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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 499 439 409
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -30
Contract jobs citing XPath 77 128 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.69% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 61 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%

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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -70 67 £400 +5.26% 28
London -55 26 £400 +3.89% 9
North West -12 17 £375 - 4
South East -21 13 £360 +2.85% 12
City of London +9 6 £400 -13.51% 3
Scotland -5 6 £375 +21.35% 3
Brighton - 6 £305 - 1
East Sussex - 6 £305 - 2
Yorkshire -16 5 £340 +13.33% 1
East of England -7 4 £220 -46.66% 1
West Yorkshire -16 4 £340 +13.33%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £220 -46.66% 1
Manchester -13 3 £325 -7.14% 2
Glasgow +1 2 - - 1
Berkshire 0 2 - - 5
Edinburgh -5 2 £388 +25.40% 1
Salford - 2 - -
Watford +4 1 £210 -
Surrey 0 1 £440 - 2
West Midlands -5 1 £435 +16.00%
Hampshire -15 1 £360 +2.85% 2
South West -23 1 £325 -3.70% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 5
Brentwood - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bromley - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 215 (97.73%) XML
2 153 (69.55%) XSLT
3 102 (46.36%) Java
4 85 (38.64%) SQL
5 68 (30.91%) XQuery
6 65 (29.55%) HTML
7 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (28.64%) Oracle
9 60 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 58 (26.36%) SOA
11 57 (25.91%) Linux
12 53 (24.09%) Web Services
12 53 (24.09%) CSS
13 49 (22.27%) XML Schema
14 46 (20.91%) .NET
15 45 (20.45%) SQL Server
16 44 (20.00%) C#
17 43 (19.55%) Maven
17 43 (19.55%) Ajax
17 43 (19.55%) Scrum
17 43 (19.55%) jQuery
18 41 (18.64%) Spring
19 40 (18.18%) SOAP
20 36 (16.36%) ASP.NET
20 36 (16.36%) Software Engineering
21 35 (15.91%) Windows
21 35 (15.91%) HTTP
22 34 (15.45%) REST
23 31 (14.09%) Oracle BPM
23 31 (14.09%) OO

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 30 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 29 (13.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (8.64%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.82%) IIS
6 12 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (5.00%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.18%) CMS
9 6 (2.73%) Apache
10 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.82%) Apache Pig
11 3 (1.36%) AquaLogic
11 3 (1.36%) Jetty
11 3 (1.36%) JBoss
12 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (14.09%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.36%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.91%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.91%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) Cordys
5 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.91%) HTTP
2 10 (4.55%) SSH
3 9 (4.09%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.73%) FTP
4 6 (2.73%) LDAP
5 4 (1.82%) Internet
6 3 (1.36%) SSL
7 2 (0.91%) SAN
7 2 (0.91%) SMS
8 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (6.82%) MySQL
4 13 (5.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.09%) Hazelcast
6 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.27%) Big Data
10 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.82%) TKPROF
10 4 (1.82%) OLTP
10 4 (1.82%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (19.55%) Maven
2 31 (14.09%) Ant
3 30 (13.64%) Subversion
4 24 (10.91%) Visual Studio
5 18 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.36%) Eclipse
7 13 (5.91%) Selenium
7 13 (5.91%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.64%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.18%) FitNesse
9 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
10 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (2.27%) Axure RP
11 5 (2.27%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (2.27%) JUnit
12 4 (1.82%) JMeter
12 4 (1.82%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.36%) NUnit
General
1 22 (10.00%) Finance
2 20 (9.09%) Banking
3 16 (7.27%) Publishing
4 7 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Automotive
7 2 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (68.64%) Developer
2 42 (19.09%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.18%) XML Developer
4 16 (7.27%) Designer
4 16 (7.27%) Lead Developer
5 15 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.82%) Software Engineer
6 13 (5.91%) Tester
7 11 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 11 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
7 11 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (4.55%) Lead Software Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.09%) iOS Developer
10 8 (3.64%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (97.73%) XML
2 153 (69.55%) XSLT
3 65 (29.55%) HTML
4 53 (24.09%) CSS
4 53 (24.09%) Web Services
5 49 (22.27%) XML Schema
6 46 (20.91%) .NET
7 43 (19.55%) Ajax
7 43 (19.55%) jQuery
8 41 (18.64%) Spring
9 40 (18.18%) SOAP
10 36 (16.36%) ASP.NET
11 34 (15.45%) REST
12 31 (14.09%) XSD
13 30 (13.64%) Oracle Fusion
14 29 (13.18%) JSON
14 29 (13.18%) J2EE
15 28 (12.73%) JMS
16 27 (12.27%) WCF
17 26 (11.82%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.00%) Web 2.0
4 11 (5.00%) Open Source
5 10 (4.55%) Digital Media
6 7 (3.18%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.73%) NHS
8 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.27%) Replication
9 4 (1.82%) W3C
9 4 (1.82%) Social Network
10 3 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.36%) User Experience
11 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.91%) Linux
2 35 (15.91%) Windows
3 21 (9.55%) UNIX
4 16 (7.27%) Android
5 15 (6.82%) Apple iOS
6 11 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.73%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.45%) HPUX
8 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.45%) VMS
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.36%) SOA
3 43 (19.55%) Scrum
4 36 (16.36%) Software Engineering
5 31 (14.09%) OO
6 27 (12.27%) TDD
7 24 (10.91%) MVC
8 23 (10.45%) Unit Testing
9 20 (9.09%) OOP
10 17 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.82%) Web Development
12 14 (6.36%) Release Management
12 14 (6.36%) BDD
12 14 (6.36%) iOS Development
13 12 (5.45%) Web Application Development
13 12 (5.45%) Test Automation
14 11 (5.00%) Web Design
15 10 (4.55%) User Stories
16 9 (4.09%) OOD
16 9 (4.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 102 (46.36%) Java
2 85 (38.64%) SQL
3 68 (30.91%) XQuery
4 60 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 44 (20.00%) C#
6 27 (12.27%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 12 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.00%) PHP
10 7 (3.18%) PHP5
11 5 (2.27%) C++
12 4 (1.82%) Perl
12 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.82%) Groovy
12 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.36%) Scala
13 3 (1.36%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.36%) Python
13 3 (1.36%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.09%) Degree
4 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) VCP4
5 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.36%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.91%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.45%) NFS
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (11.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 19 (8.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.82%) BladeLogic
3 4 (1.82%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 63 (28.64%) Oracle
2 19 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.00%) IBM
5 9 (4.09%) SAP
6 5 (2.27%) Adobe
6 5 (2.27%) BMC
6 5 (2.27%) Remedy
7 3 (1.36%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.36%) BEA
8 2 (0.91%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.91%) Progress
9 1 (0.45%) Sybase
9 1 (0.45%) Sun
9 1 (0.45%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) NetApp
9 1 (0.45%) Veritas
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
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