The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

XPath (XML Path Language)
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% - 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Cheshire median daily rate £463 - £425
10th Percentile £456 - £403
90th Percentile £469 - £438
North West median daily rate £463 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +32.14% -17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

XPath is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 252 368 378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.13% 41.12% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 545 567
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
10th Percentile £308 £269 £285
90th Percentile £543 £588 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +43.85% -22.97%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in Cheshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XPath in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Cheshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Chester - 1 £463 -
XPath
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) AOP
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-WS

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Database Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) JAXB
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (100.00%) JDBC
1 1 (100.00%) JDOM
1 1 (100.00%) JiBX
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) POJO
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSDL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) AOP
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle