The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 116 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.10% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.72% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
721 639 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.78% 32.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 335 395
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Solihull - 2 £325 -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
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XPath
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) XQuery
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) T4 Templates
3 1 (33.33%) MyBatis
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) JDeveloper

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (33.33%) JDeveloper
1 1 (33.33%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (33.33%) MyBatis
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (66.67%) XQuery
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft