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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 158 148 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.076% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 -
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
1317 1217 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.08% 32.73% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 781 516
Median daily rate £388 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 £350 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 17 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 14 (82.35%) HTML
2 14 (82.35%) CSS
2 14 (82.35%) XSLT
3 13 (76.47%) XHTML
3 13 (76.47%) Ajax
3 13 (76.47%) jQuery
3 13 (76.47%) HTML5
3 13 (76.47%) CSS3
3 13 (76.47%) User Experience
4 12 (70.59%) Web Development
5 11 (64.71%) Sass
5 11 (64.71%) LESS
5 11 (64.71%) Git (software)
5 11 (64.71%) Wireframes
6 10 (58.82%) Mercurial
6 10 (58.82%) Subversion
6 10 (58.82%) SEO
7 9 (52.94%) Web Design
7 9 (52.94%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 4 (23.53%) Spring
8 4 (23.53%) Java
9 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
9 3 (17.65%) SOAP
9 3 (17.65%) Web Services
9 3 (17.65%) NHS
9 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
9 3 (17.65%) Web 2.0
10 2 (11.76%) Computer Science

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (58.82%) Mercurial
2 10 (58.82%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
3 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) UI Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (23.53%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Web UI Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
5 2 (11.76%) UI Designer
5 2 (11.76%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (11.76%) UX Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Web Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) UI/UX Designer
6 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Web UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) XML
2 14 (82.35%) CSS
2 14 (82.35%) HTML
2 14 (82.35%) XSLT
3 13 (76.47%) Ajax
3 13 (76.47%) CSS3
3 13 (76.47%) HTML5
3 13 (76.47%) jQuery
3 13 (76.47%) XHTML
4 11 (64.71%) LESS
4 11 (64.71%) Sass
5 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 2 (11.76%) Grails
7 2 (11.76%) REST
8 1 (5.88%) Apache Camel
8 1 (5.88%) MyBatis
8 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 3 (17.65%) Web 2.0
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Web Development
2 11 (64.71%) Wireframes
3 10 (58.82%) SEO
4 9 (52.94%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 9 (52.94%) Web Design
5 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft