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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 172 182 128
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -54
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 20 38 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.54% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.19% 1.82% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 87
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £41.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1680 2091 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.16% 29.50% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1610 1717
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) WPF
3 20 (48.78%) C#
4 19 (46.34%) XAML
4 19 (46.34%) Finance
5 16 (39.02%) Banking
6 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Blend
7 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
7 12 (29.27%) SQL
7 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
8 11 (26.83%) MVVM
9 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
10 9 (21.95%) CSS
10 9 (21.95%) Web Services
10 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
11 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (19.51%) TDD
11 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
11 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
11 8 (19.51%) WCF
12 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
13 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (14.63%) Scrum
13 6 (14.63%) HTML
13 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
13 6 (14.63%) CSS3
14 5 (12.20%) Markit EDM
14 5 (12.20%) Java
14 5 (12.20%) Oracle
14 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Markit EDM
2 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
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 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.44%) OLAP
7 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.44%) DTS
7 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (7.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (7.32%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) NCover
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Designer
3 8 (19.51%) UI Designer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Interface Designer
4 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Silverlight Developer
5 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) User Experience Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.44%) User Experience Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Silverlight Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) WPF
3 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
4 9 (21.95%) CSS
4 9 (21.95%) Web Services
5 8 (19.51%) WCF
6 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
7 6 (14.63%) HTML
7 6 (14.63%) CSS3
8 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 4 (9.76%) XML
9 4 (9.76%) HTML5
10 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.32%) Ajax
11 2 (4.88%) JSON
11 2 (4.88%) XSD
11 2 (4.88%) XSLT
11 2 (4.88%) REST
11 2 (4.88%) WinRT
12 1 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
1 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) Derivative
3 1 (2.44%) Equities
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Animation
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) MVVM
2 8 (19.51%) TDD
3 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
5 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.88%) BDD
7 1 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.44%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.44%) Android Development
7 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) XAML
3 12 (29.27%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) Java
6 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.44%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (2.44%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) OCP
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Charles River
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) EPiServer