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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 547 473 538
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +65
Contract jobs citing XAML 57 114 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.56% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 83 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -

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
21330 20480 21444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.75% 38.79% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13832 13055 12673
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 767
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 -71 56 £450 +28.57% 24
London -4 36 £475 -9.52% 9
City of London +29 11 £500 -9.09% 2
East Midlands +11 8 £325 +8.33% 2
North West -3 7 £400 +33.41% 4
Leicestershire - 6 £325 -
South East -17 4 £325 +8.33% 3
Manchester - 4 £400 - 1
Lancashire - 3 - - 3
Blackpool - 2 - - 3
Glasgow -20 1 £425 -5.55%
Scotland -21 1 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire -28 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 118 (80.82%) C#
2 108 (73.97%) WPF
3 98 (67.12%) .NET
4 83 (56.85%) MVVM
5 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (39.04%) Silverlight
7 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
8 44 (30.14%) Web Services
9 42 (28.77%) SQL
10 36 (24.66%) TDD
10 36 (24.66%) Banking
11 35 (23.97%) Investment Banking
11 35 (23.97%) SQL Server
12 34 (23.29%) JavaScript
13 31 (21.23%) ASP.NET
13 31 (21.23%) Unit Testing
13 31 (21.23%) .NET Framework
14 27 (18.49%) User Experience
15 26 (17.81%) Visual Studio
16 25 (17.12%) Finance
16 25 (17.12%) HTML
17 24 (16.44%) Scrum
18 23 (15.75%) CSS
18 23 (15.75%) Windows
18 23 (15.75%) HTML5
19 22 (15.07%) WCF
20 21 (14.38%) XML
21 20 (13.70%) MVC
21 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Blend
21 20 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4 (2.74%) IIS
2 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (11.64%) Photoshop
1 17 (11.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.68%) Simulink
4 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) LDAP
2 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.68%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.68%) NFC
2 1 (0.68%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.37%) OLAP
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Visual Studio
2 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Blend
2 20 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.79%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.42%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.42%) WiX
5 4 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.05%) Subversion
6 3 (2.05%) Maven
7 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.37%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.37%) Ant
7 2 (1.37%) MSTest
7 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.68%) NuGet
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (24.66%) Banking
2 35 (23.97%) Investment Banking
3 25 (17.12%) Finance
4 13 (8.90%) Front Office
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (78.77%) Developer
2 39 (26.71%) C# Developer
3 26 (17.81%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.81%) WPF Developer
4 15 (10.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (8.90%) Silverlight Developer
6 11 (7.53%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.85%) Designer
8 9 (6.16%) Architect
8 9 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.16%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (4.79%) UI Designer
10 6 (4.11%) Interface Designer
10 6 (4.11%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.74%) Front Office Developer
11 4 (2.74%) VB Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (2.74%) VB6 Developer
11 4 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (73.97%) WPF
2 98 (67.12%) .NET
3 57 (39.04%) Silverlight
4 44 (30.14%) Web Services
5 31 (21.23%) ASP.NET
5 31 (21.23%) .NET Framework
6 25 (17.12%) HTML
7 23 (15.75%) CSS
7 23 (15.75%) HTML5
8 22 (15.07%) WCF
9 21 (14.38%) XML
10 20 (13.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (10.27%) LINQ
12 14 (9.59%) WinForms
13 11 (7.53%) jQuery
13 11 (7.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 11 (7.53%) REST
13 11 (7.53%) Caliburn.Micro
14 10 (6.85%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.49%) User Experience
2 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.90%) N-Tier
3 13 (8.90%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.85%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (5.48%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.48%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.48%) Open Source
6 7 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.79%) Animation
7 6 (4.11%) Xbox
8 5 (3.42%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.74%) VUI
9 4 (2.74%) Kinect
10 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.37%) Social Media
11 2 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.37%) Derivative
12 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Windows
2 16 (10.96%) Windows Phone
3 10 (6.85%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.11%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.68%) Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (56.85%) MVVM
2 67 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (24.66%) TDD
4 31 (21.23%) Unit Testing
5 24 (16.44%) Scrum
6 20 (13.70%) MVC
7 17 (11.64%) OOP
8 14 (9.59%) Multithreading
9 13 (8.90%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.22%) OO
11 10 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.85%) BDD
12 9 (6.16%) OOD
13 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.48%) Software Architecture
13 8 (5.48%) Kanban
14 7 (4.79%) Investment Management
14 7 (4.79%) Regression Testing
15 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (80.82%) C#
2 42 (28.77%) SQL
3 34 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.11%) Java
4 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.74%) VB
5 4 (2.74%) VB6
6 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.37%) C
7 2 (1.37%) C++
7 2 (1.37%) VBScript
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Erlang
8 1 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 18 (12.33%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 45 (30.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.33%) Oracle
3 11 (7.53%) Adobe
4 10 (6.85%) Telerik
5 2 (1.37%) Sencha
5 2 (1.37%) Twitter
5 2 (1.37%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.37%) Sybase
5 2 (1.37%) JBoss
5 2 (1.37%) Siebel
6 1 (0.68%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.68%) Autodesk
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