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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 142 184 185
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +1
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.12% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.39% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 16
Average daily rate £375 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
965 1537 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.29% 30.30% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1245 1288
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -33.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) Banking
2 12 (75.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 10 (62.50%) Investment Banking
5 9 (56.25%) MVC
6 8 (50.00%) MVVM
6 8 (50.00%) User Stories
6 8 (50.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 8 (50.00%) MSMQ
6 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (50.00%) WCF
6 8 (50.00%) WPF
7 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
8 6 (37.50%) Back Office
8 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (37.50%) HTML
8 6 (37.50%) Logistics
8 6 (37.50%) Subversion
8 6 (37.50%) Ajax
8 6 (37.50%) HTML5
8 6 (37.50%) Web Application Development
8 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) WebStorm
General
1 13 (81.25%) Banking
2 10 (62.50%) Investment Banking
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Back Office
5 5 (31.25%) Front Office
6 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) .NET Developer
3 9 (56.25%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (56.25%) C# Developer
4 8 (50.00%) Silverlight Developer
5 6 (37.50%) ASP Developer
5 6 (37.50%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Developer
6 4 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (12.50%) C Developer
8 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (12.50%) Designer
8 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 2 (12.50%) UI Designer
8 2 (12.50%) UI Developer
8 2 (12.50%) UX Designer
8 2 (12.50%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) MSMQ
3 8 (50.00%) WCF
3 8 (50.00%) WPF
4 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Ajax
5 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (37.50%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) React
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) jQuery
7 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Hedge funds
3 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 8 (50.00%) MVVM
2 8 (50.00%) User Stories
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Logistics
4 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 6 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 4 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (18.75%) AOP
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) XAML
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe
1 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft