Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 645 774
Rank change year-on-year -67 +129 +28
Contract jobs citing Xamarin 188 218 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.52% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 157 99
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £319 £275 £281
90th Percentile £538 £475 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 42,936 41,868 48,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.05% 43.68% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,646 25,597 29,961
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,583 1,382 1,643
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% -
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.50 £43.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +2.21%

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 August 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 21 August 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 -48 160 £400 +1.27% 142
UK excluding London -22 152 £375 - 152
South East -7 46 £400 - 24
Midlands -6 38 £394 +12.50% 42
West Midlands -6 33 £400 +10.34% 20
North of England -19 33 £370 +5.71% 39
London -58 33 £450 +5.88% 6
Scotland -27 22 £375 +10.46% 14
North West -17 19 £370 +5.71% 26
Yorkshire -15 13 £400 +14.29% 10
South West -13 5 £550 +41.03% 15
East Midlands -20 5 £375 +12.78% 22
East of England -24 5 £338 -22.86% 16
Wales -18 3 £205 -51.76% 2
North East 0 1 £325 -35.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 113 (60.11%) Android
2 110 (58.51%) C#
3 106 (56.38%) .NET
4 101 (53.72%) Apple iOS
5 75 (39.89%) Mobile App
6 61 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (29.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 55 (29.26%) Mobile Development
8 52 (27.66%) Android Development
9 49 (26.06%) MVC
10 42 (22.34%) JavaScript
11 39 (20.74%) iOS Development
12 38 (20.21%) ASP.NET
13 34 (18.09%) Git (software)
14 33 (17.55%) HTML
15 31 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (15.96%) Java
17 28 (14.89%) CSS
18 27 (14.36%) TDD
19 25 (13.30%) SQL
19 25 (13.30%) SQL Server
20 24 (12.77%) AngularJS
21 23 (12.23%) Objective-C
22 22 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
22 22 (11.70%) DevOps
23 20 (10.64%) .NET Framework
24 19 (10.11%) Windows
25 18 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
26 17 (9.04%) Microservices
26 17 (9.04%) Xamarin.iOS

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 8 (4.26%) Umbraco
2 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.06%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) Mendix
3 2 (1.06%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.06%) WordPress
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 55 (29.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.26%) Google Play
4 5 (2.66%) NuGet
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) Serverless
7 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) Bluetooth
2 4 (2.13%) HTTP
3 2 (1.06%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) SMS
3 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) VLAN
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.72%) Big Data
3 6 (3.19%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.06%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.06%) Redis
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) SQLite
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.53%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (18.09%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.45%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.26%) Axure RP
4 8 (4.26%) Subversion
4 8 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.72%) JIRA
6 5 (2.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 5 (2.66%) Calabash
6 5 (2.66%) NUnit
6 5 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.66%) Trac
7 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.60%) Selenium
7 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.06%) Appium
8 2 (1.06%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.06%) MSTest
8 2 (1.06%) TestRail
General
1 8 (4.26%) Finance
2 4 (2.13%) Law
3 3 (1.60%) Advertising
4 2 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.53%) Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 150 (79.79%) Developer
2 79 (42.02%) Xamarin Developer
3 40 (21.28%) Mobile Developer
4 30 (15.96%) C# Developer
5 23 (12.23%) Android Developer
6 21 (11.17%) .NET Developer
7 20 (10.64%) Architect
8 16 (8.51%) Applications Developer
8 16 (8.51%) iOS Developer
9 12 (6.38%) iOS Android Developer
10 11 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.85%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.26%) Applications Architect
11 8 (4.26%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.72%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 6 (3.19%) Azure Architect
14 5 (2.66%) Analyst
14 5 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
15 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
16 3 (1.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (56.38%) .NET
2 38 (20.21%) ASP.NET
3 33 (17.55%) HTML
4 31 (16.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 28 (14.89%) CSS
6 24 (12.77%) AngularJS
7 22 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (10.64%) .NET Framework
9 17 (9.04%) Node.js
9 17 (9.04%) Xamarin.iOS
10 16 (8.51%) React
11 15 (7.98%) Web Services
12 14 (7.45%) REST
12 14 (7.45%) RESTful
13 13 (6.91%) XSLT
14 12 (6.38%) HTML5
15 11 (5.85%) WPF
16 9 (4.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 9 (4.79%) jQuery
16 9 (4.79%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 75 (39.89%) Mobile App
2 18 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (6.38%) User Experience
4 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.19%) iPad
6 6 (3.19%) iPhone
7 5 (2.66%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
9 1 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (60.11%) Android
2 101 (53.72%) Apple iOS
3 19 (10.11%) Windows
4 2 (1.06%) Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.53%) VMS
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.45%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.26%) Mobile Development
3 52 (27.66%) Android Development
4 49 (26.06%) MVC
5 39 (20.74%) iOS Development
6 27 (14.36%) TDD
7 22 (11.70%) DevOps
8 17 (9.04%) Microservices
9 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (8.51%) Scrum
10 15 (7.98%) SOA
11 12 (6.38%) Cross-Platform Development
11 12 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
12 11 (5.85%) Data Modelling
13 10 (5.32%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.79%) Front End Development
14 9 (4.79%) SOLID
15 8 (4.26%) BDD
15 8 (4.26%) Co-Creation
15 8 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (58.51%) C#
2 42 (22.34%) JavaScript
3 30 (15.96%) Java
4 25 (13.30%) SQL
5 23 (12.23%) Objective-C
6 16 (8.51%) Apple Swift
6 16 (8.51%) XAML
7 12 (6.38%) PHP
8 8 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.19%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.66%) C++
10 5 (2.66%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.60%) Ruby
11 3 (1.60%) VB
12 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.06%) Python
13 1 (0.53%) Pascal
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.53%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (2.66%) MCSE
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.13%) Degree
3 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) SLA
2 8 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.32%) Google
3 8 (4.26%) Apple
4 3 (1.60%) Appcelerator
4 3 (1.60%) Sybase
4 3 (1.60%) Telerik
5 2 (1.06%) Adobe
5 2 (1.06%) Kony
5 2 (1.06%) OutSystems
5 2 (1.06%) Talend
6 1 (0.53%) Mapinfo
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.53%) TIBCO