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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 615 513 544
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +31
Contract jobs citing XPath 28 97 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 60 32
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £503 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.94%

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
20724 20400 19855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 37.63% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14318 13571 13114
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 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 419 463
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 31 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 25 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 31 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 -65 28 £375 -6.25% 22
London -12 14 £400 +14.28% 7
South East -34 6 £350 -26.31% 1
Yorkshire -8 4 £325 -18.75% 2
Crawley - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
City of London +35 3 £420 +29.23%
West Yorkshire +4 3 £369 +1.72% 1
East of England +3 1 - - 3
Birmingham 0 1 £375 - 2
North Yorkshire 0 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Harrogate -5 1 £325 -18.75%
Leeds -7 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Berkshire -7 1 £350 -9.67%
West Midlands -18 1 £375 - 3
North West -19 1 £350 -12.60% 4
Tyne and Wear -44 1 - -
North East -46 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -53 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 82 (87.23%) XML
2 55 (58.51%) XSLT
3 53 (56.38%) Java
4 48 (51.06%) Web Services
5 43 (45.74%) JavaScript
6 39 (41.49%) HTML
7 35 (37.23%) SQL
7 35 (37.23%) CSS
8 34 (36.17%) REST
9 32 (34.04%) SOAP
10 29 (30.85%) SQL Server
11 28 (29.79%) SOA
12 27 (28.72%) jQuery
13 25 (26.60%) Oracle
14 24 (25.53%) .NET
14 24 (25.53%) Git (software)
15 23 (24.47%) Web Development
15 23 (24.47%) XSD
16 22 (23.40%) Ajax
16 22 (23.40%) HTML5
17 21 (22.34%) JSON
18 19 (20.21%) C#
18 19 (20.21%) Spring
19 18 (19.15%) Finance
20 17 (18.09%) MVC
20 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
20 17 (18.09%) Subversion
20 17 (18.09%) CSS3
21 16 (17.02%) XQuery
22 15 (15.96%) XHTML

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 12 (12.77%) WebLogic
2 10 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 9 (9.57%) Apache
3 9 (9.57%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.38%) IIS
5 5 (5.32%) JBoss
5 5 (5.32%) Jetty
6 4 (4.26%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (4.26%) CMS
6 4 (4.26%) Mule
6 4 (4.26%) Mule ESB
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.19%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.06%) Liferay
8 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.19%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) GitHub
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) HTTP
2 3 (3.19%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (7.45%) PowerCenter
4 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.26%) CouchDB
5 4 (4.26%) DTS
5 4 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.19%) MarkLogic
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.19%) Triplestore
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.06%) MySQL
8 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 17 (18.09%) Subversion
3 13 (13.83%) Maven
4 12 (12.77%) Mercurial
5 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
6 10 (10.64%) JDeveloper
7 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.51%) Selenium
8 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.45%) JUnit
9 6 (6.38%) JMeter
10 4 (4.26%) GitLab
10 4 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.19%) IntelliJ
11 3 (3.19%) JIRA
11 3 (3.19%) Mockito
11 3 (3.19%) NUnit
11 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Billing
4 2 (2.13%) Law
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.06%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (64.89%) Developer
2 21 (22.34%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.83%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.77%) UI Developer
5 10 (10.64%) SQL Developer
5 10 (10.64%) Web Developer
6 9 (9.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (9.57%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.45%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Consultant
7 7 (7.45%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 7 (7.45%) SOA Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Integration Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (4.26%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (87.23%) XML
2 55 (58.51%) XSLT
3 48 (51.06%) Web Services
4 39 (41.49%) HTML
5 35 (37.23%) CSS
6 34 (36.17%) REST
7 32 (34.04%) SOAP
8 27 (28.72%) jQuery
9 24 (25.53%) .NET
10 23 (24.47%) XSD
11 22 (23.40%) Ajax
11 22 (23.40%) HTML5
12 21 (22.34%) JSON
13 19 (20.21%) Spring
14 17 (18.09%) CSS3
15 15 (15.96%) XHTML
16 14 (14.89%) Middleware
16 14 (14.89%) Sass
17 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET
17 13 (13.83%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) User Experience
2 11 (11.70%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.19%) Fintech
6 3 (3.19%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.19%) NHS
6 3 (3.19%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.06%) DataPower
8 1 (1.06%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.06%) Linked Data
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) SOA
2 23 (24.47%) Web Development
3 17 (18.09%) MVC
4 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (14.89%) TDD
5 14 (14.89%) Workflow
6 12 (12.77%) Wireframes
7 11 (11.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 11 (11.70%) SEO
8 10 (10.64%) Web Design
9 9 (9.57%) OO
10 8 (8.51%) Scrum
11 7 (7.45%) BDD
11 7 (7.45%) BPEL
11 7 (7.45%) BPMN
11 7 (7.45%) Case Management
11 7 (7.45%) Data Management
11 7 (7.45%) EAI
11 7 (7.45%) ETL
11 7 (7.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) Java
2 43 (45.74%) JavaScript
3 35 (37.23%) SQL
4 19 (20.21%) C#
5 16 (17.02%) XQuery
6 9 (9.57%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.32%) Python
8 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.26%) VB
8 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.19%) SPARQL
10 2 (2.13%) Perl
10 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.06%) Groovy
11 1 (1.06%) Ruby
11 1 (1.06%) Scala
11 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (26.60%) Oracle
2 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) IBM
4 7 (7.45%) Informatica
5 4 (4.26%) Blue Prism
5 4 (4.26%) MuleSoft
5 4 (4.26%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.19%) EPiServer
6 3 (3.19%) webMethods
7 2 (2.13%) HP
7 2 (2.13%) Rally
8 1 (1.06%) Adobe
8 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.06%) Perforce
8 1 (1.06%) SAP
8 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago