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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 578 534 492
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -42
Contract jobs citing XAML 42 66 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 41 69
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

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
21913 20988 20676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.26% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14715 13280 12994
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 420 574
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 27 August 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 27 August 2015.

XAML Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XAML
Top 20 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 27 August 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 -51 40 £448 +5.29% 13
London 0 26 £500 +5.26% 6
South East -11 10 - - 1
Hampshire - 8 - -
City of London -1 6 £375 -25.00% 1
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Glasgow +7 2 £313 -26.47%
Scotland 0 2 £313 -26.47%
Cheshire -13 2 £375 +42.85% 1
North West -28 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1
West Midlands +5 1 - - 2
East of England 0 1 £360 +6.66%
Coventry -1 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £360 -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 62 (81.58%) C#
2 53 (69.74%) .NET
3 44 (57.89%) WPF
4 26 (34.21%) MVVM
5 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
6 22 (28.95%) WCF
7 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
8 20 (26.32%) Windows
8 20 (26.32%) HTML
8 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 19 (25.00%) Silverlight
10 17 (22.37%) .NET Framework
10 17 (22.37%) CSS
10 17 (22.37%) HTML5
11 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (21.05%) Visual Studio
12 15 (19.74%) SQL
13 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
13 13 (17.11%) TDD
14 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
15 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
15 11 (14.47%) Scrum
16 10 (13.16%) jQuery
16 10 (13.16%) Mobile App
16 10 (13.16%) User Experience
16 10 (13.16%) MongoDB
16 10 (13.16%) CSS3

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.58%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.58%) Photoshop
4 4 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SmartPlant
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.95%) MS Access
6 3 (3.95%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.63%) MySQL
7 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.63%) SQLite
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.32%) HBase
8 1 (1.32%) Big Data
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Visual Studio
1 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Blend
3 5 (6.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (6.58%) NUnit
3 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.95%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) JIRA
5 2 (2.63%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.63%) Grunt
5 2 (2.63%) Bower
5 2 (2.63%) gulp
6 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.32%) MSTest
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
1 9 (11.84%) Banking
1 9 (11.84%) Investment Banking
2 6 (7.89%) Front Office
3 4 (5.26%) Law
3 4 (5.26%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (67.11%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) C# Developer
3 21 (27.63%) .NET Developer
4 14 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Programmer
5 10 (13.16%) Senior Developer
6 9 (11.84%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.89%) C# Programmer
7 6 (7.89%) .NET Programmer
8 5 (6.58%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (6.58%) Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Designer
8 5 (6.58%) Build Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C# Analyst Programmer
9 4 (5.26%) UI Designer
10 3 (3.95%) VB Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (69.74%) .NET
2 44 (57.89%) WPF
3 22 (28.95%) WCF
4 20 (26.32%) HTML
5 19 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 17 (22.37%) HTML5
6 17 (22.37%) CSS
6 17 (22.37%) .NET Framework
7 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET
8 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
9 10 (13.16%) jQuery
9 10 (13.16%) CSS3
10 9 (11.84%) Entity Framework
11 7 (9.21%) Backbone.js
11 7 (9.21%) Web Services
11 7 (9.21%) XML
11 7 (9.21%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (9.21%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (9.21%) Ember.js
12 6 (7.89%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Mobile App
1 10 (13.16%) User Experience
2 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (6.58%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.95%) Life Science
6 2 (2.63%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.63%) Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.32%) Animation
7 1 (1.32%) Psychology
7 1 (1.32%) Human Factors
7 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Windows Phone
3 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.95%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) MVVM
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) TDD
4 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
5 11 (14.47%) Scrum
6 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.21%) Pair Programming
6 7 (9.21%) UML
6 7 (9.21%) Open Source
7 6 (7.89%) Release Management
7 6 (7.89%) MVC
8 5 (6.58%) SOA
8 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (5.26%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.26%) BDD
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.26%) OOP
9 4 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 62 (81.58%) C#
2 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 15 (19.74%) SQL
4 7 (9.21%) VB
4 7 (9.21%) VB.NET
4 7 (9.21%) C++
4 7 (9.21%) Ruby
4 7 (9.21%) Erlang
4 7 (9.21%) F#
5 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.95%) C++/CLI
6 3 (3.95%) Java
6 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.63%) VB6
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) MCT
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) Adobe
3 3 (3.95%) Intergraph
4 1 (1.32%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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