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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / South East
Rank 244 260 250
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.043% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.038% 0.13% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 14
Median daily rate - £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £400
% change year-on-year +15.10% -13.12%  
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 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 2624 3099 3269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.43% 33.61% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1558 2046 1883
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 119 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.35 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for XPath.

1 22 (95.65%) XML
2 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 16 (69.57%) MVC
3 15 (65.22%) AngularJS
4 13 (56.52%) jQuery
5 12 (52.17%) XSLT
6 10 (43.48%) JMS
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Ant
6 10 (43.48%) Java
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (43.48%) Spring
6 10 (43.48%) JSF
6 10 (43.48%) Maven
6 10 (43.48%) Java EE
6 10 (43.48%) Spring MVC
6 10 (43.48%) Grails
6 10 (43.48%) REST
6 10 (43.48%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (43.48%) Play Framework
7 9 (39.13%) Node.js
7 9 (39.13%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (39.13%) Oracle
7 9 (39.13%) Linux
8 8 (34.78%) SOA
8 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
8 8 (34.78%) JUnit
8 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle BPM

XPath
Top Related 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 10 (43.48%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (30.43%) nginx
4 6 (26.09%) Drupal
4 6 (26.09%) SilverStripe
5 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (4.35%) GeoServer
5 1 (4.35%) Perch
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Fireworks
1 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
1 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Ant
1 10 (43.48%) Maven
2 8 (34.78%) JUnit
2 8 (34.78%) Mockito
3 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Appium
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Advertising
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Java Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Senior Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Angular Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (21.74%) Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) PHP Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (13.04%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (8.70%) AWS Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Database Developer
9 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) XML
2 15 (65.22%) AngularJS
3 13 (56.52%) jQuery
4 12 (52.17%) XSLT
5 10 (43.48%) Grails
5 10 (43.48%) Java EE
5 10 (43.48%) JMS
5 10 (43.48%) JSF
5 10 (43.48%) Play Framework
5 10 (43.48%) REST
5 10 (43.48%) Spring
5 10 (43.48%) Spring MVC
6 9 (39.13%) Node.js
7 8 (34.78%) React
8 7 (30.43%) CSS
8 7 (30.43%) J2EE
8 7 (30.43%) J2SE
9 6 (26.09%) XML Schema
10 5 (21.74%) .NET
10 5 (21.74%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) MVC
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
3 8 (34.78%) SOA
3 8 (34.78%) Unit Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Process Improvement
5 6 (26.09%) Product Management
5 6 (26.09%) RDF
5 6 (26.09%) Release Management
5 6 (26.09%) Secure Coding
6 5 (21.74%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) Front End Development
6 5 (21.74%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) BDD
8 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 6 (26.09%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Ansible
1 8 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Google
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