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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 185 189 128
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -61
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 14 28 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.39% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 1.30% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 83
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £395 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £645 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
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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 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
1755 2157 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.75% 29.76% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1636 1692
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £296 £300
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 13 15 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 23 (56.10%) C#
3 20 (48.78%) WPF
4 19 (46.34%) XAML
5 17 (41.46%) Finance
6 16 (39.02%) Banking
7 13 (31.71%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
8 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
8 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
8 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Blend
9 11 (26.83%) MVVM
9 11 (26.83%) Web Services
10 10 (24.39%) CSS
10 10 (24.39%) WCF
11 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
11 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
12 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
12 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
13 7 (17.07%) TDD
13 7 (17.07%) HTML
14 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (14.63%) jQuery
14 6 (14.63%) CSS3
15 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
15 5 (12.20%) Degree
15 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
15 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (12.20%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
1 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.32%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.44%) OLAP
6 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (7.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) NCover
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Designer
3 8 (19.51%) UI Designer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Interface Designer
4 6 (14.63%) Silverlight Developer
5 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.44%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.44%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 20 (48.78%) WPF
3 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.83%) Web Services
5 10 (24.39%) CSS
5 10 (24.39%) WCF
6 7 (17.07%) HTML
6 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
7 6 (14.63%) jQuery
7 6 (14.63%) CSS3
8 5 (12.20%) XML
9 4 (9.76%) XSD
9 4 (9.76%) HTML5
10 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.32%) Ajax
10 3 (7.32%) XSLT
11 2 (4.88%) JSON
11 2 (4.88%) REST
11 2 (4.88%) WinRT
12 1 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) RIA
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
2 2 (4.88%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) MVVM
2 7 (17.07%) TDD
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum
3 5 (12.20%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
5 3 (7.32%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.88%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.44%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.44%) System Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Time Management
7 1 (2.44%) Kanban
7 1 (2.44%) Greeks
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) XAML
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) Java
5 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) C
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) OCP
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Charles River
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore