The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Manchester 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 82 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.73% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 2.01% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 18
Average daily rate £283 £323 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% +21.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £323 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £339 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +35.33%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
538 348 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.02% 36.06% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 171 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.99 £122.10 £37.00
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 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
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 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) XSLT
2 13 (86.67%) HTML
2 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 13 (86.67%) CSS
2 13 (86.67%) Ajax
2 13 (86.67%) jQuery
3 12 (80.00%) Web Services
4 11 (73.33%) XHTML
4 11 (73.33%) Web 2.0
4 11 (73.33%) CSS3
4 11 (73.33%) Sass
5 10 (66.67%) HTML5
5 10 (66.67%) Web Design
6 9 (60.00%) .NET
7 8 (53.33%) SOAP
7 8 (53.33%) SOA
7 8 (53.33%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (53.33%) WSDL
7 8 (53.33%) NHS
7 8 (53.33%) Open Source
8 7 (46.67%) Degree
8 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
9 6 (40.00%) Adobe
9 6 (40.00%) Axure RP
9 6 (40.00%) MVC
10 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (20.00%) Web Development
11 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (20.00%) MS Excel

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (53.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) UI Developer
3 6 (40.00%) UI Programmer
4 2 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Workday Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) XML
1 15 (100.00%) XSLT
2 13 (86.67%) HTML
2 13 (86.67%) CSS
2 13 (86.67%) Ajax
2 13 (86.67%) jQuery
3 12 (80.00%) Web Services
4 11 (73.33%) XHTML
4 11 (73.33%) CSS3
4 11 (73.33%) Sass
5 10 (66.67%) HTML5
6 9 (60.00%) .NET
7 8 (53.33%) SOAP
7 8 (53.33%) WSDL
8 2 (13.33%) J2EE
8 2 (13.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Web 2.0
2 8 (53.33%) NHS
2 8 (53.33%) Open Source
3 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) W3C
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Web Design
2 8 (53.33%) SOA
3 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Ceridian