Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 742 739 658
Rank change year-on-year -3 -81 +82
Contract jobs citing XPath 32 117 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.28% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 100 164
England median daily rate £438 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -2.33% +19.44%
10th Percentile £368 £406 £450
90th Percentile £525 £700 £620
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £530
% change year-on-year -14.29% -0.94% +21.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England 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 31,747 42,213 39,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.79% 45.08% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,160 30,038 27,946
England median daily rate £488 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 612 749
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.02 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.54% +3.83% +6.67%

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +28 15 £450 -18.18% 6
South East +49 9 £390 -13.33% 3
East of England +6 3 £450 -14.29% 1
Midlands +51 2 £400 -25.23% 2
North of England +20 2 £397 +13.36% 7
North East +18 2 £397 +3.73%
West Midlands +33 1 - - 2
East Midlands +27 1 £400 -15.79%
South West - 1 - -
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 24 (75.00%) SQL
2 23 (71.88%) XML
3 16 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (43.75%) XQuery
5 13 (40.63%) Oracle
5 13 (40.63%) XSLT
6 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
6 11 (34.38%) SOA
6 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (34.38%) JSON
7 10 (31.25%) XSD
8 9 (28.13%) Web Services
8 9 (28.13%) Windows
8 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
8 9 (28.13%) IBM
8 9 (28.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (25.00%) XSL
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
10 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
11 6 (18.75%) REST
11 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
11 6 (18.75%) Subversion
11 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
11 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
11 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 5 (15.63%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (15.63%) TIBCO

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 9 (28.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.25%) JBoss
3 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Gentran
4 1 (3.13%) Mule
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Apigee
1 4 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (9.38%) GitHub
2 3 (9.38%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.25%) Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Functions
4 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (9.38%) Power BI
6 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (6.25%) MySQL
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.13%) DB2
7 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
2 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.75%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) Ant
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) Xcode
5 1 (3.13%) Checkstyle
5 1 (3.13%) GitLab
5 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Integration Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) XML Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Integration Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Tester
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (71.88%) XML
2 13 (40.63%) XSLT
3 11 (34.38%) JSON
4 10 (31.25%) XSD
5 9 (28.13%) Web Services
6 8 (25.00%) XSL
7 6 (18.75%) REST
8 5 (15.63%) ADSI
8 5 (15.63%) LDAP
8 5 (15.63%) SOAP
8 5 (15.63%) Swagger
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) CSS
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) HTML5
9 4 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
10 3 (9.38%) Ajax
10 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
10 3 (9.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) SOA
2 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (15.63%) EAI
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) UML
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (9.38%) Kanban
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.38%) Project Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Scrum
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) Web Development
5 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (43.75%) XQuery
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
5 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
6 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 4 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.13%) Erlang
9 1 (3.13%) Java 8
9 1 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (3.13%) Python
9 1 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (15.63%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) IBM
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) TIBCO
5 4 (12.50%) SAP
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco
6 3 (9.38%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (6.25%) Dell
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (3.13%) Adobe
8 1 (3.13%) Guidewire
8 1 (3.13%) Solace
8 1 (3.13%) Sybase
8 1 (3.13%) WSO2