The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 76 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.12% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
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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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
285 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.61% 24.04% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 87 91
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £15.83 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.98% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £38.77 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £140.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Silverlight
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceStack
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceStack
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Apple