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 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 387 407 393
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14  
Contract jobs citing XPath 25 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 15
Median daily rate £525 £403 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +20.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £350 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £460 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.55%  
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9772 9446 9820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.80% 43.58% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7229 7201 7171
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 85
Median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £15.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £102.00 £52.19
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 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 24 June 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 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
City of London +2 7 £498 +18.45% 1
Hayes - 1 - -
XPath
England

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 London region with a requirement for XPath.

1 49 (71.01%) XML
2 40 (57.97%) XSLT
3 39 (56.52%) Java
4 34 (49.28%) Finance
5 27 (39.13%) Maven
6 26 (37.68%) JSON
6 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
7 25 (36.23%) HTML
7 25 (36.23%) SOA
8 24 (34.78%) CSS
9 23 (33.33%) TDD
10 22 (31.88%) REST
11 21 (30.43%) SOAP
11 21 (30.43%) Web Services
11 21 (30.43%) Oracle
12 20 (28.99%) SQL
13 18 (26.09%) WebSphere
13 18 (26.09%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (24.64%) WireMock
14 17 (24.64%) Swagger
15 16 (23.19%) Marketing
15 16 (23.19%) Digital Marketing
15 16 (23.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 16 (23.19%) Electronics
15 16 (23.19%) Telecoms
15 16 (23.19%) Manufacturing
15 16 (23.19%) Programme Management
15 16 (23.19%) SAP
15 16 (23.19%) Linux

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 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (17.39%) Mule
3 12 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (15.94%) Apache Solr
5 10 (14.49%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (7.25%) Apache
7 5 (7.25%) JBoss
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (23.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.25%) HTTP
3 4 (5.80%) SSH
3 4 (5.80%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MySQL
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.80%) Redis
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (39.13%) Maven
2 11 (15.94%) Selenium
3 10 (14.49%) CasperJS
3 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
3 10 (14.49%) PhantomJS
4 9 (13.04%) Subversion
5 8 (11.59%) JUnit
5 8 (11.59%) TeamCity
6 7 (10.14%) JIRA
6 7 (10.14%) Mockito
6 7 (10.14%) Spock
7 5 (7.25%) NUnit
7 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (5.80%) Gradle
9 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.90%) Ant
11 1 (1.45%) Checkstyle
11 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (49.28%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Electronics
2 16 (23.19%) Manufacturing
2 16 (23.19%) Marketing
2 16 (23.19%) Telecoms
3 15 (21.74%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Integration Developer
2 12 (17.39%) SOA Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Web Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Integration Specialist
6 7 (10.14%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Consultant
7 6 (8.70%) Java Middleware Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) XML Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) XML Specialist
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Perl Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Developer
9 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (71.01%) XML
2 40 (57.97%) XSLT
3 26 (37.68%) JSON
4 25 (36.23%) HTML
5 24 (34.78%) CSS
6 22 (31.88%) REST
7 21 (30.43%) SOAP
7 21 (30.43%) Web Services
8 17 (24.64%) Swagger
8 17 (24.64%) WireMock
9 14 (20.29%) IBM Integration Bus
10 13 (18.84%) Apache Camel
10 13 (18.84%) JMS
10 13 (18.84%) Middleware
11 12 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (15.94%) JDBC
13 10 (14.49%) Celery
13 10 (14.49%) Django
13 10 (14.49%) Scrapy
13 10 (14.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (7.25%) User Experience
5 4 (5.80%) DataPower
5 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.35%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.45%) Equities
8 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Unix
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) SOA
3 23 (33.33%) TDD
4 16 (23.19%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (23.19%) Digital Marketing
4 16 (23.19%) Programme Management
5 7 (10.14%) BDD
5 7 (10.14%) OO
6 6 (8.70%) Refactoring
6 6 (8.70%) Scrum
6 6 (8.70%) Web Development
7 5 (7.25%) API Design
7 5 (7.25%) Open Source
7 5 (7.25%) Workflow
8 4 (5.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (5.80%) Investment Management
8 4 (5.80%) MVC
9 3 (4.35%) Microservices
10 1 (1.45%) QA Automation
10 1 (1.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Java
2 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.99%) SQL
4 12 (17.39%) Python
5 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
6 7 (10.14%) Korn
6 7 (10.14%) Perl
6 7 (10.14%) VBA
7 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.25%) C#
8 5 (7.25%) XQuery
9 4 (5.80%) ECMAScript
9 4 (5.80%) ES6
9 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.90%) Ruby
11 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) FATCA
2 2 (2.90%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Oracle
2 16 (23.19%) SAP
3 14 (20.29%) IBM
4 12 (17.39%) WSO2
5 8 (11.59%) Solace
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) Sybase
7 1 (1.45%) TIBCO