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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 615 561 546
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -15
Contract jobs citing XPath 32 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 55 35
Median daily rate £369 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £310 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £507 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.80% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50

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
21245 20831 20664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.33% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14607 13531 13433
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 444 491
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.89 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -57 31 £375 -6.25% 21
London -39 15 £400 +14.28% 11
Yorkshire -1 6 £308 -23.12% 1
South East -14 5 - - 5
Crawley - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +13 3 £413 +13.79%
North Yorkshire +2 3 £290 -27.50% 1
West Midlands -5 2 £375 - 2
York - 2 £283 - 1
City of London +25 1 £415 +22.96% 5
East of England +1 1 - - 2
Birmingham +1 1 £375 - 2
Harrogate -2 1 £325 -18.75%
Leeds -5 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £288 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £425 -
Walsall - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 105 (86.78%) XML
2 85 (70.25%) XSLT
3 71 (58.68%) Java
4 63 (52.07%) Web Services
5 56 (46.28%) JavaScript
6 54 (44.63%) HTML
7 51 (42.15%) SQL
8 44 (36.36%) SOAP
9 43 (35.54%) CSS
10 41 (33.88%) Oracle
11 39 (32.23%) REST
12 38 (31.40%) jQuery
13 36 (29.75%) SOA
14 34 (28.10%) SQL Server
14 34 (28.10%) HTML5
15 33 (27.27%) Ajax
16 32 (26.45%) XSD
17 31 (25.62%) .NET
18 27 (22.31%) XQuery
19 26 (21.49%) JSON
19 26 (21.49%) Git (software)
20 25 (20.66%) Web Development
20 25 (20.66%) C#
21 24 (19.83%) Finance
22 22 (18.18%) Linux
22 22 (18.18%) MVC
22 22 (18.18%) CSS3
23 21 (17.36%) Middleware
23 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
23 21 (17.36%) Spring

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 15 (12.40%) WebLogic
2 13 (10.74%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.92%) WebSphere
4 9 (7.44%) Apache
4 9 (7.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (6.61%) IIS
6 6 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (4.13%) JBoss
7 5 (4.13%) Jetty
8 4 (3.31%) Apache TomEE
8 4 (3.31%) CMS
8 4 (3.31%) Mule
8 4 (3.31%) Mule ESB
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.48%) JCAPS
10 2 (1.65%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.48%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) SaaS
2 4 (3.31%) GitHub
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.53%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (2.48%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) FTP
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.70%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 8 (6.61%) PowerCenter
5 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.96%) DB2
7 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.31%) CouchDB
8 4 (3.31%) DTS
8 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.48%) MarkLogic
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (2.48%) Triplestore
10 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.83%) OLTP
11 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (21.49%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.53%) Subversion
3 17 (14.05%) Maven
4 14 (11.57%) Mercurial
5 12 (9.92%) JDeveloper
6 11 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.79%) JUnit
8 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.96%) JMeter
8 6 (4.96%) Lombardi
8 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.13%) NUnit
9 5 (4.13%) Selenium
9 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.31%) GitLab
10 4 (3.31%) Grunt
10 4 (3.31%) MSTest
10 4 (3.31%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Billing
3 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.65%) Games
3 2 (1.65%) Law
3 2 (1.65%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (76.03%) Developer
2 31 (25.62%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.53%) .NET Developer
4 14 (11.57%) Oracle Developer
4 14 (11.57%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.74%) SOA Developer
6 12 (9.92%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 12 (9.92%) UI Developer
7 10 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.26%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.26%) Web Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (6.61%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.61%) XML Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Consultant
11 5 (4.13%) Analyst
12 4 (3.31%) Analyst Programmer
12 4 (3.31%) Applications Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Architect
12 4 (3.31%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (86.78%) XML
2 85 (70.25%) XSLT
3 63 (52.07%) Web Services
4 54 (44.63%) HTML
5 44 (36.36%) SOAP
6 43 (35.54%) CSS
7 39 (32.23%) REST
8 38 (31.40%) jQuery
9 34 (28.10%) HTML5
10 33 (27.27%) Ajax
11 32 (26.45%) XSD
12 31 (25.62%) .NET
13 26 (21.49%) JSON
14 22 (18.18%) CSS3
15 21 (17.36%) Middleware
15 21 (17.36%) Spring
16 18 (14.88%) ASP.NET
16 18 (14.88%) JMS
17 17 (14.05%) J2EE
18 15 (12.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.40%) User Experience
3 8 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.31%) Fintech
5 4 (3.31%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.31%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.48%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) NHS
7 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.65%) DataPower
7 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.83%) Social Media
8 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.18%) Linux
2 10 (8.26%) Unix
2 10 (8.26%) Windows
3 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.75%) SOA
2 25 (20.66%) Web Development
3 22 (18.18%) MVC
4 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.05%) Workflow
6 14 (11.57%) BPEL
6 14 (11.57%) TDD
7 13 (10.74%) OO
8 12 (9.92%) Project Management
9 11 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.09%) SEO
10 10 (8.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 10 (8.26%) SDLC
10 10 (8.26%) Web Design
11 9 (7.44%) EAI
11 9 (7.44%) ETL
12 8 (6.61%) Case Management
12 8 (6.61%) Data Management
12 8 (6.61%) Front End Development
12 8 (6.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (58.68%) Java
2 56 (46.28%) JavaScript
3 51 (42.15%) SQL
4 27 (22.31%) XQuery
5 25 (20.66%) C#
6 12 (9.92%) PL/SQL
6 12 (9.92%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.96%) Python
8 4 (3.31%) VB
8 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.48%) Ruby
9 3 (2.48%) SPARQL
10 2 (1.65%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.65%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.65%) AWK
10 2 (1.65%) Perl
10 2 (1.65%) PHP
10 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.65%) sed
11 1 (0.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.83%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (33.88%) Oracle
2 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.05%) IBM
4 8 (6.61%) Informatica
5 6 (4.96%) EPiServer
6 4 (3.31%) Blue Prism
6 4 (3.31%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.48%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.48%) VMware
7 3 (2.48%) webMethods
8 2 (1.65%) HP
8 2 (1.65%) Rally
8 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) CA
9 1 (0.83%) OpenText
9 1 (0.83%) Perforce
9 1 (0.83%) SAP
9 1 (0.83%) Vignette
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