The first table below looks at the demand for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 23 April 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 South 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 115 139
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.51% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.32% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Average daily rate - £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.28%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1223 911 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.26% 38.83% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 507 781
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 99
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.63 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
XPath
England

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XPath across the South West region.

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) XQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
4 4 (57.14%) XSLT
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) VB
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) MCAD
6 2 (28.57%) MCSD
6 2 (28.57%) DHTML
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) OO
6 2 (28.57%) MS Access
6 2 (28.57%) JAXB
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) CSS3
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) RESTful
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Access
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) XSLT
5 2 (28.57%) DHTML
5 2 (28.57%) JAXB
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Dojo
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) XQuery
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCAD
1 2 (28.57%) MCSD
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft