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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 524 481 479
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -2
Contract jobs citing XAML 54 76 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 40
Average daily rate
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£446 £400 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
19274 18137 17083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.00% 37.23% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12858 11442 10509
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 522 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -43 53 £446 +11.56% 16
South East -16 23 £350 -17.64% 1
London -2 17 £570 +14.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 - - 1
City of London +10 7 £613 +9.86%
Milton Keynes - 7 - - 1
Surrey +1 5 £350 -17.64%
South West - 4 £298 - 4
West Midlands 0 2 - -
North West -5 2 £344 -1.78% 1
Yorkshire -22 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £338 - 3
Manchester - 2 £344 -
Bristol - 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 £338 - 3
Essex +2 1 £228 -9.00% 1
East of England -4 1 £228 -39.33% 4
West Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
Leeds -17 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £228 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £350 - 3
Rochester - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Swindon - - - -
York - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 88 (82.24%) C#
2 77 (71.96%) WPF
3 74 (69.16%) .NET
4 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (41.12%) MVVM
6 39 (36.45%) SQL Server
7 33 (30.84%) SQL
8 30 (28.04%) WCF
9 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
9 25 (23.36%) TDD
10 24 (22.43%) MVC
11 23 (21.50%) Visual Studio
12 21 (19.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
13 20 (18.69%) Web Services
13 20 (18.69%) XML
13 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
13 20 (18.69%) .NET Framework
14 19 (17.76%) HTML
15 17 (15.89%) Oracle
15 17 (15.89%) Front Office
15 17 (15.89%) Silverlight
16 16 (14.95%) LINQ
16 16 (14.95%) Degree
16 16 (14.95%) Banking
16 16 (14.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (14.95%) Data Structures
17 15 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (14.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 15 (14.02%) BDD

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.87%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) SmartPlant
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) LDAP
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (36.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (7.48%) MS Access
5 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) HBase
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Visual Studio
2 16 (14.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Blend
3 7 (6.54%) MSTest
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) WiX
4 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.87%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 17 (15.89%) Front Office
2 16 (14.95%) Banking
3 11 (10.28%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.35%) Finance
5 4 (3.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (72.90%) Developer
2 23 (21.50%) WPF Developer
3 20 (18.69%) C# Developer
4 19 (17.76%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Programmer
6 6 (5.61%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Silverlight Developer
7 5 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.74%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (3.74%) Designer
9 3 (2.80%) UI Designer
9 3 (2.80%) GUI Developer
10 2 (1.87%) Build Manager
10 2 (1.87%) C# Analyst Programmer
10 2 (1.87%) Deployment Manager
10 2 (1.87%) Java Developer
10 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (71.96%) WPF
2 74 (69.16%) .NET
3 30 (28.04%) WCF
4 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET
5 20 (18.69%) Web Services
5 20 (18.69%) XML
5 20 (18.69%) .NET Framework
6 19 (17.76%) HTML
7 17 (15.89%) Silverlight
8 16 (14.95%) LINQ
9 15 (14.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 15 (14.02%) WinForms
10 13 (12.15%) jQuery
10 13 (12.15%) HTML5
10 13 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (9.35%) CSS
12 9 (8.41%) Castle Windsor
13 7 (6.54%) Reactive Extensions
14 6 (5.61%) RESTful
14 6 (5.61%) AutoMapper
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Data Structures
2 15 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) User Experience
4 8 (7.48%) N-Tier
4 8 (7.48%) Derivative
4 8 (7.48%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.54%) Mobile App
5 7 (6.54%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.80%) Xbox
6 3 (2.80%) Open Source
6 3 (2.80%) Life Science
7 2 (1.87%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.87%) Equities
7 2 (1.87%) Kinect
7 2 (1.87%) Social Media
7 2 (1.87%) VUI
8 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Windows Phone
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (41.12%) MVVM
3 25 (23.36%) TDD
4 24 (22.43%) MVC
5 15 (14.02%) BDD
5 15 (14.02%) Scrum
6 13 (12.15%) OOD
6 13 (12.15%) Unit Testing
7 12 (11.21%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.28%) OO
9 9 (8.41%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.41%) OOP
10 8 (7.48%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.54%) Workflow
12 6 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.67%) Software Architecture
13 5 (4.67%) Web Development
14 4 (3.74%) Pair Programming
14 4 (3.74%) CRM
14 4 (3.74%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 88 (82.24%) C#
2 33 (30.84%) SQL
3 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.28%) VB.NET
4 11 (10.28%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.61%) C++
6 3 (2.80%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.87%) Java
7 2 (1.87%) VB
7 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) F#
8 1 (0.93%) Clojure
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
8 1 (0.93%) VB6
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
8 1 (0.93%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.89%) Oracle
3 8 (7.48%) Telerik
4 6 (5.61%) Intergraph
5 4 (3.74%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.87%) Siebel
6 2 (1.87%) Sencha
6 2 (1.87%) Twitter
7 1 (0.93%) Google
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