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 28 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.

XPath (XML Path Language)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 123 125
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.22% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.64% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £348 £400
% change year-on-year +15.46% -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 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 686 937 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.86% 34.25% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 564 456
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 45
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +26.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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