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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 495 367 302
Rank change year-on-year
-128 -65
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 62 177 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 1.47% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 113 159
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -48 31 £490 -1.50% 31
South East -15 9 £350 -24.32% 11
South West -13 7 £325 +4.83% 12
Yorkshire -28 6 £378 +33.62% 6
East Midlands +13 4 £300 - 3
West Midlands -6 2 £350 +27.27% 3
North West -24 2 £450 +45.16% 7
East of England - - - - 7
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 156 (83.87%) C#
2 144 (77.42%) .NET
3 95 (51.08%) SQL Server
4 82 (44.09%) WPF
5 78 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 72 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 70 (37.63%) ASP.NET
8 68 (36.56%) HTML
8 68 (36.56%) WCF
8 68 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (36.02%) SQL
10 52 (27.96%) CRM
11 50 (26.88%) Dynamics CRM
12 46 (24.73%) Web Services
13 43 (23.12%) CSS
14 42 (22.58%) .NET Framework
15 40 (21.51%) XML
16 38 (20.43%) Windows
17 37 (19.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 36 (19.35%) TDD
19 33 (17.74%) HTML5
20 32 (17.20%) MVC
21 30 (16.13%) Finance
22 28 (15.05%) Scrum
22 28 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 28 (15.05%) MVVM
23 27 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 27 (14.52%) jQuery
23 27 (14.52%) Workflow
23 27 (14.52%) Java

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.45%) IIS
3 11 (5.91%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (5.38%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.61%) Node.js
8 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.08%) JBoss
8 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.54%) Kentico
9 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Project
3 3 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (26.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Yammer
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Extranet
1 4 (2.15%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.08%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) DNS
2 2 (1.08%) SSL
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (51.08%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (9.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (5.38%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.23%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.15%) MS Access
10 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.61%) DTS
11 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.08%) Big Data
12 2 (1.08%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (13.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.53%) NUnit
4 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (3.76%) Subversion
6 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (2.69%) Moq
7 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.15%) JUnit
8 4 (2.15%) Mockito
9 3 (1.61%) MSTest
9 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (1.61%) Maven
10 2 (1.08%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.08%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.08%) QUnit
10 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.08%) Bower
10 2 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 30 (16.13%) Finance
2 21 (11.29%) Banking
3 9 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Publishing
5 5 (2.69%) Front Office
6 3 (1.61%) Advertising
6 3 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.08%) Games
7 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 150 (80.65%) Developer
2 55 (29.57%) C# Developer
3 40 (21.51%) .NET Developer
4 28 (15.05%) CRM Developer
5 22 (11.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (10.22%) Senior Developer
7 16 (8.60%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 15 (8.06%) Silverlight Developer
9 12 (6.45%) Consultant
10 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Developer
11 10 (5.38%) SharePoint Developer
12 9 (4.84%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
13 8 (4.30%) WPF Developer
14 6 (3.23%) CRM Consultant
15 5 (2.69%) Web Developer
15 5 (2.69%) Programmer
15 5 (2.69%) Lead Developer
15 5 (2.69%) Architect
15 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (77.42%) .NET
2 82 (44.09%) WPF
3 70 (37.63%) ASP.NET
4 68 (36.56%) HTML
4 68 (36.56%) WCF
5 46 (24.73%) Web Services
6 43 (23.12%) CSS
7 42 (22.58%) .NET Framework
8 40 (21.51%) XML
9 33 (17.74%) HTML5
10 27 (14.52%) jQuery
11 18 (9.68%) AngularJS
12 17 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (9.14%) Ajax
13 15 (8.06%) RESTful
14 14 (7.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (6.99%) LINQ
16 10 (5.38%) CSS3
16 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (5.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) iPad
2 16 (8.60%) Open Source
3 7 (3.76%) User Experience
4 5 (2.69%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.61%) Social Media
6 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.61%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.08%) Economics
7 2 (1.08%) RIA
7 2 (1.08%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.08%) Statistical Arbitrage
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.08%) Kinect
7 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.08%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.43%) Windows
2 7 (3.76%) Windows Phone
3 5 (2.69%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.15%) Linux
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (1.61%) Android
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (27.96%) CRM
3 36 (19.35%) TDD
4 32 (17.20%) MVC
5 28 (15.05%) Scrum
5 28 (15.05%) MVVM
6 27 (14.52%) Workflow
7 26 (13.98%) OO
7 26 (13.98%) SOA
8 20 (10.75%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (9.14%) Unit Testing
10 16 (8.60%) OOD
11 14 (7.53%) Web Development
12 10 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.38%) UML
13 9 (4.84%) OOP
13 9 (4.84%) System Testing
13 9 (4.84%) Software Engineering
14 8 (4.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 156 (83.87%) C#
2 72 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 67 (36.02%) SQL
4 27 (14.52%) Java
5 23 (12.37%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.60%) PowerShell
6 16 (8.60%) XAML
7 12 (6.45%) C++
8 10 (5.38%) Python
9 8 (4.30%) VB
10 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.15%) VB6
11 4 (2.15%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.61%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) Ruby
14 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.54%) C
14 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.54%) VBScript
14 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (5.91%) Degree
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.15%) MCSA
4 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.61%) MCITP
5 2 (1.08%) MCTS
6 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.37%) Oracle
3 11 (5.91%) TIBCO
3 11 (5.91%) Telerik
4 3 (1.61%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.08%) Siebel
5 2 (1.08%) Infragistics
5 2 (1.08%) Nintex
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.54%) Splunk
6 1 (0.54%) Tableau
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Informatica
6 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
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