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 3 months to 23 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 126
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 933 1064 980
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.04% 36.23% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 574 506
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for XPath.

1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) DHTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Tcl
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) webMethods
2 2 (66.67%) CAD
2 2 (66.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) PLM
2 2 (66.67%) Teamcenter
2 2 (66.67%) Itk
2 2 (66.67%) Siemens NX
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins

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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) AutoCAD
1 2 (66.67%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Lead Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) DHTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Itk
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) CAD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) PLM
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Tcl
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) webMethods