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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 175 180 125
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -55
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 23 42 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.59% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.98% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 87
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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 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £317
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1726 2117 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.34% 29.79% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1279 1636 1682
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +22.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 23 (54.76%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) WPF
3 20 (47.62%) C#
4 19 (45.24%) XAML
4 19 (45.24%) Finance
5 16 (38.10%) Banking
6 13 (30.95%) SQL
6 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Blend
7 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.19%) MVVM
9 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 9 (21.43%) CSS
10 9 (21.43%) Web Services
10 9 (21.43%) Investment Banking
11 8 (19.05%) TDD
11 8 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (19.05%) WCF
11 8 (19.05%) Photoshop
11 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
13 6 (14.29%) Scrum
13 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (14.29%) HTML
13 6 (14.29%) Oracle
13 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 6 (14.29%) CSS3
14 5 (11.90%) Markit EDM
14 5 (11.90%) Java
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.38%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (19.05%) Photoshop
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Markit EDM
2 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) OLAP
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.38%) DTS
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) NCover
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.38%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 9 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Designer
3 8 (19.05%) UI Designer
4 6 (14.29%) Interface Designer
4 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Silverlight Developer
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) User Experience Designer
8 1 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Silverlight Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) User Experience Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.38%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) WPF
3 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 9 (21.43%) CSS
4 9 (21.43%) Web Services
5 8 (19.05%) WCF
6 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 6 (14.29%) HTML
7 6 (14.29%) CSS3
8 5 (11.90%) jQuery
9 4 (9.52%) XML
9 4 (9.52%) HTML5
10 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.14%) Ajax
11 2 (4.76%) JSON
11 2 (4.76%) XSD
11 2 (4.76%) XSLT
11 2 (4.76%) REST
11 2 (4.76%) WinRT
12 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
1 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) iPhone
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) Equities
3 1 (2.38%) Animation
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
1 2 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) MVVM
2 8 (19.05%) TDD
3 6 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) MVC
5 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Content Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) SOA
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.76%) BDD
6 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.38%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (2.38%) Greeks
7 1 (2.38%) ETRM
7 1 (2.38%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) XAML
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.90%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) C
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) OCP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Infragistics
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Charles River
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
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