The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 29 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.

XPath (XML Path Language)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 158 185
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.067% 0.064% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +16.30% -13.75%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1500 1573 2232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.83% 46.47% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1332 1797
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the City of London

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) Banking
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) XSD
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) SAML
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) ETL
6 2 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (12.50%) Docker
7 1 (12.50%) DevOps
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Spock

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Mockito
1 1 (12.50%) Spock
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Perl Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Perl Developer
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) XSLT
5 3 (37.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) XSD
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) SAML
7 1 (12.50%) EJB
7 1 (12.50%) J2EE
7 1 (12.50%) JDBC
7 1 (12.50%) JSP
7 1 (12.50%) Middleware
7 1 (12.50%) Servlets
7 1 (12.50%) Swagger
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (25.00%) ETL
1 2 (25.00%) SOA
1 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Solace
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