The first table below looks at the demand for the Silverlight Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight Developer in their job title 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 Job Titles advertised for the City of London 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
Silverlight Developer
Rank 208 190 194
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Silverlight Developer 2 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.11% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.12% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 29
Average daily rate - £515 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Silverlight Developer
London

Silverlight Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight Developer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Silverlight Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Silverlight Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Silverlight Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Silverlight Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Silverlight Developer in their job title 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 with Silverlight Developer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) CodeRush
4 1 (20.00%) WinRT
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (20.00%) Xbox
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

Silverlight Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Silverlight Developer in their job title 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 with Silverlight Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CodeRush
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) WinRT
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) XNA
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Xbox
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OO
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) XAML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft