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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 185 188 192
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing XAML 6 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.49% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Average daily rate
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£575 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £580 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
2256 2652 2404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.66% 43.28% 41.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 2012 1921
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 19
Average hourly rate £27.37 £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £17.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 26 March 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 11 (91.67%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) WPF
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) Front Office
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) OO
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 5 (41.67%) Banking
6 5 (41.67%) LINQ
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Derivative
7 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (33.33%) WCF
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) OOD
7 4 (33.33%) WinForms
7 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) Workflow
8 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
9 2 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
9 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (16.67%) DevExpress
9 2 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 7 (58.33%) Front Office
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Interface Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
4 1 (8.33%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) WPF
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) LINQ
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) WCF
4 4 (33.33%) WinForms
5 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (8.33%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (8.33%) XSL
7 1 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (16.67%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (16.67%) MVVM
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle