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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 85 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing XPath 21 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.16% 0.49% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.90% 1.32% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate £343 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £362 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
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
723 532 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.90% 37.25% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 363 292
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016, 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 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%) 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
10 8 (30.77%) Java
10 8 (30.77%) SQL
10 8 (30.77%) Web Services
10 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
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
12 5 (19.23%) NUnit
12 5 (19.23%) Maven

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 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%) Spring
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 10 (38.46%) SEO
2 9 (34.62%) Web Design
3 8 (30.77%) Front End Development
4 6 (23.08%) MVC
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Workflow
6 4 (15.38%) UML
7 3 (11.54%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) Open Source
9 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