The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft XNA
Rank 569 532 552
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +20
Contract jobs citing XNA 1 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.021% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.076% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £510 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13745 13229 13967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.84% 28.44% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8985 8596 8674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 276 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
XNA
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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 25 July 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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XNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Xbox
2 2 (66.67%) Kinect
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) XAML
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

XNA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Silverlight Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) WinRT
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Kinect
1 2 (66.67%) Xbox
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) XAML
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft