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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 58 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.32% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 1.33% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
143 150 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.24% 24.23% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 64
Average daily rate £360 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 18 December 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 15 (88.24%) CRM
1 15 (88.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (82.35%) QA
3 13 (76.47%) System Testing
3 13 (76.47%) iPad
3 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
4 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) Web Services
5 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
6 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) C#
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) .NET
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.76%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Retail
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (11.76%) Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
11 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
11 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 1 (5.88%) Android

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (29.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) CRM Developer
3 9 (52.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 4 (23.53%) CRM Architect
4 4 (23.53%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) CRM
2 13 (76.47%) System Testing
2 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) MVVM
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Xamarin