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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 189 185 184
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 15 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.32% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 35
Average daily rate
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£488 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £525 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.75 -
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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
1793 1741 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.16% 29.51% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1301 1650
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 25
Average hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £28.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
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 July 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 29 July 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 21 (80.77%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 18 (69.23%) WPF
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) WCF
4 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 9 (34.62%) MVVM
6 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) OO
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
9 5 (19.23%) TDD
9 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle
9 5 (19.23%) XAML
10 4 (15.38%) Change Management
10 4 (15.38%) SOA
10 4 (15.38%) CSS
10 4 (15.38%) HTML
10 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (15.38%) IIS
10 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 4 (15.38%) NUnit
10 4 (15.38%) MVC
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (15.38%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 4 (15.38%) NUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Moq
3 2 (7.69%) FxCop
3 2 (7.69%) StyleCop
3 2 (7.69%) NDepend
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Grunt
3 2 (7.69%) JSHint
3 2 (7.69%) Bower
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) ReSharper
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Mockito
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Front Office
5 1 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
5 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Silverlight Developer
7 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.85%) CRM Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Designer
8 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.85%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) GUI Developer
8 1 (3.85%) UI Designer
8 1 (3.85%) Java Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
1 18 (69.23%) WPF
2 11 (42.31%) WCF
3 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) CSS
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
6 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
6 3 (11.54%) jQuery
6 3 (11.54%) HTML5
7 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 2 (7.69%) J2EE
7 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET
7 2 (7.69%) Rendezvous
7 2 (7.69%) WinForms
7 2 (7.69%) Spring
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (7.69%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) Economics
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) MVVM
3 6 (23.08%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) MVC
5 4 (15.38%) SOA
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) UML
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) XAML
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) VBA
6 2 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenServer
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.85%) WMI
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Sybase
3 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) AppSense
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica