Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 626 601 752
Rank change year-on-year -25 +151 +24
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 252 252 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 166 82
UK median daily rate £400 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £251
90th Percentile £525 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £325
% change year-on-year -0.66% +16.15% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 42,372 43,203 46,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 45.01% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,700 26,540 27,553
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,416 1,630 1,843
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.37 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 -34 229 £411 +2.63% 126
UK excluding London +6 187 £375 -0.66% 126
North of England +67 74 £378 -31.36% 37
London -53 59 £450 +12.50% 18
South East -19 40 £388 -11.43% 24
Yorkshire +31 38 £438 +20.69% 12
North West +16 36 £350 -36.36% 20
East of England -11 21 £400 - 14
Midlands -6 20 £350 - 21
Scotland +2 17 £375 - 15
West Midlands +4 12 £350 - 10
South West +4 12 £388 +5.08% 12
East Midlands -5 8 £333 -5.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 - 1
North East +44 2 £413 +37.50% 5

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Xamarin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Xamarin.

1 154 (61.11%) C#
2 138 (54.76%) .NET
3 134 (53.17%) Android
4 113 (44.84%) Apple iOS
5 111 (44.05%) Mobile App
6 95 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (31.35%) Mobile Development
8 64 (25.40%) MVC
9 63 (25.00%) Android Development
10 55 (21.83%) JavaScript
10 55 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (21.03%) HTML
12 50 (19.84%) TDD
13 47 (18.65%) iOS Development
14 45 (17.86%) ASP.NET
14 45 (17.86%) BDD
15 43 (17.06%) CSS
16 41 (16.27%) RESTful
17 39 (15.48%) Java
18 35 (13.89%) Git (software)
18 35 (13.89%) Scrum
19 34 (13.49%) SQL Server
19 34 (13.49%) DevOps
20 33 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
21 32 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (12.30%) SQL
23 29 (11.51%) React
24 28 (11.11%) Web Services
24 28 (11.11%) Test Automation
25 26 (10.32%) XML

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 6 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.98%) CMS
3 4 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.59%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.19%) Confluence
5 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.79%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.40%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (0.79%) BrowserStack
3 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.79%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) PaaS
3 2 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) npm
4 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.14%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.59%) Skype
3 3 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.38%) SQLite
3 5 (1.98%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.59%) Big Data
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.19%) MySQL
6 2 (0.79%) Adabas
6 2 (0.79%) Power BI
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.73%) Visual Studio
3 21 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.16%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.37%) Appium
6 11 (4.37%) Calabash
6 11 (4.37%) Xcode
7 9 (3.57%) Axure RP
8 8 (3.17%) JIRA
8 8 (3.17%) Selenium
9 7 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.98%) AppVeyor
11 5 (1.98%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.59%) NUnit
12 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.19%) gulp
13 3 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 9 (3.57%) Finance
2 5 (1.98%) Advertising
2 5 (1.98%) Law
3 3 (1.19%) Banking
3 3 (1.19%) Games
4 2 (0.79%) Marketing
4 2 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Front Office
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 210 (83.33%) Developer
2 128 (50.79%) Xamarin Developer
3 41 (16.27%) .NET Developer
4 37 (14.68%) Mobile Developer
5 32 (12.70%) C# Developer
6 21 (8.33%) Android Developer
6 21 (8.33%) Applications Developer
7 20 (7.94%) iOS Developer
8 17 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 15 (5.95%) Architect
10 14 (5.56%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.16%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.37%) iOS Android Developer
13 10 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 8 (3.17%) Applications Architect
15 7 (2.78%) Developer in Test
15 7 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
16 6 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
16 6 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (54.76%) .NET
2 53 (21.03%) HTML
3 45 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 43 (17.06%) CSS
5 41 (16.27%) RESTful
6 33 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (11.51%) React
8 28 (11.11%) Web Services
9 26 (10.32%) XML
10 25 (9.92%) .NET Framework
10 25 (9.92%) AngularJS
11 24 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (9.52%) Node.js
12 20 (7.94%) JSON
13 18 (7.14%) XSLT
14 13 (5.16%) Entity Framework
15 12 (4.76%) Xamarin.iOS
16 11 (4.37%) Gherkin
17 10 (3.97%) REST
17 10 (3.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (44.05%) Mobile App
2 19 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.16%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.57%) Video on Demand
5 9 (3.57%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (3.17%) User Experience
7 7 (2.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.19%) iPad
9 2 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.79%) Fintech
9 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.79%) W3C
10 1 (0.40%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.40%) iPhone
10 1 (0.40%) Social Media
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (53.17%) Android
2 113 (44.84%) Apple iOS
3 16 (6.35%) Windows
4 9 (3.57%) Unix
5 4 (1.59%) Linux
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (31.35%) Mobile Development
3 64 (25.40%) MVC
4 63 (25.00%) Android Development
5 50 (19.84%) TDD
6 47 (18.65%) iOS Development
7 45 (17.86%) BDD
8 35 (13.89%) Scrum
9 34 (13.49%) DevOps
10 32 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 24 (9.52%) MVVM
12 24 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 19 (7.54%) SOLID
14 16 (6.35%) Microservices
15 15 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (5.56%) Kanban
17 13 (5.16%) Web Development
18 11 (4.37%) Data Modelling
18 11 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (61.11%) C#
2 55 (21.83%) JavaScript
3 39 (15.48%) Java
4 31 (12.30%) SQL
5 22 (8.73%) Apple Swift
5 22 (8.73%) Objective-C
6 21 (8.33%) PHP
7 13 (5.16%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.57%) Ruby
8 9 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.17%) XAML
10 4 (1.59%) C
10 4 (1.59%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) Delphi
11 2 (0.79%) NATURAL
11 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.79%) Python
11 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.40%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 18 (7.14%) Degree
2 8 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.79%) MCSE
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.97%) QA
1 10 (3.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) GCP
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (2.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.78%) Oracle
3 4 (1.59%) Apple
3 4 (1.59%) Sybase
4 3 (1.19%) Google
4 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.79%) Citrix
5 2 (0.79%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.40%) Altova
6 1 (0.40%) Capita
6 1 (0.40%) IBM
6 1 (0.40%) Telerik