The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
Rank 519 561 532
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -29
Contract jobs citing XPath 76 67 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 55
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
18431 19906 19847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.62% 38.25% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 13529 13077
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 489 424
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £18.62 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.51 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 68 £425 - 22
London +38 45 £425 -10.52% 9
East of England - 10 £375 - 2
Scotland - 8 £413 -
South East +26 7 £325 -29.72% 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £319 - 2
Oxford - 6 £319 -
Stevenage - 5 £300 -
Essex - 4 £550 - 2
City of London -6 3 £595 +32.22% 3
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £413 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £400 +37.93%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £400 +23.07%
North West +9 1 £400 +16.78%
Leeds +6 1 £400 -
East Sussex +5 1 £353 -21.66%
Manchester -2 1 £400 +16.78%
North East -16 1 £350 -17.64%
Durham - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £353 -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XPath.

1 128 (69.95%) XML
2 124 (67.76%) XSLT
3 122 (66.67%) Java
4 97 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (49.18%) JavaScript
6 85 (46.45%) JSON
7 79 (43.17%) Maven
8 75 (40.98%) CSS
9 74 (40.44%) REST
10 73 (39.89%) Finance
11 71 (38.80%) HTML
12 64 (34.97%) Web Services
12 64 (34.97%) Linux
12 64 (34.97%) SOA
13 58 (31.69%) JMS
14 56 (30.60%) SQL
15 55 (30.05%) Oracle
16 54 (29.51%) SOAP
17 52 (28.42%) XSD
18 51 (27.87%) AngularJS
19 49 (26.78%) Spring
19 49 (26.78%) TDD
20 46 (25.14%) jQuery
21 45 (24.59%) Unix
21 45 (24.59%) JUnit
22 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
23 41 (22.40%) Shell Script
24 38 (20.77%) MVC
25 37 (20.22%) Scrum
25 37 (20.22%) Mockito

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (16.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (13.66%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (13.66%) WebSphere
3 19 (10.38%) Mule
4 18 (9.84%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (9.29%) Tomcat
6 15 (8.20%) Apache Solr
7 14 (7.65%) Apache
8 8 (4.37%) WebLogic
9 7 (3.83%) MQSI
9 7 (3.83%) nginx
10 6 (3.28%) Drupal
10 6 (3.28%) SilverStripe
10 6 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (2.73%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.64%) CMS
12 3 (1.64%) Confluence
13 2 (1.09%) Anypoint
13 2 (1.09%) JBoss
13 2 (1.09%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 7 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.64%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.64%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.09%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (17.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.37%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.64%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.57%) HTTP
2 7 (3.83%) Firewall
2 7 (3.83%) SSL
3 5 (2.73%) FTP
4 2 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.09%) NX-OS
4 2 (1.09%) SAN
5 1 (0.55%) Broadband
5 1 (0.55%) DVB
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.38%) MySQL
2 12 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.01%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.46%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.37%) Big Data
5 8 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.28%) Redis
8 5 (2.73%) MarkLogic
9 3 (1.64%) Triplestore
10 2 (1.09%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 79 (43.17%) Maven
2 45 (24.59%) JUnit
3 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
4 37 (20.22%) Mockito
5 36 (19.67%) Jenkins
6 33 (18.03%) JIRA
7 29 (15.85%) TeamCity
8 25 (13.66%) Spock
9 21 (11.48%) Selenium
10 16 (8.74%) Ant
11 15 (8.20%) CasperJS
11 15 (8.20%) PhantomJS
12 11 (6.01%) Gradle
13 8 (4.37%) SoapUI
14 6 (3.28%) Eclipse
15 5 (2.73%) WebDriver
16 4 (2.19%) Checkstyle
16 4 (2.19%) IntelliJ
16 4 (2.19%) Subversion
16 4 (2.19%) XMLUnit
General
1 73 (39.89%) Finance
2 33 (18.03%) Marketing
3 32 (17.49%) Electronics
3 32 (17.49%) Manufacturing
3 32 (17.49%) Telecoms
4 31 (16.94%) Banking
5 9 (4.92%) Advertising
6 7 (3.83%) Publishing
7 5 (2.73%) Automotive
8 4 (2.19%) Games
8 4 (2.19%) Retail
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (60.11%) Developer
2 59 (32.24%) Java Developer
3 29 (15.85%) Senior Developer
4 19 (10.38%) SOA Developer
5 17 (9.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (8.20%) Web Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) Architect
7 13 (7.10%) Middleware Developer
8 12 (6.56%) Web Developer
9 11 (6.01%) Consultant
9 11 (6.01%) Java Middleware Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Angular Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Integration Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.37%) UI Developer
11 8 (4.37%) XML Consultant
11 8 (4.37%) XML Specialist
12 7 (3.83%) Agile Developer
12 7 (3.83%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (69.95%) XML
2 124 (67.76%) XSLT
3 85 (46.45%) JSON
4 75 (40.98%) CSS
5 74 (40.44%) REST
6 71 (38.80%) HTML
7 64 (34.97%) Web Services
8 58 (31.69%) JMS
9 54 (29.51%) SOAP
10 52 (28.42%) XSD
11 51 (27.87%) AngularJS
12 49 (26.78%) Spring
13 46 (25.14%) jQuery
14 37 (20.22%) CSS3
14 37 (20.22%) Node.js
15 35 (19.13%) Swagger
16 33 (18.03%) HTML5
17 31 (16.94%) J2EE
18 29 (15.85%) Spring MVC
19 28 (15.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.48%) User Experience
2 13 (7.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.83%) DataPower
4 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.09%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.55%) Fintech
6 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 64 (34.97%) Linux
2 45 (24.59%) Unix
3 8 (4.37%) Android
4 7 (3.83%) AIX
4 7 (3.83%) Windows
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.97%) SOA
3 49 (26.78%) TDD
4 38 (20.77%) MVC
5 37 (20.22%) Scrum
6 33 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (17.49%) Digital Marketing
7 32 (17.49%) Programme Management
8 26 (14.21%) BDD
9 24 (13.11%) Refactoring
9 24 (13.11%) Unit Testing
10 17 (9.29%) Microservices
11 16 (8.74%) Configuration Management
11 16 (8.74%) Web Development
12 12 (6.56%) API Design
12 12 (6.56%) OO
12 12 (6.56%) RDF
12 12 (6.56%) SDLC
13 11 (6.01%) Software Engineering
14 9 (4.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (66.67%) Java
2 90 (49.18%) JavaScript
3 56 (30.60%) SQL
4 41 (22.40%) Shell Script
5 30 (16.39%) Korn
5 30 (16.39%) XQuery
6 18 (9.84%) Python
7 13 (7.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.37%) C#
8 8 (4.37%) Perl
8 8 (4.37%) PHP
9 7 (3.83%) Groovy
9 7 (3.83%) VBA
10 6 (3.28%) C++
10 6 (3.28%) ECMAScript
10 6 (3.28%) ES6
10 6 (3.28%) Ruby
10 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.73%) SPARQL
12 3 (1.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (14.21%) Degree
2 4 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.38%) FATCA
2 7 (3.83%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.01%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) Ansible
2 10 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.46%) Puppet
3 3 (1.64%) Consul
3 3 (1.64%) Packer
3 3 (1.64%) Terraform
4 2 (1.09%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.09%) Salt
5 1 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 55 (30.05%) Oracle
2 33 (18.03%) SAP
3 32 (17.49%) Solace
4 17 (9.29%) WSO2
5 16 (8.74%) Microsoft
6 11 (6.01%) Google
6 11 (6.01%) MuleSoft
7 7 (3.83%) IBM
8 4 (2.19%) Software AG
9 3 (1.64%) Sybase
9 3 (1.64%) VMware
9 3 (1.64%) webMethods
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco
10 2 (1.09%) EMC
10 2 (1.09%) NetApp
11 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.55%) Remedy
11 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
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