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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 95 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.64% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 1.64% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
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
522 488 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.14% 39.20% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 308 215
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.50 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 2 March 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
Salford - 2 - -
XPath
North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 33 (100.00%) XSLT
1 33 (100.00%) XML
2 23 (69.70%) CSS
2 23 (69.70%) HTML
3 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (66.67%) jQuery
4 15 (45.45%) Ajax
5 14 (42.42%) Web Services
5 14 (42.42%) Windows
5 14 (42.42%) XHTML
5 14 (42.42%) CSS3
6 13 (39.39%) Apache Cordova
6 13 (39.39%) Android
7 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
7 12 (36.36%) iOS Development
7 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
8 10 (30.30%) Mobile App
8 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (30.30%) Grails
8 10 (30.30%) MVC
8 10 (30.30%) Spring
8 10 (30.30%) Maven
8 10 (30.30%) HTTP
8 10 (30.30%) XML Schema
8 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
8 10 (30.30%) Linux
8 10 (30.30%) Tomcat
8 10 (30.30%) Servlets
8 10 (30.30%) Java
8 10 (30.30%) .NET

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (30.30%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Maven
2 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (15.15%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) iOS Developer
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.03%) UI Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) XML
1 33 (100.00%) XSLT
2 23 (69.70%) HTML
2 23 (69.70%) CSS
3 22 (66.67%) jQuery
4 15 (45.45%) Ajax
5 14 (42.42%) XHTML
5 14 (42.42%) Web Services
5 14 (42.42%) CSS3
6 13 (39.39%) Apache Cordova
7 10 (30.30%) Spring
7 10 (30.30%) Grails
7 10 (30.30%) Servlets
7 10 (30.30%) .NET
7 10 (30.30%) XML Schema
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (27.27%) HTML5
9 8 (24.24%) WCF
9 8 (24.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 10 (30.30%) Mobile App
3 7 (21.21%) Web 2.0
4 6 (18.18%) NHS
4 6 (18.18%) Open Source
5 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.06%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (6.06%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Android
3 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
4 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (30.30%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) iOS Development
2 10 (30.30%) MVC
3 9 (27.27%) Web Development
3 9 (27.27%) Web Design
4 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Use Case
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
2 5 (15.15%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft