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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 3.19% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 16.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £415 -
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
103 61 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.99% 19.49% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 35 34
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -90.57%
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 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 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle