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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 436 314 279
Rank change year-on-year
-122 -35
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 146 259 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 1.83% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 182 239
Average daily rate
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£395 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £317
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
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
14196 14151 14913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.06% 29.33% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9332 9313 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 242 357
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.69 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 53 £450 -14.28% 33
West Midlands +8 27 £445 +18.66% 8
South East -21 16 £300 -14.28% 3
East of England -40 16 £375 -11.76% 6
East Midlands +4 15 £310 +3.33% 5
Yorkshire -19 15 £385 +28.33% 19
South West -41 5 £350 +9.37% 6
North West - - - - 14
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 242 (76.58%) C#
2 231 (73.10%) .NET
3 137 (43.35%) SQL Server
4 136 (43.04%) WPF
5 119 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (37.34%) ASP.NET
7 112 (35.44%) SQL
7 112 (35.44%) Microsoft
8 111 (35.13%) WCF
9 108 (34.18%) JavaScript
10 96 (30.38%) HTML
11 87 (27.53%) Web Services
12 82 (25.95%) TDD
13 81 (25.63%) CSS
14 79 (25.00%) .NET Framework
15 75 (23.73%) MVVM
16 74 (23.42%) CRM
17 73 (23.10%) MVC
18 70 (22.15%) Dynamics CRM
19 64 (20.25%) Windows
20 63 (19.94%) XAML
21 54 (17.09%) XML
21 54 (17.09%) SQL Server 2008
22 49 (15.51%) SharePoint
23 48 (15.19%) jQuery
23 48 (15.19%) HTML5
24 47 (14.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 46 (14.56%) Finance
26 45 (14.24%) Workflow
27 43 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 49 (15.51%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.06%) IIS
3 14 (4.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.27%) CMS
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint Foundation
8 4 (1.27%) Node.js
9 3 (0.95%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Kentico
11 1 (0.32%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Drupal
11 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 41 (12.97%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.38%) Photoshop
2 17 (5.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (3.16%) MS Office
4 6 (1.90%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 70 (22.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.58%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.43%) Internet
2 5 (1.58%) Intranet
3 4 (1.27%) Extranet
4 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
4 1 (0.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (43.35%) SQL Server
2 54 (17.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (14.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (7.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.85%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.58%) OLAP
10 4 (1.27%) DTS
10 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.32%) MySQL
13 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (13.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (12.97%) Visual Studio
3 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Blend
4 18 (5.70%) MSTest
5 17 (5.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 9 (2.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 9 (2.85%) JUnit
6 9 (2.85%) QUnit
6 9 (2.85%) Jasmine
7 8 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.53%) NUnit
8 7 (2.22%) Subversion
8 7 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.58%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.27%) Selenium
11 4 (1.27%) Hudson
11 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (14.56%) Finance
2 40 (12.66%) Banking
3 27 (8.54%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.16%) Front Office
5 7 (2.22%) Retail
6 5 (1.58%) Publishing
7 4 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 258 (81.65%) Developer
2 70 (22.15%) .NET Developer
3 68 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 46 (14.56%) CRM Developer
5 42 (13.29%) Silverlight Developer
6 35 (11.08%) Senior Developer
7 32 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (9.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 19 (6.01%) Software Developer
10 18 (5.70%) Consultant
11 16 (5.06%) Designer
12 14 (4.43%) Microsoft Developer
12 14 (4.43%) SharePoint Developer
13 12 (3.80%) UI Designer
13 12 (3.80%) CRM Consultant
13 12 (3.80%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.80%) WPF Developer
14 11 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
14 11 (3.48%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.16%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (73.10%) .NET
2 136 (43.04%) WPF
3 118 (37.34%) ASP.NET
4 111 (35.13%) WCF
5 96 (30.38%) HTML
6 87 (27.53%) Web Services
7 81 (25.63%) CSS
8 79 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 54 (17.09%) XML
10 48 (15.19%) jQuery
10 48 (15.19%) HTML5
11 35 (11.08%) REST
12 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (10.76%) SOAP
13 33 (10.44%) Ajax
14 32 (10.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 22 (6.96%) AngularJS
16 20 (6.33%) XSLT
17 18 (5.70%) CSS3
18 17 (5.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.18%) User Experience
2 23 (7.28%) iPad
3 19 (6.01%) Open Source
4 13 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.80%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.22%) RIA
8 5 (1.58%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.27%) Xbox
9 4 (1.27%) VUI
9 4 (1.27%) Kinect
9 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.95%) SCADA
10 3 (0.95%) GIS
10 3 (0.95%) Clustering
10 3 (0.95%) Derivative
10 3 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.25%) Windows
2 12 (3.80%) Windows Phone
3 9 (2.85%) Windows 8
4 6 (1.90%) Android
4 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.95%) Linux
7 3 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.32%) UNIX
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (25.95%) TDD
3 75 (23.73%) MVVM
4 74 (23.42%) CRM
5 73 (23.10%) MVC
6 45 (14.24%) Workflow
7 36 (11.39%) Unit Testing
8 33 (10.44%) OO
9 28 (8.86%) Scrum
10 23 (7.28%) UML
11 21 (6.65%) Migration
12 20 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (6.01%) Data Migration
13 19 (6.01%) Web Development
14 18 (5.70%) E-Commerce
14 18 (5.70%) SOA
15 17 (5.38%) OOP
15 17 (5.38%) System Testing
15 17 (5.38%) BDD
16 16 (5.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 242 (76.58%) C#
2 112 (35.44%) SQL
3 108 (34.18%) JavaScript
4 63 (19.94%) XAML
5 42 (13.29%) T-SQL
6 28 (8.86%) Java
7 20 (6.33%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.11%) C++
9 12 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.22%) VB
11 6 (1.90%) VBA
11 6 (1.90%) Python
12 5 (1.58%) VB6
12 5 (1.58%) C
13 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.95%) PHP
14 3 (0.95%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.95%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (6.65%) Degree
2 12 (3.80%) MCITP
3 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) MCSA
5 2 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) OCP
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.38%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.95%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) Puppet
1 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.49%) Oracle
3 12 (3.80%) JBoss
4 7 (2.22%) Telerik
5 6 (1.90%) Infragistics
6 5 (1.58%) Adobe
7 3 (0.95%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.95%) ESRI
8 2 (0.63%) IBM
8 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.63%) Charles River
8 2 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.32%) Siebel
9 1 (0.32%) Nintex
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