The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 120 128 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 1.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£420 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.58% -16.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
Silverlight
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
501 606 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.35% 23.09% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 349 223
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £36.00 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £36.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Berkshire region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Reading +7 2 £438 +49.57%
Silverlight
South East

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (63.64%) ADO.NET
3 7 (63.64%) WCF
4 6 (54.55%) WPF
4 6 (54.55%) Ajax
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
5 5 (45.45%) Web Development
6 4 (36.36%) WF
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Workflow
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
6 4 (36.36%) XSLT
6 4 (36.36%) OO
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (27.27%) REST
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) UML
7 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (27.27%) C++
7 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (27.27%) Content Management

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) InfoPath
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Fiddler
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) ADO.NET
2 7 (63.64%) WCF
3 6 (54.55%) WPF
3 6 (54.55%) Ajax
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) WF
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) XSLT
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) CAML
6 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (18.18%) FastCGI
7 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) Workflow
2 4 (36.36%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MVVM
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) MCTS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft