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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 98 85
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.059% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.19% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £325 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.80% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50
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
562 533 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.95% 31.56% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 326 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -49.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) XML
2 23 (88.46%) XSLT
3 18 (69.23%) CSS
3 18 (69.23%) HTML
3 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 18 (69.23%) HTML5
4 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
5 13 (50.00%) CSS3
5 13 (50.00%) User Experience
5 13 (50.00%) XHTML
6 12 (46.15%) Ajax
6 12 (46.15%) Web Development
6 12 (46.15%) jQuery
7 11 (42.31%) Sass
7 11 (42.31%) LESS
7 11 (42.31%) REST
8 10 (38.46%) Mercurial
8 10 (38.46%) Subversion
8 10 (38.46%) SEO
9 9 (34.62%) Web Design
9 9 (34.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
10 8 (30.77%) Java
10 8 (30.77%) SQL
10 8 (30.77%) Web Services
11 6 (23.08%) .NET
11 6 (23.08%) HTTP
11 6 (23.08%) MVC
12 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
12 5 (19.23%) JSON

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 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Git (software)
2 10 (38.46%) Mercurial
2 10 (38.46%) Subversion
3 5 (19.23%) Grunt
3 5 (19.23%) Maven
3 5 (19.23%) MSTest
3 5 (19.23%) NUnit
4 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.85%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) UI Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Web UI Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Designer
6 2 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
6 2 (7.69%) UI Designer
6 2 (7.69%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (7.69%) UX Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Front End Web Designer
7 1 (3.85%) UI/UX Designer
7 1 (3.85%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Web UI Designer
7 1 (3.85%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) XML
2 23 (88.46%) XSLT
3 18 (69.23%) CSS
3 18 (69.23%) HTML
3 18 (69.23%) HTML5
4 13 (50.00%) CSS3
4 13 (50.00%) XHTML
5 12 (46.15%) Ajax
5 12 (46.15%) jQuery
6 11 (42.31%) LESS
6 11 (42.31%) REST
6 11 (42.31%) Sass
7 8 (30.77%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) .NET
9 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
9 5 (19.23%) JMS
9 5 (19.23%) JSON
9 5 (19.23%) XML Schema
10 3 (11.54%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 3 (11.54%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Web Development
2 10 (38.46%) SEO
3 9 (34.62%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 9 (34.62%) Web Design
4 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
5 6 (23.08%) MVC
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) UML
8 3 (11.54%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.85%) Open Source
10 1 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) EPiServer
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft