The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 56 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 1.01% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 4.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £483 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
Silverlight
East of England

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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
184 123 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.63% 24.90% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 59 41
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £33.73 £27.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.63% -14.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.16 £37.00 £37.20
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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
Colchester - - - -
Silverlight
East of England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) WCF
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) OOP
4 8 (66.67%) TDD
4 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
5 7 (58.33%) MSTest
5 7 (58.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (58.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (50.00%) MVC
6 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (41.67%) HTML5
7 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (41.67%) jQuery
7 5 (41.67%) QUnit
7 5 (41.67%) HTML
8 4 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (33.33%) Internet
8 4 (33.33%) Jasmine
8 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MSTest
1 7 (58.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (41.67%) QUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) WCF
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (58.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
6 5 (41.67%) HTML5
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (41.67%) jQuery
6 5 (41.67%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
10 1 (8.33%) RESTful
10 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) OOP
1 8 (66.67%) TDD
1 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) XAML
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft