The table below looks at the statistics for XAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
UK
Rank 550 546 552
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing XAML 58 82 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 60 29
Median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £649 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £353 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.19% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.57%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18473 19878 19824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.68% 38.22% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12733 13507 13054
Median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 487 421
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £18.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £50.51 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

XAML
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XAML as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XAML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XAML
Daily Rate Trend

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

XAML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XAML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XAML within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

XAML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XAML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XAML within the UK.

XAML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XAML
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 37 £533 +18.33% 17
London +3 26 £600 +9.04% 4
Scotland +44 21 £330 - 6
Renfrewshire - 15 £330 - 1
Erskine - 15 £330 - 1
Glasgow +5 6 - - 3
City of London -10 6 £450 -7.69% 1
East Midlands - 3 £368 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £350 - 2
South East +8 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Solihull - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Derby - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Cambridge +9 1 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £350 - 2
East of England +3 1 £350 - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 £368 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £368 - 1

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XAML.

1 103 (94.50%) C#
2 83 (76.15%) .NET
3 80 (73.39%) WPF
4 58 (53.21%) MVVM
5 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
6 46 (42.20%) User Experience
7 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (32.11%) TDD
8 35 (32.11%) Front Office
9 32 (29.36%) Windows
10 29 (26.61%) NUnit
11 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
12 21 (19.27%) Wireframes
12 21 (19.27%) Visual Studio
12 21 (19.27%) Finance
13 20 (18.35%) Banking
13 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
14 19 (17.43%) DevExpress
14 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (16.51%) Scrum
15 18 (16.51%) Fixed Income
15 18 (16.51%) MVC
15 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
16 17 (15.60%) OO
16 17 (15.60%) Oracle
16 17 (15.60%) HTML
16 17 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (15.60%) .NET Framework
17 16 (14.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (14.68%) Asset Management

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.93%) Photoshop
3 9 (8.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.92%) MS Office
5 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.26%) RMDS
2 2 (1.83%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) snoop
2 2 (1.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) NUnit
2 21 (19.27%) Visual Studio
3 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
4 17 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (12.84%) NCrunch
5 14 (12.84%) ReSharper
6 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Blend
7 9 (8.26%) Axure RP
7 9 (8.26%) Moq
7 9 (8.26%) StyleCop
8 5 (4.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (4.59%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.59%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.92%) MSTest
9 1 (0.92%) NuGet
General
1 35 (32.11%) Front Office
2 21 (19.27%) Finance
3 20 (18.35%) Banking
4 5 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (81.65%) Developer
2 39 (35.78%) C# Developer
2 39 (35.78%) UI Developer
3 34 (31.19%) .NET Developer
4 32 (29.36%) WPF Developer
5 28 (25.69%) UX Developer
6 26 (23.85%) UI/UX Developer
7 23 (21.10%) C# WPF Developer
8 21 (19.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (15.60%) XAML Developer
10 11 (10.09%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (10.09%) Xamarin Developer
11 9 (8.26%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 9 (8.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 9 (8.26%) PowerShell Engineer
12 6 (5.50%) Designer
12 6 (5.50%) Front Office Developer
12 6 (5.50%) UI Designer
13 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 5 (4.59%) User Experience Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (76.15%) .NET
2 80 (73.39%) WPF
3 17 (15.60%) .NET Framework
3 17 (15.60%) HTML
4 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (11.93%) Silverlight
5 13 (11.93%) WCF
6 10 (9.17%) Web Services
6 10 (9.17%) XSLT
7 9 (8.26%) CSS
7 9 (8.26%) Rendezvous
8 6 (5.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 6 (5.50%) SOAP
8 6 (5.50%) WinForms
9 5 (4.59%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.59%) XML
10 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.67%) HTML5
11 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (42.20%) User Experience
2 18 (16.51%) Fixed Income
3 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.59%) Fintech
6 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.75%) Equities
7 3 (2.75%) Swaptions
8 2 (1.83%) Derivative
8 2 (1.83%) EPoS
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) Xbox
9 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.92%) SCADA
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.36%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (9.17%) Android
3 10 (9.17%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.59%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.75%) Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.21%) MVVM
2 38 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (32.11%) TDD
4 21 (19.27%) Wireframes
5 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (16.51%) MVC
6 18 (16.51%) Scrum
7 17 (15.60%) OO
8 16 (14.68%) Asset Management
8 16 (14.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (11.93%) Electronic Trading
9 13 (11.93%) Portfolio Management
10 12 (11.01%) SDLC
11 11 (10.09%) Open Source
12 9 (8.26%) OOP
13 8 (7.34%) OOD
14 7 (6.42%) Translating Business Requirements
15 6 (5.50%) Mobile Development
15 6 (5.50%) SOLID
16 5 (4.59%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 103 (94.50%) C#
2 16 (14.68%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.26%) SQL
4 6 (5.50%) Java
4 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.67%) C++
6 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.75%) VBA
7 2 (1.83%) PHP
7 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.92%) C
8 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.43%) DevExpress
3 17 (15.60%) Oracle
4 13 (11.93%) Adobe
5 12 (11.01%) Xamarin
6 9 (8.26%) ION Trading
6 9 (8.26%) Reuters
6 9 (8.26%) TIBCO
7 5 (4.59%) IBM
7 5 (4.59%) Infragistics
7 5 (4.59%) Telerik
8 1 (0.92%) Apigee
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