Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 238 241
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +25
Contract jobs citing XPath 9 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
City of London median daily rate £675 £499 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.34% +11.45% +11.88%
10th Percentile £633 £486 £410
90th Percentile £688 £730 £571
Central London median daily rate £675 £499 £425
% change year-on-year +35.34% +17.35% +6.25%
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 3,744 3,569 3,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 54.05% 52.03% 49.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,110 2,912 2,807
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £319
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +4.95% +6.44% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
City of London median hourly rate £37.09 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.51% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.30 £16.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £30.00 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £29.55 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.42% -21.82% +15.79%

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 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 21 October 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (33.33%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) XQuery
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) JMS
5 2 (22.22%) DOM
5 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (22.22%) Equities
5 2 (22.22%) Sun
5 2 (22.22%) SAX
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware

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 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) GlassFish
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) AMQP
1 1 (11.11%) BGP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) IPFIX
1 1 (11.11%) Junos
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) MQTT
1 1 (11.11%) MRTG
1 1 (11.11%) OSPF
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) TACACS
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) MarkLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Redis
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Middleware Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) XML Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) DOM
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) JMS
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) SAX
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) XML-RPC
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) Equities
1 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) CentOS
1 1 (11.11%) Debian
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile First
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) XQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Bourne shell
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Sun Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) KVM
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Control-M
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Cacti
2 1 (11.11%) collectd
2 1 (11.11%) Grafana
2 1 (11.11%) Graphite
2 1 (11.11%) Icinga
2 1 (11.11%) Kibana
2 1 (11.11%) logstash
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Netcool
2 1 (11.11%) Observium
2 1 (11.11%) OpenNMS
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Prometheus
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Salt
2 1 (11.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Jaspersoft
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 1 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) VMware