Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 November 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 178 199
Rank change year-on-year +56 +21 +16
Contract jobs citing XPath 82 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.60% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 2 2
East of England median daily rate £525 £550 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +150.00% -29.03%
10th Percentile £506 £525 £211
90th Percentile £600 £575 £229
England median daily rate £538 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1985 1886 2265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.85% 39.34% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 1117 1313
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £288 £236 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 130 172
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £15.86 £27.62 £21.03
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the East of England

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XPath in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the East of England

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in the East of England

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the East of England

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +49 80 £525 -4.55% 1
Norfolk - 2 £325 -
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 82 (100.00%) XSLT
1 82 (100.00%) TDD
2 80 (97.56%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (97.56%) XML
2 80 (97.56%) Maven
2 80 (97.56%) JSON
2 80 (97.56%) Middleware
2 80 (97.56%) Mule
2 80 (97.56%) WSO2
3 75 (91.46%) SOA
3 75 (91.46%) Oracle
3 75 (91.46%) Apache Camel
3 75 (91.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 75 (91.46%) Oracle Service Bus
3 75 (91.46%) Swagger
3 75 (91.46%) WireMock
3 75 (91.46%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (86.59%) SAP
4 71 (86.59%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (86.59%) Electronics
4 71 (86.59%) Telecoms
4 71 (86.59%) Finance
4 71 (86.59%) Manufacturing
4 71 (86.59%) Programme Management
4 71 (86.59%) Digital Marketing
4 71 (86.59%) Marketing
5 33 (40.24%) Java
6 32 (39.02%) SOAP
7 30 (36.59%) Web Services
8 25 (30.49%) RESTful

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 80 (97.56%) Mule
2 75 (91.46%) Oracle Service Bus
2 75 (91.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.10%) JBoss
3 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Drupal
4 2 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Fireworks
1 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) IaaS
1 5 (6.10%) PaaS
1 5 (6.10%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) HTTP
1 5 (6.10%) SSL
1 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 80 (97.56%) Maven
2 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) Codeception
3 2 (2.44%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.44%) QUnit
3 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (86.59%) Electronics
1 71 (86.59%) Finance
1 71 (86.59%) Manufacturing
1 71 (86.59%) Marketing
1 71 (86.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (93.90%) Developer
2 61 (74.39%) Integration Developer
3 58 (70.73%) Agile Developer
3 58 (70.73%) SOA Developer
4 46 (56.10%) Senior Developer
5 30 (36.59%) Senior Agile Developer
6 26 (31.71%) Lead Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Architect
8 2 (2.44%) PHP Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Leader
9 1 (1.22%) Messaging Architect
9 1 (1.22%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (100.00%) XSLT
2 80 (97.56%) JSON
2 80 (97.56%) Middleware
2 80 (97.56%) XML
3 75 (91.46%) Apache Camel
3 75 (91.46%) Swagger
3 75 (91.46%) WireMock
4 32 (39.02%) SOAP
5 30 (36.59%) Web Services
6 25 (30.49%) RESTful
7 7 (8.54%) REST
8 5 (6.10%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (6.10%) Java EE
8 5 (6.10%) Java SE
8 5 (6.10%) JSON Schema
8 5 (6.10%) OAuth
8 5 (6.10%) Spring
8 5 (6.10%) Spring Boot
8 5 (6.10%) WSDL
9 2 (2.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (91.46%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) AIX
2 5 (6.10%) HPUX
2 5 (6.10%) Solaris
2 5 (6.10%) Unix
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) TDD
2 80 (97.56%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (91.46%) SOA
4 71 (86.59%) Business Intelligence
4 71 (86.59%) Digital Marketing
4 71 (86.59%) Programme Management
5 7 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.10%) Kanban
6 5 (6.10%) Microservices
6 5 (6.10%) Scrum
6 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.66%) API Design
7 3 (3.66%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (3.66%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (3.66%) DevOps
7 3 (3.66%) High Availability
7 3 (3.66%) OO
7 3 (3.66%) Sequence Diagram
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.24%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) Groovy
2 5 (6.10%) PL/SQL
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.44%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) WAI
1 2 (2.44%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Ansible
1 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (97.56%) WSO2
2 75 (91.46%) Oracle
3 71 (86.59%) SAP
4 5 (6.10%) webMethods
5 2 (2.44%) HP