST
18 40 (22.35%) Ajax
18 40 (22.35%) Windows
19 39 (21.79%) Linux
19 39 (21.79%) JSP
19 39 (21.79%) Spring
20 37 (20.67%) ASP.NET
20 37 (20.67%) jQuery
21 35 (19.55%) Servlets
22 33 (18.44%) UML

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (15.64%) WebSphere
2 25 (13.97%) WebLogic
3 16 (8.94%) MQSeries
3 16 (8.94%) JBoss
4 14 (7.82%) IIS
5 13 (7.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (6.70%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (5.59%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.47%) CMS
9 6 (3.35%) Apache
10 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (2.79%) Liferay
10 5 (2.79%) Node.js
11 3 (1.68%) Mule
11 3 (1.68%) Jetty
11 3 (1.68%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.68%) Mule ESB
12 2 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.68%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.12%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (10.06%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (3.91%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (2.79%) Tridion
4 3 (1.68%) Summit
5 2 (1.12%) Teamcenter
5 2 (1.12%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.64%) HTTP
2 16 (8.94%) Internet
3 7 (3.91%) LDAP
4 5 (2.79%) SAN
5 4 (2.23%) FTP
6 3 (1.68%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.68%) SSH
7 2 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.64%) Relational Database
3 21 (11.73%) Oracle Database
3 21 (11.73%) DB2
4 18 (10.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.26%) MySQL
6 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.59%) RDBMS
7 9 (5.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (3.91%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 7 (3.91%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (2.79%) OLTP
9 5 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.79%) TKPROF
10 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 31 (17.32%) Subversion
2 26 (14.53%) Ant
3 25 (13.97%) Maven
4 24 (13.41%) Eclipse
5 22 (12.29%) Git (software)
6 19 (10.61%) Visual Studio
7 17 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
9 11 (6.15%) JUnit
9 11 (6.15%) Selenium
10 10 (5.59%) Jasmine
11 8 (4.47%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.91%) FitNesse
13 6 (3.35%) NUnit
13 6 (3.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 5 (2.79%) Log4j
14 5 (2.79%) Mercurial
15 3 (1.68%) WebDriver
15 3 (1.68%) SonarQube
General
1 26 (14.53%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Publishing
4 8 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.79%) Law
6 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 3 (1.68%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 133 (74.30%) Developer
2 51 (28.49%) Java Developer
3 14 (7.82%) XML Developer
4 13 (7.26%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.15%) BizTalk Developer
6 10 (5.59%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.03%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.03%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.03%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Consultant
8 8 (4.47%) Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.91%) Tester
9 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.91%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.91%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (2.79%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (94.41%) XML
2 112 (62.57%) XSLT
3 75 (41.90%) HTML
4 51 (28.49%) CSS
5 49 (27.37%) Web Services
6 47 (26.26%) XML Schema
7 46 (25.70%) SOAP
8 45 (25.14%) .NET
9 42 (23.46%) J2EE
10 41 (22.91%) REST
11 40 (22.35%) Ajax
12 39 (21.79%) JSP
12 39 (21.79%) Spring
13 37 (20.67%) ASP.NET
13 37 (20.67%) jQuery
14 35 (19.55%) Servlets
15 32 (17.88%) JMS
16 30 (16.76%) XSL
17 25 (13.97%) Middleware
18 24 (13.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.38%) N-Tier
3 10 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.03%) Web 2.0
5 8 (4.47%) Replication
6 6 (3.35%) User Experience
7 5 (2.79%) W3C
7 5 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.79%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.68%) Open Source
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.12%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.12%) iPhone
10 2 (1.12%) PKI
10 2 (1.12%) Social Network
11 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.35%) Windows
2 39 (21.79%) Linux
3 31 (17.32%) UNIX
4 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.35%) HPUX
6 5 (2.79%) Solaris
7 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.68%) Android
8 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) zOS
9 1 (0.56%) VMS
9 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.49%) SOA
3 42 (23.46%) Scrum
3 42 (23.46%) TDD
4 33 (18.44%) UML
4 33 (18.44%) Software Engineering
5 32 (17.88%) MVC
5 32 (17.88%) Unit Testing
6 30 (16.76%) OO
7 26 (14.53%) BDD
8 20 (11.17%) OOP
9 19 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.94%) Release Management
10 16 (8.94%) RUP
11 15 (8.38%) Multithreading
12 13 (7.26%) Web Development
12 13 (7.26%) Migration
13 12 (6.70%) Web Application Development
14 10 (5.59%) Test Automation
15 9 (5.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 104 (58.10%) Java
2 95 (53.07%) SQL
3 61 (34.08%) XQuery
4 58 (32.40%) JavaScript
5 44 (24.58%) C#
6 23 (12.85%) T-SQL
7 16 (8.94%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.59%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.03%) Perl
9 9 (5.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.35%) C++
12 5 (2.79%) C
13 4 (2.23%) PHP
14 3 (1.68%) VBScript
15 2 (1.12%) Apple Swift
15 2 (1.12%) Scala
15 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.12%) Python
15 2 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.35%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.38%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.12%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 5 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.79%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 13 (7.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.79%) Data Guard
3 5 (2.79%) Oracle Flashback
4 2 (1.12%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.12%) Netcool
4 2 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 50 (27.93%) Oracle
2 24 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.73%) IBM
4 7 (3.91%) Sybase
5 5 (2.79%) Interwoven
5 5 (2.79%) SAP
5 5 (2.79%) Telerik
5 5 (2.79%) Blue Martini
5 5 (2.79%) ATG
5 5 (2.79%) Elastic Path
6 4 (2.23%) Ektron
6 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.12%) Perforce
7 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.12%) webMethods
7 2 (1.12%) Veritas
7 2 (1.12%) HP
7 2 (1.12%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) BMC
8 1 (0.56%) Remedy
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