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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 160 193
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33  
Contract jobs citing XPath 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £498 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.45% +29.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.46

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 1702 1637 2488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 51.58% 48.37% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1396 2052
Median daily rate £510 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.36% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £53.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.43% +118.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £80.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (62.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework

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 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Perl Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (62.50%) REST
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) WF
4 2 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft