The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 24 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 Watford 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 24 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing XPath 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.25% 3.66% 2.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.56% 7.50% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.28%
Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
59 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.09% 48.78% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 14
Average daily rate £360 £414 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.99% +22.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
XPath
Hertfordshire

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
1 12 (100.00%) Ant
1 12 (100.00%) JUnit
1 12 (100.00%) Servlets
1 12 (100.00%) XML
1 12 (100.00%) XSLT
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Struts
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 12 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
1 12 (100.00%) Log4j
1 12 (100.00%) Subversion
1 12 (100.00%) Web 2.0
1 12 (100.00%) XMLBeans
1 12 (100.00%) Ajax
1 12 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (83.33%) JSP
3 7 (58.33%) Retail
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) Hibernate

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (41.67%) Alfresco
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Tridion
1 5 (41.67%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 12 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 5 (41.67%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 12 (100.00%) Log4j
1 12 (100.00%) Subversion
1 12 (100.00%) Ant
1 12 (100.00%) JUnit
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
1 7 (58.33%) Manufacturing
1 7 (58.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (41.67%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
1 12 (100.00%) Servlets
1 12 (100.00%) Struts
1 12 (100.00%) XML
1 12 (100.00%) XSLT
1 12 (100.00%) XMLBeans
1 12 (100.00%) Ajax
2 10 (83.33%) JSP
3 7 (58.33%) jQuery
3 7 (58.33%) JMS
3 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) JDBC
4 5 (41.67%) EJB
4 5 (41.67%) JSF
4 5 (41.67%) XHTML
4 5 (41.67%) JSTL
5 2 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Web 2.0
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) UNIX
1 12 (100.00%) Solaris
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) OO
2 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 5 (41.67%) RAD
3 5 (41.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Sun Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Interwoven
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) ATG
2 5 (41.67%) Blue Martini
2 5 (41.67%) Elastic Path
3 2 (16.67%) Sun