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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 127 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing XAML 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£438 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1114 845 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.64% 34.56% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 398 337
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) WPF
2 12 (85.71%) MVVM
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Adobe
4 9 (64.29%) OOP
5 8 (57.14%) Web Services
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Blend
7 6 (42.86%) OO
8 5 (35.71%) Photoshop
8 5 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (35.71%) Animation
8 5 (35.71%) Caliburn.Micro
8 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (28.57%) Finance
10 3 (21.43%) Banking
10 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
10 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
11 2 (14.29%) Flash
12 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (7.14%) WinForms
12 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
12 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 1 (7.14%) Multithreading

XAML
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5 (35.71%) Photoshop
1 5 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
1 14 (100.00%) WPF Developer
2 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) WPF
2 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) Caliburn.Micro
4 2 (14.29%) Flash
5 1 (7.14%) WinForms
5 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Animation
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) MVVM
2 9 (64.29%) OOP
3 6 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Adobe