The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 128 122
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.80% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £313 £370
% change year-on-year
+19.68% -15.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1434 996 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.93% 32.52% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 568 519
Average daily rate £385 £325 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.23 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the North West region.

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) J2EE
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) SOAP
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) XSLT
1 7 (100.00%) WSDL
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) JAXB
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) JiBX
3 4 (57.14%) POJO
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) ICEfaces
4 3 (42.86%) RichFaces
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
1 3 (42.86%) Cactus
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) J2EE
1 7 (100.00%) SOAP
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XSLT
1 7 (100.00%) WSDL
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) JAX-WS
2 4 (57.14%) JiBX
2 4 (57.14%) POJO
2 4 (57.14%) JAXB
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) DOM
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) JSP
3 3 (42.86%) Servlets
3 3 (42.86%) XHTML
3 3 (42.86%) JSF
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Perforce