The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 74 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.30% 0.62% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 2.05% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£401 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% +38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
XPath
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
402 244 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.36% 30.09% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 115 94
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.75 £40.57 £45.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.31% -11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £30.52 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £140.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £401 - 1
XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) SOAP
2 11 (91.67%) XML
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) Oracle
3 8 (66.67%) JSP
4 7 (58.33%) HTTPS
4 7 (58.33%) Banking
4 7 (58.33%) SSH
5 6 (50.00%) Java EE
5 6 (50.00%) Struts
6 5 (41.67%) J2EE
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (41.67%) Spring
7 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) JUnit
8 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (25.00%) XSLT
8 3 (25.00%) Windows
8 3 (25.00%) IBM
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) WSDL
8 3 (25.00%) Ajax
8 3 (25.00%) jQuery
8 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (25.00%) JAX-WS
8 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTPS
1 7 (58.33%) SSH
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Cactus
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior J2EE Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Java Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) SOAP
2 11 (91.67%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) JSP
4 6 (50.00%) Java EE
4 6 (50.00%) Struts
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
6 3 (25.00%) WSDL
6 3 (25.00%) Ajax
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) JAX-WS
7 2 (16.67%) Apache Camel
7 2 (16.67%) POJO
7 2 (16.67%) REST
7 2 (16.67%) JiBX
7 2 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (16.67%) JAXB
8 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce