The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing XPath 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.097% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +53.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.46

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 West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 664 995 760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.12% 32.82% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 637 464
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 36
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in the West Midlands

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in the West Midlands

XPath
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XPath.

1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Mule
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
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%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Java SE
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) JSON Schema
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) OAuth
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BPR
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) webMethods
1 1 (50.00%) WSO2