The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 132 106 135
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 2.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 2
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£375 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
975 890 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.20% 32.53% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 474 687
Average daily rate £350 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 74
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
XPath
England

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 1 August 2014. 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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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 -3 3 £375 +16.27% 2
Merseyside - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) XSLT
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 8 (61.54%) Java
3 8 (61.54%) HTML5
3 8 (61.54%) CSS3
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 6 (46.15%) JSON
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (46.15%) DOM
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (38.46%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
6 5 (38.46%) Maven
6 5 (38.46%) Java EE
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Web Development
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) .NET
7 4 (30.77%) SOA
8 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
8 3 (23.08%) WSDL
8 3 (23.08%) JAXB
8 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 3 (23.08%) JMS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) UI Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Workday Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) XSLT
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) Web Services
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 8 (61.54%) HTML5
3 8 (61.54%) CSS3
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 6 (46.15%) JSON
5 6 (46.15%) DOM
6 5 (38.46%) REST
6 5 (38.46%) Java EE
7 4 (30.77%) .NET
8 3 (23.08%) WSDL
8 3 (23.08%) JAXB
8 3 (23.08%) JMS
8 3 (23.08%) SOAP
8 3 (23.08%) XHTML
8 3 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Web 2.0
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) W3C
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) Web Design
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience Design
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Ceridian
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft