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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 555 475 490
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +15
Contract jobs citing XAML 52 103 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 57
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£475 £400 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
21336 19896 19125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.39% 38.28% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14372 12762 11543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 571 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XAML within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

XAML Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 -63 52 £475 +22.58% 22
London -23 23 £525 +6.06% 4
South East -17 15 £350 -9.67% 2
City of London +2 10 £550 +29.41% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £275 - 1
Surrey -7 6 £350 -17.64%
Milton Keynes - 6 £275 - 1
East Midlands +6 5 £350 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £350 - 1
North West -2 4 £333 +10.91% 1
South West -33 3 £275 -12.00% 4
Guildford - 3 £350 -
Blackpool - 2 £265 -
Bristol - 2 - - 3
Lancashire - 2 £265 -
Manchester - 2 £401 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
Essex -9 1 £228 -49.44% 1
Leeds -14 1 - -
East of England -19 1 £228 -49.44% 4
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 1
Colchester - 1 £228 -
Coventry - - - - 4
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 96 (80.00%) C#
2 94 (78.33%) WPF
3 74 (61.67%) .NET
4 58 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (48.33%) MVVM
5 37 (30.83%) SQL
6 36 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 36 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 33 (27.50%) JavaScript
8 32 (26.67%) Silverlight
9 31 (25.83%) TDD
10 30 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 27 (22.50%) HTML
11 27 (22.50%) .NET Framework
12 26 (21.67%) MVC
13 25 (20.83%) Banking
13 25 (20.83%) ASP.NET
13 25 (20.83%) WCF
13 25 (20.83%) Unit Testing
14 22 (18.33%) Web Services
15 21 (17.50%) CSS
15 21 (17.50%) Investment Banking
15 21 (17.50%) HTML5
16 20 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 19 (15.83%) User Experience
18 18 (15.00%) Scrum
19 17 (14.17%) Windows
19 17 (14.17%) Degree
20 16 (13.33%) XML

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.67%) JBoss
3 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 8 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.83%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.83%) Simulink
4 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) HBase
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.83%) OLAP
6 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Blend
4 7 (5.83%) MSTest
5 4 (3.33%) MSBuild
6 3 (2.50%) WiX
6 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.67%) Maven
7 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.67%) Ant
7 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.83%) NUnit
8 1 (0.83%) Subversion
8 1 (0.83%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (20.83%) Banking
2 21 (17.50%) Investment Banking
3 16 (13.33%) Finance
4 13 (10.83%) Front Office
5 3 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (81.67%) Developer
2 29 (24.17%) C# Developer
3 24 (20.00%) WPF Developer
4 21 (17.50%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.50%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Designer
7 6 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Silverlight Developer
8 5 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.33%) UI Designer
9 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Build Manager
10 3 (2.50%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (2.50%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (78.33%) WPF
2 74 (61.67%) .NET
3 32 (26.67%) Silverlight
4 27 (22.50%) .NET Framework
4 27 (22.50%) HTML
5 25 (20.83%) ASP.NET
5 25 (20.83%) WCF
6 22 (18.33%) Web Services
7 21 (17.50%) CSS
7 21 (17.50%) HTML5
8 20 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 16 (13.33%) XML
10 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (12.50%) WinForms
11 14 (11.67%) jQuery
12 13 (10.83%) LINQ
13 11 (9.17%) Castle Windsor
14 9 (7.50%) Task Parallel Library
14 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
15 8 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) User Experience
2 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 10 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.50%) N-Tier
5 7 (5.83%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (4.17%) Open Source
6 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.33%) Xbox
7 4 (3.33%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.50%) Derivative
8 3 (2.50%) Kinect
8 3 (2.50%) VUI
9 2 (1.67%) Social Media
9 2 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.67%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.17%) Windows
2 13 (10.83%) Windows Phone
3 6 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
1 58 (48.33%) MVVM
2 31 (25.83%) TDD
3 26 (21.67%) MVC
4 25 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 18 (15.00%) Scrum
6 15 (12.50%) BDD
7 14 (11.67%) Multithreading
8 12 (10.00%) OOP
9 11 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.50%) OOD
12 8 (6.67%) OO
13 7 (5.83%) Software Architecture
14 6 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
14 6 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (4.17%) Workflow
15 5 (4.17%) Data Modelling
16 4 (3.33%) Regression Testing
16 4 (3.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 96 (80.00%) C#
2 37 (30.83%) SQL
3 33 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.83%) Java
6 6 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.50%) VBScript
8 3 (2.50%) VB
8 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.67%) C
9 2 (1.67%) C++
9 2 (1.67%) VB6
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) Erlang
10 1 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) F#
10 1 (0.83%) Clojure
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) Oracle
2 10 (8.33%) Telerik
3 6 (5.00%) Adobe
4 2 (1.67%) Sencha
4 2 (1.67%) Twitter
4 2 (1.67%) Siebel
5 1 (0.83%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.83%) SolidWorks
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