The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
North West / Manchester
Rank 92 84 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.074% 1.06% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 2.76% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 1
Median daily rate £400 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% +5.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
591 688 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.94% 38.31% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 413 354
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.19 £14.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) E-Procurement
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) E-Procurement
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) XQuery
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) SAP