The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 194 192 216
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing XAML 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.080% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 7
Average daily rate £500 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £433 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.50 -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
XAML
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XAML across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XAML Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) WPF
2 17 (70.83%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) Silverlight
4 11 (45.83%) MVVM
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Blend
5 9 (37.50%) .NET
6 8 (33.33%) WCF
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Banking
8 5 (20.83%) LINQ
8 5 (20.83%) Derivative
8 5 (20.83%) Infragistics
8 5 (20.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (20.83%) Photoshop
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) CSS
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (16.67%) Web Services
9 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (16.67%) CSS3
10 3 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 3 (12.50%) DevExpress
10 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 3 (12.50%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (20.83%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Moq
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Designer
3 6 (25.00%) UI Designer
4 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Interface Designer
5 4 (16.67%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8 Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (4.17%) User Experience Designer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) WPF
2 13 (54.17%) Silverlight
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (20.83%) LINQ
6 4 (16.67%) CSS
6 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (16.67%) CSS3
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.33%) SOAP
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) XML
8 2 (8.33%) HTML
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) REST
8 2 (8.33%) WinRT
8 2 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.17%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Derivative
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Grid Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
2 1 (4.17%) Animation
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) MVVM
2 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 3 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (8.33%) OOD
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) BDD
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.17%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Infragistics
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.17%) Perforce
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe