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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 621 559
Rank change year-on-year +100 -62  
Contract jobs citing XPath 89 33 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.061% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.16% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 23 42
Median daily rate £538 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.54% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.46

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 19764 20993 21025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.88% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13485 14405 14060
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 462 425
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.77 £15.00 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £50.16 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 27 June 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 20 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 27 June 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 +77 88 £538 +33.54% 10
East of England +35 39 £538 - 2
Essex +23 39 £538 - 2
London +8 28 £525 +28.04% 2
South East +30 18 £538 +53.57% 5
City of London +2 8 £498 +18.45%
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £388 - 1
North West +20 1 £463 +32.14%
Chester - 1 £463 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £463 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 128 (81.53%) XML
2 125 (79.62%) XSLT
3 93 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (58.60%) Finance
5 89 (56.69%) JSON
6 88 (56.05%) Maven
7 72 (45.86%) TDD
7 72 (45.86%) Swagger
7 72 (45.86%) Greenfield Project
8 70 (44.59%) Marketing
8 70 (44.59%) SAP
9 69 (43.95%) Java
9 69 (43.95%) SOA
9 69 (43.95%) Manufacturing
9 69 (43.95%) Electronics
9 69 (43.95%) Telecoms
9 69 (43.95%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (43.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 69 (43.95%) Programme Management
9 69 (43.95%) Digital Marketing
9 69 (43.95%) WireMock
10 65 (41.40%) Oracle
11 58 (36.94%) Middleware
12 53 (33.76%) WSO2
13 51 (32.48%) Mule
14 49 (31.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 48 (30.57%) Apache Camel
15 48 (30.57%) Web Services
16 47 (29.94%) Oracle Service Bus
17 41 (26.11%) JavaScript

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 51 (32.48%) Mule
2 49 (31.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 47 (29.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (14.01%) WebSphere
5 15 (9.55%) WebLogic
6 11 (7.01%) Apache Solr
7 10 (6.37%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (5.73%) JBoss
9 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
9 6 (3.82%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (3.18%) Apache
11 4 (2.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.27%) IIS
14 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.27%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 69 (43.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.27%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.55%) IaaS
3 4 (2.55%) PaaS
3 4 (2.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.37%) HTTP
2 10 (6.37%) SSL
3 4 (2.55%) SSH
4 2 (1.27%) FTP
4 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) MySQL
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.18%) Redis
3 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.64%) DB2
5 1 (0.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 88 (56.05%) Maven
2 17 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.28%) Selenium
4 13 (8.28%) Subversion
5 11 (7.01%) JUnit
6 10 (6.37%) CasperJS
6 10 (6.37%) PhantomJS
6 10 (6.37%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.73%) JIRA
8 8 (5.10%) Mockito
8 8 (5.10%) Spock
9 6 (3.82%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.18%) Gradle
10 5 (3.18%) NUnit
10 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (2.55%) Grunt
12 2 (1.27%) Ant
12 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 92 (58.60%) Finance
2 70 (44.59%) Marketing
3 69 (43.95%) Electronics
3 69 (43.95%) Manufacturing
3 69 (43.95%) Telecoms
4 20 (12.74%) Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (54.14%) Developer
2 44 (28.03%) Integration Developer
2 44 (28.03%) SOA Developer
3 39 (24.84%) Agile Developer
4 22 (14.01%) Consultant
5 21 (13.38%) XML Consultant
5 21 (13.38%) XML Specialist
6 16 (10.19%) Java Developer
7 15 (9.55%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Integration Specialist
8 11 (7.01%) Middleware Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Web Developer
9 10 (6.37%) Web Engineer
10 9 (5.73%) Architect
10 9 (5.73%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.82%) Java Middleware Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Senior Agile Developer
13 5 (3.18%) Applications Support
14 4 (2.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (81.53%) XML
2 125 (79.62%) XSLT
3 89 (56.69%) JSON
4 72 (45.86%) Swagger
5 69 (43.95%) WireMock
6 58 (36.94%) Middleware
7 48 (30.57%) Apache Camel
7 48 (30.57%) Web Services
8 37 (23.57%) HTML
8 37 (23.57%) SOAP
9 35 (22.29%) CSS
10 32 (20.38%) REST
11 28 (17.83%) JSON Schema
12 17 (10.83%) XSD
13 15 (9.55%) IBM Integration Bus
14 14 (8.92%) JMS
14 14 (8.92%) Spring
15 13 (8.28%) AngularJS
15 13 (8.28%) JDBC
15 13 (8.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (45.86%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.82%) User Experience
4 5 (3.18%) DataPower
4 5 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.91%) Equities
6 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.91%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) AS400
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.92%) Linux
2 19 (12.10%) Unix
3 15 (9.55%) Windows
4 7 (4.46%) Android
5 6 (3.82%) Solaris
6 5 (3.18%) AIX
6 5 (3.18%) HPUX
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (59.24%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (45.86%) TDD
3 69 (43.95%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (43.95%) Digital Marketing
3 69 (43.95%) Programme Management
3 69 (43.95%) SOA
4 27 (17.20%) API Design
5 20 (12.74%) Scrum
6 13 (8.28%) Web Development
7 11 (7.01%) OO
8 9 (5.73%) BDD
9 8 (5.10%) Kanban
9 8 (5.10%) Open Source
9 8 (5.10%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.46%) Microservices
10 7 (4.46%) MVC
10 7 (4.46%) Refactoring
10 7 (4.46%) Workflow
11 6 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.18%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.95%) Java
2 41 (26.11%) JavaScript
3 34 (21.66%) SQL
4 12 (7.64%) Python
5 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.73%) C#
6 9 (5.73%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.10%) Korn
7 8 (5.10%) Perl
7 8 (5.10%) VBA
8 6 (3.82%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.82%) XQuery
9 5 (3.18%) ECMAScript
9 5 (3.18%) ES6
9 5 (3.18%) Ruby
10 4 (2.55%) Groovy
11 3 (1.91%) C++
12 2 (1.27%) C
12 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) ISEB
3 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) FATCA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) RACF
2 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Ansible
1 4 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (44.59%) SAP
2 65 (41.40%) Oracle
3 53 (33.76%) WSO2
4 18 (11.46%) IBM
5 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.73%) Solace
7 6 (3.82%) Google
7 6 (3.82%) webMethods
8 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.64%) CA
9 1 (0.64%) HP
9 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.64%) McAfee
9 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.64%) Sun
9 1 (0.64%) Sybase
9 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
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