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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 492 412 267
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -145
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 91 172 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.35% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.27% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 114 192
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
Silverlight
UK

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
13754 13531 11636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.22% 27.28% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9025 8917 7436
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 203 328
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 April 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 April 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 -52 52 £494 -1.25% 26
South East -8 23 £325 -14.75% 6
South West +1 6 £325 +35.41% 1
West Midlands -19 6 £405 +24.61% 5
Yorkshire -37 2 £363 +20.83% 5
North West -31 1 £300 -17.24% 3
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 120 (79.47%) C#
2 116 (76.82%) .NET
3 78 (51.66%) WPF
4 69 (45.70%) SQL Server
5 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (40.40%) SQL
7 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
8 53 (35.10%) Microsoft
9 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
10 51 (33.77%) HTML
10 51 (33.77%) WCF
11 43 (28.48%) Finance
12 38 (25.17%) Scrum
12 38 (25.17%) TDD
13 36 (23.84%) Oracle
13 36 (23.84%) Web Services
14 33 (21.85%) MVVM
15 32 (21.19%) CSS
16 31 (20.53%) MVC
16 31 (20.53%) HTML5
17 27 (17.88%) OO
18 26 (17.22%) Banking
18 26 (17.22%) .NET Framework
19 25 (16.56%) XAML
20 24 (15.89%) Relational Database
21 23 (15.23%) SOA
22 19 (12.58%) Windows
22 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
22 19 (12.58%) Investment Banking
22 19 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (3.97%) IIS
2 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) JBoss
3 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.32%) Node.js
3 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.66%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.65%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) HTTP
2 3 (1.99%) VPN
2 3 (1.99%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.32%) SSL
3 2 (1.32%) SSH
3 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 2 (1.32%) RIP
3 2 (1.32%) SNMP
3 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 2 (1.32%) MPLS
3 2 (1.32%) OSPF
3 2 (1.32%) BGP
3 2 (1.32%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.32%) Telnet
4 1 (0.66%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) Wireless
4 1 (0.66%) IPsec
4 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (45.70%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.89%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (9.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (9.27%) Data Mining
6 12 (7.95%) Oracle Database
7 11 (7.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.65%) MySQL
10 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.32%) Firebird
12 2 (1.32%) MS Access
13 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.66%) DTS
13 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Visual Studio
2 17 (11.26%) NUnit
2 17 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (8.61%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.95%) Subversion
5 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Blend
6 4 (2.65%) ReSharper
6 4 (2.65%) Moq
7 3 (1.99%) Grunt
7 3 (1.99%) Bower
7 3 (1.99%) Selenium
8 2 (1.32%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.32%) JUnit
8 2 (1.32%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (1.32%) JSHint
8 2 (1.32%) Mockito
8 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.32%) NCover
General
1 43 (28.48%) Finance
2 26 (17.22%) Banking
3 19 (12.58%) Investment Banking
4 13 (8.61%) Front Office
5 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.99%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 126 (83.44%) Developer
2 60 (39.74%) C# Developer
3 44 (29.14%) .NET Developer
4 32 (21.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (11.26%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.61%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (5.96%) WPF Developer
7 9 (5.96%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.64%) CRM Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Agile C# Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Silverlight Developer
11 5 (3.31%) AWS Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Consultant
12 4 (2.65%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (76.82%) .NET
2 78 (51.66%) WPF
3 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET
4 51 (33.77%) HTML
4 51 (33.77%) WCF
5 36 (23.84%) Web Services
6 32 (21.19%) CSS
7 31 (20.53%) HTML5
8 26 (17.22%) .NET Framework
9 19 (12.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (11.92%) jQuery
11 17 (11.26%) AngularJS
11 17 (11.26%) XML
12 14 (9.27%) Ajax
13 13 (8.61%) LINQ
14 11 (7.28%) REST
15 10 (6.62%) XACML
15 10 (6.62%) Apache Thrift
15 10 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (6.62%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (5.96%) Open Source
2 9 (5.96%) User Experience
3 8 (5.30%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.97%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.65%) Social Media
5 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.99%) Equities
6 3 (1.99%) Economics
6 3 (1.99%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.99%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.32%) IPTV
7 2 (1.32%) Derivative
7 2 (1.32%) STB
7 2 (1.32%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.58%) Windows
2 7 (4.64%) Windows Phone
3 5 (3.31%) Linux
4 4 (2.65%) Android
4 4 (2.65%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.99%) UNIX
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.17%) TDD
2 38 (25.17%) Scrum
3 33 (21.85%) MVVM
4 31 (20.53%) MVC
5 27 (17.88%) OO
6 23 (15.23%) SOA
7 15 (9.93%) CRM
8 14 (9.27%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.61%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (7.28%) Web Development
10 11 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.62%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.62%) BDD
11 10 (6.62%) UML
12 9 (5.96%) Pair Programming
13 8 (5.30%) OOD
13 8 (5.30%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.30%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (4.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 120 (79.47%) C#
2 61 (40.40%) SQL
3 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
4 25 (16.56%) XAML
5 16 (10.60%) PL/SQL
5 16 (10.60%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.93%) Java
7 12 (7.95%) Python
8 8 (5.30%) C++
9 6 (3.97%) VB
10 5 (3.31%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.65%) VB6
12 3 (1.99%) PHP
12 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.32%) VBA
13 2 (1.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.66%) XPath
14 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.66%) COBOL
14 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.97%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Puppet
1 5 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.84%) Oracle
3 10 (6.62%) Telerik
4 6 (3.97%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.99%) Apple
5 3 (1.99%) Adobe
6 2 (1.32%) Informatica
6 2 (1.32%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.32%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.66%) Tableau
7 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.66%) VMware
7 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) InterSystems
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