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 3 months to 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 275 251
Rank change year-on-year +44 -24  
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.034% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.62% 0.097% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
Median daily rate £538 £350 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -24.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £490
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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for XPath.

1 18 (100.00%) XSLT
1 18 (100.00%) XML
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) Maven
2 16 (88.89%) Marketing
2 16 (88.89%) JSON
2 16 (88.89%) API Design
2 16 (88.89%) Swagger
2 16 (88.89%) JSON Schema
2 16 (88.89%) WireMock
3 15 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (83.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (83.33%) Programme Management
3 15 (83.33%) Electronics
3 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 15 (83.33%) Finance
3 15 (83.33%) Manufacturing
3 15 (83.33%) Digital Marketing
3 15 (83.33%) SAP
3 15 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) XSD
5 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) IBM

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 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 15 (83.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (88.89%) Marketing
2 15 (83.33%) Electronics
2 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 15 (83.33%) Manufacturing
2 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Consultant
1 15 (83.33%) XML Consultant
1 15 (83.33%) XML Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
3 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
3 1 (5.56%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) XML
1 18 (100.00%) XSLT
2 16 (88.89%) JSON
2 16 (88.89%) JSON Schema
2 16 (88.89%) Swagger
2 16 (88.89%) WireMock
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) AIX
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (88.89%) API Design
2 15 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (83.33%) Digital Marketing
2 15 (83.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) BDD
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) TDD
3 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) Jython
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
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