The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 48 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.63% 0.72% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.80% 2.67% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£300 £456 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.24% +30.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
Silverlight
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
107 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.29% 27.08% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 26 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight across the Bedfordshire region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £300 - 1
Luton - 1 £425 -
Dunstable - - - -
Silverlight
East of England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Silverlight also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Silverlight.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) CRM
5 2 (33.33%) XSLT
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (33.33%) WCF
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (16.67%) MSTest
6 1 (16.67%) MVVM
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Silverlight also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Silverlight. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) WF
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft