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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 526 483 539
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +56
Contract jobs citing XAML 69 95 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 64 47
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£425 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +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
20959 20666 21238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.19% 38.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13286 12954 12733
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 573 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 August 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 August 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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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 -52 67 £438 +34.61% 25
London +8 42 £475 -5.00% 6
City of London +28 8 £500 -9.09% 2
East Midlands +6 7 £325 +8.33% 1
Leicestershire - 7 £325 -
North West +5 6 £400 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -21 5 £376 +0.26% 3
South East -12 4 £338 +14.89% 2
Coventry - 4 £376 - 2
Leicester - 3 - -
Berkshire +5 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £338 - 4
Reading +11 1 - -
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £350 - 2
Blackpool - 1 - -
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Luton - - - -
Maidstone - - - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 132 (80.98%) C#
2 130 (79.75%) WPF
3 109 (66.87%) .NET
4 97 (59.51%) MVVM
5 67 (41.10%) Silverlight
6 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
7 43 (26.38%) TDD
7 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
8 42 (25.77%) Visual Studio
9 40 (24.54%) SQL
10 39 (23.93%) Web Services
10 39 (23.93%) .NET Framework
11 36 (22.09%) Banking
11 36 (22.09%) ASP.NET
11 36 (22.09%) CSS
12 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (20.86%) Investment Banking
14 32 (19.63%) HTML
15 30 (18.40%) HTML5
15 30 (18.40%) JavaScript
15 30 (18.40%) Finance
16 29 (17.79%) MVC
16 29 (17.79%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (17.79%) Unit Testing
17 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Blend
17 28 (17.18%) WCF
18 27 (16.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 26 (15.95%) Windows
20 25 (15.34%) Scrum
21 24 (14.72%) LINQ

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (3.07%) IIS
2 4 (2.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) Drupal
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (13.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 22 (13.50%) Photoshop
2 13 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.07%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) LDAP
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (0.61%) DLNA
3 1 (0.61%) NFC
3 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.23%) OLAP
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 42 (25.77%) Visual Studio
2 29 (17.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Blend
4 13 (7.98%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 7 (4.29%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.07%) WiX
7 4 (2.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (1.84%) Maven
9 2 (1.23%) Ant
9 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.23%) Subversion
9 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.23%) MSTest
10 1 (0.61%) Moq
10 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.61%) NuGet
General
1 36 (22.09%) Banking
2 34 (20.86%) Investment Banking
3 30 (18.40%) Finance
4 10 (6.13%) Front Office
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 126 (77.30%) Developer
2 46 (28.22%) C# Developer
3 38 (23.31%) .NET Developer
4 32 (19.63%) WPF Developer
5 22 (13.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.43%) Designer
7 13 (7.98%) UI Designer
8 12 (7.36%) Silverlight Developer
9 11 (6.75%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.13%) SQL Developer
10 10 (6.13%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.13%) Interface Designer
11 8 (4.91%) Front-End Developer
12 7 (4.29%) Architect
13 5 (3.07%) UI Programmer
13 5 (3.07%) UI Developer
14 4 (2.45%) Senior C# Developer
14 4 (2.45%) VB Developer
14 4 (2.45%) Programmer
14 4 (2.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (79.75%) WPF
2 109 (66.87%) .NET
3 67 (41.10%) Silverlight
4 39 (23.93%) Web Services
4 39 (23.93%) .NET Framework
5 36 (22.09%) ASP.NET
5 36 (22.09%) CSS
6 32 (19.63%) HTML
7 30 (18.40%) HTML5
8 28 (17.18%) WCF
9 27 (16.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 24 (14.72%) LINQ
11 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (10.43%) XML
13 14 (8.59%) REST
14 13 (7.98%) JSON
14 13 (7.98%) WinForms
15 12 (7.36%) CSS3
15 12 (7.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 9 (5.52%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) N-Tier
2 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.91%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (4.29%) Open Source
4 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.29%) Animation
5 5 (3.07%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.45%) Xbox
7 3 (1.84%) VUI
7 3 (1.84%) Kinect
7 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.61%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.61%) Physics
9 1 (0.61%) Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.95%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Windows Phone
3 9 (5.52%) Windows 8
4 7 (4.29%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.51%) MVVM
2 43 (26.38%) TDD
3 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (17.79%) MVC
4 29 (17.79%) Unit Testing
5 25 (15.34%) Scrum
6 16 (9.82%) Software Engineering
6 16 (9.82%) Kanban
7 13 (7.98%) Multithreading
7 13 (7.98%) OOP
8 11 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
8 11 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.75%) OO
9 9 (5.52%) SOA
10 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.68%) OOD
11 6 (3.68%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.68%) BDD
12 5 (3.07%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 132 (80.98%) C#
2 40 (24.54%) SQL
3 30 (18.40%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.75%) VB6
4 11 (6.75%) VB
5 7 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.68%) Java
6 6 (3.68%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.84%) C
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) Erlang
10 1 (0.61%) F#
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.36%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 53 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.04%) Oracle
3 13 (7.98%) Adobe
4 8 (4.91%) Telerik
4 8 (4.91%) DevExpress
5 7 (4.29%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) Sybase
7 1 (0.61%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.61%) Autodesk
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