Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 228 226
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +52
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
City of London median daily rate £525 £498 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +18.45% +5.00%
10th Percentile £451 £435 £409
90th Percentile £595 £613 £518
Central London median daily rate £525 £498 £420
% change year-on-year +5.53% +18.45% +5.00%
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 3,730 3,374 3,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.42% 51.43% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,101 2,695 2,762
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 10
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.19% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.31 £18.17
90th Percentile £64.50 £36.73 £58.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.15% +25.98% -8.59%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018, 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 16 (94.12%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 11 (64.71%) SOA
3 11 (64.71%) REST
4 10 (58.82%) IBM
5 9 (52.94%) SQL
5 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
6 8 (47.06%) IBM Integration Bus
6 8 (47.06%) SOAP
7 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) Banking
9 5 (29.41%) JSON
9 5 (29.41%) SDLC
10 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (23.53%) .NET
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 4 (23.53%) JMS
11 3 (17.65%) HTTP
11 3 (17.65%) WSDL
11 3 (17.65%) DNS
11 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
11 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (17.65%) ETL
11 3 (17.65%) C#
11 3 (17.65%) XSLT
11 3 (17.65%) Lucene
11 3 (17.65%) Identity Management

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 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (11.76%) GlassFish
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.88%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) X.509
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (17.65%) Bigtable
2 3 (17.65%) Blockchain
2 3 (17.65%) Power BI
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) JUnit
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) Checkstyle
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
1 7 (41.18%) Integration Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Integration Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Data Integration Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Java Middleware Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) XML Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Database Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) EAI Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Intapp Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Architect
6 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 11 (64.71%) REST
4 8 (47.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (47.06%) SOAP
5 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (29.41%) JSON
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) JMS
8 3 (17.65%) Java EE
8 3 (17.65%) JSON Schema
8 3 (17.65%) LDAP
8 3 (17.65%) LINQ
8 3 (17.65%) Lucene
8 3 (17.65%) OAuth
8 3 (17.65%) OAuth2
8 3 (17.65%) Swagger
8 3 (17.65%) WSDL
8 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile Payment
1 3 (17.65%) Reference Data
2 2 (11.76%) Equities
2 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) SOA
2 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) API Design
3 3 (17.65%) API Development
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
3 3 (17.65%) MapReduce
3 3 (17.65%) Strategic Thinking
3 3 (17.65%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) OCPJP
1 2 (11.76%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
3 1 (5.88%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Intapp
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Solace