The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 31 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.28% 1.05% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.77% 2.88% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%
Silverlight
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
114 104 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 37.38% 36.24% 46.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 54
Average daily rate £310 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 10
Average hourly rate £8.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Leicester +8 7 £350 -
Silverlight
East Midlands

Silverlight
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 10 (90.91%) Oracle
1 10 (90.91%) WPF
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Blend
2 9 (81.82%) User Experience
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
3 8 (72.73%) RIA
4 7 (63.64%) IIS
5 6 (54.55%) MS Office
5 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (36.36%) Logistics
6 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (36.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) Life Science
7 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 2 (18.18%) C#
9 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
9 1 (9.09%) LINQ
9 1 (9.09%) SQL
9 1 (9.09%) XML

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (63.64%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (54.55%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Silverlight Developer
3 6 (54.55%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) LINQ
2 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) User Experience
2 8 (72.73%) RIA
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Logistics
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft