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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 137 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.037% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.55% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £52.50
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
939 869 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.79% 32.34% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 540 440
Median daily rate £388 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 49 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £20.36 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 1 £375 - 2
Walsall - 1 - -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 15 (100.00%) Web Services
2 13 (86.67%) SOA
3 12 (80.00%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) XQuery
5 9 (60.00%) Oracle
6 8 (53.33%) XSD
6 8 (53.33%) WebLogic
6 8 (53.33%) Informatica
6 8 (53.33%) PowerCenter
6 8 (53.33%) JDeveloper
6 8 (53.33%) Middleware
6 8 (53.33%) ETL
6 8 (53.33%) WSDL
6 8 (53.33%) JMX
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle ADF
6 8 (53.33%) Data Management
6 8 (53.33%) BPEL
6 8 (53.33%) BPMN
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (53.33%) WebCenter
6 8 (53.33%) Data Quality
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
6 8 (53.33%) Case Management
7 7 (46.67%) XML
7 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (46.67%) .NET
8 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (33.33%) SOAP

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 8 (53.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (13.33%) CMS
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 8 (53.33%) PowerCenter
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) DTS
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) JDeveloper
2 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 8 (53.33%) SOA Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Architect
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (53.33%) JMX
2 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle ADF
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (53.33%) WebCenter
2 8 (53.33%) WSDL
2 8 (53.33%) XSD
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) REST
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (26.67%) EDI
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) HTML5
6 3 (20.00%) WCF
6 3 (20.00%) XSLT
7 2 (13.33%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) jQuery
7 2 (13.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) SOA
2 8 (53.33%) BPEL
2 8 (53.33%) BPMN
2 8 (53.33%) Case Management
2 8 (53.33%) Data Management
2 8 (53.33%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
3 4 (26.67%) EAI
3 4 (26.67%) ERP
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) XQuery
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) VB
5 3 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) Informatica
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) EPiServer
4 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (6.67%) SAP