Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 231 217
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14 +4
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
City of London median daily rate £650 £491 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.32% -11.88% +35.15%
10th Percentile £561 £474 £453
90th Percentile £688 £700 £625
Central London median daily rate £675 £491 £500
% change year-on-year +37.40% -1.75% +21.21%
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 3,676 3,749 3,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.06% 53.12% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,041 3,162 2,652
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £385 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 10
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £27.55 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.65% +0.16% -7.78%
10th Percentile £18.35 £20.30 £16.06
90th Percentile £85.21 £54.03 £55.19
Central London median hourly rate £37.09 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.46% +1.82% -7.78%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (30.00%) OAuth2
5 3 (30.00%) Bigtable
5 3 (30.00%) Jaspersoft
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Swagger
5 3 (30.00%) JSON Schema
5 3 (30.00%) Power BI
5 3 (30.00%) MapReduce
5 3 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (30.00%) OAuth
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (30.00%) X.509
5 3 (30.00%) LINQ
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Lucene

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 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) X.509
2 1 (10.00%) AMQP
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) IPFIX
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) MQTT
2 1 (10.00%) MRTG
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) TACACS
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (30.00%) Bigtable
2 3 (30.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Power BI
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) MarkLogic
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (10.00%) Redis
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Technical Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) XML Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 3 (30.00%) JSON Schema
5 3 (30.00%) LDAP
5 3 (30.00%) LINQ
5 3 (30.00%) Lucene
5 3 (30.00%) OAuth
5 3 (30.00%) OAuth2
5 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 3 (30.00%) Swagger
5 3 (30.00%) WSDL
5 3 (30.00%) XML Schema
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Debian
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) MapReduce
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (10.00%) API Design
5 1 (10.00%) API Development
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) XQuery
5 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Cacti
1 1 (10.00%) collectd
1 1 (10.00%) Grafana
1 1 (10.00%) Graphite
1 1 (10.00%) Icinga
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) logstash
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) Netcool
1 1 (10.00%) Observium
1 1 (10.00%) OpenNMS
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Prometheus
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Salt
1 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Jaspersoft
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) VMware