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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 - 120
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% - 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 769 829 889
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.45% 32.18% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 481 525
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
XPath
UK

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 10 (83.33%) XSLT
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) SOA
3 7 (58.33%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) MySQL
4 6 (50.00%) HTTP
4 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Apache
4 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (50.00%) JMS
4 6 (50.00%) XQuery
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (50.00%) REST
4 6 (50.00%) Microservices
5 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
6 4 (33.33%) Workflow
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) C
7 3 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (25.00%) DHTML
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) XSL
7 3 (25.00%) Tcl
7 3 (25.00%) Thin Client

XPath
Top Related 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 6 (50.00%) Apache
1 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) AutoCAD
1 3 (25.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Broadband
2 1 (8.33%) DVB
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JUnit
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Lead Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Expert
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) JMS
3 6 (50.00%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) DHTML
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Itk
5 3 (25.00%) XSL
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) Node.js
6 2 (16.67%) Spring
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) SOA
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Microservices
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) CAD
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
4 3 (25.00%) PLM
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Data Management
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) XQuery
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Tcl
5 2 (16.67%) Groovy
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) webMethods
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft