The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Birmingham 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 52 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 1.16% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.89% 4.17% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +11.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £43.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
173 168 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.96% 27.72% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 81
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Silverlight
West Midlands

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 23 July 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 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) CRM
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (80.00%) iPad
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) CRM Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (20.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) CRM
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft