Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 137 117
Rank change year-on-year -5 -20 +8
Contract jobs citing XPath 13 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.036% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.085% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 15
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +16.79% +9.60%
10th Percentile £322 £400 £302
90th Percentile £556 £400 £369
North West median daily rate £425 £431 £343
% change year-on-year -1.45% +25.91% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

XPath is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,395 1,172 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 46.45% 42.01% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 804 821
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.30%
10th Percentile £292 £255 £250
90th Percentile £546 £495 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 31
Manchester median hourly rate £18.07 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.81% +29.31% +16.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.80 £46.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +5.71%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in Manchester

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Manchester

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XPath in Manchester

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XPath also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for XPath.

1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) XSLT
2 12 (92.31%) Web Services
2 12 (92.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) REST
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) JSON
4 8 (61.54%) JIRA
4 8 (61.54%) WCF
4 8 (61.54%) LINQ
4 8 (61.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (61.54%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) ADO.NET
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 8 (61.54%) XML Schema
4 8 (61.54%) Bitbucket
4 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (61.54%) SonarQube
5 7 (53.85%) Data Structures
5 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
5 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
5 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
6 5 (38.46%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
6 5 (38.46%) ReSharper

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (61.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (61.54%) Bitbucket
2 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 8 (61.54%) SonarQube
3 5 (38.46%) ReSharper
4 3 (23.08%) eggPlant
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Law
2 5 (38.46%) Legal
3 4 (30.77%) Billing
3 4 (30.77%) General Ledger
4 3 (23.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) XSLT
2 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) REST
2 12 (92.31%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) ADO.NET
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (61.54%) JSON
3 8 (61.54%) LINQ
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 8 (61.54%) XML Schema
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
5 5 (38.46%) Middleware
6 4 (30.77%) SOAP
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (23.08%) CSS
7 3 (23.08%) HTML
7 3 (23.08%) HTML5
7 3 (23.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
1 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
2 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
3 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
3 5 (38.46%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (30.77%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (30.77%) People Management
4 4 (30.77%) Practice Management
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ATDD
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Intapp
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.69%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat