The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 132 122
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10  
Contract jobs citing XPath 1 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.047% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.66% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 13
Median daily rate - £308 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +16.30% -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 Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 937 1213 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 44.14% 42.19% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 841 720
Median daily rate £400 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +15.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 15
Median hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -18.75%  
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

XPath
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XPath in Yorkshire

XPath
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XPath in Yorkshire

XPath
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
XPath
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for XPath.

1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (50.00%) Kanban
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) XQuery
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Robot Framework
4 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) XSLT
5 2 (33.33%) JUnit
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) JMS
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Mockito
5 2 (33.33%) CSS3

XPath
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (50.00%) Robot Framework
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Mockito
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Gradle
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Spock
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Java EE
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Meteor
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) Play Framework
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) XQuery
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) ECMAScript
4 1 (16.67%) ES6
4 1 (16.67%) Korn
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) FATCA
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Solace