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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 601 553
Rank change year-on-year +104 -48  
Contract jobs citing XPath 85 31 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.063% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.16% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 21 36
Median daily rate £538 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.46

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 17797 19305 19561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.91% 39.10% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 13462 13266
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 413 395
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £15.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £51.10 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
East of England +32 39 £538 - 2
London +20 25 £525 +30.43% 4
South East +45 17 £538 +53.57% 5
West Midlands - 2 £388 - 1
North West +20 1 £463 +32.14%
East Midlands - 1 £353 -
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 120 (80.54%) XML
1 120 (80.54%) XSLT
2 89 (59.73%) Finance
3 88 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (59.06%) JSON
4 87 (58.39%) Maven
5 72 (48.32%) TDD
6 71 (47.65%) Swagger
6 71 (47.65%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (46.31%) Marketing
7 69 (46.31%) SAP
8 68 (45.64%) Electronics
8 68 (45.64%) Telecoms
8 68 (45.64%) Manufacturing
8 68 (45.64%) Programme Management
8 68 (45.64%) Business Intelligence
8 68 (45.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 68 (45.64%) Digital Marketing
8 68 (45.64%) WireMock
9 66 (44.30%) SOA
10 65 (43.62%) Java
10 65 (43.62%) Oracle
11 58 (38.93%) Middleware
12 53 (35.57%) WSO2
13 51 (34.23%) Mule
14 49 (32.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 48 (32.21%) Apache Camel
16 47 (31.54%) Oracle Service Bus
17 45 (30.20%) Web Services
18 39 (26.17%) JavaScript

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 51 (34.23%) Mule
2 49 (32.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 47 (31.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 21 (14.09%) WebSphere
5 15 (10.07%) WebLogic
6 11 (7.38%) Apache Solr
7 10 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (6.04%) JBoss
9 6 (4.03%) Tomcat
9 6 (4.03%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (3.36%) Apache
11 4 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.34%) IIS
14 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 68 (45.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.68%) IaaS
3 4 (2.68%) PaaS
3 4 (2.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.71%) HTTP
2 10 (6.71%) SSL
3 4 (2.68%) SSH
4 2 (1.34%) FTP
4 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) MySQL
2 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.36%) Redis
3 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.67%) MS Access
5 1 (0.67%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 87 (58.39%) Maven
2 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.40%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.72%) Subversion
5 12 (8.05%) Selenium
6 10 (6.71%) CasperJS
6 10 (6.71%) JUnit
6 10 (6.71%) PhantomJS
7 9 (6.04%) JIRA
7 9 (6.04%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.37%) Mockito
8 8 (5.37%) Spock
9 6 (4.03%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.36%) Gradle
10 5 (3.36%) NUnit
10 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (2.68%) Grunt
12 2 (1.34%) Ant
13 1 (0.67%) Checkstyle
General
1 89 (59.73%) Finance
2 69 (46.31%) Marketing
3 68 (45.64%) Electronics
3 68 (45.64%) Manufacturing
3 68 (45.64%) Telecoms
4 17 (11.41%) Banking
5 4 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (57.05%) Developer
2 44 (29.53%) Integration Developer
2 44 (29.53%) SOA Developer
3 39 (26.17%) Agile Developer
4 21 (14.09%) Consultant
5 20 (13.42%) XML Consultant
5 20 (13.42%) XML Specialist
6 16 (10.74%) Java Developer
7 15 (10.07%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Middleware Developer
8 11 (7.38%) Web Developer
9 10 (6.71%) Integration Specialist
9 10 (6.71%) Web Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.70%) Architect
11 7 (4.70%) Technical Architect
12 6 (4.03%) Java Middleware Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Senior Agile Developer
13 5 (3.36%) Applications Support
14 4 (2.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (80.54%) XML
1 120 (80.54%) XSLT
2 88 (59.06%) JSON
3 71 (47.65%) Swagger
4 68 (45.64%) WireMock
5 58 (38.93%) Middleware
6 48 (32.21%) Apache Camel
7 45 (30.20%) Web Services
8 36 (24.16%) SOAP
9 35 (23.49%) HTML
10 34 (22.82%) CSS
11 31 (20.81%) REST
12 27 (18.12%) JSON Schema
13 15 (10.07%) XSD
14 14 (9.40%) IBM Integration Bus
14 14 (9.40%) JMS
14 14 (9.40%) Spring
15 13 (8.72%) AngularJS
15 13 (8.72%) JDBC
16 12 (8.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (47.65%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (4.03%) User Experience
4 5 (3.36%) DataPower
4 5 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.01%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.67%) AS400
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Equities
7 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.78%) Linux
2 17 (11.41%) Unix
3 12 (8.05%) Windows
4 7 (4.70%) Android
5 6 (4.03%) Solaris
6 5 (3.36%) AIX
6 5 (3.36%) HPUX
7 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (48.32%) TDD
3 68 (45.64%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (45.64%) Digital Marketing
3 68 (45.64%) Programme Management
4 66 (44.30%) SOA
5 26 (17.45%) API Design
6 19 (12.75%) Scrum
7 13 (8.72%) Web Development
8 11 (7.38%) OO
9 9 (6.04%) BDD
10 8 (5.37%) Open Source
11 7 (4.70%) Kanban
11 7 (4.70%) Microservices
11 7 (4.70%) MVC
11 7 (4.70%) Refactoring
12 6 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.03%) Test Automation
13 5 (3.36%) Investment Management
13 5 (3.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (43.62%) Java
2 39 (26.17%) JavaScript
3 29 (19.46%) SQL
4 12 (8.05%) Python
5 10 (6.71%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.04%) C#
6 9 (6.04%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.37%) Korn
7 8 (5.37%) Perl
7 8 (5.37%) VBA
8 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.36%) ECMAScript
9 5 (3.36%) ES6
9 5 (3.36%) Ruby
9 5 (3.36%) XQuery
10 4 (2.68%) Groovy
11 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.67%) Jython
12 1 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) ISEB
3 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) FATCA
2 2 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Ansible
1 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (46.31%) SAP
2 65 (43.62%) Oracle
3 53 (35.57%) WSO2
4 17 (11.41%) IBM
5 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.04%) Solace
6 6 (4.03%) Google
7 5 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.68%) webMethods
9 1 (0.67%) CA
9 1 (0.67%) HP
9 1 (0.67%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.67%) McAfee
9 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.67%) Sun
9 1 (0.67%) Sybase
9 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
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