The table below looks at the statistics for XNA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XNA over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft XNA
Rank 581 562 568
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing XNA 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.021% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14321 14131 14674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.98% 29.36% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9235 9254 9139
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 250 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XNA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XNA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XNA Jobs Demand Trend in England

XNA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XNA across the England region.

XNA Daily Rate Trend in England

XNA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XNA within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - - - -
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XNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing XNA 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 XNA.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (100.00%) MVVM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 3 (75.00%) Xbox
2 3 (75.00%) VUI
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Kinect
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) WinRT
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

XNA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing XNA 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 XNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Silverlight Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) WinRT
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Xbox
1 3 (75.00%) VUI
1 3 (75.00%) Kinect
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) MVVM
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft