The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 357 301 231
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -70
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 58 132 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.53% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.68% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 109 159
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
Silverlight
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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7391 7839 7778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.15% 31.20% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5314 5678 5442
Average daily rate £415 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.88 £45.00
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 London

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in London

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in London

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the London region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in London

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in London

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
City of London +6 13 £500 -9.09% 12
Canary Wharf +12 1 £550 -10.64%
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 113 (71.07%) C#
2 108 (67.92%) .NET
3 63 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (39.62%) WPF
4 57 (35.85%) HTML
5 56 (35.22%) SQL
5 56 (35.22%) Microsoft
5 56 (35.22%) XAML
6 54 (33.96%) JavaScript
7 50 (31.45%) SQL Server
7 50 (31.45%) ASP.NET
7 50 (31.45%) CSS
7 50 (31.45%) TDD
8 47 (29.56%) WCF
9 43 (27.04%) .NET Framework
10 41 (25.79%) MVVM
11 39 (24.53%) Finance
12 38 (23.90%) Banking
13 35 (22.01%) Web Services
14 30 (18.87%) HTML5
15 29 (18.24%) CRM
16 28 (17.61%) Windows
17 27 (16.98%) XML
17 27 (16.98%) MVC
17 27 (16.98%) Workflow
17 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (16.98%) Investment Banking
17 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (16.35%) Java
19 25 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.03%) IIS
2 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.40%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint Foundation
5 4 (2.52%) Node.js
6 3 (1.89%) CMS
6 3 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.63%) Drupal
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
1 17 (10.69%) Photoshop
2 8 (5.03%) MS Office
3 3 (1.89%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) Internet
2 5 (3.14%) Intranet
3 4 (2.52%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (31.45%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.26%) DTS
8 1 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.63%) MySQL
8 1 (0.63%) OLAP
8 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.63%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 24 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Blend
3 13 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 10 (6.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 9 (5.66%) JUnit
5 9 (5.66%) MSTest
6 8 (5.03%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (4.40%) NUnit
8 6 (3.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (3.14%) CruiseControl
9 5 (3.14%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.52%) QUnit
10 4 (2.52%) Hudson
10 4 (2.52%) Build Forge
10 4 (2.52%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.52%) Selenium
11 3 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (24.53%) Finance
2 38 (23.90%) Banking
3 27 (16.98%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.29%) Front Office
5 8 (5.03%) Publishing
6 2 (1.26%) Billing
6 2 (1.26%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.26%) German Language
6 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 131 (82.39%) Developer
2 38 (23.90%) C# Developer
3 25 (15.72%) .NET Developer
4 24 (15.09%) Silverlight Developer
5 23 (14.47%) Senior Developer
6 20 (12.58%) CRM Developer
7 19 (11.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (10.06%) Designer
9 12 (7.55%) Java Developer
9 12 (7.55%) UI Designer
10 10 (6.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 9 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
11 9 (5.66%) Interface Designer
12 7 (4.40%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (3.14%) Lead Developer
13 5 (3.14%) Consultant
13 5 (3.14%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.14%) WPF Developer
14 4 (2.52%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (67.92%) .NET
2 63 (39.62%) WPF
3 57 (35.85%) HTML
4 50 (31.45%) ASP.NET
4 50 (31.45%) CSS
5 47 (29.56%) WCF
6 43 (27.04%) .NET Framework
7 35 (22.01%) Web Services
8 30 (18.87%) HTML5
9 27 (16.98%) XML
10 21 (13.21%) REST
11 20 (12.58%) jQuery
12 17 (10.69%) CSS3
13 16 (10.06%) AngularJS
13 16 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (8.18%) Ajax
16 11 (6.92%) SOAP
17 9 (5.66%) XSLT
17 9 (5.66%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) User Experience
2 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.92%) Open Source
4 4 (2.52%) Xbox
4 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.52%) VUI
4 4 (2.52%) Kinect
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.89%) Derivative
5 3 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.89%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.26%) iPad
6 2 (1.26%) RIA
6 2 (1.26%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.26%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.63%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.61%) Windows
2 10 (6.29%) Windows Phone
3 7 (4.40%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Phone 8
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.26%) Android
5 2 (1.26%) Linux
6 1 (0.63%) UNIX
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.45%) TDD
3 41 (25.79%) MVVM
4 29 (18.24%) CRM
5 27 (16.98%) MVC
5 27 (16.98%) Workflow
6 20 (12.58%) OO
7 17 (10.69%) Scrum
8 14 (8.81%) UML
9 13 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.18%) BDD
10 12 (7.55%) SOA
11 11 (6.92%) OOA/OOD
11 11 (6.92%) Regression Testing
11 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.29%) Software Engineering
13 9 (5.66%) Analytics
13 9 (5.66%) Dependency Injection
14 7 (4.40%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.40%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 113 (71.07%) C#
2 56 (35.22%) SQL
2 56 (35.22%) XAML
3 54 (33.96%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.35%) Java
5 16 (10.06%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.43%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.03%) C++
8 6 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.14%) C
10 4 (2.52%) VBA
10 4 (2.52%) Python
11 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.63%) VBScript
13 1 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.52%) MCSA
4 1 (0.63%) OCP
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 56 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.21%) Oracle
3 12 (7.55%) JBoss
4 6 (3.77%) Infragistics
5 5 (3.14%) Adobe
6 3 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.26%) Siebel
7 2 (1.26%) HP
7 2 (1.26%) IBM
7 2 (1.26%) Charles River
8 1 (0.63%) ESRI
8 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Nintex
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