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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 586 614 575
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -39
Contract jobs citing XAML 53 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 42
Median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £338 £358
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%

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
21319 22225 20943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.99% 38.12% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14634 14923 13279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 505 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 28 August 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 19 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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 53 £500 +17.64% 14
London +11 40 £550 +10.00% 4
City of London +42 12 £563 +50.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £368 -
South East 0 3 £413 - 2
Coventry -15 3 £388 -
West Midlands -23 3 £388 - 2
Nottingham - 3 £368 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £368 -
East of England +19 2 - - 2
Berkshire +14 2 £413 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
North West +8 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Leicester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £413 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 102 (88.70%) C#
2 92 (80.00%) .NET
3 64 (55.65%) WPF
4 55 (47.83%) MVVM
5 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
6 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (36.52%) Windows
8 40 (34.78%) .NET Framework
9 39 (33.91%) Visual Studio
10 38 (33.04%) SQL Server
11 30 (26.09%) Front Office
12 28 (24.35%) WCF
12 28 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
14 26 (22.61%) HTML
15 25 (21.74%) TDD
16 24 (20.87%) MVC
16 24 (20.87%) Oracle
17 23 (20.00%) CSS
17 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (19.13%) HTML5
18 22 (19.13%) Unit Testing
18 22 (19.13%) Web Services
18 22 (19.13%) Fixed Income
19 21 (18.26%) User Experience
19 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (17.39%) XML
21 19 (16.52%) Scrum
21 19 (16.52%) WinForms
22 18 (15.65%) Silverlight

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 9 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.17%) MS Office
3 6 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (10.43%) RMDS
2 6 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.22%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.96%) Office 365
3 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) Internet
2 4 (3.48%) CTI
3 2 (1.74%) Network Security
4 1 (0.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (33.91%) Visual Studio
2 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (14.78%) NUnit
4 8 (6.96%) MSBuild
5 7 (6.09%) Babel
5 7 (6.09%) Moq
6 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.22%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.48%) Axure RP
7 4 (3.48%) Fiddler
7 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.48%) JIRA
7 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.74%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.87%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.87%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.87%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 30 (26.09%) Front Office
2 17 (14.78%) Banking
3 15 (13.04%) Finance
4 10 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.96%) Publishing
6 4 (3.48%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (79.13%) Developer
2 51 (44.35%) C# Developer
3 38 (33.04%) .NET Developer
4 31 (26.96%) WPF Developer
5 25 (21.74%) C# WPF Developer
6 22 (19.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (10.43%) XAML Developer
8 10 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.83%) Architect
9 9 (7.83%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
9 9 (7.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 8 (6.96%) UX Developer
11 7 (6.09%) Silverlight Developer
12 6 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (5.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (5.22%) UI Developer
13 5 (4.35%) Xamarin Developer
14 4 (3.48%) Azure Developer
14 4 (3.48%) C# GUI Developer
14 4 (3.48%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (80.00%) .NET
2 64 (55.65%) WPF
3 40 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 28 (24.35%) WCF
5 26 (22.61%) HTML
6 23 (20.00%) CSS
7 22 (19.13%) HTML5
7 22 (19.13%) Web Services
8 20 (17.39%) XML
9 19 (16.52%) WinForms
10 18 (15.65%) Silverlight
11 16 (13.91%) JSON
12 13 (11.30%) AngularJS
12 13 (11.30%) Rendezvous
12 13 (11.30%) SOAP
13 12 (10.43%) XSLT
14 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
14 11 (9.57%) CSS3
14 11 (9.57%) LINQ
15 10 (8.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Fixed Income
2 21 (18.26%) User Experience
3 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Derivative
5 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.22%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.35%) Clustering
6 5 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (4.35%) Swaptions
7 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.48%) Data Conversion
7 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.61%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.87%) Life Science
10 1 (0.87%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.87%) VUI
10 1 (0.87%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.52%) Windows
2 13 (11.30%) Windows 8
3 11 (9.57%) Android
4 10 (8.70%) Windows Phone
5 9 (7.83%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.83%) MVVM
2 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (21.74%) TDD
5 24 (20.87%) MVC
6 22 (19.13%) Unit Testing
7 19 (16.52%) Scrum
8 16 (13.91%) Migration
8 16 (13.91%) Multithreading
9 15 (13.04%) BDD
10 14 (12.17%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (11.30%) Regression Testing
11 13 (11.30%) Service Design
12 10 (8.70%) API Integration
13 9 (7.83%) OOD
14 8 (6.96%) CRM
14 8 (6.96%) Data Loss Prevention
14 8 (6.96%) Identity Management
14 8 (6.96%) Protective Monitoring
14 8 (6.96%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 102 (88.70%) C#
2 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.78%) SQL
4 16 (13.91%) ECMAScript
5 8 (6.96%) TypeScript
6 7 (6.09%) ES6
7 6 (5.22%) C++
8 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.61%) VB
11 2 (1.74%) Java
11 2 (1.74%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.83%) Degree
3 1 (0.87%) MCSD
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (46.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.87%) Oracle
3 13 (11.30%) ION Trading
3 13 (11.30%) TIBCO
4 12 (10.43%) Reuters
5 9 (7.83%) Apple
6 6 (5.22%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.61%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.87%) Apigee
8 1 (0.87%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.87%) MobileIron
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