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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 494 500 416
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -84
Contract jobs citing XPath 120 77 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.38% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 45 73
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£380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +2 100 £403 -5.29% 36
London +4 34 £425 -8.10% 15
North West +15 31 £325 +8.33% 4
South East -1 29 £495 +16.47% 11
Manchester - 29 £320 - 3
Oxfordshire -2 16 £500 +17.64% 2
Wales - 14 £363 - 2
City of London +19 10 £488 +8.33% 6
Salford - 8 £313 -
Surrey -5 5 £425 -22.72% 1
East of England -20 5 £310 -40.66% 2
Hertfordshire -28 5 £310 -42.19% 2
East Sussex - 3 £225 - 4
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 3
Brighton - 3 £225 - 4
Cheshire 0 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Watford -4 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 £375 - 2
Scotland -7 1 - - 1
South West -43 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £555 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Harrogate - - - -
Havant - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 2
Portsmouth - - - -
Camberley - - - - 1

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 190 (97.94%) XML
2 142 (73.20%) XSLT
3 92 (47.42%) Java
4 78 (40.21%) Web Services
5 76 (39.18%) Oracle
6 60 (30.93%) SOAP
6 60 (30.93%) SOA
7 59 (30.41%) Spring
8 58 (29.90%) SQL
9 56 (28.87%) Linux
10 50 (25.77%) Maven
11 48 (24.74%) JavaScript
12 47 (24.23%) HTML
13 46 (23.71%) JMS
14 45 (23.20%) XSD
15 42 (21.65%) Ajax
15 42 (21.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 41 (21.13%) HTTP
17 40 (20.62%) WSDL
17 40 (20.62%) XQuery
17 40 (20.62%) jQuery
18 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (19.59%) CSS
20 35 (18.04%) XML Schema
21 34 (17.53%) Scrum
22 33 (17.01%) REST
23 31 (15.98%) J2EE
24 30 (15.46%) WebSphere
25 28 (14.43%) Ant
25 28 (14.43%) IBM

XPath
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 42 (21.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (15.46%) WebSphere
3 26 (13.40%) Tomcat
4 23 (11.86%) WebLogic
5 17 (8.76%) AquaLogic
6 9 (4.64%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (3.61%) Apache
8 6 (3.09%) MQSeries
8 6 (3.09%) CMS
8 6 (3.09%) Confluence
9 5 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.55%) JBoss
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (11.34%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (7.73%) Workday HCM
3 14 (7.22%) SAP HR
4 9 (4.64%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (1.55%) Markit EDM
7 2 (1.03%) Tridion
8 1 (0.52%) Cordys
8 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (21.13%) HTTP
2 22 (11.34%) Internet
3 14 (7.22%) FTP
4 5 (2.58%) SSL
5 4 (2.06%) LDAP
5 4 (2.06%) SSH
6 2 (1.03%) SMTP
6 2 (1.03%) SAN
6 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.03%) DNS
7 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.82%) SQL Server
1 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database
2 14 (7.22%) MySQL
3 12 (6.19%) Hazelcast
4 11 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.55%) DTS
9 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (25.77%) Maven
2 28 (14.43%) Ant
3 27 (13.92%) Subversion
4 17 (8.76%) JUnit
5 15 (7.73%) Eclipse
6 12 (6.19%) Selenium
7 10 (5.15%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.64%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.12%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.12%) JIRA
10 7 (3.61%) JBehave
10 7 (3.61%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.61%) Hudson
11 6 (3.09%) Log4j
11 6 (3.09%) JMeter
11 6 (3.09%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.58%) Axure RP
13 4 (2.06%) Mockito
General
1 19 (9.79%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
2 9 (4.64%) Retail
3 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.06%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.55%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 107 (55.15%) Developer
2 34 (17.53%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.76%) Designer
4 13 (6.70%) Architect
5 11 (5.67%) Consultant
6 10 (5.15%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (4.12%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Lead Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Tester
8 7 (3.61%) Web Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.09%) iOS Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Workday Consultant
10 5 (2.58%) XML Developer
10 5 (2.58%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.58%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.06%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (97.94%) XML
2 142 (73.20%) XSLT
3 78 (40.21%) Web Services
4 60 (30.93%) SOAP
5 59 (30.41%) Spring
6 47 (24.23%) HTML
7 46 (23.71%) JMS
8 45 (23.20%) XSD
9 42 (21.65%) Ajax
10 40 (20.62%) jQuery
10 40 (20.62%) WSDL
11 38 (19.59%) CSS
12 35 (18.04%) XML Schema
13 33 (17.01%) REST
14 31 (15.98%) J2EE
15 27 (13.92%) Oracle Fusion
15 27 (13.92%) JSON
16 25 (12.89%) Middleware
17 24 (12.37%) .NET
18 21 (10.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.73%) Web 2.0
3 14 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.15%) Open Source
5 9 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.61%) NHS
7 5 (2.58%) Derivative
7 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.06%) Replication
9 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.03%) Online Games
10 2 (1.03%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.03%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (28.87%) Linux
2 24 (12.37%) UNIX
3 22 (11.34%) Windows
4 18 (9.28%) Android
5 17 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.15%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.09%) Windows Phone
7 6 (3.09%) HPUX
7 6 (3.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.93%) SOA
2 39 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (17.53%) Scrum
4 22 (11.34%) ERP
5 21 (10.82%) Migration
6 20 (10.31%) OO
7 19 (9.79%) TDD
7 19 (9.79%) MVC
7 19 (9.79%) Data Migration
8 17 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (8.25%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.22%) E-business
11 13 (6.70%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.19%) ETL
12 12 (6.19%) Data Modelling
12 12 (6.19%) B2B
13 11 (5.67%) Test Automation
14 10 (5.15%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.15%) Web Design
14 10 (5.15%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (47.42%) Java
2 58 (29.90%) SQL
3 48 (24.74%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.62%) XQuery
5 20 (10.31%) C#
6 14 (7.22%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 11 (5.67%) Groovy
8 7 (3.61%) Perl
9 5 (2.58%) PHP
9 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.58%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.06%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (2.06%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.55%) PHP5
12 2 (1.03%) C
12 2 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.22%) Degree
4 5 (2.58%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) vCloud
2 2 (1.03%) NFS
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) Oracle Identity Management
2 15 (7.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.06%) BladeLogic
3 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.03%) Puppet
4 2 (1.03%) SCOM
4 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.52%) Control-M
5 1 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 76 (39.18%) Oracle
2 28 (14.43%) IBM
3 20 (10.31%) SAP
4 17 (8.76%) BEA
4 17 (8.76%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.22%) PeopleSoft
5 14 (7.22%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.12%) Adobe
7 6 (3.09%) Interwoven
8 5 (2.58%) Sun
8 5 (2.58%) Ceridian
9 4 (2.06%) Remedy
9 4 (2.06%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.06%) BMC
10 3 (1.55%) Progress
10 3 (1.55%) Sybase
10 3 (1.55%) VMware
10 3 (1.55%) EPiServer
11 2 (1.03%) NetApp
11 2 (1.03%) Altova
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