The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank - - 119
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.084%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.46 -
XPath
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 715 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.11% 30.05% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 426 417
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 21
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XPath
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

XPath Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior BizTalk Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore