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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 161 130
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.32% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate - £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.85% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
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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
1405 1256 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.92% 32.10% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 796 546
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 35
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £18.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) XML
2 25 (89.29%) XSLT
3 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 18 (64.29%) HTML
3 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
3 18 (64.29%) HTML5
4 15 (53.57%) Git (software)
5 13 (46.43%) CSS3
5 13 (46.43%) User Experience
5 13 (46.43%) XHTML
6 12 (42.86%) Ajax
6 12 (42.86%) Web Development
6 12 (42.86%) jQuery
7 11 (39.29%) REST
7 11 (39.29%) Sass
7 11 (39.29%) LESS
8 10 (35.71%) Mercurial
8 10 (35.71%) Subversion
8 10 (35.71%) SEO
8 10 (35.71%) Web Services
9 9 (32.14%) Web Design
9 9 (32.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (28.57%) Front End Development
10 8 (28.57%) Java
10 8 (28.57%) SQL
11 6 (21.43%) .NET
11 6 (21.43%) HTTP
11 6 (21.43%) MVC
11 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
12 5 (17.86%) JSON

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Mercurial
2 10 (35.71%) Subversion
3 5 (17.86%) Grunt
3 5 (17.86%) Maven
3 5 (17.86%) MSTest
3 5 (17.86%) NUnit
4 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.57%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) UI Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Web UI Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
6 2 (7.14%) EDI Developer
6 2 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (7.14%) HTML Developer
6 2 (7.14%) UI Designer
6 2 (7.14%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (7.14%) UX Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Front End Web Designer
7 1 (3.57%) UI/UX Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Web UI Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) XML
2 25 (89.29%) XSLT
3 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 18 (64.29%) HTML
3 18 (64.29%) HTML5
4 13 (46.43%) CSS3
4 13 (46.43%) XHTML
5 12 (42.86%) Ajax
5 12 (42.86%) jQuery
6 11 (39.29%) LESS
6 11 (39.29%) REST
6 11 (39.29%) Sass
7 10 (35.71%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) .NET
9 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
9 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
9 5 (17.86%) JMS
9 5 (17.86%) JSON
9 5 (17.86%) XML Schema
10 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) User Experience
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
3 3 (10.71%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Web Development
2 10 (35.71%) SEO
3 9 (32.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 9 (32.14%) Web Design
4 8 (28.57%) Front End Development
5 6 (21.43%) MVC
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) UML
8 3 (10.71%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (7.14%) B2B
9 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
9 2 (7.14%) EAI
9 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 2 (7.14%) SOA
9 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) ActionScript
5 2 (7.14%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) EPiServer
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft