Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 347 382
Rank change year-on-year +18 +35 -35
Contract jobs citing XPath 46 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.19% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.55% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 7
South East median daily rate £525 £419 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.37% +11.97% -24.44%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £325
90th Percentile £590 £573 £435
England median daily rate £535 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +18.89% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 5923 5865 6743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.20% 35.24% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3668 3576 4184
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 220 252
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.49 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.13 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the South East

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the South East

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in the South East

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the South East

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -11 17 £558 +17.37%
Oxfordshire +11 12 £560 +17.89%
Berkshire +4 5 £400 -
West Sussex -5 4 £275 -29.03%
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for XPath.

1 46 (100.00%) XML
2 41 (89.13%) Maven
3 36 (78.26%) XSLT
4 34 (73.91%) Finance
4 34 (73.91%) JSON
5 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (58.70%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (54.35%) SAP
7 25 (54.35%) Marketing
7 25 (54.35%) Manufacturing
7 25 (54.35%) Programme Management
7 25 (54.35%) Electronics
7 25 (54.35%) Telecoms
7 25 (54.35%) Digital Marketing
7 25 (54.35%) API Design
7 25 (54.35%) Swagger
7 25 (54.35%) JSON Schema
7 25 (54.35%) WireMock
7 25 (54.35%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (45.65%) REST
9 18 (39.13%) MVC
9 18 (39.13%) Oracle
9 18 (39.13%) Java
10 16 (34.78%) SQL
10 16 (34.78%) Spring
11 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
11 13 (28.26%) jQuery
11 13 (28.26%) AngularJS
11 13 (28.26%) React
12 12 (26.09%) Linux

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (23.91%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (89.13%) Maven
2 11 (23.91%) Ant
2 11 (23.91%) JUnit
2 11 (23.91%) Mockito
3 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 4 (8.70%) Subversion
5 2 (4.35%) Gradle
6 1 (2.17%) Hudson
6 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (73.91%) Finance
2 25 (54.35%) Electronics
2 25 (54.35%) Manufacturing
2 25 (54.35%) Marketing
2 25 (54.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Consultant
1 25 (54.35%) XML Consultant
1 25 (54.35%) XML Specialist
2 21 (45.65%) Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Integration Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Developer
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.35%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (100.00%) XML
2 36 (78.26%) XSLT
3 34 (73.91%) JSON
4 25 (54.35%) JSON Schema
4 25 (54.35%) Swagger
4 25 (54.35%) WireMock
5 21 (45.65%) REST
6 16 (34.78%) Spring
7 13 (28.26%) AngularJS
7 13 (28.26%) jQuery
7 13 (28.26%) React
8 12 (26.09%) JMS
9 11 (23.91%) Grails
9 11 (23.91%) Java EE
9 11 (23.91%) JSF
9 11 (23.91%) Node.js
9 11 (23.91%) Play Framework
9 11 (23.91%) Spring MVC
10 9 (19.57%) SOAP
11 8 (17.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (54.35%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (54.35%) API Design
3 25 (54.35%) Digital Marketing
3 25 (54.35%) Programme Management
4 18 (39.13%) MVC
5 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
5 11 (23.91%) Process Improvement
5 11 (23.91%) Product Management
5 11 (23.91%) SOA
5 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (10.87%) Kanban
7 5 (10.87%) TDD
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) C#
4 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) Groovy
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Ansible
1 11 (23.91%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (23.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) SAP
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) Northgate