Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 473 747 715
Rank change year-on-year +274 -32 -67
Contract jobs citing XPath 50 67 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.081% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 111
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £500 £391 £375
90th Percentile £600 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 13,239 35,548 41,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.64% 42.78% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,895 24,830 29,612
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 621 702
Median hourly rate £35.75 £45.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.56% +9.42% +0.30%
10th Percentile £17.75 £20.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +8.64% -

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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
South West - 25 £525 -
London +204 11 £488 -4.88% 3
Midlands +90 5 £520 +38.67%
East of England +70 5 £525 - 1
East Midlands +54 5 £520 +38.67%
South East +156 2 £340 -43.33% 3
North of England +111 2 - - 1
North West +76 2 - - 1
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 45 (90.00%) XML
2 43 (86.00%) Java
3 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (80.00%) JSON
5 37 (74.00%) SOA
5 37 (74.00%) SOAP
6 35 (70.00%) XSLT
7 34 (68.00%) Finance
8 32 (64.00%) TDD
8 32 (64.00%) RESTful
8 32 (64.00%) Oracle
8 32 (64.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 31 (62.00%) Maven
10 30 (60.00%) Marketing
10 30 (60.00%) Programme Management
10 30 (60.00%) Electronics
10 30 (60.00%) Telecoms
10 30 (60.00%) Manufacturing
10 30 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
10 30 (60.00%) SAP
10 30 (60.00%) Web Services
10 30 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (60.00%) Middleware
10 30 (60.00%) Apache Camel
10 30 (60.00%) Public Sector
11 29 (58.00%) WireMock
11 29 (58.00%) Swagger
12 25 (50.00%) WSO2
12 25 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
12 25 (50.00%) Red Hat Fuse

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 32 (64.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (50.00%) Mule
2 25 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 25 (50.00%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (8.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Boomi
2 5 (10.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Broadband
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (62.00%) Maven
2 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (8.00%) JIRA
4 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.00%) Protractor
5 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.00%) Ant
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 30 (60.00%) Electronics
2 30 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 30 (60.00%) Marketing
2 30 (60.00%) Public Sector
2 30 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 32 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 22 (44.00%) Senior Developer
4 21 (42.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (32.00%) Integration Developer
6 15 (30.00%) Senior Integration Developer
7 9 (18.00%) Lead Developer
7 9 (18.00%) Lead Java Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) .NET Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Architect
11 1 (2.00%) BSS Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) C# Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Integration Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (90.00%) XML
2 40 (80.00%) JSON
3 37 (74.00%) SOAP
4 35 (70.00%) XSLT
5 32 (64.00%) RESTful
6 30 (60.00%) Apache Camel
6 30 (60.00%) Middleware
6 30 (60.00%) Web Services
7 29 (58.00%) Swagger
7 29 (58.00%) WireMock
8 8 (16.00%) REST
8 8 (16.00%) XSD
9 7 (14.00%) Spring
9 7 (14.00%) XSL
10 5 (10.00%) .NET
10 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (10.00%) Spring Boot
11 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
12 3 (6.00%) HTML
12 3 (6.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (14.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (74.00%) SOA
3 32 (64.00%) TDD
4 30 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
4 30 (60.00%) Programme Management
5 7 (14.00%) EAI
5 7 (14.00%) OOA/OOD
5 7 (14.00%) UML
6 5 (10.00%) Project Delivery
7 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.00%) BDD
9 2 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (4.00%) OOP
9 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.00%) SOLID
9 2 (4.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (16.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (16.00%) XQuery
5 5 (10.00%) C#
6 4 (8.00%) Groovy
7 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) Java 8
9 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Control-M
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.00%) Netcool
1 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) Oracle
2 30 (60.00%) SAP
3 25 (50.00%) WSO2
4 24 (48.00%) Talend
5 7 (14.00%) Dell
5 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Informatica
6 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Sun