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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 543 510 491
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Contract jobs citing XAML 43 83 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 28
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £282 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50

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
20728 19948 17487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.86% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13452 12815 10834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 476 644
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 -40 42 £450 +33.33% 14
London +7 25 £563 +7.14% 6
South West - 8 £320 -
South East -17 6 £375 +50.00% 1
City of London +11 5 £575 +9.52% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £325 - 1
Bristol - 3 £323 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands -5 2 £325 - 2
Berkshire -8 2 £425 -5.55%
Reading - 2 £425 -
Leicestershire -1 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -25 1 £375 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 83 (83.00%) C#
2 75 (75.00%) WPF
3 74 (74.00%) .NET
4 36 (36.00%) MVVM
5 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (30.00%) SQL
7 28 (28.00%) TDD
8 27 (27.00%) Silverlight
9 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 25 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 23 (23.00%) WCF
11 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
11 22 (22.00%) HTML
12 21 (21.00%) Windows
13 20 (20.00%) .NET Framework
14 19 (19.00%) Front Office
14 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
15 17 (17.00%) MVC
15 17 (17.00%) Banking
15 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
16 16 (16.00%) Scrum
16 16 (16.00%) HTML5
17 15 (15.00%) XML
18 14 (14.00%) WinForms
18 14 (14.00%) Investment Banking
18 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 13 (13.00%) Entity Framework
20 12 (12.00%) JSON
20 12 (12.00%) OO
20 12 (12.00%) Finance

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) SmartPlant
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.00%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle Database
5 8 (8.00%) MS Access
6 6 (6.00%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.00%) MySQL
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.00%) HBase
9 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.00%) MSTest
2 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.00%) NUnit
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Blend
3 5 (5.00%) Subversion
4 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (19.00%) Front Office
2 17 (17.00%) Banking
3 14 (14.00%) Investment Banking
4 12 (12.00%) Finance
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (78.00%) Developer
2 23 (23.00%) C# Developer
3 22 (22.00%) WPF Developer
4 21 (21.00%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Programmer
7 6 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Designer
8 4 (4.00%) UI Designer
8 4 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.00%) Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (3.00%) Silverlight Developer
10 2 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (2.00%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (75.00%) WPF
2 74 (74.00%) .NET
3 27 (27.00%) Silverlight
4 23 (23.00%) WCF
5 22 (22.00%) HTML
6 20 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 16 (16.00%) HTML5
8 15 (15.00%) XML
9 14 (14.00%) WinForms
10 13 (13.00%) Entity Framework
11 12 (12.00%) JSON
12 10 (10.00%) LINQ
12 10 (10.00%) Web Services
13 9 (9.00%) CSS
14 8 (8.00%) REST
14 8 (8.00%) Reactive Extensions
14 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
15 7 (7.00%) Castle Windsor
16 6 (6.00%) RESTful
16 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.00%) User Experience
3 8 (8.00%) Derivative
3 8 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (7.00%) Animation
5 6 (6.00%) GIS
6 3 (3.00%) Life Science
7 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.00%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.00%) Equities
7 2 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.00%) EPoS
8 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.00%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.00%) Economics
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Windows Phone
3 6 (6.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.00%) Android
6 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.00%) MVVM
2 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.00%) TDD
4 17 (17.00%) MVC
4 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
5 16 (16.00%) Scrum
6 12 (12.00%) OO
7 11 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.00%) BDD
8 10 (10.00%) Mobile Development
9 9 (9.00%) OOD
9 9 (9.00%) Pair Programming
9 9 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (7.00%) Multithreading
11 7 (7.00%) Workflow
11 7 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (4.00%) Web Development
12 4 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 83 (83.00%) C#
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 22 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.00%) C++
6 9 (9.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.00%) VB
9 2 (2.00%) C++/CLI
9 2 (2.00%) Java
10 1 (1.00%) VBA
10 1 (1.00%) VBScript
10 1 (1.00%) VB6
10 1 (1.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.00%) DevExpress
3 6 (6.00%) Intergraph
4 2 (2.00%) Telerik
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe
5 1 (1.00%) Google
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