The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 29 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing XPath 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.84% - 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.08% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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%
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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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
71 65 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.17% 35.71% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 19
Average daily rate £310 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £393 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the Merseyside region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

XPath
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (100.00%) IIS
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) HTTP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) XQuery
1 10 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (100.00%) REST
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (90.00%) Release Management
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (90.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (90.00%) MQSeries
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (80.00%) OOP
3 8 (80.00%) OO
3 8 (80.00%) SOA
3 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (100.00%) IIS
1 10 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (90.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
1 9 (90.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
1 10 (100.00%) REST
2 9 (90.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Release Management
1 9 (90.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (80.00%) OOP
2 8 (80.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) XQuery
2 9 (90.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft