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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 609 566 533
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -33
Contract jobs citing XPath 41 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 41
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £343 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.46 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 -

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
21226 21570 19987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.31% 37.87% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14541 14498 12816
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 437 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 26 July 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 24 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 26 July 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 -35 40 £413 +3.12% 18
London -3 26 £420 +5.00% 12
South East +10 7 £358 -23.11% 1
Berkshire - 6 £350 -
City of London +43 5 £420 +5.00% 4
East of England +17 5 - - 2
Bracknell - 3 £581 -
Essex +3 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +12 1 - - 2
Aberdeen -2 1 - -
North West -2 1 £350 -17.64% 1
Scotland -16 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £365 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £365 -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 70 (93.33%) XML
2 44 (58.67%) Java
3 39 (52.00%) XSLT
4 33 (44.00%) SQL
4 33 (44.00%) Web Services
5 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
6 27 (36.00%) HTML
6 27 (36.00%) REST
7 26 (34.67%) CSS
8 25 (33.33%) JSON
9 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (24.00%) SOAP
11 17 (22.67%) Oracle
11 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
11 17 (22.67%) Finance
12 16 (21.33%) C#
12 16 (21.33%) jQuery
13 15 (20.00%) SOA
14 14 (18.67%) .NET
14 14 (18.67%) XSD
14 14 (18.67%) Scrum
15 13 (17.33%) XQuery
15 13 (17.33%) Git (software)
15 13 (17.33%) Spring
16 12 (16.00%) MVC
16 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
17 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
17 11 (14.67%) Linux
17 11 (14.67%) Web Development

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 11 (14.67%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.00%) Apache
3 6 (8.00%) CMS
4 4 (5.33%) Mule
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (4.00%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.67%) Drupal
6 2 (2.67%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) JBoss
6 2 (2.67%) Jetty
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.67%) SilverStripe
6 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.33%) Apache TomEE
7 1 (1.33%) JCAPS
7 1 (1.33%) Liferay
7 1 (1.33%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.33%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.33%) Triplestore
4 3 (4.00%) CouchDB
4 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.00%) MySQL
4 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.67%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.33%) Lumira
6 1 (1.33%) Redis
6 1 (1.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 8 (10.67%) JUnit
3 8 (10.67%) Maven
4 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.33%) Selenium
5 5 (6.67%) JIRA
5 5 (6.67%) Mockito
6 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (5.33%) Subversion
6 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.00%) Appium
7 3 (4.00%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.00%) Spock
7 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.67%) Ant
8 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.67%) TestNG
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Publishing
4 3 (4.00%) Automotive
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Integration Specialist
5 6 (8.00%) XML Developer
6 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 5 (6.67%) XML Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Integration Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Java Web Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.33%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (93.33%) XML
2 39 (52.00%) XSLT
3 33 (44.00%) Web Services
4 27 (36.00%) HTML
4 27 (36.00%) REST
5 26 (34.67%) CSS
6 25 (33.33%) JSON
7 18 (24.00%) SOAP
8 16 (21.33%) jQuery
9 14 (18.67%) .NET
9 14 (18.67%) XSD
10 13 (17.33%) Spring
11 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
12 10 (13.33%) Hibernate
13 8 (10.67%) Ajax
13 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
13 8 (10.67%) CSS3
14 7 (9.33%) HTML5
14 7 (9.33%) IBM Integration Bus
14 7 (9.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.67%) Ontologies
4 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.33%) DataPower
5 1 (1.33%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Unix
3 5 (6.67%) Android
3 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.33%) Windows
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.00%) SOA
3 14 (18.67%) Scrum
4 12 (16.00%) MVC
5 11 (14.67%) TDD
5 11 (14.67%) Web Development
6 9 (12.00%) Workflow
7 8 (10.67%) BDD
8 7 (9.33%) SDLC
9 6 (8.00%) OO
9 6 (8.00%) RDF
10 5 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.67%) Open Source
11 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.00%) ETL
12 3 (4.00%) Kanban
12 3 (4.00%) OOD
12 3 (4.00%) Security Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Software Architecture
12 3 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) Java
2 33 (44.00%) SQL
3 31 (41.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.33%) C#
5 13 (17.33%) XQuery
6 6 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.33%) Perl
8 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.33%) VBA
9 3 (4.00%) C++
9 3 (4.00%) Korn
9 3 (4.00%) PHP
9 3 (4.00%) Scala
10 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.67%) Python
10 2 (2.67%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.33%) C
11 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) SDET
3 1 (1.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) IBM
4 4 (5.33%) Blue Prism
4 4 (5.33%) Google
4 4 (5.33%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.00%) Solace
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Software AG
6 2 (2.67%) webMethods
6 2 (2.67%) WSO2
7 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.33%) Ceridian
7 1 (1.33%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.33%) Perforce
7 1 (1.33%) Rally
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.33%) Zend
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