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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 453 498 422
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -76
Contract jobs citing XPath 142 80 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.68% 0.40% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 60 71
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50

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
20987 19754 19477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.43% 38.20% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14215 12632 11717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 566 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.72 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 113 £380 -10.58% 35
North West +22 38 £340 -9.33% 6
South East +8 36 £500 +14.28% 6
London +13 31 £394 -19.23% 17
Manchester +12 30 £330 +16.81% 2
Oxfordshire -11 22 £518 +18.28% 1
Oxford -10 16 £518 +11.29% 1
Wales - 14 £363 -
City of London +29 9 £394 -21.25% 1
Scotland -2 9 £283 -15.73% 1
Cheshire +12 7 £348 -7.33% 2
East Sussex - 7 £225 - 1
Brighton - 7 £225 -
Glasgow - 5 £262 -
Salford - 5 £315 -
West Midlands -11 3 £360 +12.50%
Edinburgh -5 2 £375 +24.79% 1
Surrey -9 2 £425 -22.72% 1
Hertfordshire -13 2 £310 -40.52% 3
East of England -17 2 £310 -40.38% 6
South West -37 2 £325 -23.52%
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
York - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 214 (98.17%) XML
2 167 (76.61%) XSLT
3 100 (45.87%) Java
4 78 (35.78%) SQL
5 75 (34.40%) Oracle
6 71 (32.57%) Web Services
7 66 (30.28%) JavaScript
8 65 (29.82%) HTML
9 64 (29.36%) Linux
10 57 (26.15%) CSS
11 56 (25.69%) Spring
11 56 (25.69%) Ajax
12 55 (25.23%) Maven
13 54 (24.77%) SOA
14 53 (24.31%) SOAP
14 53 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (21.56%) jQuery
16 42 (19.27%) XML Schema
17 40 (18.35%) JMS
18 39 (17.89%) Scrum
19 38 (17.43%) XQuery
20 36 (16.51%) XSD
21 34 (15.60%) HTTP
21 34 (15.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 33 (15.14%) .NET
23 32 (14.68%) J2EE
23 32 (14.68%) C#
23 32 (14.68%) Ant
23 32 (14.68%) Subversion
24 31 (14.22%) WebLogic

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 34 (15.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 31 (14.22%) WebLogic
3 28 (12.84%) Tomcat
4 26 (11.93%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.05%) AquaLogic
6 9 (4.13%) Apache
7 8 (3.67%) Adobe CQ
7 8 (3.67%) CMS
8 5 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.29%) JBoss
8 5 (2.29%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.29%) Confluence
9 4 (1.83%) Umbraco
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.92%) IIS
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 29 (13.30%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (4.59%) SAP HR
3 9 (4.13%) Workday HCM
4 4 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.38%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.46%) Tridion
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.46%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.60%) HTTP
2 12 (5.50%) Internet
3 11 (5.05%) SSH
4 7 (3.21%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.75%) FTP
6 5 (2.29%) LDAP
7 4 (1.83%) SSL
8 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.92%) SMS
9 2 (0.92%) SMTP
9 2 (0.92%) DNS
9 2 (0.92%) SAN
10 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.34%) Oracle Database
2 16 (7.34%) MySQL
3 13 (5.96%) Hazelcast
4 11 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.29%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.38%) DTS
11 3 (1.38%) OLTP
11 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (25.23%) Maven
2 32 (14.68%) Ant
2 32 (14.68%) Subversion
3 17 (7.80%) Eclipse
4 14 (6.42%) JUnit
5 13 (5.96%) Jenkins
6 11 (5.05%) Selenium
7 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.67%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.67%) WebDriver
7 8 (3.67%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.21%) Axure RP
9 6 (2.75%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.75%) JIRA
10 5 (2.29%) Log4j
10 5 (2.29%) JMeter
10 5 (2.29%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.29%) FitNesse
10 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.83%) Hudson
General
1 21 (9.63%) Finance
2 17 (7.80%) Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Investment Banking
3 8 (3.67%) Publishing
4 6 (2.75%) Retail
4 6 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Games
6 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.38%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 140 (64.22%) Developer
2 44 (20.18%) Java Developer
3 15 (6.88%) Designer
4 14 (6.42%) Software Engineer
5 13 (5.96%) Web Developer
6 12 (5.50%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.50%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.05%) Architect
7 11 (5.05%) Tester
7 11 (5.05%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.13%) XML Developer
9 8 (3.67%) iOS Developer
9 8 (3.67%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (3.67%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.21%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (3.21%) Consultant
10 7 (3.21%) PHP Web Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (98.17%) XML
2 167 (76.61%) XSLT
3 71 (32.57%) Web Services
4 65 (29.82%) HTML
5 57 (26.15%) CSS
6 56 (25.69%) Spring
6 56 (25.69%) Ajax
7 53 (24.31%) SOAP
8 47 (21.56%) jQuery
9 42 (19.27%) XML Schema
10 40 (18.35%) JMS
11 36 (16.51%) XSD
12 33 (15.14%) .NET
13 32 (14.68%) J2EE
14 31 (14.22%) JSON
15 30 (13.76%) WSDL
16 29 (13.30%) REST
17 26 (11.93%) Oracle Fusion
18 24 (11.01%) XHTML
19 22 (10.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.17%) Web 2.0
3 16 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (6.88%) Open Source
5 12 (5.50%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.67%) NHS
7 7 (3.21%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.29%) Replication
8 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.29%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.83%) Social Network
9 4 (1.83%) Derivative
10 3 (1.38%) W3C
10 3 (1.38%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.38%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.92%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.36%) Linux
2 24 (11.01%) UNIX
3 23 (10.55%) Windows
4 19 (8.72%) Android
5 18 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.96%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.75%) Windows Phone
8 5 (2.29%) HPUX
8 5 (2.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.77%) SOA
2 53 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (17.89%) Scrum
4 27 (12.39%) OO
4 27 (12.39%) Software Engineering
5 26 (11.93%) TDD
6 22 (10.09%) MVC
7 21 (9.63%) Unit Testing
8 19 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (6.88%) Migration
10 14 (6.42%) Web Design
11 13 (5.96%) Data Migration
11 13 (5.96%) iOS Development
12 12 (5.50%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.05%) ETL
13 11 (5.05%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.05%) Web Development
14 10 (4.59%) E-business
14 10 (4.59%) ERP
14 10 (4.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 100 (45.87%) Java
2 78 (35.78%) SQL
3 66 (30.28%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.43%) XQuery
5 32 (14.68%) C#
6 22 (10.09%) T-SQL
7 16 (7.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 11 (5.05%) PHP
9 7 (3.21%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.21%) Perl
9 7 (3.21%) PHP5
10 4 (1.83%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.83%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.38%) C++
11 3 (1.38%) Python
11 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.88%) Degree
4 5 (2.29%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.13%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (1.38%) NFS
1 3 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) vCloud
3 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 22 (10.09%) Oracle Identity Management
2 18 (8.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.83%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.38%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.92%) Puppet
5 2 (0.92%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (34.40%) Oracle
2 23 (10.55%) IBM
3 19 (8.72%) Red Hat
4 16 (7.34%) SAP
5 14 (6.42%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.05%) BEA
7 10 (4.59%) PeopleSoft
8 9 (4.13%) Adobe
9 5 (2.29%) Interwoven
9 5 (2.29%) Sun
10 4 (1.83%) Ceridian
10 4 (1.83%) BMC
10 4 (1.83%) Remedy
11 3 (1.38%) VMware
11 3 (1.38%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.38%) NetApp
11 3 (1.38%) Progress
12 2 (0.92%) Altova
12 2 (0.92%) Sybase
13 1 (0.46%) Alterian
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