The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 April 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 West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.033% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.091% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £414 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £308 £408
% change year-on-year +52.43% -24.58%  
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1054 1096 1206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.00% 36.64% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 652 746
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 112 67
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £23.40 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.10 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the South West

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the South West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in the South West

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Bristol - 4 £414 - 1
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Grunt
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Grunt
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Docker