The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 27 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.79% 5.92% 6.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 12.16% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
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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 Watford region.

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57 74 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.88% 48.68% 54.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 21
Average daily rate £363 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £297 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Watford

XPath
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) REST

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle