Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 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
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 516 746 777
Rank change year-on-year +230 +31 -73
Contract jobs citing XPath 52 41 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.051% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 104
Median daily rate £525 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £475 £369 £400
90th Percentile £600 £530 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £456 £525
% change year-on-year +15.07% -13.10% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 15,747 33,526 45,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 41.33% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,261 23,082 32,308
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 678 675
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £16.41
90th Percentile £58.21 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.47% - +6.25%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XPath.

Daily rate trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XPath over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XPath.

Hourly rate trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 10 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 2 December 2020. 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 +263 47 £525 +31.25% 16
London +176 29 £525 +12.00% 5
Work from Home -120 27 £525 - 3
UK excluding London +222 20 £525 +15.07% 11
South West +113 9 £525 - 1
North of England +113 6 £563 +41.78%
North West - 4 £563 -
South East +147 3 - - 10
Scotland +55 2 £375 -24.24%
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for XPath.

1 49 (94.23%) XML
2 39 (75.00%) XSLT
3 38 (73.08%) Web Services
4 35 (67.31%) SOAP
4 35 (67.31%) SAP
4 35 (67.31%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (65.38%) Java
5 34 (65.38%) SOA
5 34 (65.38%) JSON
6 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
7 32 (61.54%) Finance
7 32 (61.54%) Public Sector
8 31 (59.62%) Manufacturing
8 31 (59.62%) Middleware
8 31 (59.62%) Digital Marketing
8 31 (59.62%) RESTful
8 31 (59.62%) Programme Management
8 31 (59.62%) Electronics
8 31 (59.62%) TDD
8 31 (59.62%) Marketing
9 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (46.15%) Oracle
11 19 (36.54%) Mule
11 19 (36.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (36.54%) Apache Camel
12 18 (34.62%) WSO2
12 18 (34.62%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (34.62%) Red Hat Fuse
13 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
14 13 (25.00%) SQL

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 19 (36.54%) Mule
1 19 (36.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (34.62%) Oracle Service Bus
2 18 (34.62%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Camunda
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.92%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) AWS
1 4 (7.69%) Power Platform
2 3 (5.77%) Azure
3 2 (3.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) Broadband
2 2 (3.85%) SSH
2 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
3 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (7.69%) Power BI
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) SSDT
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maven
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Arquillian
4 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 33 (63.46%) Telecoms
2 32 (61.54%) Finance
2 32 (61.54%) Public Sector
3 31 (59.62%) Electronics
3 31 (59.62%) Manufacturing
3 31 (59.62%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Developer
2 31 (59.62%) Java Developer
3 27 (51.92%) Integration Developer
4 21 (40.38%) Senior Developer
5 19 (36.54%) Senior Java Developer
6 18 (34.62%) Senior Integration Developer
7 12 (23.08%) Lead Developer
7 12 (23.08%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Data Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Identity Management Consultant
10 2 (3.85%) Management Consultant
11 1 (1.92%) Angular Developer
11 1 (1.92%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (94.23%) XML
2 39 (75.00%) XSLT
3 38 (73.08%) Web Services
4 35 (67.31%) SOAP
5 34 (65.38%) JSON
6 31 (59.62%) Middleware
6 31 (59.62%) RESTful
7 19 (36.54%) Apache Camel
8 8 (15.38%) Swagger
8 8 (15.38%) WireMock
9 6 (11.54%) .NET
9 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
10 5 (9.62%) Spring
11 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
11 4 (7.69%) LDAP
11 4 (7.69%) REST
11 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
12 3 (5.77%) ADSI
12 3 (5.77%) JMS
13 2 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (65.38%) SOA
3 31 (59.62%) Digital Marketing
3 31 (59.62%) Programme Management
3 31 (59.62%) TDD
4 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (11.54%) Requirements Gathering
7 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (7.69%) Kanban
7 4 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Scrum
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.77%) High Availability
8 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (11.54%) XQuery
4 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (5.77%) MIIS
3 1 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) SAP
2 24 (46.15%) Oracle
3 18 (34.62%) WSO2
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.54%) Talend
6 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.92%) Axway
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) Sencha
7 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) Workday