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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 150 125 105
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 1.01% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £276 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £480 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1242 990 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 31.90% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 560 387
Average daily rate £365 £328 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.29 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.32 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3 £401 -15.68% 1
Manchester -16 1 £325 +15.04% 3
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (97.06%) XML
2 19 (55.88%) Web Services
3 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) HTTP
4 15 (44.12%) XSLT
4 15 (44.12%) SOAP
4 15 (44.12%) Java
4 15 (44.12%) REST
5 13 (38.24%) WCF
5 13 (38.24%) C#
5 13 (38.24%) .NET
5 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
5 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
6 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 12 (35.29%) Oracle
6 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (35.29%) SOA
7 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) jQuery
8 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (29.41%) XQuery
8 10 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (29.41%) HTML
8 10 (29.41%) IIS
9 9 (26.47%) CSS
9 9 (26.47%) SQL
9 9 (26.47%) JSP
9 9 (26.47%) MSMQ

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (29.41%) IIS
2 9 (26.47%) MQSeries
3 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) HTTP
2 7 (20.59%) HTTPS
2 7 (20.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.82%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Maven
5 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
5 2 (5.88%) Subversion
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.94%) Cactus
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (20.59%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 9 (26.47%) BizTalk Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Applications Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Senior J2EE Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Java Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Designer
8 1 (2.94%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (97.06%) XML
2 19 (55.88%) Web Services
3 15 (44.12%) XSLT
3 15 (44.12%) SOAP
3 15 (44.12%) REST
4 13 (38.24%) WCF
4 13 (38.24%) .NET
4 13 (38.24%) ASP.NET
5 10 (29.41%) jQuery
5 10 (29.41%) HTML
6 9 (26.47%) CSS
6 9 (26.47%) JSP
6 9 (26.47%) MSMQ
6 9 (26.47%) Spring
7 8 (23.53%) Ajax
8 6 (17.65%) Java EE
8 6 (17.65%) WSDL
8 6 (17.65%) Struts
8 6 (17.65%) J2EE
9 5 (14.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Web 2.0
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Android
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) SOA
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Release Management
3 9 (26.47%) Web Application Development
4 8 (23.53%) OOP
4 8 (23.53%) OO
5 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Web Development
8 3 (8.82%) iOS Development
8 3 (8.82%) Web Design
9 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.88%) Workflow
10 1 (2.94%) Mobile Development
10 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (2.94%) Scrum
10 1 (2.94%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
2 13 (38.24%) C#
3 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (29.41%) XQuery
5 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) IBM
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Adobe
6 1 (2.94%) Perforce