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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 204 187 211
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Contract jobs citing XAML 4 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-36.66% -
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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
2620 2453 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.75% 42.26% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1904 2390
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 29
Average hourly rate £24.62 £38.49 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.05% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £14.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.25 £104.61 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 2015.

XAML Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) MVVM
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Front Office
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (20.00%) NUnit
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) NUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 4 (40.00%) Front Office
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) GUI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Interface Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Silverlight
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (20.00%) LINQ
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
6 2 (20.00%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Economics
2 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) MVVM
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle