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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 515 504 520
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing XAML 88 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 57
Average daily rate £400 £330 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £580 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.50 -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21195 17889 21032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.87% 36.81% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13677 11010 12415
Average daily rate £375 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 637 740
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 77 £370 +12.97% 22
London -22 34 £525 +16.66% 10
East of England - 16 £350 - 4
City of London 0 15 £525 -16.00% 4
Yorkshire -19 14 £300 +3.44% 1
North Yorkshire - 14 £300 - 1
York - 14 £300 - 1
Essex - 12 £320 - 2
Scotland 0 9 £413 - 1
West Midlands -4 5 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £500 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £500 - 1
South East -11 3 £250 -52.38% 2
North West - 3 £350 - 1
Kent +7 2 £250 -
East Midlands -6 2 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Berkshire -8 1 £450 -14.28% 1
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 132 (83.02%) C#
2 107 (67.30%) WPF
3 83 (52.20%) MVVM
4 80 (50.31%) .NET
5 64 (40.25%) Silverlight
6 56 (35.22%) Windows
7 51 (32.08%) WCF
8 46 (28.93%) Visual Studio
9 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
9 43 (27.04%) Microsoft
10 37 (23.27%) TDD
10 37 (23.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (22.01%) HTML
12 32 (20.13%) Windows Phone
13 31 (19.50%) HTML5
13 31 (19.50%) CSS
14 28 (17.61%) XML
15 27 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (15.72%) Web Services
16 25 (15.72%) LINQ
17 24 (15.09%) OO
18 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
18 23 (14.47%) .NET Framework
19 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
19 22 (13.84%) Windows 8
20 21 (13.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 21 (13.21%) SQL
20 21 (13.21%) SOAP
20 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
21 20 (12.58%) Scrum

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (5.66%) CMS
2 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Photoshop
1 12 (7.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.26%) GitHub
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.29%) HTTP
2 3 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.63%) 2G
3 1 (0.63%) DLNA
3 1 (0.63%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (28.93%) Visual Studio
2 37 (23.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.84%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Blend
5 10 (6.29%) Subversion
6 8 (5.03%) NUnit
7 7 (4.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (3.14%) PhoneGap
9 4 (2.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.89%) Maven
11 2 (1.26%) JIRA
11 2 (1.26%) Hudson
11 2 (1.26%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.63%) Xcode
12 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.63%) WiX
12 1 (0.63%) Moq
12 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Banking
3 11 (6.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.52%) Front Office
5 3 (1.89%) Back Office
5 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.26%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 123 (77.36%) Developer
2 40 (25.16%) .NET Developer
3 27 (16.98%) C# Developer
4 22 (13.84%) WPF Developer
5 18 (11.32%) Designer
6 16 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (9.43%) UI Designer
8 14 (8.81%) Windows 8 Developer
9 11 (6.92%) Silverlight Developer
9 11 (6.92%) UI Developer
9 11 (6.92%) UI Programmer
10 10 (6.29%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.40%) Interface Designer
11 7 (4.40%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) Mobile Developer
12 6 (3.77%) Windows Mobile Developer
13 5 (3.14%) User Experience Designer
14 4 (2.52%) Programmer
15 3 (1.89%) Tester
15 3 (1.89%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (67.30%) WPF
2 80 (50.31%) .NET
3 64 (40.25%) Silverlight
4 51 (32.08%) WCF
5 35 (22.01%) HTML
6 31 (19.50%) HTML5
6 31 (19.50%) CSS
7 28 (17.61%) XML
8 25 (15.72%) Web Services
8 25 (15.72%) LINQ
9 23 (14.47%) .NET Framework
10 21 (13.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 21 (13.21%) SOAP
10 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
11 18 (11.32%) WinRT
12 15 (9.43%) JSON
12 15 (9.43%) CSS3
13 13 (8.18%) REST
14 10 (6.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 10 (6.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.29%) Kinect
3 7 (4.40%) Open Source
4 6 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.77%) Xbox
4 6 (3.77%) Derivative
5 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.52%) SCADA
6 4 (2.52%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.52%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.89%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.89%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.89%) Animation
8 2 (1.26%) New Media
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) EPoS
9 1 (0.63%) NHS
9 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.63%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.22%) Windows
2 32 (20.13%) Windows Phone
3 22 (13.84%) Windows 8
4 9 (5.66%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (4.40%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.89%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (52.20%) MVVM
2 37 (23.27%) TDD
3 27 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.09%) OO
5 20 (12.58%) Scrum
6 17 (10.69%) MVC
6 17 (10.69%) Software Engineering
7 13 (8.18%) OOP
7 13 (8.18%) CRM
8 12 (7.55%) SOA
9 9 (5.66%) OOD
9 9 (5.66%) Kanban
10 8 (5.03%) Workflow
11 7 (4.40%) Multithreading
11 7 (4.40%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.77%) Content Management
13 5 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (2.52%) Release Management
14 4 (2.52%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (83.02%) C#
2 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.21%) SQL
4 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.29%) VB
4 10 (6.29%) C++
5 9 (5.66%) VB6
6 7 (4.40%) Java
7 4 (2.52%) C
7 4 (2.52%) PHP
8 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.89%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) XQuery
9 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.14%) Degree
3 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.26%) QA
Vendors
1 43 (27.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.43%) DevExpress
3 10 (6.29%) Adobe
4 9 (5.66%) Oracle
4 9 (5.66%) Infragistics
5 4 (2.52%) Sencha
6 2 (1.26%) Sybase
7 1 (0.63%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.63%) Perforce
7 1 (0.63%) Telerik
7 1 (0.63%) Google
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