Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 237 257
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 +30
Contract jobs citing XPath 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 16
City of London median daily rate £498 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% +11.88% -16.88%
10th Percentile £474 £410 £372
90th Percentile £700 £571 £520
Central London median daily rate £498 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.06% +6.25% -16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3720 3393 4306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.54% 50.57% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3090 2857 3611
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 20
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £27.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.39% +5.42% +30.43%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.06 £15.69
90th Percentile £39.10 £55.19 £43.29
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -10.96% +5.42% +30.43%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 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 11 (84.62%) Web Services
1 11 (84.62%) XML
1 11 (84.62%) REST
2 10 (76.92%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) SOAP
4 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
5 6 (46.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) XSD
5 6 (46.15%) SOA
5 6 (46.15%) IBM
5 6 (46.15%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (38.46%) Banking
7 4 (30.77%) Spring
7 4 (30.77%) Maven
7 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) JMS
7 4 (30.77%) XSLT
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
8 3 (23.08%) JSON
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (23.08%) TDD
8 3 (23.08%) Scrum

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 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Maven
1 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
2 2 (15.38%) Gradle
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Mockito
2 2 (15.38%) Spock
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Front Office
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Integration Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Commodities Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Derivatives Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Murex Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Murex Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) REST
1 11 (84.62%) Web Services
1 11 (84.62%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
3 6 (46.15%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (46.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (46.15%) XSD
4 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (30.77%) JMS
4 4 (30.77%) Spring
4 4 (30.77%) XSLT
5 3 (23.08%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) EJB
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) J2EE
6 2 (15.38%) JDBC
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) JSP
6 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Groovy
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Scala
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (7.69%) EMIR
1 1 (7.69%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Murex
4 1 (7.69%) Solace