The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 191 161 152
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 19 36 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.58% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 2.05% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 66
Average daily rate £500 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £535 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Silverlight
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 30 (61.22%) C#
2 29 (59.18%) .NET
3 23 (46.94%) WPF
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.65%) Finance
6 14 (28.57%) Banking
7 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
7 13 (26.53%) XAML
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
9 11 (22.45%) SQL
9 11 (22.45%) OO
10 10 (20.41%) XML
10 10 (20.41%) WCF
10 10 (20.41%) Scrum
10 10 (20.41%) jQuery
11 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Blend
11 9 (18.37%) Ajax
11 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
11 9 (18.37%) HTML
11 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.37%) CSS
12 8 (16.33%) Derivative
12 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (14.29%) MVVM
13 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 7 (14.29%) JSON
13 7 (14.29%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (10.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Markit EDM
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.04%) DTS
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (6.12%) NUnit
2 3 (6.12%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (4.08%) Moq
3 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (2.04%) CodeRush
4 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 14 (28.57%) Banking
3 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (10.20%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
3 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Designer
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) UI Designer
5 5 (10.20%) Silverlight Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Team Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Interface Designer
8 2 (4.08%) CRM Developer
8 2 (4.08%) CRM Architect
8 2 (4.08%) User Experience Designer
8 2 (4.08%) Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (59.18%) .NET
2 23 (46.94%) WPF
3 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
4 11 (22.45%) .NET Framework
5 10 (20.41%) XML
5 10 (20.41%) WCF
5 10 (20.41%) jQuery
6 9 (18.37%) Ajax
6 9 (18.37%) HTML
6 9 (18.37%) CSS
7 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (14.29%) JSON
9 6 (12.24%) Web Services
10 5 (10.20%) Apache Flex
10 5 (10.20%) Middleware
11 4 (8.16%) REST
11 4 (8.16%) HTML5
12 3 (6.12%) LINQ
12 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (6.12%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Derivative
2 5 (10.20%) RIA
3 3 (6.12%) Equities
4 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.08%) Market Risk
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.04%) Animation
5 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Xbox
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
3 2 (4.08%) UNIX
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) OO
3 10 (20.41%) Scrum
4 7 (14.29%) MVVM
4 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.24%) MVC
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
5 6 (12.24%) CRM
5 6 (12.24%) Content Management
6 5 (10.20%) Workflow
6 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.20%) UML
6 5 (10.20%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (10.20%) ETL
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) C#
2 13 (26.53%) XAML
3 11 (22.45%) SQL
4 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) Python
6 3 (6.12%) Java
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) XPath
8 1 (2.04%) VB6
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) XQuery
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) OCP
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) EPiServer
4 4 (8.16%) Infragistics
5 3 (6.12%) Telerik
6 1 (2.04%) Perforce
6 1 (2.04%) JBoss
6 1 (2.04%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.04%) Sitecore