Period
to 19 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 September 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 654 786 755
Rank change year-on-year +132 -31 -39
Contract jobs citing XPath 207 103 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 69 84
UK median daily rate £525 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £280 £313
90th Percentile £625 £578 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +31.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £20.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.23

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41324 42466 43192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.87% 39.67% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28475 29279 29057
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 915 960
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.37%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 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
England +143 201 £525 +25.00% 10
UK excluding London +143 139 £525 +31.25% 6
East of England +67 85 £538 - 2
London +2 67 £525 +23.53% 4
South East +31 37 £525 +35.48% 1
Midlands +28 5 £388 +14.81% 1
South West +3 5 - - 1
West Midlands +31 4 £419 +24.07%
Wales - 3 £450 -
North of England +75 2 £456 +35.19% 1
North West +31 2 £456 +30.36%
Scotland +30 2 £400 -1.54%
East Midlands - 1 £353 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 with a requirement for XPath.

1 193 (93.24%) XML
2 172 (83.09%) XSLT
3 148 (71.50%) Finance
4 138 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (66.18%) Maven
6 133 (64.25%) JSON
7 111 (53.62%) Programme Management
8 110 (53.14%) Swagger
9 109 (52.66%) WireMock
9 109 (52.66%) Greenfield Project
10 108 (52.17%) SOA
11 107 (51.69%) Oracle
12 106 (51.21%) SAP
12 106 (51.21%) Business Intelligence
12 106 (51.21%) Electronics
12 106 (51.21%) Telecoms
12 106 (51.21%) Manufacturing
12 106 (51.21%) Digital Marketing
12 106 (51.21%) Marketing
13 103 (49.76%) TDD
14 96 (46.38%) Middleware
15 86 (41.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 85 (41.06%) WSO2
17 83 (40.10%) Apache Camel
17 83 (40.10%) Mule
18 77 (37.20%) Oracle Service Bus
19 75 (36.23%) Java
20 64 (30.92%) Web Services
21 60 (28.99%) SQL
21 60 (28.99%) SOAP

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 86 (41.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 83 (40.10%) Mule
3 77 (37.20%) Oracle Service Bus
4 32 (15.46%) WebSphere
5 15 (7.25%) JBoss
6 14 (6.76%) WebLogic
7 13 (6.28%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.38%) Apache
9 6 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.93%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.97%) Drupal
12 2 (0.97%) WordPress
13 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.38%) IaaS
2 7 (3.38%) PaaS
3 6 (2.90%) SaaS
4 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.93%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.93%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.80%) HTTP
2 12 (5.80%) SSL
3 5 (2.42%) FTP
4 4 (1.93%) SSH
5 3 (1.45%) AMQP
6 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.97%) Internet
6 2 (0.97%) LDAP
6 2 (0.97%) SMS
7 1 (0.48%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.83%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.38%) MySQL
4 7 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.90%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.45%) DB2
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Redis
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 137 (66.18%) Maven
2 31 (14.98%) Subversion
3 24 (11.59%) Jenkins
4 15 (7.25%) JUnit
5 12 (5.80%) Ant
6 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
7 10 (4.83%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.83%) JIRA
8 9 (4.35%) Mockito
8 9 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.38%) IntelliJ
9 7 (3.38%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.42%) NUnit
10 5 (2.42%) Spock
10 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (1.93%) Checkstyle
11 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.93%) XMLUnit
12 2 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 148 (71.50%) Finance
2 106 (51.21%) Electronics
2 106 (51.21%) Manufacturing
2 106 (51.21%) Marketing
2 106 (51.21%) Telecoms
3 35 (16.91%) Banking
4 6 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.93%) Legal
5 4 (1.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.97%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (60.39%) Developer
2 75 (36.23%) Integration Developer
3 59 (28.50%) Agile Developer
3 59 (28.50%) SOA Developer
4 42 (20.29%) Senior Developer
5 32 (15.46%) Consultant
6 31 (14.98%) XML Consultant
6 31 (14.98%) XML Specialist
7 28 (13.53%) Lead Developer
8 22 (10.63%) Java Developer
9 20 (9.66%) Senior Agile Developer
10 15 (7.25%) Analyst
11 13 (6.28%) Integration Specialist
12 12 (5.80%) Data Analyst
13 11 (5.31%) Banking Analyst
14 10 (4.83%) Applications Developer
14 10 (4.83%) Architect
15 8 (3.86%) Middleware Developer
15 8 (3.86%) XML Analyst
16 7 (3.38%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (93.24%) XML
2 172 (83.09%) XSLT
3 133 (64.25%) JSON
4 110 (53.14%) Swagger
5 109 (52.66%) WireMock
6 96 (46.38%) Middleware
7 83 (40.10%) Apache Camel
8 64 (30.92%) Web Services
9 60 (28.99%) SOAP
10 41 (19.81%) XSD
11 40 (19.32%) JSON Schema
12 35 (16.91%) REST
13 27 (13.04%) Spring
14 25 (12.08%) JMS
15 24 (11.59%) RESTful
16 20 (9.66%) Hibernate
17 19 (9.18%) HTML
18 18 (8.70%) FpML
18 18 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
18 18 (8.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 109 (52.66%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (8.70%) Equities
2 18 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 13 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.42%) DataPower
6 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.97%) RIA
7 2 (0.97%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.97%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.48%) AS400
8 1 (0.48%) Blog
8 1 (0.48%) Derivative
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.48%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.01%) Linux
2 17 (8.21%) Unix
3 16 (7.73%) Windows
4 8 (3.86%) Solaris
5 7 (3.38%) AIX
5 7 (3.38%) HPUX
6 5 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (53.62%) Programme Management
3 108 (52.17%) SOA
4 106 (51.21%) Business Intelligence
4 106 (51.21%) Digital Marketing
5 103 (49.76%) TDD
6 37 (17.87%) API Design
7 21 (10.14%) Data Modelling
8 20 (9.66%) Scrum
9 16 (7.73%) MVC
10 15 (7.25%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.76%) Logical Data Model
11 14 (6.76%) OO
12 13 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.28%) Microservices
12 13 (6.28%) Workflow
13 11 (5.31%) Integration Testing
13 11 (5.31%) Test Automation
14 10 (4.83%) Kanban
15 9 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.23%) Java
2 60 (28.99%) SQL
3 21 (10.14%) JavaScript
3 21 (10.14%) PL/SQL
4 9 (4.35%) C#
4 9 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 9 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.86%) Perl
5 8 (3.86%) XQuery
6 6 (2.90%) Groovy
7 5 (2.42%) VBA
8 3 (1.45%) Korn
8 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.97%) PHP
9 2 (0.97%) Python
9 2 (0.97%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) Jython
10 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.42%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) FATCA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.97%) WAI
2 2 (0.97%) WCAG
3 1 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.48%) EMIR
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
1 1 (0.48%) RACF
1 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.38%) Ansible
1 7 (3.38%) Puppet
2 6 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.45%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 107 (51.69%) Oracle
2 106 (51.21%) SAP
3 85 (41.06%) WSO2
4 25 (12.08%) IBM
5 10 (4.83%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.86%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.86%) Solace
7 6 (2.90%) webMethods
8 5 (2.42%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (2.42%) HP
9 4 (1.93%) Northgate
9 4 (1.93%) Sybase
9 4 (1.93%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.45%) Sun
11 2 (0.97%) BEA
11 2 (0.97%) Perforce
12 1 (0.48%) Avaya
12 1 (0.48%) CA
12 1 (0.48%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.48%) Splunk