Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 643 715 747
Rank change year-on-year +72 +32 -87
Contract jobs citing XPath 211 151 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 106 57
England median daily rate £538 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +1.59%
10th Percentile £443 £278 £275
90th Percentile £620 £594 £530
UK median daily rate £530 £438 £388
% change year-on-year +21.14% +12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £20.50
UK median hourly rate - - £20.75

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 40032 39662 39927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.19% 40.50% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 27465 27345
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 820 945
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.55 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.18 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in England

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in England

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in England

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in England

XPath
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 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
East of England +61 83 £523 -5.00% 2
London -61 61 £550 +22.22% 3
South East +24 47 £525 +25.37% 1
North of England +75 10 £577 +109.82% 3
North West +19 8 £577 - 1
Midlands +26 6 £450 +42.29% 1
South West +7 5 - - 1
West Midlands +26 3 £450 +42.29% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
North East - 2 £525 - 2
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 189 (89.57%) XML
2 160 (75.83%) XSLT
3 152 (72.04%) Maven
4 150 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (67.30%) Finance
6 128 (60.66%) JSON
7 122 (57.82%) SOA
7 122 (57.82%) Oracle
8 105 (49.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 102 (48.34%) Swagger
9 102 (48.34%) WireMock
10 101 (47.87%) Greenfield Project
10 101 (47.87%) Java
10 101 (47.87%) Programme Management
11 98 (46.45%) Marketing
11 98 (46.45%) Business Intelligence
12 96 (45.50%) Electronics
12 96 (45.50%) Telecoms
12 96 (45.50%) Manufacturing
12 96 (45.50%) SAP
12 96 (45.50%) Digital Marketing
13 94 (44.55%) TDD
13 94 (44.55%) Middleware
13 94 (44.55%) Apache Camel
14 83 (39.34%) WSO2
14 83 (39.34%) Mule
15 82 (38.86%) Web Services
16 77 (36.49%) SQL
17 76 (36.02%) Oracle Service Bus
18 66 (31.28%) SOAP

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 105 (49.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 83 (39.34%) Mule
3 76 (36.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (9.00%) JBoss
4 19 (9.00%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.74%) WebLogic
7 9 (4.27%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.37%) Apache
9 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.95%) Drupal
10 2 (0.95%) WordPress
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.47%) IIS
11 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Fireworks
1 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.69%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.95%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.47%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) OpenShift
2 11 (5.21%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.32%) IaaS
4 7 (3.32%) PaaS
4 7 (3.32%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Boomi
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.64%) FTP
2 7 (3.32%) HTTP
2 7 (3.32%) SSL
2 7 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.69%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.32%) DB2
6 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.37%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.90%) OLAP
8 4 (1.90%) OLTP
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.90%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.42%) MySQL
10 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 152 (72.04%) Maven
2 30 (14.22%) Ant
3 28 (13.27%) JUnit
4 24 (11.37%) Jenkins
5 23 (10.90%) Subversion
6 22 (10.43%) Eclipse
7 15 (7.11%) SoapUI
8 14 (6.64%) Mockito
9 13 (6.16%) Checkstyle
9 13 (6.16%) Git (software)
9 13 (6.16%) IntelliJ
9 13 (6.16%) XMLUnit
10 8 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.32%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.84%) Gradle
13 4 (1.90%) JIRA
13 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.95%) QUnit
14 2 (0.95%) ReSharper
General
1 142 (67.30%) Finance
2 98 (46.45%) Marketing
3 96 (45.50%) Electronics
3 96 (45.50%) Manufacturing
3 96 (45.50%) Telecoms
4 41 (19.43%) Banking
5 6 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Legal
7 3 (1.42%) Retail
8 2 (0.95%) Front Office
8 2 (0.95%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 140 (66.35%) Developer
2 73 (34.60%) Integration Developer
3 62 (29.38%) SOA Developer
4 59 (27.96%) Agile Developer
5 55 (26.07%) Senior Developer
6 39 (18.48%) Java Developer
7 31 (14.69%) Senior Agile Developer
8 28 (13.27%) Consultant
9 26 (12.32%) Lead Developer
10 25 (11.85%) XML Consultant
10 25 (11.85%) XML Specialist
11 15 (7.11%) Analyst
12 14 (6.64%) Architect
13 12 (5.69%) Data Analyst
14 11 (5.21%) Applications Developer
14 11 (5.21%) Banking Analyst
15 8 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
15 8 (3.79%) XML Analyst
16 7 (3.32%) Integration Specialist
16 7 (3.32%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (89.57%) XML
2 160 (75.83%) XSLT
3 128 (60.66%) JSON
4 102 (48.34%) Swagger
4 102 (48.34%) WireMock
5 94 (44.55%) Apache Camel
5 94 (44.55%) Middleware
6 82 (38.86%) Web Services
7 66 (31.28%) SOAP
8 59 (27.96%) XSD
9 54 (25.59%) REST
10 45 (21.33%) JMS
11 38 (18.01%) Spring
12 33 (15.64%) JSON Schema
13 30 (14.22%) Hibernate
13 30 (14.22%) RESTful
14 24 (11.37%) XSL
15 23 (10.90%) Java EE
16 21 (9.95%) JDBC
16 21 (9.95%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 101 (47.87%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (9.95%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (8.06%) Equities
3 17 (8.06%) Fixed Income
4 11 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.95%) RIA
6 2 (0.95%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.47%) DataPower
7 1 (0.47%) Derivative
7 1 (0.47%) FMCG
7 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.06%) Linux
2 15 (7.11%) Unix
3 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (3.79%) Windows
4 7 (3.32%) AIX
4 7 (3.32%) HPUX
4 7 (3.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (71.09%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (57.82%) SOA
3 101 (47.87%) Programme Management
4 98 (46.45%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (45.50%) Digital Marketing
6 94 (44.55%) TDD
7 31 (14.69%) API Design
8 27 (12.80%) MVC
9 24 (11.37%) Microservices
9 24 (11.37%) Scrum
10 23 (10.90%) Data Modelling
11 22 (10.43%) Configuration Management
12 20 (9.48%) UML
12 20 (9.48%) Unit Testing
13 18 (8.53%) Sequence Diagram
14 17 (8.06%) Data Analysis
14 17 (8.06%) Waterfall
15 14 (6.64%) Logical Data Model
15 14 (6.64%) Use Case
15 14 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (47.87%) Java
2 77 (36.49%) SQL
3 25 (11.85%) PL/SQL
4 24 (11.37%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.58%) T-SQL
6 15 (7.11%) Groovy
7 13 (6.16%) XQuery
8 11 (5.21%) C#
9 10 (4.74%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.27%) Python
10 9 (4.27%) Scala
11 5 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.90%) PHP
13 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.32%) SC Cleared
1 7 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.95%) Degree
3 2 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.95%) WAI
2 2 (0.95%) WCAG
3 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (8.53%) Ansible
1 18 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (8.53%) Puppet
2 3 (1.42%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 122 (57.82%) Oracle
2 96 (45.50%) SAP
3 83 (39.34%) WSO2
4 16 (7.58%) IBM
5 11 (5.21%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.21%) Solace
6 10 (4.74%) Sybase
7 8 (3.79%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.32%) webMethods
9 6 (2.84%) HP
10 5 (2.37%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.90%) Dell
11 4 (1.90%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (1.90%) Northgate
12 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.95%) Adobe
13 2 (0.95%) BEA
13 2 (0.95%) Perforce
13 2 (0.95%) Sun
14 1 (0.47%) Murex