Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 227 234
Rank change year-on-year +29 +7 -73
Contract jobs citing XPath 8 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.015% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.040% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
North West median daily rate £577 - £425
10th Percentile £482 - £290
90th Percentile £586 - £460
England median daily rate £538 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +1.59%
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 2164 2518 2687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.94% 36.84% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1496 1737 1675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 96
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +27.66%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.15 £16.88
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

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 23 November 2017. 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 7 £577 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 8 (100.00%) XSLT
2 7 (87.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) EnterpriseDB
4 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) SFIA
4 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (50.00%) DB2
4 4 (50.00%) OLAP
4 4 (50.00%) XSD
4 4 (50.00%) OLTP
4 4 (50.00%) Star Schema
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA

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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) OLAP
1 4 (50.00%) OLTP
1 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Law
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Data Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Database Architect
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) XSLT
2 7 (87.50%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (50.00%) XSD
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) RIA
2 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Transformation
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) SFIA
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (12.50%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
3 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce