Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 213 210
Rank change year-on-year +26 -3 -54
Contract jobs citing XPath 17 2 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.034% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.090% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 16
North West median daily rate £526 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.50% +16.79% -1.44%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £304
90th Percentile £586 £400 £422
England median daily rate £523 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +22.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.50

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 2,172 2,212 2,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.39% 37.56% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 1,541 1,775
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £236
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 130
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £14.37 £14.75 £13.45
90th Percentile £48.80 £49.45 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 February 2018. 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 +20 14 £577 +44.25% 2
Merseyside - 2 £425 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 1
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 North West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 17 (100.00%) XSLT
2 16 (94.12%) XML
3 12 (70.59%) Web Services
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) Visual Studio
4 9 (52.94%) REST
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) SOAP
7 6 (35.29%) XSD
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) JIRA
8 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (29.41%) JSON
8 5 (29.41%) WCF
8 5 (29.41%) LINQ
8 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
8 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
8 5 (29.41%) Data Transformation
8 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
8 5 (29.41%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
8 5 (29.41%) MVC
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Java
8 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET

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 2 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 4 (23.53%) OLAP
2 4 (23.53%) OLTP
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (23.53%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
3 5 (29.41%) SonarQube
4 4 (23.53%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.88%) JUnit
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Billing
2 4 (23.53%) General Ledger
2 4 (23.53%) Law
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Data Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Database Architect
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) XSLT
2 16 (94.12%) XML
3 12 (70.59%) Web Services
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) REST
5 7 (41.18%) SOAP
6 6 (35.29%) XSD
7 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
7 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (29.41%) JSON
7 5 (29.41%) LINQ
7 5 (29.41%) WCF
7 5 (29.41%) XML Schema
8 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
8 4 (23.53%) Middleware
9 3 (17.65%) WSDL
10 2 (11.76%) CSS
10 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
2 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) Data Transformation
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
3 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) People Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) Practice Management
3 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) SFIA
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 4 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) EnterpriseDB
1 4 (23.53%) Intapp
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (5.88%) Perforce