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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 473 465 397
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -68
Contract jobs citing XPath 118 99 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.51% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 63 82
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £535 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.50 £147.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.28% +247.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50

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
20528 19297 18382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.06% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13942 12257 11251
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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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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 -14 99 £375 -2.59% 15
North West +17 35 £350 -6.66% 1
London -8 31 £425 +6.25% 6
South East +1 26 £518 -3.72% 2
Manchester +2 24 £350 -
Oxford - 13 £518 -
Oxfordshire - 13 £518 -
Cheshire +13 10 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland -3 10 £283 -5.99%
East Sussex - 9 £225 - 1
Brighton - 9 £225 - 1
City of London +6 7 £394 -25.00% 2
Glasgow - 5 £262 -
West Midlands -6 3 £360 +12.50% 1
Edinburgh -12 2 £375 +24.79%
Salford - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire -8 1 £310 -40.38% 2
Gloucestershire -14 1 £325 -
East of England -19 1 £310 -40.38% 3
Yorkshire -19 1 £355 +18.33% 2
West Yorkshire -21 1 £355 +18.33% 1
South West -36 1 £325 -7.14%
North East - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Harrogate - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 215 (99.08%) XML
2 167 (76.96%) XSLT
3 109 (50.23%) Java
4 83 (38.25%) SQL
5 76 (35.02%) Oracle
6 66 (30.41%) Linux
7 64 (29.49%) HTML
8 62 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 58 (26.73%) Web Services
10 55 (25.35%) CSS
11 54 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (24.42%) Spring
13 51 (23.50%) Maven
14 50 (23.04%) Ajax
15 49 (22.58%) SOA
16 46 (21.20%) XQuery
16 46 (21.20%) SOAP
17 44 (20.28%) XML Schema
18 43 (19.82%) jQuery
19 40 (18.43%) JMS
20 39 (17.97%) Scrum
21 36 (16.59%) HTTP
21 36 (16.59%) WebLogic
21 36 (16.59%) J2EE
22 35 (16.13%) XSD
22 35 (16.13%) Subversion
23 34 (15.67%) Oracle BPM
24 33 (15.21%) Software Engineering
24 33 (15.21%) SQL Server
25 32 (14.75%) Ant

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 36 (16.59%) WebLogic
2 32 (14.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (12.44%) Tomcat
4 20 (9.22%) WebSphere
5 12 (5.53%) Apache
6 10 (4.61%) CMS
7 6 (2.76%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (2.30%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.30%) JBoss
8 5 (2.30%) AquaLogic
9 4 (1.84%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.84%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.38%) Confluence
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.38%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.92%) IIS
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (15.67%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.30%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.84%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.38%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.46%) Cordys
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.46%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.46%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.59%) HTTP
2 13 (5.99%) SSH
3 12 (5.53%) Internet
4 9 (4.15%) HTTPS
5 7 (3.23%) FTP
6 5 (2.30%) SSL
6 5 (2.30%) LDAP
7 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.38%) SAN
8 2 (0.92%) SMS
8 2 (0.92%) SMTP
9 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.76%) MySQL
3 14 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.99%) Hazelcast
5 12 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.30%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.84%) OLTP
11 4 (1.84%) TKPROF
11 4 (1.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (23.50%) Maven
2 35 (16.13%) Subversion
3 32 (14.75%) Ant
4 17 (7.83%) Eclipse
5 11 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.61%) JUnit
6 10 (4.61%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.69%) Selenium
7 8 (3.69%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.23%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.76%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.30%) Axure RP
10 5 (2.30%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (2.30%) FitNesse
10 5 (2.30%) JMeter
10 5 (2.30%) Log4j
11 4 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.84%) JIRA
11 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (11.06%) Finance
2 21 (9.68%) Banking
3 13 (5.99%) Publishing
4 10 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.84%) Marketing
8 3 (1.38%) Back Office
8 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.92%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 148 (68.20%) Developer
2 53 (24.42%) Java Developer
3 16 (7.37%) Software Engineer
4 15 (6.91%) Lead Developer
4 15 (6.91%) Designer
5 13 (5.99%) .NET Developer
5 13 (5.99%) Web Developer
6 12 (5.53%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.53%) XML Developer
7 11 (5.07%) Tester
7 11 (5.07%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Architect
8 10 (4.61%) Lead Software Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) PHP Developer
9 8 (3.69%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.69%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (3.69%) iOS Developer
10 7 (3.23%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (99.08%) XML
2 167 (76.96%) XSLT
3 64 (29.49%) HTML
4 58 (26.73%) Web Services
5 55 (25.35%) CSS
6 53 (24.42%) Spring
7 50 (23.04%) Ajax
8 46 (21.20%) SOAP
9 44 (20.28%) XML Schema
10 43 (19.82%) jQuery
11 40 (18.43%) JMS
12 36 (16.59%) J2EE
13 35 (16.13%) XSD
14 31 (14.29%) .NET
14 31 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
15 29 (13.36%) JSON
16 28 (12.90%) REST
17 26 (11.98%) Oracle ADF
17 26 (11.98%) Servlets
18 22 (10.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (7.37%) Web 2.0
3 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.53%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.07%) Digital Media
5 11 (5.07%) Open Source
6 6 (2.76%) NHS
6 6 (2.76%) Replication
7 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.84%) Derivative
8 4 (1.84%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.84%) W3C
8 4 (1.84%) Social Network
9 3 (1.38%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.38%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 66 (30.41%) Linux
2 27 (12.44%) UNIX
3 23 (10.60%) Windows
4 19 (8.76%) Android
5 15 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Phone
8 5 (2.30%) HPUX
8 5 (2.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.58%) SOA
3 39 (17.97%) Scrum
4 33 (15.21%) Software Engineering
5 28 (12.90%) TDD
6 25 (11.52%) OO
7 23 (10.60%) Unit Testing
8 20 (9.22%) MVC
9 18 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.99%) iOS Development
11 12 (5.53%) Test Automation
11 12 (5.53%) ETL
12 11 (5.07%) Web Design
13 10 (4.61%) OOP
13 10 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (4.61%) Data Modelling
14 9 (4.15%) Content Management
14 9 (4.15%) Migration
14 9 (4.15%) Web Development
14 9 (4.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 109 (50.23%) Java
2 83 (38.25%) SQL
3 62 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 46 (21.20%) XQuery
5 32 (14.75%) C#
6 26 (11.98%) T-SQL
7 16 (7.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 11 (5.07%) PHP
9 9 (4.15%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.23%) Perl
10 7 (3.23%) PHP5
11 4 (1.84%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.84%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.38%) C++
12 3 (1.38%) Python
12 3 (1.38%) Groovy
13 2 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.99%) Degree
4 5 (2.30%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) RosettaNet
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.38%) NFS
2 3 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (11.98%) Oracle Identity Management
2 19 (8.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.84%) BladeLogic
3 4 (1.84%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.46%) Netcool
4 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 76 (35.02%) Oracle
2 18 (8.29%) Red Hat
3 17 (7.83%) IBM
4 13 (5.99%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.53%) SAP
6 6 (2.76%) Adobe
7 5 (2.30%) Sun
7 5 (2.30%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (2.30%) Interwoven
7 5 (2.30%) BEA
7 5 (2.30%) Remedy
8 4 (1.84%) Ceridian
8 4 (1.84%) BMC
9 3 (1.38%) NetApp
9 3 (1.38%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.38%) Progress
10 2 (0.92%) Sybase
10 2 (0.92%) Citrix
10 2 (0.92%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.92%) Altova
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago