The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Xamarin products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xamarin over the 3 months to 30 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Xamarin.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xamarin
Rank 557 562 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 44 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.015% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.033% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 0
Average daily rate
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£353 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26075 23900 25528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 46.25% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15314 13568 13213
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1246 1152 1307
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Xamarin
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xamarin within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Xamarin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xamarin
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xamarin within the UK.

Xamarin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xamarin
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xamarin within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Xamarin Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Xamarin
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xamarin within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 42 £355 +17.35% 20
London +17 18 £415 -20.95% 7
Manchester -2 10 £325 -1.51% 3
North West -7 10 £325 +8.33% 5
West Yorkshire - 7 £300 -
Yorkshire - 7 £300 - 2
City of London - 2 £445 - 4
Leeds - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £350 - 3
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Nottingham +3 1 £375 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +2 1 £375 +25.00% 1
South East - 1 £355 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £355 -
Scotland - 1 £300 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1

Xamarin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xamarin 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 Xamarin.

1 59 (67.82%) Android
2 52 (59.77%) Apple iOS
3 51 (58.62%) C#
4 50 (57.47%) Mobile App
5 42 (48.28%) .NET
6 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (35.63%) iOS Development
8 27 (31.03%) Android Development
9 25 (28.74%) JavaScript
10 21 (24.14%) HTML
11 18 (20.69%) MVC
12 17 (19.54%) HTML5
13 15 (17.24%) CSS
13 15 (17.24%) XML
13 15 (17.24%) Mobile Application Development
13 15 (17.24%) REST
14 14 (16.09%) Xamarin.iOS
14 14 (16.09%) JSON
15 13 (14.94%) Objective-C
15 13 (14.94%) Windows
15 13 (14.94%) OO
15 13 (14.94%) Web Services
16 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
16 11 (12.64%) Scrum
16 11 (12.64%) Google
16 11 (12.64%) SQLite
16 11 (12.64%) PhoneGap
17 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
17 10 (11.49%) RESTful
17 10 (11.49%) SQL Server

Xamarin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xamarin 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 Xamarin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.15%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQLite
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Xcode
2 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.90%) NUnit
3 5 (5.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.45%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) JIRA
5 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.30%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.15%) MonoDevelop
7 1 (1.15%) Calabash
7 1 (1.15%) Appium
General
1 5 (5.75%) Retail
2 4 (4.60%) Publishing
3 3 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Music Industry
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 80 (91.95%) Developer
2 33 (37.93%) Xamarin Developer
3 28 (32.18%) Mobile Developer
4 20 (22.99%) Android Developer
5 14 (16.09%) iOS Developer
5 14 (16.09%) .NET Developer
6 9 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 6 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.45%) C# Application Developer
10 3 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Mobile Web Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Designer
11 2 (2.30%) .NET Applications Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.28%) .NET
2 21 (24.14%) HTML
3 17 (19.54%) HTML5
4 15 (17.24%) CSS
4 15 (17.24%) XML
4 15 (17.24%) REST
5 14 (16.09%) Xamarin.iOS
5 14 (16.09%) JSON
6 13 (14.94%) Web Services
7 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
7 11 (12.64%) PhoneGap
8 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
8 10 (11.49%) RESTful
9 7 (8.05%) Android SDK
9 7 (8.05%) Apache Cordova
9 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.75%) WCF
10 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (57.47%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) iPhone
4 5 (5.75%) iPad
5 4 (4.60%) User Experience
5 4 (4.60%) Streaming Music
6 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (2.30%) Open Source
7 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.30%) Online Games
8 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.15%) PMI
8 1 (1.15%) GIS
8 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (67.82%) Android
2 52 (59.77%) Apple iOS
3 13 (14.94%) Windows
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) iOS Development
3 27 (31.03%) Android Development
4 18 (20.69%) MVC
5 15 (17.24%) Mobile Application Development
6 13 (14.94%) OO
7 11 (12.64%) Scrum
8 8 (9.20%) OOP
9 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.90%) TDD
10 5 (5.75%) Time Management
10 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.75%) Web Development
10 5 (5.75%) MVVM
11 4 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.60%) Multithreading
12 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
13 2 (2.30%) Technical Analysis
13 2 (2.30%) Test Automation
13 2 (2.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 51 (58.62%) C#
2 25 (28.74%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.94%) Objective-C
4 9 (10.34%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) SQL
6 4 (4.60%) C
6 4 (4.60%) C++
7 3 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) Python
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Google
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.60%) Adobe
4 3 (3.45%) Apple
4 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.45%) Appcelerator
5 2 (2.30%) Twitter
5 2 (2.30%) Sencha
5 2 (2.30%) ESRI
6 1 (1.15%) Facebook
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