The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 73 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% - 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
197 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 22.10% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 109
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £33.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Silverlight
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £250 -
Crewe - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Silverlight
North West

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) WCF
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
3 10 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) OO
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) WinForms
4 9 (75.00%) SQL
5 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
5 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
5 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (58.33%) TDD
6 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (58.33%) MVC
7 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (50.00%) HTML
7 6 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
7 6 (50.00%) jQuery
8 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (41.67%) HTML5
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 5 (41.67%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
8 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) WCF
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
3 10 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 10 (83.33%) WinForms
4 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 5 (41.67%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) XSLT
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) OO
2 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) MVVM
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) XAML
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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