The first table below looks at the demand for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 29 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 Leeds 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 75 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 2 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 1.37% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 4.36% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -0.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £317
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +12.34%
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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
317 275 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.77% 31.32% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 164 265
Average daily rate £310 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.20% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £41.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.29% +127.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Silverlight
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Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Silverlight
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) Telerik
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (20.00%) Android

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Telerik