The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 135 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 -18  
Contract jobs citing XAML 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.100% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £300 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 646 975 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 32.19% 32.69% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 619 469
Median daily rate £375 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 38
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

XAML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

XAML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XAML in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XAML.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API

XAML
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Xamarin