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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
Rank 524 573 527
Rank change year-on-year +49 -46  
Contract jobs citing XPath 62 57 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 54
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

XPath is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18266 20120 19386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.12% 38.10% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12547 13725 12546
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 484 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.63 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +11.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing XPath as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 24 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 59 £425 +17.24% 31
London +31 38 £425 - 10
East of England - 11 £400 - 4
Hertfordshire - 6 £325 - 1
Essex - 5 £475 - 3
Stevenage - 5 £300 -
South West +4 4 £414 +14.13% 3
Bristol - 4 £414 -
Scotland - 3 - -
South East +16 2 £353 -25.78% 5
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
North West +17 1 £400 +15.94% 2
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 2
Manchester -2 1 £400 +15.94% 1
Milton Keynes -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £353 -
East Sussex - 1 £353 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 111 (66.87%) XML
2 110 (66.27%) XSLT
3 105 (63.25%) Java
4 88 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (48.80%) Maven
5 81 (48.80%) JavaScript
6 75 (45.18%) JSON
7 70 (42.17%) Finance
8 64 (38.55%) CSS
9 62 (37.35%) REST
10 58 (34.94%) SOA
11 57 (34.34%) HTML
12 56 (33.73%) Oracle
13 52 (31.33%) Web Services
14 51 (30.72%) TDD
15 49 (29.52%) JMS
16 48 (28.92%) SQL
17 44 (26.51%) Linux
18 43 (25.90%) Spring
18 43 (25.90%) AngularJS
19 42 (25.30%) JUnit
20 41 (24.70%) SOAP
21 40 (24.10%) Swagger
22 39 (23.49%) jQuery
23 37 (22.29%) Marketing
23 37 (22.29%) SAP
24 36 (21.69%) XSD
24 36 (21.69%) Electronics
24 36 (21.69%) Telecoms
24 36 (21.69%) Manufacturing

XPath
Top Related 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 34 (20.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (16.27%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (14.46%) Mule
4 23 (13.86%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (10.24%) Apache Solr
5 17 (10.24%) WebSphere
6 12 (7.23%) Tomcat
7 9 (5.42%) Apache
8 8 (4.82%) WebLogic
9 7 (4.22%) nginx
10 6 (3.61%) Drupal
10 6 (3.61%) SilverStripe
10 6 (3.61%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (1.81%) Confluence
11 3 (1.81%) GlassFish
12 2 (1.20%) Anypoint
12 2 (1.20%) CMS
12 2 (1.20%) JBoss
12 2 (1.20%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.60%) GeoServer
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.81%) Siemens NX
3 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (21.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.81%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 29 (17.47%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) FTP
3 2 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.20%) NX-OS
3 2 (1.20%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) Broadband
4 1 (0.60%) DVB
4 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) MySQL
2 9 (5.42%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.61%) Big Data
5 6 (3.61%) Redis
6 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.81%) MarkLogic
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.60%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) MS Access
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.60%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 81 (48.80%) Maven
2 42 (25.30%) JUnit
3 35 (21.08%) Git (software)
4 34 (20.48%) Mockito
5 30 (18.07%) Jenkins
6 27 (16.27%) JIRA
7 24 (14.46%) TeamCity
8 23 (13.86%) Spock
9 22 (13.25%) Selenium
10 17 (10.24%) CasperJS
10 17 (10.24%) PhantomJS
11 16 (9.64%) Ant
12 11 (6.63%) Gradle
13 7 (4.22%) SoapUI
14 6 (3.61%) Eclipse
15 4 (2.41%) Checkstyle
15 4 (2.41%) Grunt
15 4 (2.41%) IntelliJ
15 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
15 4 (2.41%) XMLUnit
General
1 70 (42.17%) Finance
2 37 (22.29%) Marketing
3 36 (21.69%) Electronics
3 36 (21.69%) Manufacturing
3 36 (21.69%) Telecoms
4 31 (18.67%) Banking
5 9 (5.42%) Advertising
6 5 (3.01%) Publishing
7 4 (2.41%) Games
8 3 (1.81%) Automotive
8 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (57.23%) Developer
2 50 (30.12%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.46%) SOA Developer
4 22 (13.25%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.24%) Web Engineer
6 15 (9.04%) Middleware Developer
7 13 (7.83%) Consultant
8 12 (7.23%) Architect
8 12 (7.23%) Integration Developer
8 12 (7.23%) Java Middleware Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Agile Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Web Developer
10 9 (5.42%) Angular Developer
10 9 (5.42%) XML Consultant
11 8 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.82%) XML Specialist
12 7 (4.22%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.22%) UI Developer
13 6 (3.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (66.87%) XML
2 110 (66.27%) XSLT
3 75 (45.18%) JSON
4 64 (38.55%) CSS
5 62 (37.35%) REST
6 57 (34.34%) HTML
7 52 (31.33%) Web Services
8 49 (29.52%) JMS
9 43 (25.90%) AngularJS
9 43 (25.90%) Spring
10 41 (24.70%) SOAP
11 40 (24.10%) Swagger
12 39 (23.49%) jQuery
13 36 (21.69%) XSD
14 33 (19.88%) Middleware
15 32 (19.28%) Node.js
16 31 (18.67%) WireMock
17 29 (17.47%) CSS3
18 26 (15.66%) Apache Camel
18 26 (15.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) User Experience
2 12 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.20%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) Fintech
6 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.51%) Linux
2 32 (19.28%) Unix
3 8 (4.82%) Android
4 7 (4.22%) Windows
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (34.94%) SOA
3 51 (30.72%) TDD
4 36 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (21.69%) Digital Marketing
4 36 (21.69%) Programme Management
5 33 (19.88%) Scrum
6 31 (18.67%) MVC
7 20 (12.05%) BDD
8 19 (11.45%) Refactoring
9 16 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.43%) API Design
11 13 (7.83%) Microservices
11 13 (7.83%) Web Development
12 10 (6.02%) Front End Development
12 10 (6.02%) RDF
13 9 (5.42%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.42%) OO
13 9 (5.42%) Release Management
14 8 (4.82%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (63.25%) Java
2 81 (48.80%) JavaScript
3 48 (28.92%) SQL
4 29 (17.47%) Shell Script
5 25 (15.06%) Korn
6 21 (12.65%) Python
6 21 (12.65%) XQuery
7 11 (6.63%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.42%) Perl
9 8 (4.82%) Ruby
10 7 (4.22%) PHP
11 6 (3.61%) C++
11 6 (3.61%) ECMAScript
11 6 (3.61%) ES6
12 5 (3.01%) C#
13 4 (2.41%) Groovy
14 3 (1.81%) C
14 3 (1.81%) Tcl
14 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (12.65%) Degree
2 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.04%) FATCA
2 6 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.23%) Docker
2 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) Ansible
2 10 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.02%) Puppet
3 2 (1.20%) CloudHub
3 2 (1.20%) Consul
3 2 (1.20%) Packer
3 2 (1.20%) Salt
3 2 (1.20%) Terraform
4 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 56 (33.73%) Oracle
2 37 (22.29%) SAP
3 27 (16.27%) Solace
4 22 (13.25%) WSO2
5 12 (7.23%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.42%) MuleSoft
7 7 (4.22%) Google
7 7 (4.22%) IBM
8 3 (1.81%) Sybase
8 3 (1.81%) webMethods
9 2 (1.20%) Cisco
9 2 (1.20%) EMC
9 2 (1.20%) NetApp
9 2 (1.20%) VMware
10 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.60%) Remedy
10 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
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