Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XPath (XML Path Language)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 182 169
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.023% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.074% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Berkshire median daily rate £400 - £400
South East median daily rate £390 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -13.33% -14.29% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

XPath is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,086 1,344 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 29.62% 31.23% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 812 694
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £44.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.92% +34.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £35.00 £20.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £52.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +12.50%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in Berkshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XPath in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Berkshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 3 £400 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
XPath
South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) XQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Apigee
2 3 (75.00%) Swagger
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (75.00%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) EAI
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSL
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Apigee
1 3 (75.00%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Developer
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Swagger
2 3 (75.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) EAI
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) BPEL
4 1 (25.00%) BPMN
4 1 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) XQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) TIBCO