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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 512 467 413
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -54
Contract jobs citing XPath 87 103 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £564 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%

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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £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 March 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 March 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 -27 77 £400 - 24
London -28 26 £400 - 8
South East -23 17 £440 +25.71% 5
North West -12 14 £408 +5.16% 3
Yorkshire -5 13 £400 - 1
Scotland -6 8 £375 +21.35%
North Yorkshire - 8 £413 -
Harrogate - 8 £413 -
City of London +10 6 £400 -15.78% 2
East of England -2 4 £220 -48.23% 1
Berkshire -10 4 £325 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £313 - 1
Brighton - 4 £313 -
Surrey +7 3 £440 - 1
Glasgow -3 3 - -
Hertfordshire -6 3 £220 -48.23% 1
Edinburgh -8 3 £375 +21.35%
Manchester -12 3 £325 +3.17% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £360 +2.85% 1
Reading - 2 £325 - 2
Salford - 2 - -
Watford +1 1 £210 -
West Midlands -6 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £325 - 4
Essex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 197 (97.04%) XML
2 139 (68.47%) XSLT
3 101 (49.75%) Java
4 85 (41.87%) SQL
5 79 (38.92%) HTML
6 72 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (34.48%) JavaScript
8 63 (31.03%) CSS
9 61 (30.05%) XQuery
10 58 (28.57%) SOA
11 57 (28.08%) Web Services
11 57 (28.08%) Oracle
12 50 (24.63%) SQL Server
12 50 (24.63%) jQuery
13 47 (23.15%) .NET
14 46 (22.66%) C#
14 46 (22.66%) SOAP
15 42 (20.69%) Linux
15 42 (20.69%) Ajax
16 39 (19.21%) Scrum
16 39 (19.21%) XML Schema
17 38 (18.72%) Windows
17 38 (18.72%) ASP.NET
18 37 (18.23%) TDD
19 33 (16.26%) Spring
19 33 (16.26%) REST
20 32 (15.76%) XSD
21 31 (15.27%) OO
21 31 (15.27%) Software Engineering
22 29 (14.29%) MVC

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (11.82%) WebLogic
2 22 (10.84%) WebSphere
3 21 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (7.39%) IIS
5 13 (6.40%) Tomcat
6 12 (5.91%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (5.42%) MQSeries
7 11 (5.42%) JBoss
8 8 (3.94%) Apache
9 7 (3.45%) CMS
10 5 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.97%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.97%) Umbraco
12 3 (1.48%) AquaLogic
12 3 (1.48%) Jetty
13 2 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
13 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (2.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.48%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.48%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.99%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.99%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.49%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.81%) HTTP
2 10 (4.93%) SSH
3 9 (4.43%) HTTPS
4 7 (3.45%) LDAP
5 5 (2.46%) SAN
5 5 (2.46%) Internet
6 4 (1.97%) FTP
7 3 (1.48%) SSL
8 2 (0.99%) SMS
9 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (24.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (9.36%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.90%) MySQL
5 11 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.93%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.45%) DB2
8 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.46%) OLTP
9 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.46%) TKPROF
9 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.97%) Big Data
10 4 (1.97%) Hazelcast
10 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.97%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (13.79%) Subversion
1 28 (13.79%) Maven
2 25 (12.32%) Ant
3 24 (11.82%) Visual Studio
4 20 (9.85%) Eclipse
5 19 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (7.39%) Selenium
7 14 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 10 (4.93%) Cucumber
9 9 (4.43%) Git (software)
9 9 (4.43%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.45%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.96%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (2.46%) JUnit
12 5 (2.46%) Axure RP
12 5 (2.46%) Mercurial
12 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.97%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.48%) JMeter
General
1 26 (12.81%) Finance
2 23 (11.33%) Banking
3 15 (7.39%) Publishing
4 10 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Automotive
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (73.40%) Developer
2 41 (20.20%) Java Developer
3 16 (7.88%) .NET Developer
3 16 (7.88%) XML Developer
4 14 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 13 (6.40%) Web Developer
6 12 (5.91%) Tester
6 12 (5.91%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.42%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.42%) BizTalk Developer
8 10 (4.93%) Lead Software Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (4.43%) Consultant
9 9 (4.43%) iOS Developer
10 7 (3.45%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.45%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (97.04%) XML
2 139 (68.47%) XSLT
3 79 (38.92%) HTML
4 63 (31.03%) CSS
5 57 (28.08%) Web Services
6 50 (24.63%) jQuery
7 47 (23.15%) .NET
8 46 (22.66%) SOAP
9 42 (20.69%) Ajax
10 39 (19.21%) XML Schema
11 38 (18.72%) ASP.NET
12 33 (16.26%) Spring
12 33 (16.26%) REST
13 32 (15.76%) XSD
14 29 (14.29%) XHTML
14 29 (14.29%) WCF
15 26 (12.81%) J2EE
16 25 (12.32%) JSP
16 25 (12.32%) JMS
17 23 (11.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.91%) Open Source
4 11 (5.42%) Web 2.0
4 11 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.93%) Digital Media
6 9 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.94%) N-Tier
7 8 (3.94%) Replication
8 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.96%) NHS
10 5 (2.46%) W3C
10 5 (2.46%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (1.97%) Social Network
12 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.99%) PKI
12 2 (0.99%) User Experience
12 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
12 2 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.69%) Linux
2 38 (18.72%) Windows
3 23 (11.33%) UNIX
4 15 (7.39%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.93%) Android
7 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.46%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.49%) VMS
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.57%) SOA
3 39 (19.21%) Scrum
4 37 (18.23%) TDD
5 31 (15.27%) Software Engineering
5 31 (15.27%) OO
6 29 (14.29%) MVC
7 22 (10.84%) BDD
8 21 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 21 (10.34%) OOP
9 18 (8.87%) UML
10 15 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.90%) Release Management
11 14 (6.90%) iOS Development
12 13 (6.40%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.40%) Web Design
13 12 (5.91%) Web Application Development
13 12 (5.91%) Web Development
14 10 (4.93%) OOD
14 10 (4.93%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 101 (49.75%) Java
2 85 (41.87%) SQL
3 70 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 61 (30.05%) XQuery
5 46 (22.66%) C#
6 27 (13.30%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.40%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.42%) PHP
9 7 (3.45%) PHP5
9 7 (3.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 6 (2.96%) Perl
11 5 (2.46%) C++
11 5 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.97%) Groovy
12 4 (1.97%) Python
13 3 (1.48%) C
13 3 (1.48%) VBScript
14 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.42%) Degree
3 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.88%) QA
2 5 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.46%) Oracle Clusterware
2 4 (1.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (8.87%) Oracle Identity Management
2 12 (5.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.46%) Oracle Flashback
3 5 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (2.46%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.99%) Netcool
4 2 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 57 (28.08%) Oracle
2 19 (9.36%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.90%) IBM
4 7 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.96%) SAP
6 5 (2.46%) Adobe
7 3 (1.48%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.48%) BEA
8 2 (0.99%) HP
8 2 (0.99%) Citrix
8 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.99%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.99%) Veritas
9 1 (0.49%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.49%) Remedy
9 1 (0.49%) Telerik
9 1 (0.49%) BMC
9 1 (0.49%) NetApp
9 1 (0.49%) Sun
9 1 (0.49%) Progress
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