The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 76 - 93
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% - 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
470 429 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.96% 35.57% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 255 306
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XPath
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Manchester region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford - 5 £313 -
Stockport - - - -
Sale - - - -
XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) XSLT
3 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (53.85%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) DOM
4 6 (46.15%) Servlets
4 6 (46.15%) J2SE
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) JMS
4 6 (46.15%) HTTP
4 6 (46.15%) XML Schema
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) Maven
4 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
4 6 (46.15%) Grails
4 6 (46.15%) Android
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Hazelcast
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (38.46%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) CSS
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (30.77%) HTML5
7 3 (23.08%) CSS3
7 3 (23.08%) Sass
7 3 (23.08%) .NET

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (53.85%) Tomcat
2 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
4 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Hazelcast
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) UI Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Workday Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 12 (92.31%) XSLT
3 6 (46.15%) J2SE
3 6 (46.15%) JMS
3 6 (46.15%) XML Schema
3 6 (46.15%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) DOM
3 6 (46.15%) Servlets
3 6 (46.15%) Grails
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 5 (38.46%) Ajax
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) CSS3
6 3 (23.08%) Sass
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 3 (23.08%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Web 2.0
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) W3C
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Android
1 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) SOA
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Web Design
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Ceridian
3 1 (7.69%) Zend
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft