The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills 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 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 197 174 161
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 9 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.63% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 2.11% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 37
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1672 2041 1852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.60% 29.88% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1550 1444
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
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 the City of London

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Silverlight
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 across the City of London region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 13 (72.22%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) .NET
3 9 (50.00%) CRM
3 9 (50.00%) WPF
4 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (33.33%) WCF
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) XAML
7 5 (27.78%) jQuery
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
8 4 (22.22%) User Experience
8 4 (22.22%) Banking
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) XSD
9 3 (16.67%) Publishing
9 3 (16.67%) Workflow
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Blend

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Blend
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
2 5 (27.78%) CRM Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Interface Designer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) UI Designer
5 1 (5.56%) UX Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 9 (50.00%) WPF
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (27.78%) jQuery
5 5 (27.78%) HTML5
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) XSD
7 3 (16.67%) RESTful
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.11%) XSL
8 2 (11.11%) XSLT
8 2 (11.11%) CSS3
9 1 (5.56%) Sass
9 1 (5.56%) LESS
9 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) CRM
2 3 (16.67%) Workflow
2 3 (16.67%) SOA
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) MVVM
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) XAML
5 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Siebel
3 1 (5.56%) IBM