The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 52 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.97% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
251 245 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.57% 32.19% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 116 199
Average daily rate £350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £50.00 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Cheshire region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XPath.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) DOM
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) HornetQ
3 3 (60.00%) JAXB
3 3 (60.00%) JMS
3 3 (60.00%) XSLT
3 3 (60.00%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Drools
5 1 (20.00%) OAuth

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XPath. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) DOM
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) XSLT
3 3 (60.00%) JMS
3 3 (60.00%) JAXB
3 3 (60.00%) HornetQ
3 3 (60.00%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (40.00%) Drools
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss