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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 526 496 483
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -13
Contract jobs citing XAML 55 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 26
Average daily rate
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£525 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £331 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £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
19703 18687 16902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.51% 36.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12870 11739 10374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 654
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 -13 54 £525 +44.82% 16
London +4 28 £575 +5.02% 3
South East -14 12 £325 -7.14% 4
City of London +18 9 £588 +4.44%
South West - 8 £320 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 - 1
Bristol - 3 £323 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands +5 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands -11 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire +10 1 - - 1
Manchester -15 1 £338 -3.57% 1
North West -21 1 £338 -3.57% 1
Yorkshire -29 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Pontefract - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 92 (81.42%) C#
2 83 (73.45%) .NET
3 81 (71.68%) WPF
4 42 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (36.28%) MVVM
6 34 (30.09%) SQL
7 32 (28.32%) TDD
8 31 (27.43%) SQL Server
9 28 (24.78%) Silverlight
10 27 (23.89%) WCF
11 26 (23.01%) Visual Studio
12 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
13 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
13 22 (19.47%) HTML
13 22 (19.47%) Front Office
14 21 (18.58%) Banking
15 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
16 19 (16.81%) XML
16 19 (16.81%) Windows
17 18 (15.93%) MVC
17 18 (15.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (15.04%) HTML5
18 17 (15.04%) Web Services
18 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
19 16 (14.16%) Investment Banking
19 16 (14.16%) Finance
19 16 (14.16%) BDD
20 15 (13.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 15 (13.27%) Scrum
20 15 (13.27%) WinForms

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) Node.js
2 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) SmartPlant
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.96%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.08%) MS Access
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.54%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.08%) MSTest
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Blend
4 6 (5.31%) NUnit
5 5 (4.42%) Subversion
5 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) WiX
6 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 22 (19.47%) Front Office
2 21 (18.58%) Banking
3 16 (14.16%) Investment Banking
3 16 (14.16%) Finance
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (77.88%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) WPF Developer
3 23 (20.35%) .NET Developer
4 22 (19.47%) C# Developer
5 9 (7.96%) Programmer
6 8 (7.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Silverlight Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Designer
9 4 (3.54%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (3.54%) UI Designer
9 4 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (2.65%) .NET Programmer
10 3 (2.65%) GUI Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.65%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (73.45%) .NET
2 81 (71.68%) WPF
3 28 (24.78%) Silverlight
4 27 (23.89%) WCF
5 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
5 22 (19.47%) HTML
6 19 (16.81%) XML
7 17 (15.04%) HTML5
7 17 (15.04%) Web Services
8 15 (13.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (13.27%) WinForms
9 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET
10 12 (10.62%) LINQ
10 12 (10.62%) JSON
11 10 (8.85%) Reactive Extensions
12 9 (7.96%) CSS
13 8 (7.08%) REST
13 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (7.08%) jQuery
14 7 (6.19%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Data Structures
2 13 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.85%) User Experience
4 9 (7.96%) Derivative
5 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
6 7 (6.19%) Animation
7 6 (5.31%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (5.31%) GIS
8 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.65%) Equities
9 3 (2.65%) Life Science
9 3 (2.65%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.77%) Social Media
10 2 (1.77%) Xbox
10 2 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.88%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Windows Phone
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.17%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) MVVM
3 32 (28.32%) TDD
4 18 (15.93%) MVC
5 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
6 16 (14.16%) BDD
7 15 (13.27%) Scrum
8 14 (12.39%) OO
9 12 (10.62%) OOD
10 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.85%) Multithreading
12 9 (7.96%) OOP
12 9 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (7.08%) Pair Programming
14 7 (6.19%) Workflow
15 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
15 6 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (5.31%) Technical Analysis
16 5 (4.42%) Integration Testing
17 4 (3.54%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (81.42%) C#
2 34 (30.09%) SQL
3 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.73%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.85%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.08%) C++
7 4 (3.54%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.65%) VB
9 2 (1.77%) Java
9 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) VB6
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) VCP4
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Oracle
3 6 (5.31%) DevExpress
3 6 (5.31%) Intergraph
4 4 (3.54%) Telerik
5 2 (1.77%) Sencha
5 2 (1.77%) Twitter
5 2 (1.77%) Siebel
6 1 (0.88%) Google
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