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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 125 128
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.041% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.17% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £400
% change year-on-year +15.10% -13.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

XPath is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 448 577 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.20% 23.45% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 368 465
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing XPath as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

XPath
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#