The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Xamarin
Rank 561 555 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 43 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.020% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.041% -
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 0
Average daily rate
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£319 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 28 July 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 28 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 39 £350 +16.66% 18
London - 23 £375 - 2
South East -26 5 £285 -17.68% 2
North West -4 4 £400 +33.33% 6
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 5
Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 6
Leeds - 3 £350 - 5
Manchester -6 2 £400 +33.33% 4
Cambridge - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £225 -
East of England - 1 £225 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Kent - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sale - - - - 1

Xamarin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (63.64%) Android
2 34 (61.82%) C#
3 32 (58.18%) Mobile App
4 26 (47.27%) Apple iOS
5 23 (41.82%) .NET
6 18 (32.73%) iOS Development
7 17 (30.91%) Android Development
8 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 10 (18.18%) MVC
10 10 (18.18%) Xamarin.iOS
11 9 (16.36%) Mobile Application Development
11 9 (16.36%) HTML
12 8 (14.55%) Windows
13 7 (12.73%) Web Services
13 7 (12.73%) CSS
14 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
14 6 (10.91%) Scrum
14 6 (10.91%) NUnit
14 6 (10.91%) Google
15 5 (9.09%) Objective-C
15 5 (9.09%) Java
15 5 (9.09%) OO
15 5 (9.09%) iPhone
15 5 (9.09%) Time Management
15 5 (9.09%) PhoneGap
15 5 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
16 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server

Xamarin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Photoshop
1 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQLite
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) NUnit
2 5 (9.09%) PhoneGap
2 5 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) Xcode
5 2 (3.64%) Subversion
5 2 (3.64%) Calabash
5 2 (3.64%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (7.27%) Games
2 3 (5.45%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Music Industry
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Mobile Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Android Developer
4 7 (12.73%) iOS Developer
5 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Applications Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.64%) C# Application Developer
8 2 (3.64%) .NET Applications Developer
8 2 (3.64%) iPhone Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Designer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Tester
9 1 (1.82%) Lead Technical Architect
9 1 (1.82%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 10 (18.18%) Xamarin.iOS
3 9 (16.36%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) Web Services
4 7 (12.73%) CSS
5 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (7.27%) HTML5
6 4 (7.27%) XML
6 4 (7.27%) RESTful
7 3 (5.45%) REST
7 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.45%) Android SDK
7 3 (5.45%) JSON
7 3 (5.45%) LINQ
8 2 (3.64%) jQuery
8 2 (3.64%) WCF
8 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.64%) UIKit
9 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (58.18%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.09%) iPhone
3 4 (7.27%) Streaming Music
4 3 (5.45%) Online Games
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (63.64%) Android
2 26 (47.27%) Apple iOS
3 8 (14.55%) Windows
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) iOS Development
2 17 (30.91%) Android Development
3 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) MVC
5 9 (16.36%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) OO
7 5 (9.09%) Time Management
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.45%) MVVM
8 3 (5.45%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.45%) OOP
8 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.64%) BDD
9 2 (3.64%) TDD
10 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.82%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.82%) Web Development
10 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (61.82%) C#
2 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.64%) Ruby
4 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Google
2 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.45%) Adobe
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Apple
4 1 (1.82%) Sencha
4 1 (1.82%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter
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