The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank - 111 105
Contract jobs citing XPath 0 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.64% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 629 780 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 47.08% 41.05% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 537 506
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% -61.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in West Yorkshire

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) XQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Robot Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Mockito
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Grails
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Spring

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (50.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Mockito
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Grails
4 1 (25.00%) Java EE
4 1 (25.00%) JMS
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) JSF
4 1 (25.00%) JSTL
4 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (50.00%) Kanban
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) XQuery
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle