Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 691 676 790
Rank change year-on-year -15 +114 -96
Contract jobs citing XPath 189 154 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.40% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 117 59
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +31.03% -9.38%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £299
90th Percentile £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £538 £350
% change year-on-year -2.33% +53.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43,591 38,078 40,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.38% 41.56% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,402 26,091 27,979
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +3.04% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 811 934
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.56 £17.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £53.38 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +8.57%

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 25 June 2018.

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 14 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 25 June 2018. 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 -10 178 £525 +10.53% 37
London -23 95 £525 +10.53% 11
UK excluding London -23 93 £525 -2.33% 29
East of England +5 49 £525 -2.33% 8
North of England -22 14 £385 -10.72% 3
Midlands -9 12 £438 +12.90% 8
North West -11 11 £385 -10.72% 2
East Midlands +5 9 £475 +26.25% 1
Scotland -33 8 £525 - 1
South West +11 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -19 3 - -
West Midlands -20 3 £350 -9.68% 7
South East -32 3 £530 -1.40% 5
Wales - 2 £420 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, 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.

1 176 (93.12%) XML
2 131 (69.31%) Web Services
3 120 (63.49%) Java
4 118 (62.43%) SOAP
5 113 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (58.73%) XSLT
7 97 (51.32%) SOA
8 93 (49.21%) JSON
9 90 (47.62%) Finance
10 87 (46.03%) Oracle
11 76 (40.21%) REST
12 75 (39.68%) Maven
13 73 (38.62%) TDD
14 71 (37.57%) SQL
15 66 (34.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 63 (33.33%) Apache Camel
17 59 (31.22%) RESTful
18 55 (29.10%) Middleware
19 54 (28.57%) Mule
20 52 (27.51%) Oracle Service Bus
21 49 (25.93%) WSO2
21 49 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
22 48 (25.40%) Programme Management
23 47 (24.87%) Business Intelligence
23 47 (24.87%) Swagger
24 46 (24.34%) SAP
24 46 (24.34%) XSD
25 44 (23.28%) Telecoms
25 44 (23.28%) WireMock
26 43 (22.75%) Electronics

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 66 (34.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 54 (28.57%) Mule
3 52 (27.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 21 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.29%) Liferay
6 7 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.17%) Alfresco
7 6 (3.17%) CMS
7 6 (3.17%) Magnolia
8 5 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.65%) GlassFish
8 5 (2.65%) SAS
8 5 (2.65%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.12%) Confluence
9 4 (2.12%) Mule ESB
9 4 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.06%) Apache
11 2 (1.06%) IIS
11 2 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Elite 3E
2 5 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.12%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (1.59%) SAP MII
5 2 (1.06%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.53%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.76%) Boomi
3 6 (3.17%) SaaS
4 5 (2.65%) iPaaS
4 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.59%) GitHub
5 3 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.59%) Serverless
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.06%) Office 365
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) HTTP
2 5 (2.65%) FTP
2 5 (2.65%) SSL
3 3 (1.59%) DNS
3 3 (1.59%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.59%) X.509
4 1 (0.53%) AMQP
4 1 (0.53%) BGP
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) Junos
4 1 (0.53%) MPLS
4 1 (0.53%) MQTT
4 1 (0.53%) MRTG
4 1 (0.53%) OSPF
4 1 (0.53%) SNMP
4 1 (0.53%) SSH
4 1 (0.53%) TACACS
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.94%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.94%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.65%) MarkLogic
8 5 (2.65%) QlikView
9 4 (2.12%) DTS
10 3 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.59%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.59%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.59%) MySQL
10 3 (1.59%) Power BI
10 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (39.68%) Maven
2 29 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.64%) JUnit
4 20 (10.58%) Visual Studio
5 15 (7.94%) Gradle
5 15 (7.94%) TeamCity
6 13 (6.88%) JIRA
7 11 (5.82%) Mockito
8 9 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.76%) Subversion
9 8 (4.23%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.17%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.17%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.65%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.12%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.12%) Spock
12 4 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.59%) Ant
13 3 (1.59%) NUnit
General
1 90 (47.62%) Finance
2 44 (23.28%) Telecoms
3 43 (22.75%) Electronics
3 43 (22.75%) Manufacturing
3 43 (22.75%) Marketing
4 29 (15.34%) Banking
5 12 (6.35%) Investment Banking
6 10 (5.29%) Law
7 7 (3.70%) Legal
8 5 (2.65%) Billing
8 5 (2.65%) General Ledger
9 4 (2.12%) Front Office
9 4 (2.12%) Publishing
10 3 (1.59%) Back Office
10 3 (1.59%) Games
10 3 (1.59%) Retail
11 1 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (71.43%) Developer
2 50 (26.46%) Java Developer
2 50 (26.46%) Senior Developer
3 47 (24.87%) Integration Developer
4 24 (12.70%) SOA Developer
5 20 (10.58%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (7.94%) Agile Developer
6 15 (7.94%) Integration Specialist
6 15 (7.94%) Lead Developer
7 14 (7.41%) Senior Agile Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Architect
8 11 (5.82%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
9 10 (5.29%) Lead Java Developer
10 8 (4.23%) XML Developer
11 5 (2.65%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.65%) VBA Developer
12 4 (2.12%) Consultant
12 4 (2.12%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.12%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (93.12%) XML
2 131 (69.31%) Web Services
3 118 (62.43%) SOAP
4 111 (58.73%) XSLT
5 93 (49.21%) JSON
6 76 (40.21%) REST
7 63 (33.33%) Apache Camel
8 59 (31.22%) RESTful
9 55 (29.10%) Middleware
10 47 (24.87%) Swagger
11 46 (24.34%) XSD
12 44 (23.28%) WireMock
13 39 (20.63%) Spring
14 30 (15.87%) JMS
15 25 (13.23%) .NET
15 25 (13.23%) Hibernate
16 21 (11.11%) HTML
16 21 (11.11%) XSL
17 20 (10.58%) WebSphere MQ
18 19 (10.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.76%) Derivative
2 9 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.70%) Reference Data
5 6 (3.17%) Equities
6 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.12%) DataPower
6 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.12%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.12%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.59%) User Experience
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.46%) Linux
2 19 (10.05%) Unix
3 18 (9.52%) Windows
4 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.12%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) CentOS
7 1 (0.53%) Debian
7 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (51.32%) SOA
3 73 (38.62%) TDD
4 48 (25.40%) Programme Management
5 47 (24.87%) Business Intelligence
6 43 (22.75%) Digital Marketing
7 32 (16.93%) Unit Testing
8 27 (14.29%) MVC
9 25 (13.23%) Scrum
9 25 (13.23%) SDLC
10 22 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.99%) DevOps
12 16 (8.47%) Data Analysis
13 15 (7.94%) OO
14 14 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
14 14 (7.41%) Risk Management
15 13 (6.88%) OOP
16 12 (6.35%) EAI
16 12 (6.35%) UML
17 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 120 (63.49%) Java
2 71 (37.57%) SQL
3 31 (16.40%) Java 8
4 29 (15.34%) XQuery
5 24 (12.70%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.05%) Python
7 16 (8.47%) Shell Script
8 15 (7.94%) Groovy
9 14 (7.41%) C#
10 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.82%) Scala
11 9 (4.76%) PL/SQL
12 8 (4.23%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.65%) VB
13 5 (2.65%) VBA
14 4 (2.12%) Java 9
14 4 (2.12%) R
15 3 (1.59%) C
15 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (9.52%) Degree
2 11 (5.82%) Master's Degree
3 9 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.59%) OCPJP
5 3 (1.59%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) HDFS
2 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.65%) CA Service Virtualization
1 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.65%) Puppet
2 3 (1.59%) Control-M
2 3 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) collectd
4 1 (0.53%) Grafana
4 1 (0.53%) Graphite
4 1 (0.53%) Icinga
4 1 (0.53%) Kibana
4 1 (0.53%) logstash
4 1 (0.53%) Netcool
4 1 (0.53%) Observium
4 1 (0.53%) Oozie
4 1 (0.53%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.53%) Salt
4 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 87 (46.03%) Oracle
2 49 (25.93%) WSO2
3 46 (24.34%) SAP
4 23 (12.17%) IBM
5 21 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 14 (7.41%) Intapp
7 11 (5.82%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.76%) Dell
8 9 (4.76%) MuleSoft
9 5 (2.65%) CA
9 5 (2.65%) HP
9 5 (2.65%) Tableau
9 5 (2.65%) Talend
10 3 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.59%) Sun
10 3 (1.59%) VMware
11 2 (1.06%) Citrix
12 1 (0.53%) Cisco
12 1 (0.53%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.53%) Juniper