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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 473 434 409
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -25
Contract jobs citing XPath 110 119 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 69 67
Average daily rate
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£377 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £528 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
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 £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 30 January 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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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 -36 95 £400 +5.26% 22
London -35 34 £425 +10.38% 11
North West +4 29 £350 - 2
South East +12 19 £518 -3.72% 3
Cheshire +11 9 £350 -6.66% 2
Manchester -5 9 £300 -14.28%
Scotland -6 9 £283 -8.57%
Oxfordshire - 9 £518 - 1
Brighton - 9 £305 -
Oxford - 9 £518 -
East Sussex - 9 £305 - 1
City of London +9 7 £400 -27.27% 3
Yorkshire -9 5 £340 +13.33% 3
West Yorkshire -9 4 £340 +13.33% 3
West Midlands - 4 £398 -
Salford - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh -4 2 £375 +17.37%
East of England -12 2 £488 +11.42% 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -11 1 £488 +11.42% 1
South West -22 1 £325 -7.14%
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 230 (98.29%) XML
2 170 (72.65%) XSLT
3 110 (47.01%) Java
4 84 (35.90%) SQL
5 69 (29.49%) Oracle
6 68 (29.06%) XQuery
7 67 (28.63%) HTML
7 67 (28.63%) Linux
8 65 (27.78%) JavaScript
9 61 (26.07%) Web Services
10 60 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (23.93%) CSS
12 55 (23.50%) SOA
13 49 (20.94%) Spring
13 49 (20.94%) XML Schema
13 49 (20.94%) SQL Server
14 48 (20.51%) Maven
15 47 (20.09%) Ajax
16 46 (19.66%) C#
16 46 (19.66%) HTTP
17 45 (19.23%) .NET
17 45 (19.23%) jQuery
18 42 (17.95%) SOAP
19 39 (16.67%) Windows
19 39 (16.67%) Software Engineering
20 38 (16.24%) Scrum
21 36 (15.38%) ASP.NET
21 36 (15.38%) JMS
22 34 (14.53%) OO
23 33 (14.10%) REST

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (13.25%) WebLogic
1 31 (13.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 23 (9.83%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.41%) IIS
5 12 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (5.13%) MQSeries
6 9 (3.85%) CMS
6 9 (3.85%) Apache
7 5 (2.14%) AquaLogic
7 5 (2.14%) JBoss
8 4 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.71%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.28%) Jetty
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (13.25%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.14%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.71%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.28%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.85%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.43%) Cordys
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.43%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) GitHub
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.66%) HTTP
2 12 (5.13%) SSH
3 9 (3.85%) HTTPS
4 8 (3.42%) FTP
5 5 (2.14%) Internet
5 5 (2.14%) SSL
5 5 (2.14%) LDAP
6 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.85%) SMS
8 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (7.26%) MySQL
4 15 (6.41%) Hazelcast
5 12 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.14%) Big Data
9 5 (2.14%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.71%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.28%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 48 (20.51%) Maven
2 32 (13.68%) Subversion
3 29 (12.39%) Ant
4 23 (9.83%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.42%) Selenium
9 7 (2.99%) Git (software)
9 7 (2.99%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.99%) JUnit
10 6 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.56%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (2.14%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.14%) Axure RP
11 5 (2.14%) JMeter
12 4 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.28%) Hudson
13 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (10.68%) Finance
2 22 (9.40%) Banking
3 16 (6.84%) Publishing
4 10 (4.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Automotive
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (70.09%) Developer
2 51 (21.79%) Java Developer
3 17 (7.26%) XML Developer
4 16 (6.84%) Designer
4 16 (6.84%) Lead Developer
5 15 (6.41%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.41%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 11 (4.70%) BizTalk Developer
7 11 (4.70%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.27%) Tester
8 10 (4.27%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Lead Software Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (3.42%) PHP Developer
10 8 (3.42%) iOS Developer
11 7 (2.99%) Automation Tester
11 7 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (98.29%) XML
2 170 (72.65%) XSLT
3 67 (28.63%) HTML
4 61 (26.07%) Web Services
5 56 (23.93%) CSS
6 49 (20.94%) Spring
6 49 (20.94%) XML Schema
7 47 (20.09%) Ajax
8 45 (19.23%) .NET
8 45 (19.23%) jQuery
9 42 (17.95%) SOAP
10 36 (15.38%) ASP.NET
10 36 (15.38%) JMS
11 33 (14.10%) REST
12 32 (13.68%) XSD
13 30 (12.82%) J2EE
14 29 (12.39%) Oracle Fusion
15 28 (11.97%) Servlets
16 27 (11.54%) WCF
17 26 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.13%) Web 2.0
4 12 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.70%) Open Source
6 10 (4.27%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.99%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.56%) NHS
9 5 (2.14%) Replication
9 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.71%) Social Network
11 3 (1.28%) User Experience
11 3 (1.28%) W3C
12 2 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.63%) Linux
2 39 (16.67%) Windows
3 22 (9.40%) Android
3 22 (9.40%) UNIX
4 17 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.98%) Apple iOS
6 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.56%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.85%) HPUX
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) zOS
9 1 (0.43%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (23.50%) SOA
3 39 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 38 (16.24%) Scrum
5 34 (14.53%) OO
6 25 (10.68%) MVC
7 23 (9.83%) TDD
7 23 (9.83%) Unit Testing
8 20 (8.55%) OOP
9 18 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.98%) Web Development
10 14 (5.98%) Release Management
11 13 (5.56%) iOS Development
12 12 (5.13%) Web Application Development
13 11 (4.70%) Web Design
13 11 (4.70%) ETL
14 10 (4.27%) Test Automation
15 9 (3.85%) Multithreading
16 8 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (3.42%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 110 (47.01%) Java
2 84 (35.90%) SQL
3 68 (29.06%) XQuery
4 65 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 46 (19.66%) C#
6 30 (12.82%) T-SQL
7 15 (6.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 12 (5.13%) PHP
9 10 (4.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.99%) PHP5
10 7 (2.99%) Perl
11 5 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.71%) C++
12 4 (1.71%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.71%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (1.71%) Groovy
13 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.28%) Python
14 2 (0.85%) VBA
14 2 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.27%) Degree
4 3 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.28%) NFS
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
2 18 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.71%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.43%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.43%) Netcool
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (29.49%) Oracle
2 23 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.55%) Red Hat
4 15 (6.41%) IBM
5 12 (5.13%) SAP
6 6 (2.56%) Adobe
7 5 (2.14%) Remedy
7 5 (2.14%) BEA
7 5 (2.14%) BMC
7 5 (2.14%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.71%) Ceridian
9 3 (1.28%) NetApp
10 2 (0.85%) Sybase
10 2 (0.85%) Progress
10 2 (0.85%) Sun
10 2 (0.85%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.85%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.43%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.43%) Zend
11 1 (0.43%) Alterian
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 25 days ago