Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 642 775
Rank change year-on-year -25 +133 +12
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 231 249 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.52% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 148 83
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £309 £279 £263
90th Percentile £500 £575 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.52% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 43927 47590 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.32% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27311 29060 29226
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £233 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1714 2108
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.24 £10.21
90th Percentile £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xamarin in the UK

Xamarin
Top 14 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 24 November 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 -17 225 £400 - 52
UK excluding London +14 149 £375 -6.25% 43
London -2 80 £425 +6.25% 14
South East -4 43 £381 -12.86% 7
North of England +44 37 £375 -22.08% 18
East of England -1 27 £400 +14.29% 4
North West +23 25 £350 -36.36% 13
Midlands +32 24 £350 -6.67% 3
East Midlands +2 13 £350 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire +26 12 £463 +12.12% 4
South West -4 12 £388 -20.51% 6
West Midlands +19 11 £350 +16.67% 2
Scotland +6 5 £325 -13.33% 2
Wales +10 1 £425 +13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 152 (65.80%) C#
2 134 (58.01%) Mobile App
3 119 (51.52%) Android
4 104 (45.02%) .NET
5 103 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (44.59%) Apple iOS
6 63 (27.27%) Android Development
7 61 (26.41%) RESTful
7 61 (26.41%) MVC
8 58 (25.11%) Scrum
9 57 (24.68%) HTML
10 54 (23.38%) Mobile Development
11 53 (22.94%) TDD
12 51 (22.08%) iOS Development
13 49 (21.21%) JavaScript
14 48 (20.78%) ASP.NET
14 48 (20.78%) BDD
15 46 (19.91%) Git (software)
16 45 (19.48%) CSS
17 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 41 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (16.88%) SQL
19 39 (16.88%) SQL Server
20 38 (16.45%) Test Automation
21 33 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
21 33 (14.29%) Web Services
22 30 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
23 28 (12.12%) Degree
24 26 (11.26%) XML
24 26 (11.26%) AngularJS

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 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.60%) CMS
3 4 (1.73%) Confluence
4 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.87%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) Mule
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.87%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) CloudBees
4 2 (0.87%) GitHub
4 2 (0.87%) Google Play
4 2 (0.87%) IaaS
4 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.43%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.43%) npm
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.49%) Bluetooth
2 2 (0.87%) Internet
2 2 (0.87%) Intranet
2 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.73%) DocumentDB
7 4 (1.73%) MySQL
8 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.87%) Power BI
8 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.87%) SQLite
9 1 (0.43%) GIS
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (19.91%) Git (software)
2 24 (10.39%) Visual Studio
3 17 (7.36%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.93%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.49%) JIRA
6 13 (5.63%) Calabash
6 13 (5.63%) NUnit
7 11 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (4.33%) Xcode
9 9 (3.90%) Appium
9 9 (3.90%) Selenium
10 6 (2.60%) Subversion
10 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.16%) AppVeyor
11 5 (2.16%) Axure RP
11 5 (2.16%) CircleCI
12 4 (1.73%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.73%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.30%) git-flow
14 2 (0.87%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (6.93%) Finance
2 9 (3.90%) Banking
3 4 (1.73%) Advertising
4 3 (1.30%) Law
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Front Office
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (89.18%) Developer
2 132 (57.14%) Xamarin Developer
3 32 (13.85%) Mobile Developer
4 28 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 26 (11.26%) Android Developer
6 25 (10.82%) Applications Developer
7 21 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 20 (8.66%) iOS Developer
9 19 (8.23%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.33%) Developer in Test
11 10 (4.33%) iOS Android Developer
12 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (3.03%) Tester
15 6 (2.60%) Ruby Developer
16 5 (2.16%) Automation Tester
16 5 (2.16%) Senior Software Engineer
17 4 (1.73%) Lead Developer
17 4 (1.73%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (45.02%) .NET
2 61 (26.41%) RESTful
3 57 (24.68%) HTML
4 48 (20.78%) ASP.NET
5 45 (19.48%) CSS
6 33 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (14.29%) Web Services
7 30 (12.99%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (11.26%) AngularJS
8 26 (11.26%) XML
9 23 (9.96%) .NET Framework
9 23 (9.96%) JSON
10 21 (9.09%) Xamarin.iOS
11 18 (7.79%) WCF
11 18 (7.79%) XSLT
12 16 (6.93%) Entity Framework
13 15 (6.49%) jQuery
14 13 (5.63%) Gherkin
14 13 (5.63%) Node.js
14 13 (5.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 134 (58.01%) Mobile App
2 24 (10.39%) Computer Science
3 23 (9.96%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.33%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (4.33%) Video on Demand
4 10 (4.33%) Video\Live Streaming
5 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.90%) User Experience
6 6 (2.60%) Fintech
6 6 (2.60%) iPad
7 4 (1.73%) iPhone
8 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 119 (51.52%) Android
2 103 (44.59%) Apple iOS
3 23 (9.96%) Windows
4 12 (5.19%) Unix
5 10 (4.33%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (1.30%) Linux
6 3 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.27%) Android Development
3 61 (26.41%) MVC
4 58 (25.11%) Scrum
5 54 (23.38%) Mobile Development
6 53 (22.94%) TDD
7 51 (22.08%) iOS Development
8 48 (20.78%) BDD
9 41 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (16.45%) Test Automation
11 24 (10.39%) Software Engineering
12 21 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
13 19 (8.23%) SOLID
13 19 (8.23%) Wireframes
14 18 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (6.49%) MVVM
16 14 (6.06%) Kanban
16 14 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
16 14 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 152 (65.80%) C#
2 49 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 39 (16.88%) SQL
4 24 (10.39%) Java
5 19 (8.23%) Objective-C
6 13 (5.63%) Apple Swift
6 13 (5.63%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.19%) Ruby
8 11 (4.76%) XAML
9 10 (4.33%) PHP
9 10 (4.33%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.90%) C
11 4 (1.73%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.87%) C++
13 2 (0.87%) Delphi
13 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (12.12%) Degree
2 17 (7.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.30%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.87%) ISEB
4 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.43%) MCSE
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.43%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.03%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) Google
4 4 (1.73%) Sybase
5 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.30%) Telerik
6 2 (0.87%) Apple
6 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.43%) Altova
7 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.43%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) iManage
7 1 (0.43%) Syncfusion
7 1 (0.43%) Twitter