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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 481 380 260
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -120
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 75 169 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.37% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 1.36% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 115 167
Average daily rate
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£450 £398 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.00
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
12810 12466 10858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8464 7964 6952
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 £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 174 234 277
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 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 5 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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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
London -38 43 £500 +11.11% 28
South East -15 16 £330 -17.50% 9
South West 0 9 £338 +22.72% 5
West Midlands -18 2 £350 +16.66% 4
North West -31 2 £375 +15.38% 6
Yorkshire -34 2 £363 +27.19% 5
East Midlands - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 3
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 145 (84.80%) C#
2 143 (83.63%) .NET
3 87 (50.88%) WPF
4 86 (50.29%) SQL Server
5 70 (40.94%) Microsoft
6 67 (39.18%) HTML
6 67 (39.18%) SQL
7 64 (37.43%) JavaScript
7 64 (37.43%) ASP.NET
8 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (33.92%) WCF
10 44 (25.73%) TDD
10 44 (25.73%) Web Services
11 41 (23.98%) CSS
12 40 (23.39%) Finance
12 40 (23.39%) HTML5
13 39 (22.81%) .NET Framework
14 38 (22.22%) Scrum
15 35 (20.47%) MVC
16 34 (19.88%) CRM
17 33 (19.30%) MVVM
18 31 (18.13%) Dynamics CRM
18 31 (18.13%) Banking
18 31 (18.13%) SQL Server 2008
19 30 (17.54%) Oracle
20 29 (16.96%) XML
21 28 (16.37%) Windows
21 28 (16.37%) XAML
22 27 (15.79%) jQuery
23 25 (14.62%) OO

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.85%) TIBCO EMS
3 9 (5.26%) IIS
4 6 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.75%) Node.js
7 2 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.17%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.58%) Apache
8 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.75%) MS Project
4 2 (1.17%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (18.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) Yammer
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) Intranet
2 2 (1.17%) Extranet
2 2 (1.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) DNS
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
3 1 (0.58%) GPRS
3 1 (0.58%) UMTS
3 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (50.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (18.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (11.70%) Relational Database
4 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (9.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (9.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (7.02%) Data Mining
9 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.34%) MS Access
12 3 (1.75%) DTS
13 2 (1.17%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (1.17%) Big Data
14 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (13.45%) Visual Studio
1 23 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (11.11%) NUnit
3 12 (7.02%) Subversion
3 12 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 6 (3.51%) Moq
6 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Blend
7 4 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.34%) JUnit
7 4 (2.34%) Mockito
8 3 (1.75%) Bower
8 3 (1.75%) Grunt
8 3 (1.75%) MSTest
8 3 (1.75%) Maven
8 3 (1.75%) Selenium
8 3 (1.75%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.17%) NetAdvantage
General
1 40 (23.39%) Finance
2 31 (18.13%) Banking
3 18 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.43%) Front Office
5 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.75%) Publishing
7 2 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (1.17%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 141 (82.46%) Developer
2 60 (35.09%) C# Developer
3 48 (28.07%) .NET Developer
4 30 (17.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (8.77%) CRM Developer
5 15 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.85%) Silverlight Developer
7 9 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Consultant
8 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.09%) WPF Developer
9 7 (4.09%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (2.92%) Programmer
11 5 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (2.34%) CRM Consultant
12 4 (2.34%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.34%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (83.63%) .NET
2 87 (50.88%) WPF
3 67 (39.18%) HTML
4 64 (37.43%) ASP.NET
5 58 (33.92%) WCF
6 44 (25.73%) Web Services
7 41 (23.98%) CSS
8 40 (23.39%) HTML5
9 39 (22.81%) .NET Framework
10 29 (16.96%) XML
11 27 (15.79%) jQuery
12 22 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (11.70%) AngularJS
14 16 (9.36%) Ajax
15 12 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (6.43%) REST
17 10 (5.85%) J2EE
17 10 (5.85%) CSS3
17 10 (5.85%) RESTful
17 10 (5.85%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Open Source
2 10 (5.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (5.85%) User Experience
3 7 (4.09%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.51%) iPad
5 5 (2.92%) Social Media
5 5 (2.92%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.92%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.75%) Economics
7 3 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.17%) Statistical Arbitrage
8 2 (1.17%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.17%) RIA
8 2 (1.17%) Derivative
8 2 (1.17%) Equities
8 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.37%) Windows
2 8 (4.68%) Windows Phone
3 5 (2.92%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (2.34%) Android
4 4 (2.34%) Linux
4 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.73%) TDD
3 38 (22.22%) Scrum
4 35 (20.47%) MVC
5 34 (19.88%) CRM
6 33 (19.30%) MVVM
7 25 (14.62%) OO
8 24 (14.04%) SOA
9 16 (9.36%) Workflow
9 16 (9.36%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (8.77%) OOD
11 14 (8.19%) Software Engineering
12 13 (7.60%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.02%) Web Development
13 12 (7.02%) UML
14 10 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (5.26%) BDD
15 9 (5.26%) Change Management
16 8 (4.68%) Pair Programming
16 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 145 (84.80%) C#
2 67 (39.18%) SQL
3 64 (37.43%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.37%) XAML
5 25 (14.62%) Java
6 17 (9.94%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.60%) PowerShell
8 11 (6.43%) Python
9 10 (5.85%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.09%) VB
10 7 (4.09%) C++
11 3 (1.75%) VB6
12 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) PHP
13 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.58%) Ruby
13 1 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (5.85%) Degree
2 9 (5.26%) VCP4
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.17%) MCSA
5 1 (0.58%) MCTS
5 1 (0.58%) MCITP
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Puppet
1 8 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Control-M
Vendors
1 70 (40.94%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.54%) Oracle
3 11 (6.43%) TIBCO
3 11 (6.43%) Telerik
4 4 (2.34%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.17%) Siebel
5 2 (1.17%) Nintex
6 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.58%) Tableau
6 1 (0.58%) Splunk
6 1 (0.58%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.58%) Apple
6 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.58%) Informatica
6 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
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