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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 107 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing XPath 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 1.14% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.69 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.29%
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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
706 616 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.73% 38.79% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 431 246
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 24
Average hourly rate £35.50 £21.25 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.05% +33.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.60 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £175.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) RUP
3 2 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS