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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 565 582
Rank change year-on-year +25 +17  
Contract jobs citing XAML 65 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.40% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 31
Median daily rate £400 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £375 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £390 £323
% change year-on-year -11.53% +20.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

XAML is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

XAML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 21 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 3 months to 29 March 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 0 33 £560 +1.86% 23
Scotland +58 31 £333 - 1
London -3 23 £600 +4.34% 5
Renfrewshire - 21 £335 - 1
Erskine - 20 £338 - 1
Glasgow +10 9 - -
City of London -9 4 £450 -7.69% 1
East Midlands - 4 £384 -
South East +7 2 £354 -14.24% 5
Derby - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £384 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £384 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire +24 1 £375 -14.28% 4
Reading +11 1 £375 -11.76%
West Sussex - 1 £333 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 4

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 102 (94.44%) C#
2 88 (81.48%) .NET
3 75 (69.44%) WPF
4 62 (57.41%) Microsoft
5 58 (53.70%) MVVM
6 40 (37.04%) User Experience
7 36 (33.33%) Windows
8 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (28.70%) Front Office
9 27 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 27 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (25.00%) NUnit
9 27 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 26 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (24.07%) TDD
11 24 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 24 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 23 (21.30%) IIS
12 23 (21.30%) Visual Studio
12 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (21.30%) Windows Server
13 21 (19.44%) Fixed Income
14 19 (17.59%) Oracle
15 18 (16.67%) Puppet
15 18 (16.67%) Open Source
16 17 (15.74%) HTML
16 17 (15.74%) Finance
17 16 (14.81%) MVC
17 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared

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 23 (21.30%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.89%) Photoshop
3 11 (10.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (11.11%) RMDS
2 2 (1.85%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 27 (25.00%) NUnit
2 26 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (21.30%) Visual Studio
4 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Blend
5 9 (8.33%) Axure RP
6 8 (7.41%) NCrunch
6 8 (7.41%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.70%) Moq
7 4 (3.70%) StyleCop
7 4 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) NuGet
General
1 31 (28.70%) Front Office
2 17 (15.74%) Finance
3 16 (14.81%) Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (78.70%) Developer
2 40 (37.04%) C# Developer
3 38 (35.19%) WPF Developer
4 36 (33.33%) UI Developer
5 34 (31.48%) .NET Developer
6 26 (24.07%) C# WPF Developer
7 23 (21.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (20.37%) UX Developer
9 21 (19.44%) XAML Developer
10 20 (18.52%) UI/UX Developer
11 18 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (12.96%) PowerShell Engineer
13 12 (11.11%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 12 (11.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 12 (11.11%) Xamarin Developer
14 5 (4.63%) Designer
14 5 (4.63%) UI Designer
15 4 (3.70%) Front Office Developer
15 4 (3.70%) Silverlight Developer
15 4 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (81.48%) .NET
2 75 (69.44%) WPF
3 17 (15.74%) HTML
4 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (12.04%) Silverlight
6 12 (11.11%) Rendezvous
7 11 (10.19%) Web Services
8 9 (8.33%) CSS
8 9 (8.33%) XSLT
9 7 (6.48%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.48%) WCF
10 6 (5.56%) Flash
11 5 (4.63%) WinForms
12 4 (3.70%) Entity Framework
12 4 (3.70%) HTML5
12 4 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 3 (2.78%) Reactive Extensions
13 3 (2.78%) XML
14 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
14 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.04%) User Experience
2 21 (19.44%) Fixed Income
3 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.63%) Fintech
6 3 (2.78%) Equities
6 3 (2.78%) Swaptions
7 2 (1.85%) Derivative
7 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.85%) EPoS
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.85%) Xbox
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Windows Server
2 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (10.19%) Android
3 11 (10.19%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.70%) MVVM
2 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (24.07%) TDD
5 24 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (16.67%) Open Source
7 16 (14.81%) MVC
8 15 (13.89%) Electronic Trading
8 15 (13.89%) OO
9 14 (12.96%) Wireframes
10 13 (12.04%) Scrum
11 11 (10.19%) Asset Management
12 10 (9.26%) SDLC
13 9 (8.33%) OOP
14 8 (7.41%) Front End Development
15 7 (6.48%) Portfolio Management
16 5 (4.63%) OOD
16 5 (4.63%) Translating Business Requirements
17 4 (3.70%) Economics
17 4 (3.70%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 102 (94.44%) C#
2 24 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.19%) SQL
4 4 (3.70%) C++
4 4 (3.70%) Java
4 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.78%) VBA
6 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 18 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.59%) Oracle
3 15 (13.89%) Adobe
4 13 (12.04%) Xamarin
5 12 (11.11%) DevExpress
5 12 (11.11%) ION Trading
5 12 (11.11%) Reuters
5 12 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.70%) IBM
6 4 (3.70%) Infragistics
6 4 (3.70%) Telerik
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