The first table below looks at the demand for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 East of England 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 123 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 21 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 1.17% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£376 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £450
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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
893 685 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.51% 28.64% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 373 438
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.92 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.97% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £22.66 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.72 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight across the East of England region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the East of England region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk -16 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Essex +1 6 £450 -10.00%
Bedfordshire -17 3 £413 -8.33% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £351 -22.00%
Hertfordshire -3 1 £350 -15.15% 4
Norfolk - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 37 (90.24%) C#
2 35 (85.37%) .NET
3 27 (65.85%) SQL Server
4 26 (63.41%) SQL
5 22 (53.66%) Web Services
5 22 (53.66%) WCF
6 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
7 18 (43.90%) CRM
7 18 (43.90%) WPF
7 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (43.90%) Dynamics CRM
8 17 (41.46%) SOAP
9 16 (39.02%) XML
9 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
10 14 (34.15%) Windows
10 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
11 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (31.71%) TDD
12 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (29.27%) Data Migration
12 12 (29.27%) HTML
12 12 (29.27%) MVC
12 12 (29.27%) Migration
13 10 (24.39%) Workflow
13 10 (24.39%) T-SQL
13 10 (24.39%) jQuery
13 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
13 10 (24.39%) MVVM
13 10 (24.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (65.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (12.20%) MSTest
3 3 (7.32%) QUnit
4 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (90.24%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) CRM Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Silverlight Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) WPF Developer
8 2 (4.88%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (85.37%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) Web Services
2 22 (53.66%) WCF
3 18 (43.90%) WPF
4 17 (41.46%) SOAP
5 16 (39.02%) XML
5 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
6 12 (29.27%) HTML
7 10 (24.39%) jQuery
7 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
7 10 (24.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (19.51%) Reactive Extensions
8 8 (19.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 6 (14.63%) CSS
9 6 (14.63%) XSLT
10 5 (12.20%) Unity DI Container
10 5 (12.20%) Ajax
10 5 (12.20%) WF
10 5 (12.20%) LINQ
11 4 (9.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.32%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) CRM
2 13 (31.71%) TDD
3 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) Data Migration
3 12 (29.27%) MVC
3 12 (29.27%) Migration
4 10 (24.39%) Workflow
4 10 (24.39%) MVVM
5 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
6 6 (14.63%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.20%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.32%) ETL
8 3 (7.32%) Data Transformation
8 3 (7.32%) Data Mapping
9 2 (4.88%) Release Management
9 2 (4.88%) BDD
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (90.24%) C#
2 26 (63.41%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (24.39%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VB6
6 2 (4.88%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) XAML
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) Delphi
7 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (17.07%) MCITP
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint