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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 121 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing XPath 13 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 1.09% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
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£313 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £356
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +4.56%
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
1096 1010 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.34% 34.27% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 553 697
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 57
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XPath across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

XPath Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 2014. 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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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
Manchester - 12 £306 - 3
Cheshire -5 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Merseyside - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) XSLT
3 9 (56.25%) DOM
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
3 9 (56.25%) J2SE
3 9 (56.25%) JMS
3 9 (56.25%) HTTP
3 9 (56.25%) XML Schema
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) Servlets
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) Spring
3 9 (56.25%) Maven
3 9 (56.25%) WebSphere
3 9 (56.25%) Grails
3 9 (56.25%) Android
3 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Hazelcast
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) Ajax
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (31.25%) SAX

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Tomcat
1 9 (56.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Hazelcast
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Axure RP
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) UI Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) XSLT
3 9 (56.25%) J2SE
3 9 (56.25%) JMS
3 9 (56.25%) XML Schema
3 9 (56.25%) DOM
3 9 (56.25%) Servlets
3 9 (56.25%) Spring
3 9 (56.25%) Grails
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) Ajax
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) SAX
6 5 (31.25%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (25.00%) HTML5
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (18.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Web 2.0
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
1 9 (56.25%) Android
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Zend
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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