The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 545 554 503
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -51
Contract jobs citing XAML 74 47 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.25% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 17 42
Average daily rate £450 £490 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £649 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+36.65% -

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 21 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 74 £450 -8.16% 25
London +22 43 £550 -3.50% 9
North West -2 17 £338 -1.81%
Manchester -2 16 £336 -2.18%
South East -3 13 £380 - 2
City of London +43 11 £519 -15.26% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £438 - 1
Surrey -3 4 £378 - 1
Leatherhead - 4 £378 -
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - -
Milton Keynes +4 2 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £325 -
Reading -11 2 £425 -
Portsmouth - 2 £325 -
East of England - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £313 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East Grinstead - 1 £313 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 102 (72.86%) C#
1 102 (72.86%) .NET
2 81 (57.86%) WPF
3 66 (47.14%) SQL Server
4 52 (37.14%) Visual Studio
5 50 (35.71%) Silverlight
6 48 (34.29%) JavaScript
7 47 (33.57%) Finance
7 47 (33.57%) MVVM
8 46 (32.86%) HTML
9 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
10 38 (27.14%) SQL
10 38 (27.14%) WCF
11 37 (26.43%) HTML5
11 37 (26.43%) CSS
11 37 (26.43%) User Experience
12 31 (22.14%) .NET Framework
13 30 (21.43%) Web Development
13 30 (21.43%) Git (software)
14 29 (20.71%) Windows
14 29 (20.71%) Front Office
15 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (20.00%) Unit Testing
16 27 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (18.57%) NUnit
18 25 (17.86%) AngularJS
19 24 (17.14%) Multithreading
19 24 (17.14%) JSON
19 24 (17.14%) Banking
20 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (10.00%) Node.js
2 4 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) nginx
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (13.57%) Photoshop
2 16 (11.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) RMDS
2 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.43%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.43%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.86%) IaaS
2 4 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) HTTP
2 4 (2.86%) CTI
3 1 (0.71%) 4G
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (47.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.00%) Big Data
4 7 (5.00%) HBase
5 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.14%) SQLite
6 2 (1.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (37.14%) Visual Studio
2 30 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 27 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (18.57%) NUnit
5 18 (12.86%) Subversion
6 11 (7.86%) WebStorm
7 9 (6.43%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.71%) MSBuild
9 6 (4.29%) MSTest
10 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Blend
10 5 (3.57%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.86%) Moq
12 3 (2.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.43%) Fiddler
13 2 (1.43%) NCrunch
13 2 (1.43%) ReSharper
13 2 (1.43%) StyleCop
14 1 (0.71%) Ant
14 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 47 (33.57%) Finance
2 29 (20.71%) Front Office
3 24 (17.14%) Banking
4 17 (12.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Back Office
6 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.43%) Games
7 2 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (82.14%) Developer
2 64 (45.71%) C# Developer
3 59 (42.14%) .NET Developer
4 41 (29.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (21.43%) WPF Developer
6 29 (20.71%) XAML Developer
7 17 (12.14%) C# WPF Developer
8 16 (11.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 15 (10.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (10.00%) UX Developer
11 13 (9.29%) Senior Developer
11 13 (9.29%) Silverlight Developer
11 13 (9.29%) UI Developer
12 12 (8.57%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (7.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (7.86%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (7.86%) SQL Developer
13 11 (7.86%) XML Developer
14 9 (6.43%) VB.NET Developer
14 9 (6.43%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (72.86%) .NET
2 81 (57.86%) WPF
3 50 (35.71%) Silverlight
4 46 (32.86%) HTML
5 38 (27.14%) WCF
6 37 (26.43%) CSS
6 37 (26.43%) HTML5
7 31 (22.14%) .NET Framework
8 25 (17.86%) AngularJS
9 24 (17.14%) JSON
10 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET
11 20 (14.29%) XML
12 19 (13.57%) Entity Framework
13 16 (11.43%) LINQ
14 14 (10.00%) React
14 14 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
15 13 (9.29%) Reactive Extensions
16 11 (7.86%) ADO.NET
16 11 (7.86%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 11 (7.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.43%) User Experience
2 16 (11.43%) Fixed Income
2 16 (11.43%) Visualisation
3 13 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.43%) Clustering
5 8 (5.71%) N-Tier
6 7 (5.00%) Swaptions
7 6 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.86%) Derivative
8 4 (2.86%) Fintech
8 4 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.43%) Equities
10 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.43%) Life Science
10 2 (1.43%) RIA
11 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.71%) Windows
2 19 (13.57%) Linux
3 18 (12.86%) Unix
4 15 (10.71%) Mac OS X
5 8 (5.71%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.43%) Android
9 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.57%) MVVM
2 30 (21.43%) Web Development
3 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 24 (17.14%) Multithreading
5 21 (15.00%) Front End Development
5 21 (15.00%) TDD
6 20 (14.29%) MVC
7 16 (11.43%) OO
8 15 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (10.00%) Web Design
10 13 (9.29%) BDD
10 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.43%) Release Management
13 8 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (5.71%) SOA
14 7 (5.00%) Risk Management
14 7 (5.00%) Scrum
15 6 (4.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (72.86%) C#
2 48 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 38 (27.14%) SQL
4 17 (12.14%) Ruby
5 16 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 16 (11.43%) Python
5 16 (11.43%) Scala
6 13 (9.29%) VB.NET
7 10 (7.14%) C++
8 9 (6.43%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.71%) Java
10 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.43%) C
11 2 (1.43%) VB
11 2 (1.43%) VBA
12 1 (0.71%) Erlang
12 1 (0.71%) F#
12 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.29%) Oracle
3 17 (12.14%) Telerik
4 12 (8.57%) Adobe
5 5 (3.57%) ION Trading
5 5 (3.57%) Reuters
5 5 (3.57%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.86%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.43%) Intergraph
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) Tableau
8 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
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