The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - 67
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% - 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £478
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 341 277 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 54.39% 46.79% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 216 228
Median daily rate £430 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £36.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £63.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Oxfordshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Oxfordshire 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
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
XPath
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) API Design
1 1 (100.00%) Swagger
1 1 (100.00%) JSON Schema
1 1 (100.00%) WireMock

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) XML Developer
1 1 (100.00%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JSON Schema
1 1 (100.00%) Swagger
1 1 (100.00%) WireMock
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Design