The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 121 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.041% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.18% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£313 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £317
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
548 544 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.82% 22.24% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 264 240
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £34.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £36.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Silverlight
South East

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
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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £313 -
Slough - - - -
Silverlight
South East

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) WCF
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (37.50%) Web Development
5 3 (37.50%) CAML
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 3 (37.50%) UML
5 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (37.50%) OO
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Workflow
5 3 (37.50%) WF
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (37.50%) Content Management
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) CRM

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) WF
4 3 (37.50%) CAML
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) UML
1 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Content Management
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) MVVM
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft