The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 49 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 0.76% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.25% 2.48% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
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
West Midlands

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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
194 202 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.36% 30.84% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 143 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
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 Birmingham

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 14 (87.50%) CRM
1 14 (87.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (87.50%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) System Testing
2 13 (81.25%) iPad
2 13 (81.25%) E-Commerce
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) Web Services
5 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
5 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
7 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Retail
9 2 (12.50%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) C#
10 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 1 (6.25%) Degree
10 1 (6.25%) WCF
10 1 (6.25%) MVVM
10 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 1 (6.25%) Android
10 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 1 (6.25%) Xamarin
10 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) CRM Developer
3 9 (56.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Architect
4 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (25.00%) CRM Architect
4 4 (25.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) CRM
2 13 (81.25%) System Testing
2 13 (81.25%) E-Commerce
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) MVVM
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft