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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 566 536 486
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -50
Contract jobs citing XPath 65 76 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.37% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £569 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
22652 20755 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.29% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15246 13137 12847
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 415 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -43 54 £400 -5.88% 17
London -13 28 £400 -17.94% 2
City of London +3 14 £400 -27.27% 1
Scotland -4 9 £425 +37.09%
South East -26 9 £374 -16.88% 3
East of England +10 8 £220 -26.66% 1
Aberdeen - 7 £463 -
South West -2 4 £388 +93.75% 5
West Sussex - 4 £362 -
Hertfordshire +2 3 - - 1
Watford -4 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £450 -
North West -38 2 £425 +28.30% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £388 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £220 -
Essex - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £220 -
Brighton - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 £375 -
Crawley - 2 £350 -
Swindon - 2 £388 - 1
East Midlands -8 1 £325 -27.77%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Bath - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 147 (92.45%) XML
2 106 (66.67%) XSLT
3 100 (62.89%) Java
4 93 (58.49%) SQL
5 81 (50.94%) HTML
6 70 (44.03%) JavaScript
7 68 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (35.85%) Web Services
9 55 (34.59%) CSS
10 51 (32.08%) SOAP
11 47 (29.56%) J2EE
12 45 (28.30%) JSP
13 44 (27.67%) XSL
13 44 (27.67%) SOA
14 43 (27.04%) Ajax
14 43 (27.04%) REST
15 41 (25.79%) XML Schema
16 40 (25.16%) WebSphere
17 39 (24.53%) Spring
18 38 (23.90%) Scrum
19 37 (23.27%) jQuery
19 37 (23.27%) Oracle
20 35 (22.01%) .NET
20 35 (22.01%) XQuery
21 34 (21.38%) IBM
21 34 (21.38%) UML
21 34 (21.38%) TDD
22 33 (20.75%) Unit Testing
22 33 (20.75%) JMS
23 32 (20.13%) UNIX

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 40 (25.16%) WebSphere
2 21 (13.21%) WebLogic
3 17 (10.69%) JBoss
4 10 (6.29%) Mule
4 10 (6.29%) Mule ESB
5 9 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (5.66%) Apache
6 8 (5.03%) MQSeries
6 8 (5.03%) Node.js
7 7 (4.40%) CMS
7 7 (4.40%) Liferay
8 5 (3.14%) Apache Solr
8 5 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.52%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (1.26%) LiveLink
11 2 (1.26%) IIS
12 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) AutoCAD
1 8 (5.03%) Siemens NX
2 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.52%) Fireworks
3 4 (2.52%) CATIA
3 4 (2.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.63%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (5.66%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (5.66%) Teamcenter
3 8 (5.03%) Tridion
4 3 (1.89%) Summit
5 1 (0.63%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.32%) Internet
2 12 (7.55%) HTTP
3 2 (1.26%) LDAP
3 2 (1.26%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) Intranet
4 1 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.35%) DB2
2 26 (16.35%) Relational Database
3 25 (15.72%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (6.92%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (5.66%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 9 (5.66%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.77%) MySQL
9 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.52%) Big Data
10 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.89%) OLTP
11 3 (1.89%) TKPROF
12 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.35%) Subversion
2 23 (14.47%) Eclipse
3 21 (13.21%) Git (software)
4 20 (12.58%) Ant
5 18 (11.32%) Maven
6 16 (10.06%) JUnit
7 13 (8.18%) Jenkins
8 12 (7.55%) Jasmine
9 9 (5.66%) Selenium
10 8 (5.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Log4j
11 7 (4.40%) NUnit
11 7 (4.40%) SonarQube
12 5 (3.14%) JIRA
13 4 (2.52%) JMeter
13 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.89%) Mercurial
14 3 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (12.58%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.40%) Retail
3 7 (4.40%) Law
4 5 (3.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.52%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (67.92%) Developer
2 44 (27.67%) Java Developer
3 12 (7.55%) Web Developer
3 12 (7.55%) Senior Developer
4 9 (5.66%) Analyst
4 9 (5.66%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.03%) Architect
5 8 (5.03%) Consultant
5 8 (5.03%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (4.40%) Software Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Technical Leader
8 5 (3.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (3.14%) Tester
8 5 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Senior Data Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.52%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (92.45%) XML
2 106 (66.67%) XSLT
3 81 (50.94%) HTML
4 57 (35.85%) Web Services
5 55 (34.59%) CSS
6 51 (32.08%) SOAP
7 47 (29.56%) J2EE
8 45 (28.30%) JSP
9 44 (27.67%) XSL
10 43 (27.04%) Ajax
10 43 (27.04%) REST
11 41 (25.79%) XML Schema
12 39 (24.53%) Spring
13 37 (23.27%) jQuery
14 35 (22.01%) .NET
15 33 (20.75%) JMS
16 31 (19.50%) Servlets
17 28 (17.61%) HTML5
18 26 (16.35%) ASP.NET
19 25 (15.72%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) N-Tier
2 11 (6.92%) Web 2.0
2 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.29%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.40%) User Experience
4 7 (4.40%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.40%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.52%) Replication
5 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.89%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.89%) W3C
6 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.26%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.26%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.13%) UNIX
2 31 (19.50%) Windows
3 27 (16.98%) Linux
4 9 (5.66%) Solaris
5 8 (5.03%) HPUX
6 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.67%) SOA
3 38 (23.90%) Scrum
4 34 (21.38%) TDD
4 34 (21.38%) UML
5 33 (20.75%) Unit Testing
6 31 (19.50%) MVC
7 23 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.58%) OO
9 19 (11.95%) Software Engineering
10 18 (11.32%) Migration
10 18 (11.32%) SDLC
11 17 (10.69%) BDD
12 16 (10.06%) Data Modelling
13 12 (7.55%) Test Scripting
14 11 (6.92%) Multithreading
14 11 (6.92%) RUP
14 11 (6.92%) E-Commerce
15 10 (6.29%) Workflow
15 10 (6.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 100 (62.89%) Java
2 93 (58.49%) SQL
3 70 (44.03%) JavaScript
4 35 (22.01%) XQuery
5 29 (18.24%) C#
6 12 (7.55%) C
7 11 (6.92%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.92%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.92%) Perl
7 11 (6.92%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.66%) C++
8 9 (5.66%) Tcl
9 8 (5.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.52%) VBA
10 4 (2.52%) Python
11 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
2 6 (3.77%) Degree
3 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.89%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (5.03%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.89%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 37 (23.27%) Oracle
2 34 (21.38%) IBM
3 15 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.66%) Sybase
4 9 (5.66%) webMethods
5 8 (5.03%) ATG
5 8 (5.03%) Blue Martini
5 8 (5.03%) Interwoven
5 8 (5.03%) Elastic Path
6 7 (4.40%) Telerik
6 7 (4.40%) Ektron
7 4 (2.52%) SAP
8 3 (1.89%) Perforce
8 3 (1.89%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.89%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.26%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) BEA
10 1 (0.63%) Informatica
10 1 (0.63%) Cognos