The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 63 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% 1.67% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 4.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
273 142 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 33.81% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 92 71
Average daily rate £400 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £37.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -22 1 £400 +10.34%
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Hudson
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) HP