Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 665 661 718
Rank change year-on-year -4 +57 -74
Contract jobs citing XPath 204 183 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 137 95
UK median daily rate £513 £425 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +13.64% -0.53%
10th Percentile £375 £300 £283
90th Percentile £600 £580 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +28.13% +10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 42,619 38,747 41,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.97% 40.66% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,960 26,646 28,068
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 787 864 1,052
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.61 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -16 194 £523 +22.94% 53
UK excluding London +38 124 £513 +28.13% 42
London -49 79 £550 +23.94% 19
East of England +24 49 £513 +28.13% 7
South East -15 31 £558 +39.38% 6
North of England +44 20 £525 +50.00% 9
North West +26 17 £526 +31.50% 4
East Midlands +14 13 £250 -37.50%
Midlands +13 13 £250 -23.95% 11
Scotland -25 5 £400 - 4
Wales - 4 £450 - 4
South West +12 3 - - 1
North East +51 2 £525 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 178 (87.25%) XML
2 132 (64.71%) Web Services
3 129 (63.24%) Java
4 122 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (58.82%) Oracle
6 117 (57.35%) SOA
7 114 (55.88%) XSLT
8 110 (53.92%) Maven
9 108 (52.94%) SOAP
10 104 (50.98%) SQL
10 104 (50.98%) Finance
11 103 (50.49%) REST
12 95 (46.57%) JSON
13 92 (45.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 78 (38.24%) TDD
15 76 (37.25%) XSD
16 65 (31.86%) Linux
16 65 (31.86%) Apache Camel
17 63 (30.88%) JMS
18 61 (29.90%) RESTful
19 59 (28.92%) MVC
20 58 (28.43%) Spring
21 56 (27.45%) Middleware
22 49 (24.02%) Unit Testing
22 49 (24.02%) Oracle Service Bus
23 48 (23.53%) Mule
23 48 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
23 48 (23.53%) WSO2
23 48 (23.53%) Banking
24 47 (23.04%) JUnit

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 92 (45.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (24.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 48 (23.53%) Mule
4 24 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (9.31%) WebSphere
6 11 (5.39%) JBoss
7 10 (4.90%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.45%) Apache
9 4 (1.96%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.96%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.47%) CICS
10 3 (1.47%) Confluence
10 3 (1.47%) Liferay
10 3 (1.47%) SAS
10 3 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.98%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.98%) IIS
11 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.92%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.98%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.78%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.86%) Boomi
4 11 (5.39%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.45%) iPaaS
5 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.96%) GitHub
7 3 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.47%) IaaS
7 3 (1.47%) PaaS
7 3 (1.47%) Serverless
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.98%) SaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) FTP
2 6 (2.94%) HTTP
2 6 (2.94%) SSL
3 4 (1.96%) Internet
4 3 (1.47%) Firewall
4 3 (1.47%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.98%) AMQP
5 2 (0.98%) CTI
6 1 (0.49%) SMS
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.80%) RDBMS
2 20 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 16 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.96%) DB2
8 4 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.96%) OLAP
8 4 (1.96%) OLTP
8 4 (1.96%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.47%) MySQL
9 3 (1.47%) QlikView
9 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 110 (53.92%) Maven
2 47 (23.04%) JUnit
3 37 (18.14%) Ant
4 29 (14.22%) Git (software)
5 28 (13.73%) Mockito
6 23 (11.27%) Eclipse
7 21 (10.29%) Jenkins
8 19 (9.31%) Subversion
9 18 (8.82%) Gradle
10 17 (8.33%) TeamCity
11 16 (7.84%) Visual Studio
12 13 (6.37%) IntelliJ
12 13 (6.37%) JIRA
12 13 (6.37%) SoapUI
13 11 (5.39%) Checkstyle
13 11 (5.39%) XMLUnit
14 9 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (2.94%) Bitbucket
16 5 (2.45%) SonarQube
General
1 104 (50.98%) Finance
2 48 (23.53%) Banking
3 43 (21.08%) Marketing
3 43 (21.08%) Telecoms
4 41 (20.10%) Electronics
4 41 (20.10%) Manufacturing
5 15 (7.35%) Investment Banking
6 11 (5.39%) Legal
7 9 (4.41%) Law
8 5 (2.45%) Billing
8 5 (2.45%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 148 (72.55%) Developer
2 64 (31.37%) Java Developer
3 53 (25.98%) Senior Developer
4 51 (25.00%) Integration Developer
5 34 (16.67%) SOA Developer
6 27 (13.24%) Agile Developer
7 22 (10.78%) Senior Agile Developer
7 22 (10.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (8.33%) Lead Developer
9 13 (6.37%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 13 (6.37%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
10 12 (5.88%) Architect
11 11 (5.39%) Integration Specialist
12 10 (4.90%) Software Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) Technical Engineer
13 9 (4.41%) Java Engineer
14 8 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
15 7 (3.43%) .NET Developer
15 7 (3.43%) Analyst
15 7 (3.43%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (87.25%) XML
2 132 (64.71%) Web Services
3 114 (55.88%) XSLT
4 108 (52.94%) SOAP
5 103 (50.49%) REST
6 95 (46.57%) JSON
7 76 (37.25%) XSD
8 65 (31.86%) Apache Camel
9 63 (30.88%) JMS
10 61 (29.90%) RESTful
11 58 (28.43%) Spring
12 56 (27.45%) Middleware
13 47 (23.04%) Swagger
13 47 (23.04%) WireMock
14 41 (20.10%) Hibernate
15 38 (18.63%) AngularJS
16 37 (18.14%) jQuery
17 32 (15.69%) XSL
18 26 (12.75%) .NET
18 26 (12.75%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.53%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.41%) Equities
5 7 (3.43%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.45%) DataPower
6 5 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) Derivative
8 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.98%) MPEG
8 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.98%) RIA
8 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.98%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (31.86%) Linux
2 23 (11.27%) Unix
3 18 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (5.88%) Windows
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) AIX
7 1 (0.49%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) HPUX
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (57.35%) SOA
3 78 (38.24%) TDD
4 59 (28.92%) MVC
5 49 (24.02%) Unit Testing
6 44 (21.57%) Programme Management
7 43 (21.08%) Business Intelligence
8 41 (20.10%) Digital Marketing
9 31 (15.20%) Configuration Management
10 30 (14.71%) Scrum
11 26 (12.75%) UML
12 22 (10.78%) Product Management
12 22 (10.78%) SDLC
13 21 (10.29%) Process Improvement
13 21 (10.29%) Waterfall
14 20 (9.80%) Microservices
15 18 (8.82%) EAI
16 16 (7.84%) DevOps
17 15 (7.35%) OOA/OOD
18 14 (6.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 129 (63.24%) Java
2 104 (50.98%) SQL
3 45 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 28 (13.73%) XQuery
5 26 (12.75%) PL/SQL
6 21 (10.29%) Groovy
7 20 (9.80%) Scala
8 19 (9.31%) Python
9 18 (8.82%) T-SQL
10 16 (7.84%) Bash Shell
10 16 (7.84%) C#
11 14 (6.86%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.47%) PHP
12 3 (1.47%) R
12 3 (1.47%) VB
12 3 (1.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.49%) Korn
13 1 (0.49%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 19 (9.31%) Degree
2 13 (6.37%) Master's Degree
3 10 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) MCSD
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.49%) WAI
3 1 (0.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.98%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (12.25%) Puppet
2 24 (11.76%) Ansible
2 24 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.98%) Oozie
4 1 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 120 (58.82%) Oracle
2 48 (23.53%) WSO2
3 41 (20.10%) SAP
4 23 (11.27%) Microsoft
5 21 (10.29%) IBM
6 19 (9.31%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.86%) Dell
8 9 (4.41%) Intapp
8 9 (4.41%) Solace
9 8 (3.92%) Sybase
10 4 (1.96%) EnterpriseDB
10 4 (1.96%) HP
11 3 (1.47%) Northgate
11 3 (1.47%) Tableau
12 2 (0.98%) Adobe
12 2 (0.98%) Avaya
12 2 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.98%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.98%) Perforce
12 2 (0.98%) Talend