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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 604 612
Rank change year-on-year +52 +8  
Contract jobs citing XAML 63 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.076% 0.055%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 22
Median daily rate £406 £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.97% +41.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - £23.75

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 19697 20912 21353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 38.78% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13450 14393 14265
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 449 441
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £48.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 30 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 22 June 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 +48 42 £450 -9.09% 9
Scotland - 21 £400 -
London +13 20 £600 +9.09% 1
Glasgow - 12 £375 -
South East +24 10 £400 -11.60% 1
Erskine - 9 £412 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £412 -
Berkshire +17 4 £400 -16.66%
South West +16 4 £400 +45.45%
Surrey +7 4 £400 -
City of London +4 3 £450 -10.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Midlands +23 2 £300 -27.71% 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
North West +24 1 - - 4
Reading +15 1 £375 -17.58%
Suffolk +14 1 £420 +20.86%
Nottingham +5 1 £315 -14.28%
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £315 -14.28%
Bristol -4 1 £475 +72.72%
East of England -7 1 £420 +20.86%
East Midlands -9 1 £315 -14.28%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £285 -
West Sussex - 1 £333 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 122 (97.60%) C#
2 111 (88.80%) .NET
3 80 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 70 (56.00%) WPF
5 59 (47.20%) MVVM
6 49 (39.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (35.20%) Windows
8 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (33.60%) Git (software)
10 38 (30.40%) PowerShell
11 36 (28.80%) IIS
12 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (27.20%) NUnit
14 33 (26.40%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (25.60%) Windows Server
15 32 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (24.00%) Front Office
17 29 (23.20%) User Experience
18 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
19 23 (18.40%) HTML
19 23 (18.40%) Scrum
19 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
19 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
20 22 (17.60%) Open Source
20 22 (17.60%) Fixed Income
20 22 (17.60%) TDD
20 22 (17.60%) Web Services
20 22 (17.60%) Xamarin
20 22 (17.60%) Puppet
21 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills

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 36 (28.80%) IIS
2 2 (1.60%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Photoshop
2 11 (8.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.20%) RMDS
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (39.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (33.60%) Git (software)
3 34 (27.20%) NUnit
4 21 (16.80%) Visual Studio
5 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Blend
6 9 (7.20%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.80%) Moq
7 1 (0.80%) NCrunch
7 1 (0.80%) NuGet
7 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (24.00%) Front Office
2 20 (16.00%) Banking
2 20 (16.00%) Finance
3 15 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Publishing
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (68.80%) Developer
2 47 (37.60%) WPF Developer
3 46 (36.80%) C# Developer
4 37 (29.60%) C# WPF Developer
5 36 (28.80%) .NET Developer
6 29 (23.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (21.60%) XAML Developer
8 26 (20.80%) PowerShell Engineer
9 25 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
10 23 (18.40%) UI Developer
11 19 (15.20%) Xamarin Developer
12 14 (11.20%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
12 14 (11.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 14 (11.20%) Silverlight Developer
13 10 (8.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
14 9 (7.20%) Applications Developer
14 9 (7.20%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 9 (7.20%) Mobile Developer
15 8 (6.40%) UX Developer
16 7 (5.60%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (88.80%) .NET
2 70 (56.00%) WPF
3 23 (18.40%) HTML
4 22 (17.60%) Web Services
5 18 (14.40%) Silverlight
6 14 (11.20%) Rendezvous
7 12 (9.60%) CSS
8 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (8.80%) HTML5
9 10 (8.00%) Reactive Extensions
10 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
10 9 (7.20%) Flash
10 9 (7.20%) REST
10 9 (7.20%) XSLT
11 7 (5.60%) WCF
12 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
13 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
13 5 (4.00%) WinForms
14 4 (3.20%) Entity Framework
14 4 (3.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.20%) User Experience
2 22 (17.60%) Fixed Income
3 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (8.00%) Virtual Team
6 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (7.20%) Mobile App
7 7 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.00%) Equities
9 4 (3.20%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.40%) Swaptions
11 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.60%) EPoS
11 2 (1.60%) Fintech
11 2 (1.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.20%) Windows
2 32 (25.60%) Windows Server
2 32 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (15.20%) Android
3 19 (15.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) MVVM
2 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (26.40%) Continuous Delivery
5 23 (18.40%) Scrum
6 22 (17.60%) Open Source
6 22 (17.60%) TDD
7 20 (16.00%) MVC
8 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
9 14 (11.20%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.80%) Economics
11 11 (8.80%) Front End Development
11 11 (8.80%) OO
12 10 (8.00%) Algorithmic Trading
12 10 (8.00%) OOP
13 9 (7.20%) Mobile Application Development
14 8 (6.40%) Android Development
15 7 (5.60%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (97.60%) C#
2 38 (30.40%) PowerShell
3 19 (15.20%) SQL
4 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.20%) C++
6 3 (2.40%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.80%) VB
7 1 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (18.40%) SC Cleared
1 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 22 (17.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.60%) Xamarin
3 16 (12.80%) Oracle
4 14 (11.20%) Adobe
4 14 (11.20%) ION Trading
4 14 (11.20%) Reuters
4 14 (11.20%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.60%) ESRI
6 1 (0.80%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.80%) Telerik