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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 563 495 483
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -12
Contract jobs citing XAML 34 98 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.48% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 71 43
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£350 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.50

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
20749 20208 17661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.29% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13773 13342 10903
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 466 616
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 28 May 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 23 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 28 May 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 -72 32 £375 -21.05% 16
London -12 21 £438 -12.50% 6
South East -16 6 £388 +16.54%
Berkshire +10 3 £425 -5.55%
Reading - 3 £425 -
City of London -7 2 £350 -30.00%
West Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Surrey +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £325 - 2
Cambridge -3 1 £325 - 2
East of England -7 1 £325 -1.88% 2
Yorkshire -21 1 £375 +25.00%
South West - 1 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 £275 - 1
Harrow - 1 £290 -
Hounslow - 1 £320 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Woking - 1 - -

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 81 (89.01%) C#
2 73 (80.22%) .NET
3 60 (65.93%) WPF
4 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (30.77%) SQL
6 27 (29.67%) Windows
7 24 (26.37%) Silverlight
7 24 (26.37%) MVVM
8 22 (24.18%) Visual Studio
9 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 21 (23.08%) TDD
10 19 (20.88%) WCF
10 19 (20.88%) HTML
10 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
10 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
11 18 (19.78%) .NET Framework
11 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
12 17 (18.68%) Front Office
13 16 (17.58%) HTML5
14 15 (16.48%) Scrum
15 13 (14.29%) VB.NET
15 13 (14.29%) XML
15 13 (14.29%) SDLC
16 12 (13.19%) C++
16 12 (13.19%) Banking
17 11 (12.09%) Finance
17 11 (12.09%) Investment Banking
17 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
18 10 (10.99%) REST
18 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration

XAML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (2.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.10%) SSL
1 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.89%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.79%) MS Access
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.59%) Data Mining
6 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.20%) MySQL
8 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) NUnit
2 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.59%) Subversion
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.20%) MSTest
6 1 (1.10%) JIRA
6 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (18.68%) Front Office
2 12 (13.19%) Banking
3 11 (12.09%) Finance
3 11 (12.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Law
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (72.53%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) .NET Developer
3 21 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 15 (16.48%) Programmer
5 12 (13.19%) WPF Developer
6 11 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (7.69%) Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
8 7 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (7.69%) C# Programmer
9 6 (6.59%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Agile C# Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (5.49%) C# Analyst Programmer
10 5 (5.49%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) VB Analyst Programmer
12 3 (3.30%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (80.22%) .NET
2 60 (65.93%) WPF
3 24 (26.37%) Silverlight
4 19 (20.88%) WCF
4 19 (20.88%) HTML
5 18 (19.78%) .NET Framework
6 16 (17.58%) HTML5
7 13 (14.29%) XML
8 10 (10.99%) REST
9 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
9 9 (9.89%) Web Services
9 9 (9.89%) LINQ
9 9 (9.89%) JSON
10 8 (8.79%) CSS
11 7 (7.69%) WinForms
11 7 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
11 7 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 6 (6.59%) jQuery
13 5 (5.49%) Ember.js
13 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Data Structures
1 8 (8.79%) Mobile App
1 8 (8.79%) Animation
2 7 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (7.69%) Derivative
3 6 (6.59%) User Experience
3 6 (6.59%) GIS
4 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Life Science
5 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Equities
6 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.10%) Economics
7 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.10%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 9 (9.89%) Windows Phone
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) UNIX
6 1 (1.10%) Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) MVVM
3 21 (23.08%) TDD
4 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
5 15 (16.48%) Scrum
6 13 (14.29%) SDLC
7 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.89%) OO
8 9 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (8.79%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (7.69%) MVC
10 7 (7.69%) Workflow
10 7 (7.69%) OOD
10 7 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 7 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.69%) Mobile Development
11 5 (5.49%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
12 4 (4.40%) Open Source
12 4 (4.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 81 (89.01%) C#
2 28 (30.77%) SQL
3 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 12 (13.19%) C++
6 8 (8.79%) VB
7 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.40%) F#
8 4 (4.40%) Ruby
8 4 (4.40%) Erlang
9 3 (3.30%) C++/CLI
10 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.20%) VB6
11 1 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.99%) Oracle
3 6 (6.59%) DevExpress
3 6 (6.59%) Intergraph
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe
4 1 (1.10%) Google
4 1 (1.10%) Telerik
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