The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 77 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 1.00% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
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%
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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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
297 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.50% 33.37% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 211 171
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 21 October 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Telerik
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (50.00%) SOA

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
1 2 (50.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Telerik