Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for XAML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XAML over the 6 months to 23 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.

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 790 784
Rank change year-on-year -36 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing XAML 61 101 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.096% 0.098%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 61 81
UK median daily rate £400 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £275 £359 £306
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £384 £350
% change year-on-year +0.98% +9.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
UK median hourly rate £51.25 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £21.88
90th Percentile £58.75 - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.25 - £42.50

XAML is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

XAML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XAML in the UK

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XAML in the UK

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XAML over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XAML in the UK

XAML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XAML in the UK

XAML
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XAML within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -31 50 £400 -19.19% 13
UK excluding London +47 42 £388 +0.98% 10
London -68 18 £600 +9.09% 5
Midlands +26 11 £350 -8.79% 1
Scotland +6 10 £400 - 2
East of England -19 9 £388 +11.51% 1
East Midlands -5 7 £438 +19.05% 1
South East +6 5 £400 -4.48% 1
West Midlands +32 4 £350 -9.68%
South West -2 4 £330 -20.00% 1
North of England +63 3 £250 -28.57% 4
North West +24 3 £250 -28.57% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing XAML 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 XAML.

1 57 (93.44%) C#
2 49 (80.33%) WPF
3 45 (73.77%) .NET
4 29 (47.54%) MVVM
5 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (40.98%) MVC
7 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.07%) HTML
9 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
9 21 (34.43%) SQL
10 19 (31.15%) SQL Server
11 16 (26.23%) WCF
12 13 (21.31%) .NET Framework
12 13 (21.31%) Silverlight
12 13 (21.31%) jQuery
12 13 (21.31%) TDD
12 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
12 13 (21.31%) Web Services
12 13 (21.31%) Windows
13 12 (19.67%) CSS
13 12 (19.67%) Banking
13 12 (19.67%) HTML5
14 11 (18.03%) Xamarin
14 11 (18.03%) NUnit
14 11 (18.03%) Scrum
14 11 (18.03%) Finance
15 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
15 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
16 9 (14.75%) Android

XAML
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 (3.28%) ArcGIS
1 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
1 2 (3.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.28%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) HBase
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) NUnit
2 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
3 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Blend
5 5 (8.20%) Axure RP
5 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.28%) Moq
7 2 (3.28%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.64%) Bower
8 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.64%) FxCop
8 1 (1.64%) Grunt
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA
8 1 (1.64%) JSHint
8 1 (1.64%) NDepend
8 1 (1.64%) Selenium
8 1 (1.64%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 12 (19.67%) Banking
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 9 (14.75%) Front Office
4 8 (13.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Private Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (95.08%) Developer
2 27 (44.26%) C# Developer
3 18 (29.51%) WPF Developer
4 12 (19.67%) .NET Developer
5 11 (18.03%) C# WPF Developer
5 11 (18.03%) Software Developer
6 8 (13.11%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (13.11%) Xamarin Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Applications Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Silverlight Developer
7 6 (9.84%) XAML Developer
8 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.20%) UI Developer
8 5 (8.20%) WCF Developer
9 4 (6.56%) C++ Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.56%) UI/UX Developer
9 4 (6.56%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (80.33%) WPF
2 45 (73.77%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) HTML
4 16 (26.23%) WCF
5 13 (21.31%) .NET Framework
5 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
5 13 (21.31%) jQuery
5 13 (21.31%) Silverlight
5 13 (21.31%) Web Services
6 12 (19.67%) CSS
6 12 (19.67%) HTML5
7 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
7 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (14.75%) Entity Framework
9 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (13.11%) JSON
10 7 (11.48%) XML
11 5 (8.20%) SOAP
11 5 (8.20%) WinForms
11 5 (8.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) User Experience
2 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.56%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.28%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Animation
6 1 (1.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Android
2 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) MVVM
2 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.98%) MVC
4 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
7 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.11%) OO
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.48%) Web Development
10 6 (9.84%) OOP
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
11 5 (8.20%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (8.20%) Multithreading
11 5 (8.20%) SOLID
12 4 (6.56%) Project Management
13 3 (4.92%) CRM
13 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
13 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (93.44%) C#
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
2 21 (34.43%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) C++
4 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.92%) C
6 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Xamarin
3 7 (11.48%) Adobe
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle
5 2 (3.28%) ESRI
5 2 (3.28%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.64%) DevExpress