The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 111 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.20% 0.23% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.62% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £24.69
% change year-on-year
- +35.70%
XPath
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
798 646 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.25% 36.58% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 447 405
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.35% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £33.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.00 £175.00
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 West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XPath across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

XPath
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

XPath Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
Bradford - 3 £325 -
Leeds - 1 - -
XPath
Yorkshire

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) XSD
1 10 (100.00%) XSLT
2 8 (80.00%) SOAP
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
4 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (40.00%) LDAP
7 3 (30.00%) SOA
7 3 (30.00%) JDeveloper
7 3 (30.00%) Middleware
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Unix

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (30.00%) JDeveloper
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (70.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (70.00%) C# Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) WinForms Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# WCF Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 4 (40.00%) WCF Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Administrator
4 3 (30.00%) SOA Administrator
5 2 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Administrator
5 2 (20.00%) XML Developer
5 2 (20.00%) XML XSLT Developer
6 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) XSD
1 10 (100.00%) XSLT
2 8 (80.00%) SOAP
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) jQuery
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle