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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 196 216 217
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing XAML 7 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.28% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £360 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £663 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
2506 3169 3126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.26% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 2451 2398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £57.65 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 16 September 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 16 September 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 21 (75.00%) WPF
2 19 (67.86%) Silverlight
3 17 (60.71%) MVVM
4 15 (53.57%) C#
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Blend
6 12 (42.86%) .NET
6 12 (42.86%) Finance
6 12 (42.86%) Banking
7 11 (39.29%) Investment Banking
8 9 (32.14%) User Experience
8 9 (32.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (32.14%) Photoshop
9 8 (28.57%) CSS
9 8 (28.57%) TDD
10 7 (25.00%) CSS3
10 7 (25.00%) Web Services
11 6 (21.43%) SQL
12 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
12 5 (17.86%) BDD
13 4 (14.29%) Front Office
13 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 3 (10.71%) Oracle
14 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
14 3 (10.71%) Scrum
14 3 (10.71%) Infragistics
14 3 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 2 (7.14%) Use Case
15 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Photoshop
1 9 (32.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) OLAP
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.57%) Moq
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
1 12 (42.86%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Investment Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Designer
3 10 (35.71%) UI Designer
4 8 (28.57%) Interface Designer
5 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Architect
7 2 (7.14%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
8 1 (3.57%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Architect
8 1 (3.57%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) WPF
2 19 (67.86%) Silverlight
3 12 (42.86%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) Web Services
5 7 (25.00%) CSS3
6 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.14%) HTML
7 2 (7.14%) JMS
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.14%) MDX
7 2 (7.14%) WCF
7 2 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5
7 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (7.14%) REST
7 2 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (3.57%) Caliburn.Micro
8 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) MVVM
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) TDD
4 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
6 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.14%) Greeks
6 2 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) OOD
6 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
7 1 (3.57%) OO
7 1 (3.57%) RAD
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Infragistics
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Telerik
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
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