The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 30 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.

XPath (XML Path Language)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - - 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +16.30% -13.75%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 151 102 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 54.12% 43.78% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 115
Median daily rate £405 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oxford region with a requirement for XPath.

1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
3 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (60.00%) XML Schema
4 6 (60.00%) RDF
4 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 6 (60.00%) Perl
4 6 (60.00%) PHP
4 6 (60.00%) MySQL
4 6 (60.00%) Release Management
4 6 (60.00%) Drupal
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) SilverStripe
4 6 (60.00%) Secure Coding
5 5 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 5 (50.00%) Laravel
5 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (50.00%) Symfony
5 5 (50.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Java EE
6 4 (40.00%) Spring
6 4 (40.00%) JSF
6 4 (40.00%) Maven
6 4 (40.00%) Grails
6 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (40.00%) REST
6 4 (40.00%) Java
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (60.00%) Drupal
1 6 (60.00%) SilverStripe
2 4 (40.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (30.00%) nginx
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (10.00%) ArcGIS
5 1 (10.00%) GeoServer
5 1 (10.00%) Perch
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MySQL
1 6 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Ant
2 4 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Mockito
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) PHP Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Angular Developer
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XML Schema
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 5 (50.00%) Laravel
3 5 (50.00%) Symfony
4 4 (40.00%) Grails
4 4 (40.00%) Java EE
4 4 (40.00%) JMS
4 4 (40.00%) JSF
4 4 (40.00%) Play Framework
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) Spring
4 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) J2EE
5 3 (30.00%) J2SE
5 3 (30.00%) jQuery
5 3 (30.00%) Node.js
6 2 (20.00%) React
7 1 (10.00%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) RDF
3 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 6 (60.00%) Secure Coding
4 5 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Product Management
6 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Perl
1 6 (60.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Google