The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 418 305 253
Rank change year-on-year
-113 -52
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 152 263 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.57% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 1.99% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 190 283
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £317
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 - £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13745 13229 13967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.84% 28.44% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8985 8596 8674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 276 345
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Silverlight
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 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
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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 -74 80 £500 -7.40% 25
East of England -14 19 £400 -11.11% 14
South East -25 13 £313 -10.71% 4
Yorkshire -7 12 £375 +25.00% 9
West Midlands -12 10 £460 +8.23% 5
East Midlands +1 8 £376 +7.50% 1
South West -36 7 £350 -37.77% 6
North West 0 3 £325 +52.94% 11
Silverlight
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Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 243 (73.41%) C#
2 242 (73.11%) .NET
3 161 (48.64%) WPF
4 143 (43.20%) SQL Server
5 125 (37.76%) ASP.NET
6 116 (35.05%) SQL
7 110 (33.23%) WCF
8 94 (28.40%) MVVM
9 93 (28.10%) Microsoft
10 91 (27.49%) JavaScript
11 90 (27.19%) HTML
11 90 (27.19%) Web Services
12 87 (26.28%) .NET Framework
13 84 (25.38%) TDD
13 84 (25.38%) MVC
14 73 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
15 72 (21.75%) CSS
16 70 (21.15%) XAML
17 60 (18.13%) Windows
17 60 (18.13%) SQL Server 2008
18 52 (15.71%) Finance
19 51 (15.41%) Oracle
20 50 (15.11%) HTML5
20 50 (15.11%) REST
21 49 (14.80%) Visual Studio
22 48 (14.50%) CRM
23 46 (13.90%) Scrum
24 45 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
25 44 (13.29%) Team Foundation Server
26 43 (12.99%) Banking

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 38 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.63%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.32%) ArcGIS
4 10 (3.02%) IIS
5 9 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.42%) CMS
6 8 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.21%) Node.js
7 4 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (0.91%) ArcSDE
9 2 (0.60%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Foundation
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Drupal
10 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 37 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.14%) Photoshop
2 17 (5.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.72%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.21%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.91%) MS Office
6 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.72%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.93%) Internet
2 4 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) LDAP
4 1 (0.30%) LAN
4 1 (0.30%) WAN
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 60 (18.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (12.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.63%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.81%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.51%) DTS
10 5 (1.51%) OLAP
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.60%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 49 (14.80%) Visual Studio
2 44 (13.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (9.06%) Microsoft Blend
4 20 (6.04%) MSTest
5 15 (4.53%) Rhino Mocks
6 12 (3.63%) NUnit
6 12 (3.63%) JUnit
7 11 (3.32%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.02%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 9 (2.72%) Axure RP
9 9 (2.72%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.11%) QUnit
10 7 (2.11%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (2.11%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.11%) Subversion
11 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.51%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.21%) Selenium
General
1 52 (15.71%) Finance
2 43 (12.99%) Banking
3 28 (8.46%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.02%) Front Office
5 7 (2.11%) Retail
6 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.21%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 275 (83.08%) Developer
2 94 (28.40%) .NET Developer
3 68 (20.54%) C# Developer
4 44 (13.29%) Silverlight Developer
5 38 (11.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (9.37%) CRM Developer
7 27 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 26 (7.85%) Designer
9 20 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 19 (5.74%) Software Developer
11 17 (5.14%) Web Developer
12 15 (4.53%) WPF Developer
13 14 (4.23%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.63%) UI Designer
15 11 (3.32%) User Experience Designer
15 11 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (3.32%) Applications Developer
16 9 (2.72%) Consultant
16 9 (2.72%) Interface Designer
16 9 (2.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (73.11%) .NET
2 161 (48.64%) WPF
3 125 (37.76%) ASP.NET
4 110 (33.23%) WCF
5 90 (27.19%) HTML
5 90 (27.19%) Web Services
6 87 (26.28%) .NET Framework
7 72 (21.75%) CSS
8 50 (15.11%) HTML5
8 50 (15.11%) REST
9 42 (12.69%) jQuery
9 42 (12.69%) XML
10 38 (11.48%) SOAP
11 36 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (10.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 31 (9.37%) Ajax
14 18 (5.44%) CSS3
14 18 (5.44%) AngularJS
15 17 (5.14%) LINQ
16 16 (4.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.83%) Open Source
2 15 (4.53%) N-Tier
3 13 (3.93%) RIA
4 12 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.32%) Video on Demand
6 10 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.72%) GIS
8 7 (2.11%) iPad
8 7 (2.11%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.81%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.81%) Derivative
10 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.51%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.51%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.91%) SCADA
12 3 (0.91%) Clustering
12 3 (0.91%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (18.13%) Windows
2 20 (6.04%) Windows Phone
3 16 (4.83%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (2.11%) Android
5 6 (1.81%) Linux
5 6 (1.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.30%) UNIX
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.40%) MVVM
2 84 (25.38%) MVC
2 84 (25.38%) TDD
3 73 (22.05%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (14.50%) CRM
5 46 (13.90%) Scrum
6 42 (12.69%) OO
7 37 (11.18%) Unit Testing
8 29 (8.76%) Workflow
9 28 (8.46%) UML
10 22 (6.65%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.34%) BDD
12 20 (6.04%) SOA
12 20 (6.04%) Migration
13 19 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.44%) Data Migration
15 17 (5.14%) OOD
15 17 (5.14%) OOA/OOD
16 16 (4.83%) Data Modelling
16 16 (4.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 243 (73.41%) C#
2 116 (35.05%) SQL
3 91 (27.49%) JavaScript
4 70 (21.15%) XAML
5 40 (12.08%) T-SQL
6 31 (9.37%) Java
7 17 (5.14%) VB.NET
8 14 (4.23%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.63%) Python
11 7 (2.11%) C++
12 6 (1.81%) C
12 6 (1.81%) VB
12 6 (1.81%) VBA
12 6 (1.81%) VB6
13 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.60%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.60%) Ruby
14 2 (0.60%) XPath
14 2 (0.60%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.04%) Degree
2 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.72%) MCITP
3 9 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.30%) OCP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.51%) Puppet
1 5 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 93 (28.10%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.41%) Oracle
3 16 (4.83%) JBoss
4 15 (4.53%) Telerik
5 12 (3.63%) ESRI
6 7 (2.11%) Infragistics
7 5 (1.51%) Adobe
8 3 (0.91%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.60%) Charles River
9 2 (0.60%) HP
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Sybase
10 1 (0.30%) Citrix
10 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) Mercator
10 1 (0.30%) VMware
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