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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank - 49 53
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 2.07% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 8.74% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate
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- - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%
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
162 183 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.98% 23.67% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 100 146
Average daily rate £340 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.56% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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