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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 131 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing XPath 15 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.45% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 1.26% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £362
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
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
1060 954 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.58% 35.53% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 548 407
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 40
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.53 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +64.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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
Manchester -9 3 £325 -7.14% 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 54 (100.00%) XML
2 34 (62.96%) XSLT
3 28 (51.85%) Windows
4 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
5 25 (46.30%) Web Services
6 24 (44.44%) HTML
6 24 (44.44%) jQuery
7 23 (42.59%) CSS
7 23 (42.59%) HTTP
8 20 (37.04%) Java
8 20 (37.04%) REST
9 19 (35.19%) .NET
10 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 18 (33.33%) C#
10 18 (33.33%) WCF
11 17 (31.48%) Ajax
12 16 (29.63%) SOAP
13 15 (27.78%) SOA
14 14 (25.93%) XHTML
14 14 (25.93%) Visual Studio
14 14 (25.93%) CSS3
15 13 (24.07%) Android
15 13 (24.07%) Spring
15 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (24.07%) Apache Cordova
16 12 (22.22%) iOS Development
16 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
16 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
16 12 (22.22%) Microsoft

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (18.52%) IIS
1 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
1 10 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (16.67%) MQSeries
3 7 (12.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) HTTP
2 8 (14.81%) HTTPS
2 8 (14.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.81%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 10 (18.52%) Maven
2 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (9.26%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (94.44%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (12.96%) iOS Developer
5 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Java Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) J2EE Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior J2EE Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Java Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Cloud Developer
9 1 (1.85%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (100.00%) XML
2 34 (62.96%) XSLT
3 25 (46.30%) Web Services
4 24 (44.44%) HTML
4 24 (44.44%) jQuery
5 23 (42.59%) CSS
6 20 (37.04%) REST
7 19 (35.19%) .NET
8 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 18 (33.33%) WCF
9 17 (31.48%) Ajax
10 16 (29.63%) SOAP
11 14 (25.93%) XHTML
11 14 (25.93%) CSS3
12 13 (24.07%) Apache Cordova
12 13 (24.07%) Spring
13 10 (18.52%) XML Schema
13 10 (18.52%) Servlets
13 10 (18.52%) Grails
14 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.52%) Mobile App
3 7 (12.96%) Web 2.0
4 6 (11.11%) NHS
4 6 (11.11%) Open Source
5 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.70%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Android
3 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (18.52%) Linux
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) SOA
2 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) MVC
3 12 (22.22%) iOS Development
4 9 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 9 (16.67%) Web Development
4 9 (16.67%) Web Design
4 9 (16.67%) Release Management
5 8 (14.81%) OOP
5 8 (14.81%) OO
6 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) Use Case
7 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.70%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (3.70%) Workflow
8 2 (3.70%) Project Management
9 1 (1.85%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (1.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
2 20 (37.04%) Java
3 18 (33.33%) C#
4 11 (20.37%) SQL
5 10 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 10 (18.52%) XQuery
6 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.26%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) IBM