The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 74 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.41% - 2.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% - 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£356 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
- -6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
359 160 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 49.45% 31.43% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 93 108
Average daily rate £350 £302 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +107.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £18.97 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Wales region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Wales

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 17 (100.00%) XML
1 17 (100.00%) XSLT
2 16 (94.12%) SC Cleared
2 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
3 15 (88.24%) Scrum
4 14 (82.35%) JSON
4 14 (82.35%) XML Schema
5 3 (17.65%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 3 (17.65%) JAX-WS
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Spring
5 3 (17.65%) JSF
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (17.65%) JAXB
5 3 (17.65%) SAX
5 3 (17.65%) WSDL
5 3 (17.65%) XSD
5 3 (17.65%) DOM
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) J2EE
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
5 3 (17.65%) EJB
5 3 (17.65%) JDBC
5 3 (17.65%) Web Services

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Designer
2 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) XML Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) XML
1 17 (100.00%) XSLT
2 14 (82.35%) JSON
2 14 (82.35%) XML Schema
3 3 (17.65%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (17.65%) JAX-WS
3 3 (17.65%) Spring
3 3 (17.65%) JSF
3 3 (17.65%) JAXB
3 3 (17.65%) SAX
3 3 (17.65%) WSDL
3 3 (17.65%) XSD
3 3 (17.65%) DOM
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) EJB
3 3 (17.65%) JDBC
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Scrum
2 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
2 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) SC Cleared
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle