Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 208 170
Rank change year-on-year +28 -38 +9
Contract jobs citing XPath 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.063% 0.065% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.20% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £316 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.29% -46.40% +81.54%
England median daily rate £538 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1474 1980 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.97% 32.08% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1209 900
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +16.26%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.73 £12.44
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.48 £42.91
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 19 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
Shropshire - 2 - -
Birmingham +4 1 £450 +38.46%
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XPath.

1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Mule
2 2 (66.67%) Groovy
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) PaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) WSO2
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (66.67%) API Design

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 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Mule
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Messaging Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) Java SE
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) JSON Schema
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) OAuth
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (66.67%) WSDL
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Sequence Diagram
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Groovy
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) webMethods
1 2 (66.67%) WSO2