Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 528 569
Rank change year-on-year -38 +41 -26
Contract jobs citing XPath 60 91 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.45% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 31
London median daily rate £550 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £471 £294 £274
90th Percentile £625 £611 £525
England median daily rate £538 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22613 20202 20477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.59% 44.66% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17130 15117 15262
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £303
90th Percentile £669 £631 £638
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 115 144
London median hourly rate £35.91 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.32 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.45 £57.25 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Central London +3 13 £498 +17.06% 2
South London -31 1 - -
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 43 (71.67%) SQL
2 41 (68.33%) XSD
2 41 (68.33%) Banking
3 40 (66.67%) XML
4 39 (65.00%) Java
5 38 (63.33%) Web Services
6 35 (58.33%) Finance
7 34 (56.67%) JMS
8 32 (53.33%) SOA
9 28 (46.67%) Maven
9 28 (46.67%) XSLT
10 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (38.33%) Oracle
11 22 (36.67%) JDBC
11 22 (36.67%) Hibernate
12 19 (31.67%) Ant
12 19 (31.67%) Apache Camel
13 18 (30.00%) REST
13 18 (30.00%) SOAP
13 18 (30.00%) Fixed Income
13 18 (30.00%) Equities
13 18 (30.00%) FpML
13 18 (30.00%) WebSphere
14 17 (28.33%) UML
14 17 (28.33%) JUnit
14 17 (28.33%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (28.33%) Microservices
15 16 (26.67%) SoapUI
15 16 (26.67%) XSL
15 16 (26.67%) Subversion

XPath
Co-occurring 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 18 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (20.00%) JBoss
4 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.67%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) OpenShift
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Maven
2 19 (31.67%) Ant
3 17 (28.33%) JUnit
4 16 (26.67%) SoapUI
4 16 (26.67%) Subversion
5 15 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 14 (23.33%) Checkstyle
6 14 (23.33%) IntelliJ
6 14 (23.33%) XMLUnit
7 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 4 (6.67%) Gradle
10 3 (5.00%) Mockito
11 2 (3.33%) Spock
12 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.67%) Gerrit
12 1 (1.67%) JBehave
12 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (68.33%) Banking
2 35 (58.33%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Developer
2 27 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (25.00%) Analyst
4 12 (20.00%) Data Analyst
5 11 (18.33%) Banking Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Integration Developer
6 8 (13.33%) XML Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Business Data Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Integration Specialist
8 5 (8.33%) Applications Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Java Applications Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Java Middleware Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (5.00%) EAI Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) SOA Developer
10 3 (5.00%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (68.33%) XSD
2 40 (66.67%) XML
3 38 (63.33%) Web Services
4 34 (56.67%) JMS
5 28 (46.67%) XSLT
6 22 (36.67%) Hibernate
6 22 (36.67%) JDBC
7 19 (31.67%) Apache Camel
8 18 (30.00%) FpML
8 18 (30.00%) REST
8 18 (30.00%) SOAP
9 16 (26.67%) XSL
10 15 (25.00%) Spring
11 14 (23.33%) JavaBeans
12 13 (21.67%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (18.33%) Drools
14 9 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
15 8 (13.33%) WSDL
16 6 (10.00%) DOM
17 5 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Equities
1 18 (30.00%) Fixed Income
2 17 (28.33%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) DataPower
4 1 (1.67%) Derivative
4 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) SOA
2 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.33%) Microservices
3 17 (28.33%) UML
4 15 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 15 (25.00%) Use Case
4 15 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 14 (23.33%) Code Coverage
5 14 (23.33%) Data Modelling
5 14 (23.33%) Logical Data Model
5 14 (23.33%) Sequence Diagram
6 13 (21.67%) Fund Management
7 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 10 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.33%) EAI
8 8 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.67%) MVC
10 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (10.00%) SDLC
11 4 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (71.67%) SQL
2 39 (65.00%) Java
3 14 (23.33%) PL/SQL
4 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.33%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) Scala
6 7 (11.67%) Groovy
7 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (5.00%) XQuery
10 2 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.67%) EMIR
3 1 (1.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 14 (23.33%) IBM
3 12 (20.00%) Solace
4 11 (18.33%) Sybase
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.33%) BEA
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.33%) Sun
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe
8 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.67%) Murex
8 1 (1.67%) Perforce
8 1 (1.67%) Splunk