The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 487 400 244
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -156
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 85 166 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.35% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 1.29% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 107 207
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.00
Silverlight
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in England

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in England

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in England

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in England

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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
London -29 49 £500 +0.50% 22
South East -21 22 £325 -5.45% 15
South West +1 8 £338 +22.72% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire -36 2 £363 +25.00% 6
North West -29 1 £300 -7.69% 6
East Midlands - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 4
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 143 (84.12%) C#
2 138 (81.18%) .NET
3 92 (54.12%) WPF
4 90 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
6 68 (40.00%) SQL
7 65 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (37.06%) ASP.NET
9 61 (35.88%) WCF
10 57 (33.53%) HTML
10 57 (33.53%) JavaScript
11 48 (28.24%) TDD
12 47 (27.65%) Finance
13 43 (25.29%) Web Services
14 40 (23.53%) Scrum
15 37 (21.76%) HTML5
16 35 (20.59%) MVVM
16 35 (20.59%) CSS
16 35 (20.59%) .NET Framework
17 34 (20.00%) Banking
17 34 (20.00%) Oracle
17 34 (20.00%) MVC
18 32 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
19 28 (16.47%) Visual Studio
19 28 (16.47%) Java
20 27 (15.88%) Windows
20 27 (15.88%) OO
21 26 (15.29%) XAML
22 24 (14.12%) SOA
23 23 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (4.71%) IIS
3 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.76%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.59%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (1.18%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (10.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) HTTP
2 3 (1.76%) DNS
2 3 (1.76%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.76%) SSL
2 3 (1.76%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) Firewall
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
4 1 (0.59%) IPsec
4 1 (0.59%) DMZ
4 1 (0.59%) Intranet
4 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.59%) GPRS
4 1 (0.59%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (13.53%) Relational Database
4 21 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (8.24%) Data Mining
7 12 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (5.88%) Oracle Database
9 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.76%) MS Access
10 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.18%) DTS
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.18%) Big Data
12 1 (0.59%) Firebird
12 1 (0.59%) MySQL
12 1 (0.59%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 28 (16.47%) Visual Studio
2 23 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (12.94%) NUnit
4 13 (7.65%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.06%) Subversion
6 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.53%) Moq
8 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (2.35%) ReSharper
9 4 (2.35%) JUnit
9 4 (2.35%) Mockito
9 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Blend
10 3 (1.76%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.76%) Selenium
10 3 (1.76%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.76%) Grunt
10 3 (1.76%) Bower
10 3 (1.76%) Maven
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.18%) NetAdvantage
General
1 47 (27.65%) Finance
2 34 (20.00%) Banking
3 20 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.65%) Front Office
5 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) German Language
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (83.53%) Developer
2 69 (40.59%) C# Developer
3 50 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 35 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (9.41%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.65%) Senior C# Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.88%) CRM Developer
8 8 (4.71%) WPF Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) Programmer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Silverlight Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Agile C# Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (81.18%) .NET
2 92 (54.12%) WPF
3 63 (37.06%) ASP.NET
4 61 (35.88%) WCF
5 57 (33.53%) HTML
6 43 (25.29%) Web Services
7 37 (21.76%) HTML5
8 35 (20.59%) CSS
8 35 (20.59%) .NET Framework
9 22 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (11.76%) jQuery
11 19 (11.18%) AngularJS
12 18 (10.59%) XML
13 16 (9.41%) Ajax
14 15 (8.82%) REST
15 13 (7.65%) LINQ
16 11 (6.47%) J2EE
17 10 (5.88%) Spring
17 10 (5.88%) XACML
17 10 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Open Source
2 12 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (5.29%) User Experience
4 8 (4.71%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.12%) Social Media
5 7 (4.12%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.76%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.76%) Equities
9 3 (1.76%) Economics
9 3 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.76%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.18%) RIA
10 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.18%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.12%) Windows Phone
3 4 (2.35%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) Android
3 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.35%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.24%) TDD
3 40 (23.53%) Scrum
4 35 (20.59%) MVVM
5 34 (20.00%) MVC
6 27 (15.88%) OO
7 24 (14.12%) SOA
8 19 (11.18%) CRM
9 14 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.65%) Technical Architecture
10 13 (7.65%) OOD
11 12 (7.06%) Web Development
12 11 (6.47%) Load Balancing
12 11 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.88%) UML
14 9 (5.29%) Pair Programming
14 9 (5.29%) BDD
15 8 (4.71%) Technical Analysis
15 8 (4.71%) Workflow
15 8 (4.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (84.12%) C#
2 68 (40.00%) SQL
3 57 (33.53%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.47%) Java
5 26 (15.29%) XAML
6 17 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.65%) PL/SQL
7 13 (7.65%) Python
8 12 (7.06%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.29%) C++
10 6 (3.53%) VB
11 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.76%) PHP
11 3 (1.76%) VB6
11 3 (1.76%) Ruby
12 2 (1.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.59%) C
13 1 (0.59%) XPath
13 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) CISSP
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.59%) MCTS
3 1 (0.59%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.59%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) Puppet
1 10 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.59%) Control-M
2 1 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.00%) Oracle
3 12 (7.06%) TIBCO
4 10 (5.88%) Telerik
5 4 (2.35%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (0.59%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.59%) Splunk
7 1 (0.59%) Tableau
7 1 (0.59%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.59%) Nintex
7 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.59%) Informatica
7 1 (0.59%) Apple
7 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
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