The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - - 109
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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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 South West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1163 1190 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.60% 37.34% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 735 491
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 52
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL