Period
to 21 September 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Xamarin products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xamarin over the 6 months to 21 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Xamarin.

Xamarin
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 706 784
Rank change year-on-year +80 +78 +28
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 225 185 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.100%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 110 74
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £293 £267 £266
90th Percentile £475 £506 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

Xamarin is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42717 48252 49841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 44.84% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26282 29665 29357
UK median daily rate £429 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +3.75% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1656 2200
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.63 £43.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -3.97% +3.92% +2.06%

Xamarin
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Xamarin as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Xamarin in the UK

Xamarin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xamarin in the UK

Xamarin
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xamarin over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xamarin in the UK

Xamarin
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xamarin within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 208 £400 +6.67% 56
UK excluding London +65 143 £375 +7.14% 52
London +49 82 £425 +6.25% 9
North of England +52 35 £350 -6.67% 18
South East +30 34 £400 +8.47% 9
Midlands +32 27 £350 - 8
North West +39 24 £350 +7.69% 12
East of England +2 22 £400 +10.34% 8
East Midlands +8 17 £333 -5.00% 4
Scotland +40 15 £345 +2.15% 3
West Midlands +37 10 £350 +16.67% 3
Yorkshire +27 10 £350 -28.21% 5
South West +10 8 £390 -13.33% 4
Wales +8 2 £425 +112.50% 2
North East +73 1 £500 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xamarin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Xamarin.

1 151 (67.11%) C#
2 145 (64.44%) Mobile App
3 127 (56.44%) Android
4 120 (53.33%) Apple iOS
5 109 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (40.00%) .NET
7 70 (31.11%) Scrum
8 61 (27.11%) MVC
9 57 (25.33%) Android Development
10 51 (22.67%) iOS Development
10 51 (22.67%) Mobile Development
10 51 (22.67%) RESTful
11 48 (21.33%) HTML
12 47 (20.89%) Test Automation
13 46 (20.44%) TDD
14 44 (19.56%) Git (software)
15 41 (18.22%) CSS
16 40 (17.78%) Web Services
16 40 (17.78%) SQL
16 40 (17.78%) BDD
17 36 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET
18 35 (15.56%) JavaScript
18 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
18 35 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (13.78%) AngularJS
20 29 (12.89%) ASP.NET MVC
21 26 (11.56%) JSON
21 26 (11.56%) Greenfield Project
22 25 (11.11%) Degree

Xamarin
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.33%) CMS
2 3 (1.33%) IIS
3 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.89%) Confluence
3 2 (0.89%) DNN
3 2 (0.89%) Documentum
3 2 (0.89%) JBoss
3 2 (0.89%) Mule
3 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.44%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.22%) Google Play
3 4 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.33%) GitHub
5 2 (0.89%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.89%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.11%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.78%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 2 (0.89%) Intranet
3 2 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.11%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.78%) DocumentDB
6 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.33%) MySQL
8 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.44%) GIS
9 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.44%) QlikView
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.56%) Cucumber
2 17 (7.56%) Jenkins
2 17 (7.56%) JIRA
2 17 (7.56%) NUnit
3 15 (6.67%) Calabash
3 15 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.22%) Selenium
5 11 (4.89%) Appium
5 11 (4.89%) SpecFlow
6 10 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.56%) JUnit
7 8 (3.56%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.56%) Xcode
8 7 (3.11%) Axure RP
8 7 (3.11%) Capybara
9 6 (2.67%) Subversion
10 5 (2.22%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.89%) git-flow
11 2 (0.89%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (5.33%) Banking
1 12 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.33%) Publishing
3 2 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 197 (87.56%) Developer
2 128 (56.89%) Xamarin Developer
3 50 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
4 36 (16.00%) Applications Developer
5 35 (15.56%) .NET Developer
6 33 (14.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 29 (12.89%) C# Developer
8 28 (12.44%) Android Developer
9 23 (10.22%) iOS Developer
10 16 (7.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (5.78%) iOS Android Developer
12 10 (4.44%) Developer in Test
13 9 (4.00%) Tester
14 8 (3.56%) C# Application Developer
15 7 (3.11%) Automation Tester
15 7 (3.11%) Software Engineer
16 6 (2.67%) Angular Developer
16 6 (2.67%) Senior Developer
16 6 (2.67%) Test Engineer
17 5 (2.22%) Senior Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (40.00%) .NET
2 51 (22.67%) RESTful
3 48 (21.33%) HTML
4 41 (18.22%) CSS
5 40 (17.78%) Web Services
6 36 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 31 (13.78%) AngularJS
8 29 (12.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (11.56%) JSON
10 23 (10.22%) REST
11 22 (9.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (9.78%) Xamarin.iOS
12 21 (9.33%) XML
13 20 (8.89%) jQuery
13 20 (8.89%) XSLT
14 18 (8.00%) .NET Framework
15 15 (6.67%) Gherkin
16 14 (6.22%) Apache Cordova
17 13 (5.78%) WPF
18 12 (5.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (64.44%) Mobile App
2 26 (11.56%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (9.78%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.89%) User Experience
5 9 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.56%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (3.56%) Video on Demand
7 6 (2.67%) iPad
8 5 (2.22%) Fintech
9 3 (1.33%) iPhone
10 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.89%) NHS
11 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.44%) Life Science
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 127 (56.44%) Android
2 120 (53.33%) Apple iOS
3 25 (11.11%) Windows
4 11 (4.89%) Unix
5 10 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (31.11%) Scrum
3 61 (27.11%) MVC
4 57 (25.33%) Android Development
5 51 (22.67%) iOS Development
5 51 (22.67%) Mobile Development
6 47 (20.89%) Test Automation
7 46 (20.44%) TDD
8 40 (17.78%) BDD
9 36 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (9.78%) Mobile Application Development
11 20 (8.89%) Translating Business Requirements
12 18 (8.00%) Kanban
12 18 (8.00%) Wireframes
13 16 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (6.67%) ATDD
14 15 (6.67%) Push Notifications
14 15 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 15 (6.67%) Web Development
15 14 (6.22%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (67.11%) C#
2 40 (17.78%) SQL
3 35 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 23 (10.22%) Objective-C
5 22 (9.78%) Java
6 21 (9.33%) Apple Swift
6 21 (9.33%) XAML
7 12 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.44%) Ruby
9 7 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.22%) C
11 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (11.11%) Degree
2 16 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) ISEB
4 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MCSE
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.78%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.00%) Telerik
3 8 (3.56%) Apple
3 8 (3.56%) Oracle
4 7 (3.11%) Google
5 1 (0.44%) iManage
5 1 (0.44%) Syncfusion
5 1 (0.44%) Twitter