The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / London
Rank 354 414 389
Rank change year-on-year +60 -25  
Contract jobs citing XPath 44 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 17
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £400
% change year-on-year +15.10% -13.12%  
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8913 9400 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.04% 42.45% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6627 7044 6499
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 55 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +25.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in London

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in London

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in London

XPath
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +3 1 £475 +5.55% 7
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 61 (62.89%) XSLT
2 60 (61.86%) XML
3 58 (59.79%) Java
3 58 (59.79%) Finance
4 57 (58.76%) Maven
5 56 (57.73%) JSON
6 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (44.33%) JavaScript
8 41 (42.27%) HTML
8 41 (42.27%) CSS
9 36 (37.11%) TDD
10 34 (35.05%) REST
11 33 (34.02%) Oracle
12 31 (31.96%) SOAP
12 31 (31.96%) Web Services
12 31 (31.96%) Linux
12 31 (31.96%) SOA
13 30 (30.93%) JMS
13 30 (30.93%) XSD
13 30 (30.93%) Banking
13 30 (30.93%) Swagger
14 27 (27.84%) WireMock
15 26 (26.80%) Programme Management
15 26 (26.80%) Electronics
15 26 (26.80%) Telecoms
15 26 (26.80%) Manufacturing
15 26 (26.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 26 (26.80%) Marketing
15 26 (26.80%) SAP
15 26 (26.80%) JUnit

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 22 (22.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (19.59%) Mule
2 19 (19.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 17 (17.53%) Apache Solr
3 17 (17.53%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.19%) JBoss
5 6 (6.19%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.15%) Apache
7 4 (4.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (4.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.03%) CMS
8 1 (1.03%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 26 (26.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) HTTP
2 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.15%) FTP
4 4 (4.12%) SSH
4 4 (4.12%) SSL
5 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.19%) Big Data
3 5 (5.15%) MySQL
3 5 (5.15%) Redis
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.06%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.03%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 57 (58.76%) Maven
2 26 (26.80%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.80%) JUnit
3 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
4 22 (22.68%) JIRA
4 22 (22.68%) Mockito
5 21 (21.65%) Spock
6 20 (20.62%) TeamCity
7 18 (18.56%) Selenium
8 17 (17.53%) CasperJS
8 17 (17.53%) PhantomJS
9 10 (10.31%) Gradle
9 10 (10.31%) Subversion
10 5 (5.15%) Ant
11 4 (4.12%) Checkstyle
11 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
11 4 (4.12%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.12%) XMLUnit
12 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
General
1 58 (59.79%) Finance
2 30 (30.93%) Banking
3 26 (26.80%) Electronics
3 26 (26.80%) Manufacturing
3 26 (26.80%) Marketing
3 26 (26.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Automotive
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (51.55%) Developer
2 27 (27.84%) Java Developer
3 20 (20.62%) SOA Developer
4 17 (17.53%) Web Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Middleware Developer
6 12 (12.37%) Java Middleware Developer
7 11 (11.34%) Consultant
7 11 (11.34%) Senior Developer
8 9 (9.28%) Integration Developer
9 8 (8.25%) XML Consultant
10 7 (7.22%) Agile Developer
10 7 (7.22%) XML Specialist
11 6 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
11 6 (6.19%) UI Developer
12 4 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) Java Engineer
12 4 (4.12%) Perl Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Senior UI Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Web Developer
13 3 (3.09%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (62.89%) XSLT
2 60 (61.86%) XML
3 56 (57.73%) JSON
4 41 (42.27%) CSS
4 41 (42.27%) HTML
5 34 (35.05%) REST
6 31 (31.96%) SOAP
6 31 (31.96%) Web Services
7 30 (30.93%) JMS
7 30 (30.93%) Swagger
7 30 (30.93%) XSD
8 27 (27.84%) WireMock
9 24 (24.74%) Middleware
10 23 (23.71%) Apache Camel
11 22 (22.68%) CSS3
11 22 (22.68%) HTML5
11 22 (22.68%) JDBC
12 21 (21.65%) Hibernate
12 21 (21.65%) jQuery
12 21 (21.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) User Experience
2 11 (11.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.19%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.06%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.03%) Fintech
5 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Linux
2 24 (24.74%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.11%) TDD
3 31 (31.96%) SOA
4 26 (26.80%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (26.80%) Digital Marketing
4 26 (26.80%) Programme Management
5 18 (18.56%) BDD
5 18 (18.56%) Refactoring
5 18 (18.56%) Scrum
6 13 (13.40%) MVC
7 8 (8.25%) OO
8 7 (7.22%) Investment Management
8 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.19%) API Design
9 6 (6.19%) Web Development
10 5 (5.15%) Microservices
10 5 (5.15%) Open Source
11 4 (4.12%) DevOps
11 4 (4.12%) UML
11 4 (4.12%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 58 (59.79%) Java
2 43 (44.33%) JavaScript
3 25 (25.77%) SQL
4 24 (24.74%) Shell Script
5 23 (23.71%) Korn
6 19 (19.59%) Python
7 9 (9.28%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.25%) XQuery
9 7 (7.22%) Perl
10 5 (5.15%) ECMAScript
10 5 (5.15%) ES6
11 2 (2.06%) Ruby
11 2 (2.06%) SPARQL
11 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.06%) VBA
12 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (15.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) FATCA
2 5 (5.15%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Ansible
1 1 (1.03%) Consul
1 1 (1.03%) Packer
1 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (34.02%) Oracle
2 26 (26.80%) SAP
3 25 (25.77%) Solace
4 19 (19.59%) WSO2
5 9 (9.28%) MuleSoft
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
7 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.06%) Sybase
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