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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 518 449 458
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +9
Contract jobs citing XPath 70 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 70 85
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £527 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £328
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -1.52%
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 19535 20788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.05% 38.21% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12954 12076 12428
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 413 559 795
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 30 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 30 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 -79 60 £400 +14.28% 21
London +21 48 £410 -20.38% 13
City of London +12 10 £425 -10.52% 5
Manchester -9 3 £375 +16.27% 2
North West -16 3 £375 +25.00% 2
Berkshire 0 2 - - 2
Watford -2 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 - -
Edinburgh -15 2 £310 -24.84%
West Midlands -16 2 £325 +8.33%
East of England -21 2 - -
South East -21 2 - - 5
Scotland -23 2 £310 -17.60% 1
Gloucestershire -24 2 £200 -54.28%
South West -41 2 £200 -50.00%
Solihull - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
York - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 149 (96.75%) XML
2 104 (67.53%) XSLT
3 89 (57.79%) Java
4 86 (55.84%) Web Services
5 66 (42.86%) HTML
6 61 (39.61%) JavaScript
6 61 (39.61%) Oracle
7 57 (37.01%) SOAP
8 49 (31.82%) SQL
9 46 (29.87%) SOA
10 45 (29.22%) Ajax
11 41 (26.62%) Internet
12 40 (25.97%) CSS
12 40 (25.97%) XSD
12 40 (25.97%) UNIX
13 39 (25.32%) Subversion
13 39 (25.32%) Spring
14 37 (24.03%) Linux
14 37 (24.03%) JUnit
15 36 (23.38%) JMS
16 35 (22.73%) J2EE
16 35 (22.73%) jQuery
16 35 (22.73%) REST
17 34 (22.08%) Maven
18 33 (21.43%) Finance
18 33 (21.43%) IBM
19 32 (20.78%) WSDL
19 32 (20.78%) Ant
20 30 (19.48%) OO
20 30 (19.48%) Eclipse

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 28 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 25 (16.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (11.69%) Tomcat
4 17 (11.04%) MQSeries
5 15 (9.74%) AquaLogic
6 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (7.79%) WebLogic
7 10 (6.49%) Apache
8 9 (5.84%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (3.90%) Confluence
10 4 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.95%) Liferay
11 3 (1.95%) Alfresco
11 3 (1.95%) CMS
12 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.30%) IIS
12 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (1.30%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Workday HCM
2 12 (7.79%) Tridion
2 12 (7.79%) SAP HR
3 8 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (3.25%) Markit EDM
5 4 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (1.95%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.62%) Internet
2 29 (18.83%) HTTP
3 9 (5.84%) FTP
4 7 (4.55%) SSL
5 5 (3.25%) Kerberos
5 5 (3.25%) LDAP
6 2 (1.30%) DNS
6 2 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (0.65%) SSH
7 1 (0.65%) Firewall
7 1 (0.65%) Intranet
7 1 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
2 21 (13.64%) RDBMS
2 21 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
4 12 (7.79%) DB2
5 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (5.19%) MySQL
8 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (4.55%) NoSQL
9 7 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (3.25%) Data Mining
11 5 (3.25%) DTS
12 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.30%) PowerCenter
14 2 (1.30%) OLTP
14 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (25.32%) Subversion
2 37 (24.03%) JUnit
3 34 (22.08%) Maven
4 32 (20.78%) Ant
5 30 (19.48%) Eclipse
6 20 (12.99%) Log4j
7 17 (11.04%) Selenium
8 15 (9.74%) JIRA
9 14 (9.09%) Cucumber
10 13 (8.44%) JBehave
11 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
11 12 (7.79%) Jenkins
12 11 (7.14%) Hudson
12 11 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 10 (6.49%) WebDriver
13 10 (6.49%) SoapUI
14 9 (5.84%) Mercurial
15 8 (5.19%) Visual Studio
16 6 (3.90%) IntelliJ
16 6 (3.90%) Apache Ivy
General
1 33 (21.43%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Retail
3 18 (11.69%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.79%) Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.95%) Games
7 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Back Office
7 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (61.69%) Developer
2 44 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.39%) Consultant
4 13 (8.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Workday Consultant
5 11 (7.14%) Architect
6 10 (6.49%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.84%) Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.90%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (3.25%) UI Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Integration Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Automated Test Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Tester
11 4 (2.60%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (1.95%) Designer
12 3 (1.95%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (96.75%) XML
2 104 (67.53%) XSLT
3 86 (55.84%) Web Services
4 66 (42.86%) HTML
5 57 (37.01%) SOAP
6 45 (29.22%) Ajax
7 40 (25.97%) CSS
7 40 (25.97%) XSD
8 39 (25.32%) Spring
9 36 (23.38%) JMS
10 35 (22.73%) J2EE
10 35 (22.73%) jQuery
10 35 (22.73%) REST
11 32 (20.78%) WSDL
12 27 (17.53%) JSON
13 22 (14.29%) Servlets
14 20 (12.99%) JDBC
14 20 (12.99%) Struts
14 20 (12.99%) .NET
14 20 (12.99%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.58%) Web 2.0
2 9 (5.84%) Derivative
3 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.25%) Equities
5 5 (3.25%) NHS
6 4 (2.60%) W3C
6 4 (2.60%) Open Source
7 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.95%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.30%) Replication
8 2 (1.30%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.30%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.30%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.30%) Online Games
9 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.97%) UNIX
2 37 (24.03%) Linux
3 20 (12.99%) Solaris
4 17 (11.04%) HPUX
5 8 (5.19%) Windows
6 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) SOA
2 30 (19.48%) OO
3 29 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.83%) TDD
4 23 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.64%) UML
5 21 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 20 (12.99%) ERP
6 20 (12.99%) Content Management
7 19 (12.34%) BDD
8 17 (11.04%) Migration
8 17 (11.04%) MVC
9 16 (10.39%) Data Migration
10 15 (9.74%) Scrum
11 12 (7.79%) E-business
11 12 (7.79%) Web Development
11 12 (7.79%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.14%) Data Modelling
12 11 (7.14%) ETL
12 11 (7.14%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 89 (57.79%) Java
2 61 (39.61%) JavaScript
3 49 (31.82%) SQL
4 27 (17.53%) XQuery
5 16 (10.39%) Groovy
6 13 (8.44%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.79%) C#
7 12 (7.79%) Perl
8 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.30%) VB
12 2 (1.30%) Ruby
12 2 (1.30%) Scala
12 2 (1.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) Sun Certification
3 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Brainbench
6 1 (0.65%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.30%) vCloud
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.30%) SCOM
2 2 (1.30%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.30%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 61 (39.61%) Oracle
2 33 (21.43%) IBM
3 17 (11.04%) Interwoven
4 15 (9.74%) BEA
5 13 (8.44%) SAP
6 12 (7.79%) PeopleSoft
7 11 (7.14%) Elastic Path
7 11 (7.14%) ATG
7 11 (7.14%) Blue Martini
7 11 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.49%) Ceridian
9 7 (4.55%) Sun
9 7 (4.55%) HP
10 4 (2.60%) Adobe
10 4 (2.60%) JBoss
10 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.95%) Talend
12 2 (1.30%) Informatica
12 2 (1.30%) Sybase
12 2 (1.30%) webMethods
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