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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 108 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.18% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.62% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate £500 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
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
862 656 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.78% 29.70% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 384 432
Average daily rate £365 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.45 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 4 £550 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 22 (100.00%) Web Services
2 19 (86.36%) Java
2 19 (86.36%) SOA
3 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (59.09%) XML
4 11 (50.00%) .NET
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (50.00%) HTML
5 10 (45.45%) XQuery
6 9 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (36.36%) Middleware
7 8 (36.36%) Informatica
7 8 (36.36%) PowerCenter
7 8 (36.36%) JDeveloper
7 8 (36.36%) JMX
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle ADF
7 8 (36.36%) Data Management
7 8 (36.36%) BPEL
7 8 (36.36%) VB
7 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle
7 8 (36.36%) XSD
7 8 (36.36%) ETL
7 8 (36.36%) WSDL
7 8 (36.36%) EDI
7 8 (36.36%) ERP
7 8 (36.36%) EAI
7 8 (36.36%) SOAP
7 8 (36.36%) CRM
7 8 (36.36%) SharePoint

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (36.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) AutoCAD
1 3 (13.64%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (13.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) DTS
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
2 8 (36.36%) PowerCenter
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JDeveloper
2 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
2 10 (45.45%) Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 8 (36.36%) SOA Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Applications Architect
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) Web Services
2 13 (59.09%) XML
3 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) EDI
4 8 (36.36%) HTML5
4 8 (36.36%) JMX
4 8 (36.36%) Middleware
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle ADF
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (36.36%) REST
4 8 (36.36%) SOAP
4 8 (36.36%) WebCenter
4 8 (36.36%) WSDL
4 8 (36.36%) XSD
5 6 (27.27%) XSLT
6 3 (13.64%) DHTML
6 3 (13.64%) Itk
6 3 (13.64%) XSL
7 2 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) SOA
2 8 (36.36%) BPEL
2 8 (36.36%) BPMN
2 8 (36.36%) Case Management
2 8 (36.36%) CRM
2 8 (36.36%) Data Management
2 8 (36.36%) EAI
2 8 (36.36%) ERP
2 8 (36.36%) ETL
3 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 7 (31.82%) Software Architecture
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Workflow
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
7 3 (13.64%) CAD
7 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.64%) PLM
7 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) JavaScript
3 10 (45.45%) XQuery
4 8 (36.36%) VB
5 3 (13.64%) C
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Informatica
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) EPiServer
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 2 (9.09%) webMethods
4 1 (4.55%) SAP