The first table below looks at the demand for XAML skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Rank 112 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing XAML 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.051% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£376 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £310 £258
% change year-on-year
+10.88% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
721 639 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.78% 32.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 335 395
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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XAML
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XAML across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XAML Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XAML
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XAML across the West Midlands region.

XAML Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XAML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Coventry - 4 £376 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
XAML
England

XAML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (60.00%) MVVM
3 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
7 2 (20.00%) Adobe
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Graphic Design
7 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (10.00%) WinForms
8 1 (10.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) Subversion
8 1 (10.00%) jQuery
8 1 (10.00%) DevExpress
8 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Back Office
8 1 (10.00%) Finance

XAML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) UI Designer
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Designer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) VCL
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVVM
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) DevExpress