Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 175 178
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.081% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.51% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% +39.38%
10th Percentile £375 £221 £305
90th Percentile £425 £431 £463
UK median daily rate £525 £438 £388
% change year-on-year +20.00% +12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1900 1755 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.41% 40.44% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1060 1042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in Scotland

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Scotland

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Scotland

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Glasgow -14 1 £400 -1.54%
XPath
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for XPath.

1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (50.00%) CTI
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) MCSD
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (25.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) CTI
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Redis
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) SignalR
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
2 1 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) B2B
3 2 (50.00%) B2C
3 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSD
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM