Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 485 661 750
Rank change year-on-year +176 +89 -96
Contract jobs citing XPath 49 53 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 101
Median daily rate £525 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +2.44%
10th Percentile £425 £353 £400
90th Percentile £600 £600 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £525
% change year-on-year +8.25% -7.62% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 14,356 26,829 40,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.99% 41.10% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,104 19,006 29,006
Median daily rate £483 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.56% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 482 563
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.19
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.11% +5.48%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in England

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XPath in England.

Daily rate trend for XPath in England

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XPath in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for XPath in England

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XPath in England.

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 19 January 2021. 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
London +129 38 £525 +2.44% 2
North of England +68 7 £525 +40.94% 1
North West +70 5 £525 +45.83%
South East +130 3 - - 8
Yorkshire +43 2 - - 1
South West +88 1 - - 1
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 46 (93.88%) XML
2 35 (71.43%) SOAP
2 35 (71.43%) Java
2 35 (71.43%) Finance
3 33 (67.35%) Web Services
4 32 (65.31%) XSLT
5 30 (61.22%) SAP
5 30 (61.22%) Middleware
5 30 (61.22%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (59.18%) SOA
6 29 (59.18%) JSON
6 29 (59.18%) RESTful
7 28 (57.14%) Telecoms
8 26 (53.06%) Electronics
8 26 (53.06%) Manufacturing
8 26 (53.06%) Programme Management
8 26 (53.06%) TDD
8 26 (53.06%) Marketing
8 26 (53.06%) Digital Marketing
8 26 (53.06%) Public Sector
9 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (38.78%) Oracle
11 17 (34.69%) Apache Camel
12 15 (30.61%) SQL
13 14 (28.57%) Mule
13 14 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
13 14 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (26.53%) WSO2
14 13 (26.53%) Red Hat Fuse
14 13 (26.53%) HTTP

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 14 (28.57%) Mule
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (26.53%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.12%) GlassFish
4 3 (6.12%) JBoss
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.04%) Camunda
5 1 (2.04%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Power Platform
2 2 (4.08%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) AWS
3 1 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.04%) Azure
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Broadband
2 2 (4.08%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (2.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.16%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (8.16%) Power BI
5 3 (6.12%) Apache Hive
5 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.12%) HBase
5 3 (6.12%) Impala
5 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Maven
2 4 (8.16%) JUnit
3 3 (6.12%) Ant
3 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.12%) IntelliJ
3 3 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.12%) SonarQube
3 3 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (6.12%) Subversion
3 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) Arquillian
General
1 35 (71.43%) Finance
2 28 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 26 (53.06%) Electronics
3 26 (53.06%) Manufacturing
3 26 (53.06%) Marketing
3 26 (53.06%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Developer
2 29 (59.18%) Java Developer
3 25 (51.02%) Integration Developer
4 20 (40.82%) Senior Developer
5 17 (34.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (32.65%) Senior Integration Developer
7 9 (18.37%) Lead Developer
7 9 (18.37%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk Java Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Identity Management Consultant
10 2 (4.08%) Management Consultant
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (93.88%) XML
2 35 (71.43%) SOAP
3 33 (67.35%) Web Services
4 32 (65.31%) XSLT
5 30 (61.22%) Middleware
6 29 (59.18%) JSON
6 29 (59.18%) RESTful
7 17 (34.69%) Apache Camel
8 8 (16.33%) .NET
9 6 (12.24%) REST
10 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
10 5 (10.20%) J2EE
10 5 (10.20%) JMS
10 5 (10.20%) Spring
11 3 (6.12%) ADSI
11 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
11 3 (6.12%) Java EE
11 3 (6.12%) LDAP
11 3 (6.12%) SAX
11 3 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk
2 3 (6.12%) Equities
2 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (59.18%) SOA
3 26 (53.06%) Digital Marketing
3 26 (53.06%) Programme Management
3 26 (53.06%) TDD
4 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (12.24%) Requirements Gathering
7 4 (8.16%) Analytical Thinking
7 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.16%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (8.16%) Kanban
7 4 (8.16%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.16%) Project Management
7 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.12%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) Python
4 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.20%) XQuery
6 3 (6.12%) Java 8
6 3 (6.12%) Scala
6 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
1 3 (6.12%) Apache Flume
1 3 (6.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (6.12%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (6.12%) MIIS
1 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) SAP
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle
3 13 (26.53%) WSO2
4 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.12%) Solace
5 3 (6.12%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.04%) Sencha
6 1 (2.04%) Talend