The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 23 June 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 81
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - - 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.46

XPath is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 472 410 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.24% 30.24% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 221 235
Median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing XPath as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in Edinburgh

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Edinburgh

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for XPath.

1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation