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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 - 76
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% - 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 366 436 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.67% 28.87% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 264 249
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Edinburgh

XPath
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

XPath
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Test Expert
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft