The first table below looks at the demand for XAML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 29 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 of the Programming Languages category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 514 465 512
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +47
Contract jobs citing XAML 75 98 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 66 52
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£450 £460 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £650 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £310 £258
% change year-on-year
+10.88% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

XAML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XAML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -34 71 £450 -2.17% 26
London -21 47 £488 -7.14% 8
City of London +20 12 £500 -4.76% 3
East Midlands - 9 £325 -
Leicestershire - 9 £325 -
West Midlands -6 6 £376 - 1
South East -25 4 £316 +5.41% 5
Coventry - 4 £376 - 1
East of England -25 3 £338 -25.00% 4
Leicester - 3 - -
Berkshire -1 2 - - 1
Reading +6 1 - -
Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £333 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £263 - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 5
Wales - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 1

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 127 (77.91%) C#
1 127 (77.91%) WPF
2 105 (64.42%) .NET
3 91 (55.83%) MVVM
4 70 (42.94%) Silverlight
5 52 (31.90%) Microsoft
6 45 (27.61%) Visual Studio
7 40 (24.54%) TDD
7 40 (24.54%) CSS
8 39 (23.93%) SQL
9 38 (23.31%) SQL Server
9 38 (23.31%) Web Services
9 38 (23.31%) .NET Framework
10 35 (21.47%) Banking
10 35 (21.47%) HTML
11 33 (20.25%) Investment Banking
12 32 (19.63%) HTML5
12 32 (19.63%) JavaScript
13 31 (19.02%) ASP.NET
14 30 (18.40%) Windows
14 30 (18.40%) Finance
15 29 (17.79%) WCF
16 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Blend
17 27 (16.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 26 (15.95%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (15.34%) Unit Testing
19 25 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (14.72%) Adobe Illustrator
20 24 (14.72%) MVC
20 24 (14.72%) Photoshop

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.07%) IIS
1 5 (3.07%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Drupal
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (14.72%) Photoshop
1 24 (14.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (4.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.61%) Simulink
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) LDAP
2 3 (1.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.61%) NFC
3 1 (0.61%) DLNA
3 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) OLAP
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.61%) MySQL
8 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 45 (27.61%) Visual Studio
2 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Blend
3 26 (15.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (8.59%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 6 (3.68%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.45%) WiX
8 3 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.84%) Subversion
8 3 (1.84%) Maven
9 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.23%) Ant
9 2 (1.23%) MSTest
10 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.61%) NuGet
10 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.61%) Moq
10 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (21.47%) Banking
2 33 (20.25%) Investment Banking
3 30 (18.40%) Finance
4 8 (4.91%) Front Office
5 3 (1.84%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 127 (77.91%) Developer
2 44 (26.99%) C# Developer
3 37 (22.70%) .NET Developer
4 32 (19.63%) WPF Developer
5 22 (13.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (12.88%) Designer
7 17 (10.43%) UI Designer
8 11 (6.75%) Silverlight Developer
8 11 (6.75%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.13%) Interface Designer
9 10 (6.13%) SQL Developer
10 9 (5.52%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.91%) Front-End Developer
12 7 (4.29%) Architect
13 6 (3.68%) User Experience Designer
13 6 (3.68%) UI Developer
13 6 (3.68%) UI Programmer
14 5 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
15 4 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
15 4 (2.45%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (77.91%) WPF
2 105 (64.42%) .NET
3 70 (42.94%) Silverlight
4 40 (24.54%) CSS
5 38 (23.31%) Web Services
5 38 (23.31%) .NET Framework
6 35 (21.47%) HTML
7 32 (19.63%) HTML5
8 31 (19.02%) ASP.NET
9 29 (17.79%) WCF
10 27 (16.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (12.27%) LINQ
12 18 (11.04%) XML
13 14 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (7.98%) JSON
14 13 (7.98%) REST
15 12 (7.36%) CSS3
15 12 (7.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 11 (6.75%) WinForms
17 9 (5.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) N-Tier
2 7 (4.29%) Animation
2 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.68%) Open Source
3 6 (3.68%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.45%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.84%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.84%) Kinect
6 3 (1.84%) Xbox
7 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Physics
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.40%) Windows
2 16 (9.82%) Windows Phone
3 11 (6.75%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.91%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.61%) Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (55.83%) MVVM
2 40 (24.54%) TDD
3 25 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.34%) Unit Testing
4 24 (14.72%) MVC
5 20 (12.27%) Scrum
6 15 (9.20%) Kanban
7 13 (7.98%) OOP
7 13 (7.98%) OO
7 13 (7.98%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.36%) Multithreading
9 11 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
10 9 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.52%) SOA
11 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.68%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.68%) Content Management
13 5 (3.07%) Workflow
13 5 (3.07%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (77.91%) C#
2 39 (23.93%) SQL
3 32 (19.63%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.75%) VB
4 11 (6.75%) VB6
5 8 (4.91%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.29%) Java
7 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.45%) C
8 4 (2.45%) C++
9 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.61%) PHP
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.68%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 52 (31.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.43%) Adobe
2 17 (10.43%) Oracle
3 9 (5.52%) DevExpress
4 7 (4.29%) Telerik
4 7 (4.29%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.23%) Sybase
5 2 (1.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.61%) SolidWorks
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