The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for XAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XAML over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 153 194
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41  
Contract jobs citing XAML 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £450 £463 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -19.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £584 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £323
% change year-on-year -6.25% +24.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

XAML is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1607 1620 2272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.17% 46.65% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1377 1814
Median daily rate £500 £488 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
Median hourly rate £28.35 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.97% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

XAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XAML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for XAML in the City of London

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XAML in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for XAML in the City of London

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XAML in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XAML in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XAML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for XAML.

1 9 (75.00%) WPF
1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Xamarin
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (50.00%) Axure RP
3 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (50.00%) Android
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) XSLT
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Photoshop
4 5 (41.67%) Adobe
4 5 (41.67%) User Experience
4 5 (41.67%) Wireframes
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Infragistics
6 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) DevExpress
6 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (16.67%) NUnit
6 2 (16.67%) Banking

XAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) NCrunch
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
2 2 (16.67%) ReSharper
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Xamarin Developer
3 5 (41.67%) UI Developer
3 5 (41.67%) UI/UX Developer
3 5 (41.67%) UX Developer
4 3 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (16.67%) XAML Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Designer
6 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
6 1 (8.33%) UI/UX Designer
6 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
6 1 (8.33%) XAML Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
1 9 (75.00%) WPF
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Android
1 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) Wireframes
4 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Garbage Collection
4 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) MVVM
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Xamarin
2 5 (41.67%) Adobe
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) DevExpress
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Infragistics
4 2 (16.67%) Telerik