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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 182 186 163
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 13 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.33% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 1.12% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 32
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
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 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
1656 1867 1795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.07% 29.78% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1309 1421 1408
Average daily rate £425 £430 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £37.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £190.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) WPF
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) MVVM
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) WCF
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) Change Management
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) XAML
8 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) Hedge funds
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (14.29%) User Experience
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (14.29%) NUnit
8 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (14.29%) Front Office

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (7.14%) Moq
2 1 (7.14%) Mockito
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Silverlight Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Designer
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) UI Designer
6 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Interface Designer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) WPF
2 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (7.14%) JMS
6 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
6 1 (7.14%) Spring
6 1 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) CSS3
6 1 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Hedge funds
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Economics
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) MVVM
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) XAML
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
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