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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 99 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing XPath 29 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 1.48% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £367
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+35.70% -38.28%
XPath
England

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
1074 949 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.84% 35.19% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 550 562
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 47
Average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £15.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.20 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 28 January 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 +9 9 £350 -6.66% 2
Manchester -4 9 £300 -14.28%
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 61 (100.00%) XML
2 40 (65.57%) XSLT
3 31 (50.82%) Windows
4 30 (49.18%) HTTP
5 27 (44.26%) Java
5 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
6 25 (40.98%) Web Services
6 25 (40.98%) jQuery
7 24 (39.34%) HTML
8 23 (37.70%) CSS
9 20 (32.79%) Spring
9 20 (32.79%) Android
9 20 (32.79%) REST
10 18 (29.51%) WCF
10 18 (29.51%) Ajax
10 18 (29.51%) .NET
11 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
11 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
11 17 (27.87%) C#
11 17 (27.87%) Servlets
11 17 (27.87%) Linux
11 17 (27.87%) Tomcat
11 17 (27.87%) XML Schema
11 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
11 17 (27.87%) Maven
11 17 (27.87%) Grails
11 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (26.23%) SOAP
13 15 (24.59%) JMS
13 15 (24.59%) SOA

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (27.87%) Tomcat
2 14 (22.95%) WebSphere
3 10 (16.39%) IIS
3 10 (16.39%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (14.75%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (49.18%) HTTP
2 8 (13.11%) HTTPS
2 8 (13.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (24.59%) Hazelcast
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Maven
2 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Axure RP
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.28%) JUnit
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 58 (95.08%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.75%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (11.48%) iOS Developer
5 5 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) J2EE Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Senior J2EE Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Java Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Java Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (1.64%) UI Programmer
8 1 (1.64%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (100.00%) XML
2 40 (65.57%) XSLT
3 25 (40.98%) Web Services
3 25 (40.98%) jQuery
4 24 (39.34%) HTML
5 23 (37.70%) CSS
6 20 (32.79%) Spring
6 20 (32.79%) REST
7 18 (29.51%) WCF
7 18 (29.51%) Ajax
7 18 (29.51%) .NET
8 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
8 17 (27.87%) Servlets
8 17 (27.87%) XML Schema
8 17 (27.87%) Grails
9 16 (26.23%) SOAP
10 15 (24.59%) JMS
10 15 (24.59%) J2SE
11 14 (22.95%) CSS3
11 14 (22.95%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.39%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.48%) Web 2.0
4 6 (9.84%) NHS
4 6 (9.84%) Open Source
5 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Android
3 17 (27.87%) Linux
3 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (19.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) SOA
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) iOS Development
4 11 (18.03%) MVC
5 9 (14.75%) Web Application Development
5 9 (14.75%) Release Management
5 9 (14.75%) Web Design
5 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.11%) OOP
6 8 (13.11%) OO
6 8 (13.11%) Web Development
7 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.56%) Scrum
7 4 (6.56%) Use Case
8 2 (3.28%) Project Management
8 2 (3.28%) Workflow
8 2 (3.28%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) Java
1 27 (44.26%) JavaScript
2 17 (27.87%) C#
3 11 (18.03%) SQL
4 10 (16.39%) XQuery
5 9 (14.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Red Hat
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.03%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) Zend
5 1 (1.64%) IBM