The first table below looks at the demand for XAML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Scotland 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 119 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing XAML 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.74% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.50 -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
997 959 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.55% 41.25% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 501 375
Average daily rate £363 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 28
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £12.42 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £44.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
XAML
UK

XAML
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XAML across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XAML Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

XAML
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

XAML Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

XAML
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) WPF
2 9 (90.00%) MVVM
3 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) Flash
7 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) NUnit
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Animation
7 1 (10.00%) WCF
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (10.00%) Caliburn.Micro
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

XAML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) WPF
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Animation
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) MVVM
2 7 (70.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Adobe