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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 546 455 532
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +77
Contract jobs citing XAML 60 119 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.58% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 86 39
Average daily rate
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£450 £370 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +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
21248 20521 21617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.87% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13631 13015 12801
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 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 557 763
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 £15.00 £15.25 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 22 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 22 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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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 -88 58 £450 +28.57% 20
London -12 41 £475 -3.45% 9
City of London +25 9 £525 +10.52% 6
East Midlands +4 7 £325 +8.33% 2
Leicestershire - 6 £325 - 1
North West -2 5 £400 +33.41% 2
South East -16 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland -16 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Glasgow -20 2 £425 -5.55% 1
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Reading +13 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £275 -
Blackpool - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Castleford - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Dunstable - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Luton - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 123 (78.34%) C#
2 120 (76.43%) WPF
3 104 (66.24%) .NET
4 92 (58.60%) MVVM
5 71 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (40.76%) Silverlight
7 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
8 44 (28.03%) Web Services
9 43 (27.39%) TDD
10 40 (25.48%) SQL
11 38 (24.20%) SQL Server
11 38 (24.20%) Banking
12 36 (22.93%) Investment Banking
13 35 (22.29%) .NET Framework
14 34 (21.66%) User Experience
15 33 (21.02%) ASP.NET
15 33 (21.02%) Visual Studio
16 32 (20.38%) JavaScript
16 32 (20.38%) Unit Testing
17 31 (19.75%) CSS
18 29 (18.47%) HTML
19 28 (17.83%) Finance
19 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Blend
20 27 (17.20%) HTML5
21 25 (15.92%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (15.92%) Scrum
22 24 (15.29%) Windows
22 24 (15.29%) WCF
23 23 (14.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 23 (14.65%) MVC

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.55%) IIS
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.64%) CMS
2 1 (0.64%) Drupal
2 1 (0.64%) Node.js
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (14.01%) Photoshop
1 22 (14.01%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (8.92%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.64%) Simulink
4 1 (0.64%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) LDAP
2 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.64%) Intranet
2 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.64%) NFC
2 1 (0.64%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.73%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.27%) OLAP
6 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.64%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (21.02%) Visual Studio
2 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Blend
3 25 (15.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.10%) MSBuild
5 6 (3.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 6 (3.82%) WiX
6 5 (3.18%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.55%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (1.91%) Subversion
8 3 (1.91%) Maven
9 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.27%) Ant
9 2 (1.27%) MSTest
9 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.64%) NuGet
10 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.64%) Moq
General
1 38 (24.20%) Banking
2 36 (22.93%) Investment Banking
3 28 (17.83%) Finance
4 13 (8.28%) Front Office
5 3 (1.91%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Billing
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (75.80%) Developer
2 43 (27.39%) C# Developer
3 32 (20.38%) .NET Developer
4 28 (17.83%) WPF Developer
5 19 (12.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.83%) Designer
7 13 (8.28%) UI Designer
8 12 (7.64%) Silverlight Developer
9 10 (6.37%) Interface Designer
9 10 (6.37%) SQL Developer
9 10 (6.37%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.73%) Senior Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Architect
11 8 (5.10%) Front-End Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
13 4 (2.55%) Front Office Developer
13 4 (2.55%) VB Developer
13 4 (2.55%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (76.43%) WPF
2 104 (66.24%) .NET
3 64 (40.76%) Silverlight
4 44 (28.03%) Web Services
5 35 (22.29%) .NET Framework
6 33 (21.02%) ASP.NET
7 31 (19.75%) CSS
8 29 (18.47%) HTML
9 27 (17.20%) HTML5
10 24 (15.29%) WCF
11 23 (14.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 20 (12.74%) XML
13 19 (12.10%) LINQ
14 17 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (8.92%) WinForms
16 13 (8.28%) REST
17 12 (7.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
18 11 (7.01%) CSS3
18 11 (7.01%) jQuery
19 10 (6.37%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.66%) User Experience
2 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.64%) N-Tier
3 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.73%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (5.10%) Open Source
6 7 (4.46%) Animation
6 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.82%) Xbox
8 5 (3.18%) Fixed Income
9 4 (2.55%) Kinect
9 4 (2.55%) VUI
10 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.64%) Physics
12 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.64%) Equities
12 1 (0.64%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.29%) Windows
2 17 (10.83%) Windows Phone
3 10 (6.37%) Windows 8
4 7 (4.46%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (58.60%) MVVM
2 71 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (27.39%) TDD
4 32 (20.38%) Unit Testing
5 25 (15.92%) Scrum
6 23 (14.65%) MVC
7 17 (10.83%) OOP
8 15 (9.55%) Multithreading
9 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.64%) OO
10 12 (7.64%) Kanban
10 12 (7.64%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (7.01%) BDD
11 11 (7.01%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.73%) OOD
13 8 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.10%) Software Architecture
14 7 (4.46%) Regression Testing
15 6 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (3.82%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (78.34%) C#
2 40 (25.48%) SQL
3 32 (20.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.10%) VB
4 8 (5.10%) VB6
5 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.82%) Java
7 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.27%) C
9 2 (1.27%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.64%) Ruby
10 1 (0.64%) Erlang
10 1 (0.64%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (10.19%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 51 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.46%) Oracle
3 13 (8.28%) Adobe
4 9 (5.73%) Telerik
5 6 (3.82%) Infragistics
6 5 (3.18%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.27%) Sybase
7 2 (1.27%) JBoss
8 1 (0.64%) Siebel
8 1 (0.64%) SolidWorks
8 1 (0.64%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.64%) Sencha
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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