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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / North West
Rank 131 142 141
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.097% 1.11% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £345 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -15.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £400
% change year-on-year +15.10% -13.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1034 1440 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.05% 37.52% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 910 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.30 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing XPath as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester -3 1 £400 +15.94% 1
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) E-Procurement
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

XPath
Top Related 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) E-Procurement
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) XQuery
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
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