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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 569 603 539
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -64
Contract jobs citing XPath 83 70 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 64
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £524 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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
21782 22087 21365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.16% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15000 15015 13819
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 531 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £17.19 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +22 75 £438 +7.69% 17
London +32 43 £500 +14.28% 6
South East +24 17 £400 +6.95% 7
Berkshire - 10 £400 - 1
Scotland +12 7 £406 +8.33% 1
East of England +5 6 £550 +150.00%
Glasgow - 6 £406 - 1
Bracknell - 6 £588 -
Cambridgeshire +24 5 £550 +150.00%
West Midlands -28 4 £316 -46.39% 1
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Crawley +15 3 - -
South West +15 3 £513 +32.25%
City of London +7 3 £500 +19.40% 2
West Sussex +2 3 - -
Bromley - 3 - -
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Wokingham - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 £550 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £304 -
Surrey - 2 £370 -
Staffordshire - 2 £304 -
Yorkshire +14 1 £288 - 2
Hertfordshire +3 1 - -
Birmingham -11 1 £325 -44.91%
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £365 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £438 -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 104 (89.66%) XML
2 80 (68.97%) Java
3 70 (60.34%) XSLT
4 55 (47.41%) Web Services
5 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (45.69%) JSON
5 53 (45.69%) REST
6 48 (41.38%) JavaScript
6 48 (41.38%) HTML
7 44 (37.93%) SQL
8 42 (36.21%) CSS
9 39 (33.62%) XSD
10 38 (32.76%) Linux
11 37 (31.90%) SOAP
11 37 (31.90%) Finance
12 34 (29.31%) XQuery
13 30 (25.86%) Spring
14 28 (24.14%) SOA
15 27 (23.28%) AngularJS
16 26 (22.41%) Maven
17 25 (21.55%) Scrum
17 25 (21.55%) jQuery
18 24 (20.69%) WebSphere
18 24 (20.69%) Unix
18 24 (20.69%) Oracle
18 24 (20.69%) CSS3
18 24 (20.69%) HTML5
19 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
20 22 (18.97%) JMS
20 22 (18.97%) Shell Script

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 24 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.93%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.62%) Apache
4 7 (6.03%) GlassFish
4 7 (6.03%) MQSI
5 5 (4.31%) CMS
6 4 (3.45%) Mule
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.72%) Drupal
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.72%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.86%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.86%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.86%) IIS
9 1 (0.86%) Jetty
9 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.86%) Perch
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.86%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) HTTP
2 7 (6.03%) Firewall
2 7 (6.03%) SSL
3 2 (1.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.76%) MySQL
4 8 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 5 (4.31%) Lumira
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.31%) SAP BI
5 5 (4.31%) Triplestore
6 4 (3.45%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.72%) Big Data
7 2 (1.72%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.72%) SQLite
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (22.41%) Maven
2 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.52%) Jenkins
4 15 (12.93%) JIRA
4 15 (12.93%) JUnit
5 14 (12.07%) TeamCity
6 13 (11.21%) Mockito
7 10 (8.62%) Spock
8 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 7 (6.03%) Eclipse
9 7 (6.03%) Selenium
10 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.59%) Appium
11 3 (2.59%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.72%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.72%) GoCD
12 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.72%) Wercker
General
1 37 (31.90%) Finance
2 19 (16.38%) Banking
3 9 (7.76%) Publishing
4 7 (6.03%) Automotive
4 7 (6.03%) Marketing
5 6 (5.17%) Electronics
5 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.31%) Retail
7 4 (3.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.86%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.86%) French Language
8 1 (0.86%) Law
8 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (64.66%) Developer
2 37 (31.90%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.38%) Senior Developer
4 15 (12.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (10.34%) XML Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (5.17%) XML Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Business Objects Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Designer
10 4 (3.45%) Interface Designer
10 4 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.45%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (89.66%) XML
2 70 (60.34%) XSLT
3 55 (47.41%) Web Services
4 53 (45.69%) JSON
4 53 (45.69%) REST
5 48 (41.38%) HTML
6 42 (36.21%) CSS
7 39 (33.62%) XSD
8 37 (31.90%) SOAP
9 30 (25.86%) Spring
10 27 (23.28%) AngularJS
11 25 (21.55%) jQuery
12 24 (20.69%) CSS3
12 24 (20.69%) HTML5
13 22 (18.97%) JMS
14 20 (17.24%) J2EE
15 17 (14.66%) Servlets
16 15 (12.93%) .NET
16 15 (12.93%) Node.js
17 14 (12.07%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) User Experience
3 7 (6.03%) DataPower
4 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.76%) Linux
2 24 (20.69%) Unix
3 7 (6.03%) AIX
4 5 (4.31%) Android
4 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) Windows
5 1 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.14%) SOA
3 25 (21.55%) Scrum
4 22 (18.97%) MVC
5 19 (16.38%) BDD
5 19 (16.38%) TDD
6 17 (14.66%) SDLC
7 13 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (9.48%) Refactoring
8 11 (9.48%) Web Development
9 10 (8.62%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.76%) OOD
10 9 (7.76%) RDF
11 8 (6.90%) Microservices
11 8 (6.90%) OO
12 7 (6.03%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (6.03%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.03%) TOGAF
12 7 (6.03%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 80 (68.97%) Java
2 48 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 44 (37.93%) SQL
4 34 (29.31%) XQuery
5 22 (18.97%) Shell Script
6 15 (12.93%) PL/SQL
7 14 (12.07%) C#
7 14 (12.07%) Korn
8 9 (7.76%) VBA
9 5 (4.31%) Groovy
9 5 (4.31%) PHP
9 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.45%) SPARQL
11 3 (2.59%) C++
11 3 (2.59%) Scala
11 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.72%) Perl
13 1 (0.86%) C
13 1 (0.86%) Python
13 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Degree
2 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) FATCA
2 4 (3.45%) QA
3 3 (2.59%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (10.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Ansible
1 2 (1.72%) Consul
1 2 (1.72%) Packer
1 2 (1.72%) Terraform
2 1 (0.86%) Control-M
2 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (20.69%) Oracle
2 14 (12.07%) Solace
3 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.48%) SAP
4 10 (8.62%) IBM
5 9 (7.76%) Google
6 7 (6.03%) MuleSoft
6 7 (6.03%) Software AG
7 3 (2.59%) WSO2
8 2 (1.72%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.72%) VMware
9 1 (0.86%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.86%) HP
9 1 (0.86%) webMethods
9 1 (0.86%) Zend
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