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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 181 194 199
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 17 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.79% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £385 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £533 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%
Silverlight
London

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
1645 1778 2232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.55% 30.06% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1313 1679
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 23 (88.46%) C#
2 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 17 (65.38%) WPF
4 14 (53.85%) WCF
4 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
5 13 (50.00%) Finance
6 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (38.46%) MVVM
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 8 (30.77%) Web Services
7 8 (30.77%) OO
8 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
9 6 (23.08%) Banking
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) SOA
11 4 (15.38%) XAML
11 4 (15.38%) IIS
11 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 4 (15.38%) HTML
11 4 (15.38%) Windows
11 4 (15.38%) NUnit
11 4 (15.38%) TDD
11 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
11 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 4 (15.38%) Analytics
12 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
12 3 (11.54%) Moq
12 3 (11.54%) HTML5
12 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
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%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
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
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 4 (15.38%) NUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) Moq
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) ReSharper
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
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
4 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.85%) Mockito
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (3.85%) Back Office
5 1 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 10 (38.46%) Senior Developer
4 9 (34.62%) .NET Developer
5 7 (26.92%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Silverlight Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) GUI Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) WPF
3 14 (53.85%) WCF
4 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
7 3 (11.54%) HTML5
7 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
8 2 (7.69%) jQuery
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (7.69%) Apache Thrift
8 2 (7.69%) J2EE
8 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET
8 2 (7.69%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
1 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (38.46%) MVVM
2 8 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (15.38%) SOA
3 4 (15.38%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) UML
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) XAML
4 3 (11.54%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 2 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MOS
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
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 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Sybase
2 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) AppSense
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica
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