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 3 months to 30 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.

XPath (XML Path Language)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 572 522
Rank change year-on-year +61 -50  
Contract jobs citing XPath 65 52 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 51
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +16.30% -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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17294 19174 18321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.19% 38.38% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11938 13284 12035
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 432 390
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +61 44 £425 - 10
East of England - 10 £438 - 1
South West +5 4 £414 -2.64% 2
East Midlands - 3 £376 -
South East +16 2 £525 +10.52% 5
North West +15 1 £400 +15.94%
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 2
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for XPath.

1 107 (68.59%) XML
2 106 (67.95%) XSLT
3 95 (60.90%) Java
4 78 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (50.00%) Maven
5 75 (48.08%) JavaScript
6 71 (45.51%) JSON
7 68 (43.59%) Finance
8 58 (37.18%) Oracle
8 58 (37.18%) CSS
9 53 (33.97%) REST
10 51 (32.69%) HTML
11 50 (32.05%) TDD
12 48 (30.77%) SOA
13 45 (28.85%) Web Services
14 41 (26.28%) JMS
14 41 (26.28%) SQL
14 41 (26.28%) AngularJS
15 40 (25.64%) Linux
16 39 (25.00%) SOAP
16 39 (25.00%) Swagger
17 38 (24.36%) jQuery
18 37 (23.72%) Spring
18 37 (23.72%) Marketing
18 37 (23.72%) SAP
18 37 (23.72%) JUnit
19 36 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (23.08%) Programme Management
19 36 (23.08%) Manufacturing
19 36 (23.08%) Electronics

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 34 (21.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (17.31%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (15.38%) Mule
4 23 (14.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (10.90%) Apache Solr
6 15 (9.62%) WebSphere
7 12 (7.69%) WebLogic
8 9 (5.77%) Tomcat
9 7 (4.49%) Apache
9 7 (4.49%) nginx
10 6 (3.85%) Drupal
10 6 (3.85%) JBoss
10 6 (3.85%) SilverStripe
10 6 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.92%) Confluence
13 2 (1.28%) Anypoint
13 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
13 2 (1.28%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (23.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.28%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) HTTP
2 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.21%) FTP
4 4 (2.56%) SSH
4 4 (2.56%) SSL
5 2 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.28%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) MySQL
2 9 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.85%) Big Data
4 6 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.85%) Redis
5 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.28%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) MS Access
7 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 78 (50.00%) Maven
2 37 (23.72%) JUnit
3 34 (21.79%) Git (software)
4 31 (19.87%) Mockito
5 26 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 25 (16.03%) JIRA
7 21 (13.46%) Spock
8 20 (12.82%) Selenium
8 20 (12.82%) TeamCity
9 17 (10.90%) CasperJS
9 17 (10.90%) PhantomJS
10 16 (10.26%) Ant
11 11 (7.05%) Gradle
12 10 (6.41%) Subversion
13 7 (4.49%) SoapUI
14 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
15 4 (2.56%) Checkstyle
15 4 (2.56%) Grunt
15 4 (2.56%) IntelliJ
15 4 (2.56%) XMLUnit
General
1 68 (43.59%) Finance
2 37 (23.72%) Marketing
3 36 (23.08%) Electronics
3 36 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 36 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 30 (19.23%) Banking
5 10 (6.41%) Advertising
6 4 (2.56%) Games
6 4 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Retail
8 2 (1.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.64%) Automotive
9 1 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (58.33%) Developer
2 42 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 24 (15.38%) SOA Developer
4 22 (14.10%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.90%) Web Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Middleware Developer
7 13 (8.33%) Consultant
7 13 (8.33%) Integration Developer
8 12 (7.69%) Agile Developer
8 12 (7.69%) Java Middleware Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Web Developer
10 10 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (5.77%) Architect
11 9 (5.77%) XML Consultant
12 8 (5.13%) Angular Developer
12 8 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (5.13%) XML Specialist
13 6 (3.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 6 (3.85%) SOA Architect
13 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (68.59%) XML
2 106 (67.95%) XSLT
3 71 (45.51%) JSON
4 58 (37.18%) CSS
5 53 (33.97%) REST
6 51 (32.69%) HTML
7 45 (28.85%) Web Services
8 41 (26.28%) AngularJS
8 41 (26.28%) JMS
9 39 (25.00%) SOAP
9 39 (25.00%) Swagger
10 38 (24.36%) jQuery
11 37 (23.72%) Spring
12 33 (21.15%) Middleware
13 32 (20.51%) XSD
14 31 (19.87%) WireMock
15 28 (17.95%) Node.js
16 26 (16.67%) Apache Camel
16 26 (16.67%) CSS3
17 23 (14.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) User Experience
2 11 (7.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.28%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.64%) Fintech
6 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.64%) Linux
2 27 (17.31%) Unix
3 8 (5.13%) Android
4 4 (2.56%) Windows
5 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.05%) TDD
3 48 (30.77%) SOA
4 36 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
4 36 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 31 (19.87%) Scrum
6 30 (19.23%) MVC
7 19 (12.18%) BDD
8 18 (11.54%) Refactoring
9 16 (10.26%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.62%) API Design
11 14 (8.97%) OO
11 14 (8.97%) Web Development
12 11 (7.05%) Open Source
13 10 (6.41%) Front End Development
14 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
14 9 (5.77%) Release Management
15 8 (5.13%) Investment Management
15 8 (5.13%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 95 (60.90%) Java
2 75 (48.08%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.28%) SQL
4 27 (17.31%) Shell Script
5 23 (14.74%) Korn
6 21 (13.46%) Python
7 15 (9.62%) Perl
8 11 (7.05%) XQuery
9 9 (5.77%) PL/SQL
10 8 (5.13%) Ruby
11 7 (4.49%) PHP
12 6 (3.85%) ECMAScript
12 6 (3.85%) ES6
13 5 (3.21%) C#
14 3 (1.92%) C++
14 3 (1.92%) VBA
15 2 (1.28%) Groovy
15 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.28%) SPARQL
15 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) FATCA
2 6 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.77%) Docker
2 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) Ansible
2 10 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.41%) Puppet
3 2 (1.28%) CloudHub
3 2 (1.28%) Salt
4 1 (0.64%) Consul
4 1 (0.64%) Packer
4 1 (0.64%) Terraform
4 1 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 58 (37.18%) Oracle
2 37 (23.72%) SAP
3 25 (16.03%) Solace
4 22 (14.10%) WSO2
5 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.77%) MuleSoft
7 7 (4.49%) Google
7 7 (4.49%) IBM
8 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.92%) Sybase
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco
10 2 (1.28%) EMC
10 2 (1.28%) NetApp
10 2 (1.28%) VMware
11 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.64%) Remedy
11 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
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