The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 67 52 72
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.19% 0.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 0.58% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +31.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £413 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
209 172 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.69% 32.45% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 96 190
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Hertfordshire region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Ware - - - -
Silverlight
East of England

Silverlight
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Silverlight Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft