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 30 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 149 132 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs citing XPath 5 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.098% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.33% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 14
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£425 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +16.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 - £42.50
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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
1217 899 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.75% 29.33% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 516 402
Average daily rate £365 £338 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 31
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.00 £81.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £425 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 17 (85.00%) Web Services
1 17 (85.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) HTTP
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) XQuery
4 10 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (50.00%) XSLT
4 10 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) .NET
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) IIS
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (50.00%) WCF
4 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (50.00%) REST
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (45.00%) Web Application Development
5 9 (45.00%) Release Management
5 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
5 9 (45.00%) Java
5 9 (45.00%) MSMQ
5 9 (45.00%) MQSeries
5 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (45.00%) WebSphere
5 9 (45.00%) Spring
6 8 (40.00%) SOA
6 8 (40.00%) OOP

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (50.00%) IIS
1 10 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (45.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (45.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (10.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (15.00%) Subversion
3 3 (15.00%) Cactus
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) Web Services
1 17 (85.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (50.00%) XSLT
2 10 (50.00%) WCF
2 10 (50.00%) REST
3 9 (45.00%) Spring
3 9 (45.00%) MSMQ
4 7 (35.00%) WSDL
4 7 (35.00%) J2EE
4 7 (35.00%) SOAP
4 7 (35.00%) JAX-WS
5 5 (25.00%) DOM
5 5 (25.00%) Servlets
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) JAXB
6 4 (20.00%) JiBX
6 4 (20.00%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (45.00%) Release Management
2 9 (45.00%) Web Application Development
3 8 (40.00%) OOP
3 8 (40.00%) OO
3 8 (40.00%) SOA
4 7 (35.00%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Web Design
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) XQuery
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Perforce
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat