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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 54 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.28% 0.51% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.92% 1.57% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
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£350 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - £42.50
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
255 318 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.69% 32.32% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 157 161
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £16.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.22 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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
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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
Crewe - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (90.91%) SOAP
2 10 (90.91%) Java
3 9 (81.82%) Oracle
4 8 (72.73%) HTTPS
4 8 (72.73%) JSP
4 8 (72.73%) SSH
5 7 (63.64%) Java EE
5 7 (63.64%) Struts
6 6 (54.55%) Banking
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 3 (27.27%) J2EE
8 3 (27.27%) HTTP
8 3 (27.27%) Spring
8 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
9 2 (18.18%) Ajax
9 2 (18.18%) REST
9 2 (18.18%) jQuery
9 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
9 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
9 2 (18.18%) SOA
9 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (18.18%) MVC
9 2 (18.18%) Workflow
9 2 (18.18%) JUnit
10 1 (9.09%) Servlets
10 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) HTTPS
1 8 (72.73%) SSH
2 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Java Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior J2EE Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (90.91%) SOAP
3 8 (72.73%) JSP
4 7 (63.64%) Java EE
4 7 (63.64%) Struts
5 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
6 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (9.09%) Servlets
7 1 (9.09%) J2SE
7 1 (9.09%) JMS
7 1 (9.09%) DOM
7 1 (9.09%) XSLT
7 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
7 1 (9.09%) SAX
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
1 2 (18.18%) MVC
1 2 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat