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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / North West
Rank - 129 115
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.76% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.13% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 14
Median daily rate - £343 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
1032 1362 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.68% 35.88% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 877 725
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.68 £42.36 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring

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 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BPEL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy