Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 May 2019 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 204 203
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing XPath 6 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.24% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.56% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
North West median daily rate £530 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.71% -1.45% +25.91%
10th Percentile £507 £313 £406
90th Percentile £569 £527 £462
England median daily rate £525 £525 £463
% change year-on-year - +13.51% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,125 2,478 2,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.98% 42.49% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,458 1,703 1,460
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £524
England median daily rate £485 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 68 99
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £36.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -9.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.81 £12.75 £14.15
90th Percentile £52.55 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.20% +7.10%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XPath as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the North West

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the North West

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the North West

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 6 £530 +29.27%
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
1 6 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) REST
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (83.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (83.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (83.33%) SonarQube
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) Atlassian
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) CSS

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (66.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Bitbucket
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) SonarQube
3 4 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (66.67%) eggPlant
4 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 6 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (100.00%) JSON
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) REST
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XML Schema
1 6 (100.00%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) ATDD
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Document Management
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) iManage