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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
Rank 505 526 488
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -38
Contract jobs citing XPath 86 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 81
Median daily rate £425 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.80%
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
18141 19631 19305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.56% 38.59% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12405 13280 12969
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 519 417
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £17.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.00 £46.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 19 January 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 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 19 January 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 +35 79 £425 +6.25% 27
London +41 47 £425 +9.67% 10
South East +30 13 £353 -21.66% 3
East of England - 8 £550 - 4
Oxfordshire - 8 £400 - 1
Scotland +32 7 £413 -
City of London -6 6 £590 +57.33% 3
Oxford - 6 £319 -
Yorkshire +11 4 £275 -18.51% 2
Essex - 4 £550 -
Leeds +11 3 £275 -
Glasgow +10 3 £413 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £275 -18.51%
East Sussex +6 3 £320 -28.88%
Brighton +5 3 £320 -
Stevenage - 3 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 - 4
South West +17 2 £550 +41.93% 4
Gloucestershire +3 2 £550 +15.78% 4
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Berkshire +14 1 £390 -17.89%
Cheltenham +6 1 £550 +15.78% 2
East Midlands -1 1 £400 +6.66%
North East -13 1 £350 -17.64%
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Durham - 1 £350 -
Gloucester - 1 £550 -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 142 (76.34%) XML
2 126 (67.74%) XSLT
3 122 (65.59%) Java
4 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (47.31%) JavaScript
6 82 (44.09%) JSON
7 80 (43.01%) REST
8 75 (40.32%) Maven
9 70 (37.63%) CSS
10 69 (37.10%) Finance
11 68 (36.56%) HTML
12 65 (34.95%) SQL
12 65 (34.95%) Web Services
12 65 (34.95%) Linux
13 60 (32.26%) SOA
13 60 (32.26%) XSD
14 59 (31.72%) JMS
15 57 (30.65%) SOAP
15 57 (30.65%) Oracle
16 56 (30.11%) Spring
17 54 (29.03%) AngularJS
18 50 (26.88%) jQuery
19 45 (24.19%) MVC
20 44 (23.66%) TDD
20 44 (23.66%) JUnit
20 44 (23.66%) Unix
21 42 (22.58%) Git (software)
22 41 (22.04%) Shell Script
23 40 (21.51%) XQuery
24 39 (20.97%) Scrum

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 28 (15.05%) WebSphere
2 27 (14.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (10.75%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (10.22%) Tomcat
5 16 (8.60%) Apache
6 15 (8.06%) Mule
7 14 (7.53%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (5.38%) Apache Solr
9 7 (3.76%) GlassFish
9 7 (3.76%) MQSI
9 7 (3.76%) nginx
10 6 (3.23%) Drupal
10 6 (3.23%) SilverStripe
11 5 (2.69%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.61%) CMS
12 3 (1.61%) Confluence
12 3 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.08%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.08%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 26 (13.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.30%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.08%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.08%) GitHub
5 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.90%) HTTP
2 7 (3.76%) Firewall
2 7 (3.76%) SSL
3 5 (2.69%) FTP
4 3 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.08%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
6 1 (0.54%) Broadband
6 1 (0.54%) DVB
6 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.75%) MySQL
2 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.91%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.30%) Big Data
5 8 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.23%) MarkLogic
8 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (2.15%) Lumira
9 4 (2.15%) Triplestore
10 3 (1.61%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.08%) Redis
11 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 75 (40.32%) Maven
2 44 (23.66%) JUnit
3 42 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 36 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 36 (19.35%) Mockito
5 32 (17.20%) JIRA
6 28 (15.05%) TeamCity
7 24 (12.90%) Spock
8 16 (8.60%) Ant
9 15 (8.06%) Selenium
10 10 (5.38%) CasperJS
10 10 (5.38%) PhantomJS
11 9 (4.84%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.76%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.76%) Gradle
13 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (2.15%) Subversion
15 4 (2.15%) WebDriver
15 4 (2.15%) XMLUnit
General
1 69 (37.10%) Finance
2 32 (17.20%) Banking
3 27 (14.52%) Marketing
4 26 (13.98%) Electronics
4 26 (13.98%) Manufacturing
4 26 (13.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.84%) Advertising
6 7 (3.76%) Publishing
7 5 (2.69%) Retail
8 4 (2.15%) Automotive
8 4 (2.15%) Games
9 2 (1.08%) Legal
10 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.54%) French Language
10 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (62.90%) Developer
2 63 (33.87%) Java Developer
3 30 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 21 (11.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.06%) Architect
5 15 (8.06%) SOA Developer
6 11 (5.91%) Middleware Developer
7 10 (5.38%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.38%) Web Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Angular Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Consultant
8 9 (4.84%) Java Middleware Developer
9 8 (4.30%) Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) UI Developer
9 8 (4.30%) XML Developer
10 7 (3.76%) AWS Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.76%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (76.34%) XML
2 126 (67.74%) XSLT
3 82 (44.09%) JSON
4 80 (43.01%) REST
5 70 (37.63%) CSS
6 68 (36.56%) HTML
7 65 (34.95%) Web Services
8 60 (32.26%) XSD
9 59 (31.72%) JMS
10 57 (30.65%) SOAP
11 56 (30.11%) Spring
12 54 (29.03%) AngularJS
13 50 (26.88%) jQuery
14 38 (20.43%) CSS3
15 37 (19.89%) Node.js
16 36 (19.35%) J2EE
17 34 (18.28%) HTML5
18 33 (17.74%) Spring MVC
19 29 (15.59%) Swagger
20 28 (15.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.75%) User Experience
2 9 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.76%) DataPower
5 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) Fintech
8 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.54%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.95%) Linux
2 44 (23.66%) Unix
3 7 (3.76%) AIX
4 6 (3.23%) Windows
5 4 (2.15%) Android
6 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (32.26%) SOA
3 45 (24.19%) MVC
4 44 (23.66%) TDD
5 39 (20.97%) Scrum
6 32 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (13.98%) Digital Marketing
7 26 (13.98%) Programme Management
8 25 (13.44%) BDD
8 25 (13.44%) Unit Testing
9 23 (12.37%) Refactoring
10 17 (9.14%) Microservices
11 16 (8.60%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.99%) RDF
12 13 (6.99%) SDLC
12 13 (6.99%) Web Development
13 12 (6.45%) OO
14 11 (5.91%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.91%) UML
15 10 (5.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 122 (65.59%) Java
2 88 (47.31%) JavaScript
3 65 (34.95%) SQL
4 41 (22.04%) Shell Script
5 40 (21.51%) XQuery
6 30 (16.13%) Korn
7 19 (10.22%) PL/SQL
8 12 (6.45%) Python
9 11 (5.91%) C#
9 11 (5.91%) VBA
10 8 (4.30%) Perl
10 8 (4.30%) PHP
10 8 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.76%) Groovy
12 6 (3.23%) SPARQL
13 5 (2.69%) C++
14 4 (2.15%) Ruby
15 2 (1.08%) ECMAScript
15 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (15.59%) Degree
2 8 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.68%) FATCA
2 7 (3.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (6.99%) Ansible
2 10 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.38%) Puppet
3 3 (1.61%) Consul
3 3 (1.61%) Packer
3 3 (1.61%) Terraform
4 2 (1.08%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.08%) Salt
5 1 (0.54%) Control-M
5 1 (0.54%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 57 (30.65%) Oracle
2 32 (17.20%) Solace
3 30 (16.13%) SAP
4 20 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.99%) WSO2
6 12 (6.45%) Google
6 12 (6.45%) MuleSoft
7 8 (4.30%) IBM
8 7 (3.76%) Software AG
9 4 (2.15%) VMware
10 3 (1.61%) Sybase
11 2 (1.08%) Cisco
11 2 (1.08%) EMC
11 2 (1.08%) NetApp
11 2 (1.08%) webMethods
12 1 (0.54%) Blue Prism
12 1 (0.54%) Remedy
12 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
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