The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 73
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - - 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 253 182 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 40.03% 27.25% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 104 132
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.70 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +34.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £52.50 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XPath in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Hertfordshire

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) Android
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) Google
2 5 (83.33%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (100.00%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle ADF
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Google
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle