The table below looks at the statistics for XAML skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 183 200 180
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing XAML 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 14
Average daily rate
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£613 £558 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.86% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £509 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £608 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2307 2583 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.59% 43.19% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1982 1852
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £20.63 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

XAML
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XAML across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XAML Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XAML
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XAML across the City of London region.

XAML Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XAML
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XAML across the City of London region.

XAML Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XAML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XAML.

1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) WPF
3 12 (75.00%) .NET
4 9 (56.25%) Finance
5 8 (50.00%) Front Office
5 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) Banking
6 6 (37.50%) OOD
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) MVVM
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
8 4 (25.00%) Derivative
8 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
8 4 (25.00%) LINQ
8 4 (25.00%) OO
8 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) WCF
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
9 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
9 3 (18.75%) Reactive Extensions
9 3 (18.75%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (18.75%) T-SQL

XAML
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XAML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XAML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Front Office
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) WPF Developer
4 3 (18.75%) GUI Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Interface Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) WPF
2 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) LINQ
4 4 (25.00%) WCF
5 3 (18.75%) Reactive Extensions
5 3 (18.75%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (18.75%) JMS
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
5 3 (18.75%) WinForms
6 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (6.25%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (6.25%) CSS3
7 1 (6.25%) Caliburn.Micro
7 1 (6.25%) AutoMapper
7 1 (6.25%) XSL
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Derivative
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
2 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Equities
3 2 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) OOD
2 6 (37.50%) MVVM
3 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) OOP
4 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Siebel
2 2 (12.50%) DevExpress
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik