Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 664 720 727
Rank change year-on-year +56 +7 -57
Contract jobs citing XPath 216 161 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 111 78
UK median daily rate £530 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.14% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £425 £275 £269
90th Percentile £620 £594 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £367
% change year-on-year +31.25% +8.99% -1.61%
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 43314 42222 43547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.32% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30261 28989 29461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.76% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 805 881 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.18 £14.34 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 +71 209 £538 +19.44% 11
UK excluding London +109 156 £525 +31.25% 9
East of England +68 83 £523 -5.00% 1
London -50 60 £550 +22.22% 3
South East +15 47 £525 +25.37% 1
North of England +56 9 £577 +109.82% 4
North West +29 7 £577 - 2
Midlands +22 6 £450 +42.29% 1
South West -7 5 - - 1
Scotland -11 4 £400 -
West Midlands +21 3 £450 +42.29% 1
Wales - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
North East - 2 £525 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (89.35%) XML
2 161 (74.54%) XSLT
3 155 (71.76%) Maven
4 151 (69.91%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (67.13%) Finance
6 134 (62.04%) JSON
7 126 (58.33%) SOA
8 125 (57.87%) Oracle
9 105 (48.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 104 (48.15%) Java
11 102 (47.22%) Swagger
11 102 (47.22%) WireMock
12 101 (46.76%) Greenfield Project
12 101 (46.76%) Programme Management
13 100 (46.30%) TDD
14 98 (45.37%) Business Intelligence
15 97 (44.91%) Marketing
16 96 (44.44%) Manufacturing
16 96 (44.44%) Digital Marketing
16 96 (44.44%) Electronics
16 96 (44.44%) Telecoms
16 96 (44.44%) SAP
17 94 (43.52%) Middleware
17 94 (43.52%) Apache Camel
18 87 (40.28%) Web Services
19 83 (38.43%) Mule
19 83 (38.43%) WSO2
20 81 (37.50%) SQL
21 76 (35.19%) Oracle Service Bus
22 69 (31.94%) 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
1 105 (48.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 83 (38.43%) Mule
3 76 (35.19%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (9.26%) WebSphere
5 19 (8.80%) JBoss
6 14 (6.48%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (5.56%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.63%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.31%) Apache
9 5 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.39%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.93%) Drupal
11 2 (0.93%) WordPress
12 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.46%) CICS
12 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.46%) IIS
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Fireworks
1 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.46%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (6.02%) OpenShift
2 11 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.17%) IaaS
3 9 (4.17%) PaaS
4 7 (3.24%) SaaS
5 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.85%) Boomi
7 3 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.48%) FTP
2 8 (3.70%) HTTP
2 8 (3.70%) SSL
3 7 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.39%) AMQP
5 2 (0.93%) CTI
5 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 2 (0.93%) SMS
6 1 (0.46%) Firewall
6 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.80%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.78%) DB2
6 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.39%) MySQL
8 3 (1.39%) OLAP
8 3 (1.39%) OLTP
8 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.39%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 155 (71.76%) Maven
2 33 (15.28%) Ant
3 31 (14.35%) JUnit
4 29 (13.43%) Jenkins
5 27 (12.50%) Subversion
6 22 (10.19%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.87%) Mockito
8 16 (7.41%) IntelliJ
9 15 (6.94%) SoapUI
10 14 (6.48%) Git (software)
11 13 (6.02%) Checkstyle
11 13 (6.02%) XMLUnit
12 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (3.70%) JIRA
14 7 (3.24%) TeamCity
15 6 (2.78%) Gradle
15 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
16 2 (0.93%) ReSharper
General
1 145 (67.13%) Finance
2 97 (44.91%) Marketing
3 96 (44.44%) Electronics
3 96 (44.44%) Manufacturing
3 96 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 42 (19.44%) Banking
5 7 (3.24%) Legal
6 6 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Retail
8 2 (0.93%) Front Office
8 2 (0.93%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 144 (66.67%) Developer
2 73 (33.80%) Integration Developer
3 62 (28.70%) SOA Developer
4 59 (27.31%) Agile Developer
5 55 (25.46%) Senior Developer
6 43 (19.91%) Java Developer
7 31 (14.35%) Senior Agile Developer
8 28 (12.96%) Consultant
9 26 (12.04%) Lead Developer
10 25 (11.57%) XML Consultant
10 25 (11.57%) XML Specialist
11 15 (6.94%) Analyst
12 14 (6.48%) Architect
13 12 (5.56%) Data Analyst
14 11 (5.09%) Applications Developer
14 11 (5.09%) Banking Analyst
15 8 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
15 8 (3.70%) XML Analyst
16 7 (3.24%) Business Data Analyst
16 7 (3.24%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (89.35%) XML
2 161 (74.54%) XSLT
3 134 (62.04%) JSON
4 102 (47.22%) Swagger
4 102 (47.22%) WireMock
5 94 (43.52%) Apache Camel
5 94 (43.52%) Middleware
6 87 (40.28%) Web Services
7 69 (31.94%) SOAP
8 62 (28.70%) XSD
9 58 (26.85%) REST
10 49 (22.69%) JMS
11 42 (19.44%) Spring
12 35 (16.20%) RESTful
13 33 (15.28%) Hibernate
13 33 (15.28%) JSON Schema
14 27 (12.50%) XSL
15 24 (11.11%) WSDL
16 23 (10.65%) Java EE
16 23 (10.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (46.76%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (10.65%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (7.87%) Equities
3 17 (7.87%) Fixed Income
4 11 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.93%) DataPower
6 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.93%) RIA
6 2 (0.93%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.46%) Blog
7 1 (0.46%) Derivative
7 1 (0.46%) FMCG
7 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.06%) Linux
2 16 (7.41%) Unix
3 8 (3.70%) Windows
4 7 (3.24%) AIX
4 7 (3.24%) HPUX
4 7 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (69.91%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (58.33%) SOA
3 101 (46.76%) Programme Management
4 100 (46.30%) TDD
5 98 (45.37%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (44.44%) Digital Marketing
7 32 (14.81%) MVC
8 31 (14.35%) API Design
9 26 (12.04%) Scrum
10 25 (11.57%) Microservices
10 25 (11.57%) Unit Testing
11 24 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 22 (10.19%) Data Modelling
13 20 (9.26%) UML
14 18 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (8.33%) Sequence Diagram
15 17 (7.87%) Data Analysis
15 17 (7.87%) Waterfall
16 16 (7.41%) Use Case
17 14 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (48.15%) Java
2 81 (37.50%) SQL
3 28 (12.96%) PL/SQL
4 26 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.94%) Groovy
7 14 (6.48%) XQuery
8 13 (6.02%) C#
9 10 (4.63%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.17%) Python
10 9 (4.17%) Scala
11 5 (2.31%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.85%) PHP
13 1 (0.46%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
1 7 (3.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.85%) Degree
4 2 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.93%) MCSD
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.48%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.93%) WAI
2 2 (0.93%) WCAG
3 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.46%) EMIR
3 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (8.80%) Ansible
1 19 (8.80%) Puppet
2 18 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.39%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 125 (57.87%) Oracle
2 96 (44.44%) SAP
3 83 (38.43%) WSO2
4 17 (7.87%) IBM
5 11 (5.09%) Solace
6 10 (4.63%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.63%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.63%) Sybase
7 7 (3.24%) webMethods
8 6 (2.78%) HP
9 5 (2.31%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.85%) Dell
10 4 (1.85%) Northgate
11 3 (1.39%) EnterpriseDB
11 3 (1.39%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.93%) Avaya
12 2 (0.93%) BEA
12 2 (0.93%) Perforce
12 2 (0.93%) Sun
13 1 (0.46%) IBM Sterling