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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft XNA
Rank 597 544 541
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Contract jobs citing XNA 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.015% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £495 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
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
14038 13437 13412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.62% 28.38% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9737 8901 8337
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 252 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Kinect
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
1 3 (100.00%) Xbox
1 3 (100.00%) VUI
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5

XNA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Kinect
1 3 (100.00%) Xbox
1 3 (100.00%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript