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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 579 580 529
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -51
Contract jobs citing XAML 79 51 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.091% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 61
Average daily rate £528 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 78 £528 +24.11% 25
London +7 46 £575 +27.77% 11
South East -12 16 £428 +0.58%
Berkshire +11 8 £444 +4.41%
East of England - 6 - - 3
City of London +41 5 £463 -13.95% 1
Surrey -6 5 £400 -
Reading -13 5 £430 +1.17%
Cambridge - 5 - - 1
Leatherhead - 5 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 1
North West - 4 - -
Chester - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - -
West Midlands -4 3 £430 - 5
North East - 2 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £313 -
Coventry - 2 £410 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
South West +5 1 £275 -14.06% 2
Milton Keynes +1 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 £275 -14.72% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 125 (83.89%) C#
2 115 (77.18%) .NET
3 84 (56.38%) WPF
4 75 (50.34%) Visual Studio
5 69 (46.31%) SQL Server
6 60 (40.27%) Microsoft
7 59 (39.60%) MVVM
8 49 (32.89%) Silverlight
9 45 (30.20%) JavaScript
9 45 (30.20%) User Experience
10 39 (26.17%) Unit Testing
10 39 (26.17%) Oracle
11 38 (25.50%) HTML
12 35 (23.49%) Finance
13 34 (22.82%) Front Office
13 34 (22.82%) Windows
14 33 (22.15%) CSS
14 33 (22.15%) NUnit
14 33 (22.15%) .NET Framework
15 32 (21.48%) HTML5
16 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
17 28 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
18 25 (16.78%) XML
18 25 (16.78%) Web Development
19 24 (16.11%) Fixed Income
20 22 (14.77%) TDD
20 22 (14.77%) SQL
20 22 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (14.77%) WCF
20 22 (14.77%) AngularJS

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (9.40%) Node.js
2 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) CMS
4 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Adobe Illustrator
1 14 (9.40%) Photoshop
2 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.68%) MS Office
4 3 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (13.42%) RMDS
2 11 (7.38%) ION MarketView
3 10 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.34%) IaaS
2 2 (1.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) HTTP
2 9 (6.04%) CTI
3 1 (0.67%) 4G
3 1 (0.67%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (46.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.04%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.70%) Big Data
5 7 (4.70%) HBase
6 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 75 (50.34%) Visual Studio
2 33 (22.15%) NUnit
3 31 (20.81%) Git (software)
4 22 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (12.75%) Subversion
6 11 (7.38%) Moq
6 11 (7.38%) WebStorm
7 7 (4.70%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.70%) MSBuild
8 6 (4.03%) Fiddler
9 5 (3.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Blend
10 2 (1.34%) NCrunch
10 2 (1.34%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.34%) StyleCop
11 1 (0.67%) Ant
11 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.67%) Maven
11 1 (0.67%) MSTest
General
1 35 (23.49%) Finance
2 34 (22.82%) Front Office
3 16 (10.74%) Banking
4 13 (8.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Games
5 2 (1.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 130 (87.25%) Developer
2 75 (50.34%) C# Developer
3 65 (43.62%) .NET Developer
4 53 (35.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (26.85%) WPF Developer
6 29 (19.46%) XAML Developer
7 28 (18.79%) C# WPF Developer
8 24 (16.11%) UX Developer
9 18 (12.08%) Silverlight Developer
10 16 (10.74%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
10 16 (10.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 13 (8.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (8.72%) SQL Developer
12 10 (6.71%) UI Developer
13 9 (6.04%) UI/UX Developer
14 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Developer
15 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET Developer
15 7 (4.70%) CRM Developer
15 7 (4.70%) Senior Developer
15 7 (4.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (77.18%) .NET
2 84 (56.38%) WPF
3 49 (32.89%) Silverlight
4 38 (25.50%) HTML
5 33 (22.15%) .NET Framework
5 33 (22.15%) CSS
6 32 (21.48%) HTML5
7 25 (16.78%) XML
8 22 (14.77%) AngularJS
8 22 (14.77%) WCF
9 21 (14.09%) Rendezvous
10 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET
11 18 (12.08%) JSON
12 15 (10.07%) Web Services
13 13 (8.72%) Entity Framework
13 13 (8.72%) LINQ
13 13 (8.72%) React
13 13 (8.72%) SOAP
14 12 (8.05%) Reactive Extensions
14 12 (8.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 45 (30.20%) User Experience
2 24 (16.11%) Fixed Income
3 21 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.74%) Visualisation
5 9 (6.04%) Clustering
6 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.70%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.68%) Derivative
9 3 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.34%) Equities
10 2 (1.34%) Fintech
10 2 (1.34%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.34%) RIA
11 1 (0.67%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.67%) DTV
11 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.67%) NHS
11 1 (0.67%) VUI
11 1 (0.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.82%) Windows
2 20 (13.42%) Linux
3 19 (12.75%) Unix
4 15 (10.07%) Mac OS X
5 8 (5.37%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (4.03%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.60%) MVVM
2 39 (26.17%) Unit Testing
3 28 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.78%) Web Development
5 22 (14.77%) TDD
6 21 (14.09%) Electronic Trading
6 21 (14.09%) MVC
7 20 (13.42%) Multithreading
8 19 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.41%) Scrum
10 16 (10.74%) Front End Development
11 15 (10.07%) BDD
11 15 (10.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 14 (9.40%) Web Design
13 11 (7.38%) Cross-Browser Development
14 10 (6.71%) CRM
14 10 (6.71%) Data Modelling
15 8 (5.37%) High Availability
15 8 (5.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (83.89%) C#
2 45 (30.20%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.77%) SQL
4 16 (10.74%) Python
4 16 (10.74%) Ruby
4 16 (10.74%) Scala
5 12 (8.05%) VB.NET
6 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.03%) Java
7 6 (4.03%) VB
8 2 (1.34%) C
8 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.34%) VB6
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.03%) Degree
4 2 (1.34%) MCSD
4 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (40.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.17%) Oracle
3 21 (14.09%) ION Trading
3 21 (14.09%) TIBCO
4 20 (13.42%) Reuters
5 17 (11.41%) Telerik
6 12 (8.05%) Adobe
7 5 (3.36%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.67%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.67%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.67%) Tableau
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