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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 359 299 218
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -81
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 44 96 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.42% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 1.38% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 70 143
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£475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £423 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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
6790 6944 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.63% 30.69% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4882 5091 4668
Average daily rate £420 £413 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 16 90
Average hourly rate £22.18 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £175.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 -10 8 £475 -5.00% 5
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 66 (77.65%) C#
2 61 (71.76%) .NET
3 46 (54.12%) WPF
4 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
6 40 (47.06%) Finance
7 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET
8 31 (36.47%) SQL
9 30 (35.29%) HTML
9 30 (35.29%) TDD
10 29 (34.12%) Banking
11 27 (31.76%) Oracle
11 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
12 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
13 25 (29.41%) HTML5
14 24 (28.24%) WCF
14 24 (28.24%) Relational Database
15 21 (24.71%) Investment Banking
15 21 (24.71%) Scrum
16 19 (22.35%) NUnit
16 19 (22.35%) CSS
16 19 (22.35%) OO
16 19 (22.35%) SOA
17 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (17.65%) Web Services
18 15 (17.65%) XAML
19 14 (16.47%) MVVM
19 14 (16.47%) BDD
19 14 (16.47%) AngularJS
19 14 (16.47%) Technical Architecture

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (7.06%) IIS
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) Node.js
4 2 (2.35%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.18%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
3 1 (1.18%) DMZ
3 1 (1.18%) Intranet
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Wireless
3 1 (1.18%) IPsec
3 1 (1.18%) Firewall
3 1 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (28.24%) Relational Database
3 12 (14.12%) Data Mining
4 9 (10.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.35%) OLTP
8 2 (2.35%) Firebird
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) NUnit
2 14 (16.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 10 (11.76%) Subversion
4 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.24%) Moq
6 6 (7.06%) ReSharper
7 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.71%) Bower
8 4 (4.71%) Grunt
8 4 (4.71%) Selenium
9 3 (3.53%) JUnit
9 3 (3.53%) Maven
9 3 (3.53%) FxCop
9 3 (3.53%) StyleCop
9 3 (3.53%) NDepend
9 3 (3.53%) Mockito
9 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.53%) JSHint
General
1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 29 (34.12%) Banking
3 21 (24.71%) Investment Banking
4 13 (15.29%) Front Office
5 2 (2.35%) German Language
5 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (87.06%) Developer
2 39 (45.88%) C# Developer
3 32 (37.65%) .NET Developer
4 19 (22.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (16.47%) Senior Developer
6 13 (15.29%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (7.06%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Silverlight Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Designer
11 2 (2.35%) Lead Data Architect
11 2 (2.35%) Agile Project Manager
11 2 (2.35%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (71.76%) .NET
2 46 (54.12%) WPF
3 32 (37.65%) ASP.NET
4 30 (35.29%) HTML
5 25 (29.41%) HTML5
6 24 (28.24%) WCF
7 19 (22.35%) CSS
8 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (17.65%) Web Services
10 14 (16.47%) AngularJS
11 11 (12.94%) LINQ
11 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 11 (12.94%) XACML
11 11 (12.94%) Apache Thrift
12 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
13 7 (8.24%) Reactive Extensions
14 6 (7.06%) Entity Framework
14 6 (7.06%) Apache Flex
15 5 (5.88%) J2EE
15 5 (5.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (9.41%) User Experience
3 6 (7.06%) Hedge funds
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.35%) Economics
7 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.35%) Equities
7 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.18%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.18%) Derivative
8 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.18%) RIA
8 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Phone
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (1.18%) UNIX
4 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) TDD
3 21 (24.71%) Scrum
4 19 (22.35%) OO
4 19 (22.35%) SOA
5 14 (16.47%) MVVM
5 14 (16.47%) BDD
5 14 (16.47%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (14.12%) MVC
6 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.59%) Analytics
9 8 (9.41%) UML
9 8 (9.41%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (8.24%) Pair Programming
10 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.88%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.88%) OOD
11 5 (5.88%) Kanban
11 5 (5.88%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 66 (77.65%) C#
2 31 (36.47%) SQL
3 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.65%) XAML
5 12 (14.12%) Python
6 11 (12.94%) Java
7 8 (9.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.53%) C++
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) C
10 1 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.18%) VBA
10 1 (1.18%) VB6
10 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (31.76%) Oracle
2 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.41%) Telerik
4 7 (8.24%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.88%) Informatica
6 4 (4.71%) IBM
6 4 (4.71%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.35%) InterSystems
8 1 (1.18%) Tableau
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago