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 3 months to 28 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.

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

Xamarin
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 592 604
Rank change year-on-year +109 +12  
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 120 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.095% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 42 26
Median daily rate £400 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -0.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £489 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Xamarin is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20699 24698 25234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.90% 44.21% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12707 15156 14311
Median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 705 802 1102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Xamarin
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Xamarin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xamarin in the UK

Xamarin
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +104 110 £400 +14.28% 89
London +57 46 £450 -5.26% 19
East of England - 17 £450 - 6
City of London +9 15 £450 -14.28% 5
East Midlands -5 12 £293 -16.42% 7
South East +27 10 £400 +20.75% 11
Norfolk - 10 £450 - 2
Scotland +42 9 £400 +18.51% 5
Glasgow +8 8 £375 +11.11% 2
Norwich - 8 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £310 - 5
North West +36 7 £344 +1.85% 12
West Midlands +26 7 £350 -14.63% 21
West Yorkshire - 6 £250 - 1
Manchester +15 5 £344 -1.78% 9
Leeds - 5 £250 - 1
Luton - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Berkshire +20 4 £400 +28.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +8 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Nottingham +5 4 £400 +14.28%
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £450 -
Derby - 3 £275 -
Kent - 3 £450 -
Derbyshire - 3 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £285 - 2
Hampshire +13 2 £375 +13.20% 4
South West +1 2 - - 6
Leicestershire -3 2 £325 -7.14% 4
Cambridge - 2 £225 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 133 (64.88%) C#
2 120 (58.54%) Apple iOS
3 118 (57.56%) .NET
4 112 (54.63%) Android
5 106 (51.71%) Mobile App
6 90 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (28.29%) JavaScript
8 55 (26.83%) MVC
9 51 (24.88%) Android Development
10 50 (24.39%) iOS Development
11 48 (23.41%) HTML
12 46 (22.44%) TDD
13 45 (21.95%) SQL Server
14 40 (19.51%) Mobile Development
15 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
16 38 (18.54%) BDD
17 37 (18.05%) CSS
17 37 (18.05%) Scrum
18 33 (16.10%) AngularJS
18 33 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
19 31 (15.12%) Git (software)
20 29 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
20 29 (14.15%) Mobile Application Development
21 26 (12.68%) Objective-C
21 26 (12.68%) Xamarin.iOS
22 24 (11.71%) Web Services
22 24 (11.71%) Windows
23 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
23 22 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
24 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET Web API

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 2 (0.98%) CMS
1 2 (0.98%) DNN
1 2 (0.98%) Documentum
1 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (0.98%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.49%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) JBoss
2 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.44%) Google Play
4 4 (1.95%) GitHub
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.98%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.49%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) Heroku
6 1 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.41%) IP Telephony
2 4 (1.95%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.98%) Extranet
3 2 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.98%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.39%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.39%) MySQL
4 7 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (3.41%) Big Data
4 7 (3.41%) DTS
4 7 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.46%) SQLite
6 2 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.98%) GIS
6 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Event Store
7 1 (0.49%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 31 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.27%) Visual Studio
3 13 (6.34%) Cucumber
3 13 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.34%) Selenium
4 12 (5.85%) Appium
4 12 (5.85%) Calabash
4 12 (5.85%) JIRA
4 12 (5.85%) SpecFlow
5 10 (4.88%) Subversion
6 9 (4.39%) Axure RP
7 8 (3.90%) JUnit
7 8 (3.90%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.93%) Android Studio
8 6 (2.93%) Capybara
9 4 (1.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (1.95%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.95%) NUnit
10 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.46%) Xcode
General
1 17 (8.29%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.41%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Publishing
5 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 181 (88.29%) Developer
2 99 (48.29%) Xamarin Developer
3 54 (26.34%) .NET Developer
4 50 (24.39%) C# Developer
5 42 (20.49%) iOS Developer
6 39 (19.02%) Android Developer
7 38 (18.54%) Mobile Developer
8 36 (17.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (13.17%) Applications Developer
10 26 (12.68%) iOS Android Developer
11 16 (7.80%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 14 (6.83%) Senior Developer
13 13 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (5.85%) Senior .NET Developer
14 12 (5.85%) Senior C# Developer
15 11 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (5.37%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 11 (5.37%) SQL Developer
16 10 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
16 10 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (57.56%) .NET
2 48 (23.41%) HTML
3 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
4 37 (18.05%) CSS
5 33 (16.10%) AngularJS
5 33 (16.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (12.68%) Xamarin.iOS
7 24 (11.71%) Web Services
8 21 (10.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (9.76%) RESTful
10 18 (8.78%) WPF
11 17 (8.29%) .NET Framework
12 16 (7.80%) HTML5
13 15 (7.32%) XSLT
14 14 (6.83%) Apache Cordova
14 14 (6.83%) jQuery
15 13 (6.34%) JSON
16 12 (5.85%) PhoneGap
17 11 (5.37%) React
17 11 (5.37%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 106 (51.71%) Mobile App
2 22 (10.73%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (10.24%) User Experience
4 11 (5.37%) iPad
5 7 (3.41%) iPhone
6 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.95%) Fintech
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.98%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.49%) Life Science
8 1 (0.49%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 120 (58.54%) Apple iOS
2 112 (54.63%) Android
3 24 (11.71%) Windows
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.49%) Unix
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.83%) MVC
3 51 (24.88%) Android Development
4 50 (24.39%) iOS Development
5 46 (22.44%) TDD
6 40 (19.51%) Mobile Development
7 38 (18.54%) BDD
8 37 (18.05%) Scrum
9 29 (14.15%) Mobile Application Development
10 18 (8.78%) Test Automation
11 17 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.80%) E-Commerce
13 14 (6.83%) Mentoring
14 11 (5.37%) Cross-Platform Development
14 11 (5.37%) MVVM
15 9 (4.39%) Front End Development
15 9 (4.39%) Prototyping
15 9 (4.39%) Regression Testing
15 9 (4.39%) Responsive Web Design
16 8 (3.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 133 (64.88%) C#
2 58 (28.29%) JavaScript
3 26 (12.68%) Objective-C
4 19 (9.27%) Apple Swift
4 19 (9.27%) SQL
5 18 (8.78%) Java
6 14 (6.83%) XAML
7 10 (4.88%) C++
8 9 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.90%) VB.NET
10 7 (3.41%) C
10 7 (3.41%) Ruby
11 6 (2.93%) Python
12 5 (2.44%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.49%) PHP
14 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.93%) Degree
3 4 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.98%) ISEB
4 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) QA
2 5 (2.44%) SDET
3 4 (1.95%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.49%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.39%) Apple
2 9 (4.39%) Telerik
3 8 (3.90%) Google
4 4 (1.95%) Citrix
5 2 (0.98%) Appcelerator
5 2 (0.98%) AppDynamics
5 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.98%) HP
5 2 (0.98%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.98%) Splunk
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe
6 1 (0.49%) Kony
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle
6 1 (0.49%) SAP
6 1 (0.49%) Sencha
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