Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 126 127
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.047% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.13% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Edinburgh median daily rate - £119 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -66.00% -6.67%
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1044 770 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.52% 36.44% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 479 496
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 11
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.50 £47.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% +85.29% -27.14%
10th Percentile £20.20 £41.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 21 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for XPath.

1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) WSDL
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Redis
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) SignalR
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) CTI
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Redis
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) WSDL
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) SignalR
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (33.33%) Blog
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) B2C
2 2 (66.67%) Complex Event Processing
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) MCSD
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IBM