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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - 144 147
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £388 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +93.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
XPath
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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
1164 1261 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.28% 38.45% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 848 721
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 98 51
Median hourly rate £39.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.38 £20.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the South West