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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 65 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing XPath 14 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.80% 0.18% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.39% 0.53% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £317 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% -20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £317 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £317 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
319 189 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.11% 33.99% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 134 100
Average daily rate £338 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Average hourly rate £21.80 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.08 £18.99 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 September 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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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
North Wales - - - -
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XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) Scrum
3 14 (87.50%) XSLT
4 13 (81.25%) JSON
4 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (68.75%) XML Schema
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 5 (31.25%) J2EE
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
7 3 (18.75%) EJB
7 3 (18.75%) JDBC
7 3 (18.75%) XSD
7 3 (18.75%) DOM
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) JSF
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (18.75%) JAXB
7 3 (18.75%) SAX
7 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
7 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (18.75%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (18.75%) WSDL
7 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (18.75%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Ant
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 2 (12.50%) JBehave
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Hudson
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Designer
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) XML Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (87.50%) XSLT
3 13 (81.25%) JSON
4 11 (68.75%) XML Schema
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) EJB
6 3 (18.75%) JDBC
6 3 (18.75%) XSD
6 3 (18.75%) DOM
6 3 (18.75%) JAXB
6 3 (18.75%) SAX
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) JSF
6 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
6 3 (18.75%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (18.75%) WSDL
7 2 (12.50%) RESTful
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) XQuery
2 2 (12.50%) Groovy
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) HP
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