The first table below looks at the demand for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 Essex 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 46 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.22% 0.65% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.62% 2.29% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £317
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
130 131 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.37% 28.35% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 75 42
Average daily rate £400 £265 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 26
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Silverlight
East of England

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight across the Essex region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Essex 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
Brentwood - 1 - -
Colchester - - - -
Silverlight
East of England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
3 8 (72.73%) WPF
4 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
5 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
5 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) OOP
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
6 5 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (45.45%) MSTest
6 5 (45.45%) TDD
6 5 (45.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (45.45%) Unity DI Container
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) MVC
8 3 (27.27%) WinForms
8 3 (27.27%) Internet
8 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
8 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
8 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (27.27%) QUnit
8 3 (27.27%) jQuery

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MSTest
1 5 (45.45%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (27.27%) QUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Jasmine
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 8 (72.73%) WPF
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (45.45%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) WinForms
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (18.18%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 6 (54.55%) OOP
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 2 (18.18%) XAML
4 2 (18.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft