The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 June 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 579 590
Rank change year-on-year +35 +11  
Contract jobs citing XAML 39 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.083% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 22
Median daily rate £450 £490 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +37.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £338 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 - £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 - £25.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - £23.75

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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

XAML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XAML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XAML in England

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XAML in England

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XAML in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XAML in England

XAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XAML in England

XAML
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 19 £600 +9.09% 2
South East +27 8 £400 -11.60% 2
North of England +63 4 £350 - 6
South West +1 4 £400 +45.45%
Midlands +14 3 £300 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Midlands +22 2 £300 -27.71% 3
North West +23 1 - - 6
East of England -4 1 £420 +20.86%
East Midlands -10 1 £315 -14.28%
XAML
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for XAML.

1 70 (97.22%) C#
2 59 (81.94%) .NET
3 55 (76.39%) WPF
4 45 (62.50%) MVVM
5 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
7 33 (45.83%) NUnit
8 29 (40.28%) Front Office
9 26 (36.11%) SQL Server
10 23 (31.94%) HTML
10 23 (31.94%) Scrum
11 21 (29.17%) Fixed Income
11 21 (29.17%) Xamarin
12 20 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (27.78%) MVC
12 20 (27.78%) Banking
13 19 (26.39%) SQL
13 19 (26.39%) Visual Studio
13 19 (26.39%) Apple iOS
13 19 (26.39%) Android
14 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 18 (25.00%) TDD
15 16 (22.22%) Finance
15 16 (22.22%) Silverlight
15 16 (22.22%) User Experience
16 15 (20.83%) Investment Banking
16 15 (20.83%) Oracle
17 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (18.06%) RMDS
17 13 (18.06%) Electronic Trading

XAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.78%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (18.06%) RMDS
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (45.83%) NUnit
2 19 (26.39%) Visual Studio
3 11 (15.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.50%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (1.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
7 1 (1.39%) Moq
7 1 (1.39%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.39%) NuGet
7 1 (1.39%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.39%) Subversion
7 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (40.28%) Front Office
2 20 (27.78%) Banking
3 16 (22.22%) Finance
4 15 (20.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (95.83%) Developer
2 39 (54.17%) C# Developer
3 35 (48.61%) WPF Developer
4 32 (44.44%) .NET Developer
5 31 (43.06%) C# WPF Developer
6 26 (36.11%) XAML Developer
7 25 (34.72%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (26.39%) Xamarin Developer
9 18 (25.00%) UI Developer
10 14 (19.44%) Silverlight Developer
11 13 (18.06%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 13 (18.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 10 (13.89%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
13 9 (12.50%) Applications Developer
13 9 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 9 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
14 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 3 (4.17%) Angular Developer
15 3 (4.17%) UI/UX Developer
15 3 (4.17%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (81.94%) .NET
2 55 (76.39%) WPF
3 23 (31.94%) HTML
4 16 (22.22%) Silverlight
5 13 (18.06%) Rendezvous
5 13 (18.06%) Web Services
6 12 (16.67%) CSS
7 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (15.28%) HTML5
8 10 (13.89%) Reactive Extensions
9 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 9 (12.50%) REST
9 9 (12.50%) XSLT
10 7 (9.72%) WCF
11 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
12 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
12 5 (6.94%) WinForms
13 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
13 4 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Fixed Income
2 20 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (22.22%) User Experience
4 12 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (13.89%) Virtual Team
6 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 7 (9.72%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (6.94%) Equities
9 4 (5.56%) Hedge funds
10 3 (4.17%) Swaptions
11 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
11 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (2.78%) EPoS
11 2 (2.78%) Fintech
11 2 (2.78%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Android
1 19 (26.39%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (62.50%) MVVM
2 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.94%) Scrum
4 20 (27.78%) MVC
5 18 (25.00%) TDD
6 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (18.06%) Electronic Trading
7 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (15.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (15.28%) Economics
9 10 (13.89%) Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (11.11%) Android Development
12 7 (9.72%) iOS Development
13 4 (5.56%) Multithreading
14 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
14 3 (4.17%) Equity Research
14 3 (4.17%) Fund Management
14 3 (4.17%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (97.22%) C#
2 19 (26.39%) SQL
3 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
5 3 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (1.39%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) Xamarin
3 15 (20.83%) Oracle
4 13 (18.06%) ION Trading
4 13 (18.06%) Reuters
4 13 (18.06%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.78%) ESRI
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.39%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.39%) Telerik