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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 192 199 147
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -52
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 9 25 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.35% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 1.19% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 66
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £391 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
Silverlight
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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
1722 2109 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.68% 29.49% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1597 1661
Average daily rate £421 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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 24 (58.54%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) 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%) Microsoft Blend
8 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
8 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
8 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
9 11 (26.83%) CSS
9 11 (26.83%) User Experience
10 10 (24.39%) MVVM
10 10 (24.39%) Web Services
10 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
11 9 (21.95%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (21.95%) Photoshop
11 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
11 9 (21.95%) WCF
12 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (17.07%) TDD
13 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
13 7 (17.07%) HTML
13 7 (17.07%) CSS3
14 6 (14.63%) jQuery
14 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (12.20%) Scrum
15 5 (12.20%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (21.95%) Photoshop
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%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
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 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 2 (4.88%) NCover
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
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 10 (24.39%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Designer
3 9 (21.95%) UI Designer
4 7 (17.07%) Interface Designer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
5 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Silverlight Developer
7 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
7 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Architect
9 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.44%) HTML Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (2.44%) .NET Architect
9 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (58.54%) .NET
2 20 (48.78%) WPF
3 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.83%) CSS
5 10 (24.39%) Web Services
6 9 (21.95%) WCF
7 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (17.07%) HTML
7 7 (17.07%) CSS3
8 6 (14.63%) jQuery
9 5 (12.20%) XML
10 4 (9.76%) HTML5
10 4 (9.76%) XSD
11 3 (7.32%) Ajax
11 3 (7.32%) XSLT
11 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (4.88%) WinRT
12 2 (4.88%) REST
12 2 (4.88%) JSON
13 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Animation
4 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) RIA
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
2 2 (4.88%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) MVVM
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
5 3 (7.32%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.88%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.88%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) XAML
3 12 (29.27%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) C
8 1 (2.44%) Python
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 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Charles River
5 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
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