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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 69 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing XPath 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 0.27% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.00% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £475 £344 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £319 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £369 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XPath
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
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XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) DOM
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Ajax
3 7 (77.78%) XML
3 7 (77.78%) XSLT
3 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) CSS
4 6 (66.67%) CSS3
5 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (55.56%) JSON
6 4 (44.44%) Java EE
6 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
6 4 (44.44%) Apache Axis
6 4 (44.44%) Spring
6 4 (44.44%) Maven
6 4 (44.44%) Project Management
6 4 (44.44%) J2EE
6 4 (44.44%) Oracle
6 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) SOAP
6 4 (44.44%) Linux
6 4 (44.44%) WSDL
6 4 (44.44%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (44.44%) JAXB
6 4 (44.44%) REST
6 4 (44.44%) Agile Project Management

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) DOM
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSLT
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) CSS3
4 5 (55.56%) JSON
5 4 (44.44%) Java EE
5 4 (44.44%) Apache Axis
5 4 (44.44%) Spring
5 4 (44.44%) J2EE
5 4 (44.44%) SOAP
5 4 (44.44%) WSDL
5 4 (44.44%) JAX-RPC
5 4 (44.44%) JAXB
5 4 (44.44%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) HTML5
6 3 (33.33%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience Design
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Perforce
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) IBM