Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 227 222
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +55
Contract jobs citing XPath 28 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.16% 0.092%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 6
City of London median daily rate £525 £498 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +14.37% +8.75%
10th Percentile £402 £408 £409
90th Percentile £588 £597 £531
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 3,626 3,103 3,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.57% 50.04% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,052 2,517 2,621
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £313
90th Percentile £700 £659 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 12
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +0.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £48.25 £39.70 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 27 (96.43%) XML
2 23 (82.14%) Web Services
2 23 (82.14%) Java
3 19 (67.86%) REST
4 18 (64.29%) SOA
5 15 (53.57%) SOAP
5 15 (53.57%) IBM
6 14 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (50.00%) SQL
6 14 (50.00%) WebSphere
7 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
8 9 (32.14%) Finance
8 9 (32.14%) Banking
9 8 (28.57%) SDLC
10 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) XSLT
11 6 (21.43%) JMS
12 5 (17.86%) Windows
12 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
12 5 (17.86%) Spring
12 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
13 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 4 (14.29%) JSON
13 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 4 (14.29%) WSDL
13 4 (14.29%) XSD

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 14 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 2 (7.14%) Liferay
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
1 3 (10.71%) X.509
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.71%) Bigtable
3 3 (10.71%) Blockchain
3 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) JUnit
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Gradle
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.57%) Checkstyle
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (32.14%) Banking
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Law
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
1 12 (42.86%) Integration Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Integration Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Data Integration Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Middleware Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Unix Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Database Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) EAI Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Intapp Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) XML
2 23 (82.14%) Web Services
3 19 (67.86%) REST
4 15 (53.57%) SOAP
5 14 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (21.43%) .NET
7 6 (21.43%) JMS
7 6 (21.43%) XSLT
8 5 (17.86%) Spring
9 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 4 (14.29%) JSON
9 4 (14.29%) WSDL
9 4 (14.29%) XSD
10 3 (10.71%) Java EE
10 3 (10.71%) LDAP
10 3 (10.71%) LINQ
10 3 (10.71%) Lucene
10 3 (10.71%) OAuth
10 3 (10.71%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile Payment
1 3 (10.71%) Reference Data
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Equities
2 2 (7.14%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) SOA
2 8 (28.57%) SDLC
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) API Design
4 3 (10.71%) API Development
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
4 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.71%) MapReduce
4 3 (10.71%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Strategic Thinking
4 3 (10.71%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Data Management
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) Groovy
4 2 (7.14%) Java 8
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Master's Degree
1 2 (7.14%) OCPJP
1 2 (7.14%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (7.14%) Control-M
3 1 (3.57%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Intapp
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Solace
4 1 (3.57%) VMware