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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 127 115 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.070% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 1.09% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
543 552 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.03% 22.46% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 208 264
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Silverlight
South East

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) OO
3 6 (54.55%) OOD
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) REST
4 5 (45.45%) IPTV
4 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) CRM
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) jQuery
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (9.09%) Ajax
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (9.09%) Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) Web Development

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Software Development Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Development Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) REST
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) jQuery
7 1 (9.09%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (9.09%) WCF
7 1 (9.09%) WPF
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
7 1 (9.09%) CSS
7 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) OO
1 6 (54.55%) OOD
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) MVVM
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft