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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 78 60
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.24% 0.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.69% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.94% +16.66%
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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
450 436 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.99% 34.71% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 248 160
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Average hourly rate £19.25 £37.49 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.65% +68.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £117.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) DOM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) J2SE
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (66.67%) SAX
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Grails
2 2 (66.67%) Hazelcast
2 2 (66.67%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hazelcast
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) DOM
2 2 (66.67%) J2SE
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (66.67%) SAX
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) Grails
2 2 (66.67%) Servlets
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat