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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 509 560 493
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -67
Contract jobs citing XPath 111 97 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.45% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 45 106
Median daily rate £475 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £519 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £362 £364
% change year-on-year
+20.85% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £20.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -37.31%

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
20212 21407 21602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.67% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 14566 14616
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 554 421
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 3 December 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 30 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 3 December 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 +45 106 £475 +5.55% 16
London +23 61 £538 +34.37% 7
South East +43 22 £425 +6.38% 2
Oxfordshire - 14 £475 -
Oxford - 8 £469 -
East of England +17 6 £550 - 1
City of London 0 6 £525 +40.00% 3
South West +15 5 £513 +7.89% 2
Yorkshire +19 4 £275 - 4
Scotland +5 4 £400 +1.58%
West Sussex +17 3 £388 +3.60%
West Yorkshire +9 3 £275 - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £406 -
Brighton +8 3 £320 -
East Sussex +7 3 £320 -
Gloucestershire +4 3 £550 +15.78% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £550 -
West Midlands -16 3 £308 -41.42%
Bromley - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £388 -
Essex - 3 £550 - 1
Leeds +14 2 £275 - 1
Cheltenham -1 2 £488 +2.63%
Kidlington - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £304 -
Staffordshire - 2 £304 -
Berkshire - 2 £390 -
Cambridge - 2 £550 -
Edinburgh +9 1 £119 -71.15%
North West -2 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 145 (84.80%) XML
2 118 (69.01%) Java
3 108 (63.16%) XSLT
4 90 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (48.54%) JavaScript
6 82 (47.95%) REST
7 78 (45.61%) JSON
8 68 (39.77%) Web Services
9 67 (39.18%) SQL
10 66 (38.60%) Maven
11 65 (38.01%) HTML
11 65 (38.01%) Linux
12 63 (36.84%) CSS
12 63 (36.84%) Finance
13 61 (35.67%) XSD
14 60 (35.09%) Spring
15 58 (33.92%) SOAP
16 55 (32.16%) JMS
16 55 (32.16%) AngularJS
17 53 (30.99%) Oracle
18 49 (28.65%) SOA
18 49 (28.65%) jQuery
19 46 (26.90%) MVC
20 44 (25.73%) Unix
21 43 (25.15%) Scrum
21 43 (25.15%) Git (software)
22 42 (24.56%) JUnit
22 42 (24.56%) Shell Script
23 41 (23.98%) XQuery
23 41 (23.98%) J2EE

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 32 (18.71%) WebSphere
2 22 (12.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (9.94%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.19%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (7.02%) Apache
6 11 (6.43%) Mule
7 9 (5.26%) GlassFish
7 9 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (4.09%) MQSI
8 7 (4.09%) nginx
9 6 (3.51%) Drupal
9 6 (3.51%) SilverStripe
10 5 (2.92%) CMS
11 4 (2.34%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.75%) Confluence
13 2 (1.17%) GeoServer
13 2 (1.17%) JBoss
13 2 (1.17%) MQSeries
13 2 (1.17%) Mule ESB
13 2 (1.17%) Perch
Applications
1 10 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.58%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 16 (9.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.58%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.17%) GitHub
4 2 (1.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.53%) HTTP
2 7 (4.09%) Firewall
2 7 (4.09%) SSL
3 4 (2.34%) FTP
4 3 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.17%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.17%) SAN
6 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) MySQL
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.85%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.85%) NoSQL
2 10 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.09%) Big Data
5 6 (3.51%) MarkLogic
5 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.51%) Triplestore
6 5 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (2.92%) Lumira
7 3 (1.75%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 66 (38.60%) Maven
2 43 (25.15%) Git (software)
3 42 (24.56%) JUnit
4 37 (21.64%) Mockito
5 35 (20.47%) Jenkins
6 33 (19.30%) JIRA
7 27 (15.79%) TeamCity
8 25 (14.62%) Spock
9 15 (8.77%) Ant
10 9 (5.26%) Selenium
11 8 (4.68%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.51%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.92%) Gradle
14 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (2.34%) CasperJS
15 4 (2.34%) PhantomJS
15 4 (2.34%) Subversion
16 3 (1.75%) Checkstyle
16 3 (1.75%) FitNesse
General
1 63 (36.84%) Finance
2 33 (19.30%) Banking
3 17 (9.94%) Marketing
4 16 (9.36%) Electronics
4 16 (9.36%) Manufacturing
4 16 (9.36%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.85%) Publishing
6 7 (4.09%) Advertising
6 7 (4.09%) Automotive
7 5 (2.92%) Retail
8 3 (1.75%) Games
9 2 (1.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 112 (65.50%) Developer
2 61 (35.67%) Java Developer
3 30 (17.54%) Senior Developer
4 22 (12.87%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (7.02%) XML Developer
6 11 (6.43%) Architect
7 10 (5.85%) SOA Developer
8 9 (5.26%) Angular Developer
8 9 (5.26%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.68%) Consultant
9 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Lead Java Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Middleware Developer
10 7 (4.09%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Technical Leader
12 5 (2.92%) AWS Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (2.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (84.80%) XML
2 108 (63.16%) XSLT
3 82 (47.95%) REST
4 78 (45.61%) JSON
5 68 (39.77%) Web Services
6 65 (38.01%) HTML
7 63 (36.84%) CSS
8 61 (35.67%) XSD
9 60 (35.09%) Spring
10 58 (33.92%) SOAP
11 55 (32.16%) AngularJS
11 55 (32.16%) JMS
12 49 (28.65%) jQuery
13 41 (23.98%) J2EE
14 40 (23.39%) CSS3
15 38 (22.22%) HTML5
16 36 (21.05%) Node.js
16 36 (21.05%) Spring MVC
17 31 (18.13%) Servlets
18 28 (16.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) User Experience
2 7 (4.09%) DataPower
2 7 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.75%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.58%) Fintech
6 1 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.01%) Linux
2 44 (25.73%) Unix
3 7 (4.09%) AIX
4 5 (2.92%) Android
4 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.92%) Windows
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.65%) SOA
3 46 (26.90%) MVC
4 43 (25.15%) Scrum
5 39 (22.81%) TDD
6 28 (16.37%) BDD
7 25 (14.62%) Unit Testing
8 23 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (13.45%) Refactoring
9 17 (9.94%) SDLC
10 16 (9.36%) Configuration Management
10 16 (9.36%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (9.36%) Programme Management
11 15 (8.77%) RDF
12 13 (7.60%) Microservices
12 13 (7.60%) OO
13 11 (6.43%) Process Improvement
14 10 (5.85%) UML
14 10 (5.85%) Web Development
15 9 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 118 (69.01%) Java
2 83 (48.54%) JavaScript
3 67 (39.18%) SQL
4 42 (24.56%) Shell Script
5 41 (23.98%) XQuery
6 31 (18.13%) Korn
7 23 (13.45%) PL/SQL
8 14 (8.19%) C#
9 9 (5.26%) VBA
10 8 (4.68%) Perl
10 8 (4.68%) PHP
10 8 (4.68%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.09%) Groovy
12 6 (3.51%) C++
12 6 (3.51%) Python
12 6 (3.51%) SPARQL
13 3 (1.75%) Ruby
14 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.17%) Scala
14 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (16.37%) Degree
2 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.94%) FATCA
2 6 (3.51%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (9.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) Ansible
2 10 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.85%) Puppet
3 3 (1.75%) Consul
3 3 (1.75%) Packer
3 3 (1.75%) Terraform
4 2 (1.17%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.58%) Control-M
5 1 (0.58%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 53 (30.99%) Oracle
2 33 (19.30%) Solace
3 21 (12.28%) SAP
4 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.02%) MuleSoft
6 10 (5.85%) Google
6 10 (5.85%) IBM
7 8 (4.68%) WSO2
8 7 (4.09%) Software AG
9 4 (2.34%) VMware
10 3 (1.75%) Sybase
11 2 (1.17%) Cisco
11 2 (1.17%) EMC
11 2 (1.17%) NetApp
12 1 (0.58%) Blue Prism
12 1 (0.58%) Ceridian
12 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.58%) webMethods
12 1 (0.58%) Workday
12 1 (0.58%) Zend
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