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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 77 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing XPath 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.98% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.78% 2.51% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £367
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%
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
507 438 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.95% 39.07% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 271
Average daily rate £338 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.33 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 28 January 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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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
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XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 39 (100.00%) XML
2 38 (97.44%) XSLT
3 23 (58.97%) HTML
3 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
3 23 (58.97%) CSS
3 23 (58.97%) jQuery
4 19 (48.72%) Android
5 17 (43.59%) Windows
6 16 (41.03%) Linux
6 16 (41.03%) Tomcat
6 16 (41.03%) HTTP
6 16 (41.03%) XML Schema
6 16 (41.03%) Red Hat
6 16 (41.03%) Servlets
6 16 (41.03%) Java
6 16 (41.03%) Spring
6 16 (41.03%) Maven
6 16 (41.03%) Ajax
6 16 (41.03%) Grails
6 16 (41.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (38.46%) Computer Science
8 14 (35.90%) Web Services
8 14 (35.90%) XHTML
8 14 (35.90%) J2SE
8 14 (35.90%) JMS
8 14 (35.90%) CSS3
8 14 (35.90%) Hazelcast
9 13 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
10 12 (30.77%) iOS Development
10 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 16 (41.03%) Tomcat
2 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) Hazelcast
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Maven
2 5 (12.82%) Axure RP
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (41.03%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) iOS Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.56%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.56%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) XML
2 38 (97.44%) XSLT
3 23 (58.97%) HTML
3 23 (58.97%) CSS
3 23 (58.97%) jQuery
4 16 (41.03%) XML Schema
4 16 (41.03%) Servlets
4 16 (41.03%) Spring
4 16 (41.03%) Ajax
4 16 (41.03%) Grails
5 14 (35.90%) Web Services
5 14 (35.90%) XHTML
5 14 (35.90%) J2SE
5 14 (35.90%) JMS
5 14 (35.90%) CSS3
6 13 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
7 12 (30.77%) DOM
8 10 (25.64%) HTML5
9 9 (23.08%) .NET
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
3 7 (17.95%) Web 2.0
4 6 (15.38%) NHS
4 6 (15.38%) Open Source
5 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (5.13%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Android
2 17 (43.59%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Linux
3 16 (41.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) iOS Development
2 9 (23.08%) Web Design
2 9 (23.08%) MVC
3 8 (20.51%) Web Development
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) SOA
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) Use Case
5 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
2 16 (41.03%) Java
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
4 8 (20.51%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Red Hat
2 5 (12.82%) Adobe
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Zend