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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 184 202 206
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs citing XAML 11 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £275 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £643 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2433 3141 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.18% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 2412 2315
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £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 14 33 25
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 (70.37%) WPF
1 19 (70.37%) Silverlight
2 16 (59.26%) MVVM
3 15 (55.56%) C#
4 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Blend
5 11 (40.74%) .NET
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 10 (37.04%) Banking
7 8 (29.63%) Investment Banking
7 8 (29.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
7 8 (29.63%) CSS
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) CSS3
9 6 (22.22%) TDD
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.81%) WCF
11 3 (11.11%) Infragistics
11 3 (11.11%) Scrum
11 3 (11.11%) Windows
11 3 (11.11%) Oracle
11 3 (11.11%) HTML
11 3 (11.11%) HTML5
11 3 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (11.11%) BDD
12 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (7.41%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (29.63%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (29.63%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) OLAP
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.70%) Moq
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
3 8 (29.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Front Office
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Designer
3 9 (33.33%) UI Designer
4 7 (25.93%) Interface Designer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Silverlight Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) RAD Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.70%) User Experience Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) WPF
1 19 (70.37%) Silverlight
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 8 (29.63%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) Web Services
4 7 (25.93%) CSS3
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.81%) WCF
6 3 (11.11%) HTML
6 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (7.41%) WinRT
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) MDX
8 1 (3.70%) JSON
8 1 (3.70%) LINQ
8 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
1 1 (3.70%) Animation
1 1 (3.70%) Derivative
1 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.70%) Credit Derivative
1 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) MVVM
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (7.41%) Greeks
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.41%) Use Case
6 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) RAD
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Infragistics
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
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