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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 362 310 220
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -90
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 52 92 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.39% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 1.32% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 66 132
Average daily rate
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£494 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
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
6802 6972 6277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.45% 29.90% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4835 5033 4563
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £557 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 66
Average hourly rate £22.18 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.41% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 0 11 £475 -5.00% 8
Chiswick - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 65 (78.31%) C#
2 57 (68.67%) .NET
3 51 (61.45%) WPF
4 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (50.60%) SQL Server
6 36 (43.37%) Finance
7 30 (36.14%) ASP.NET
8 28 (33.73%) HTML
8 28 (33.73%) SQL
9 27 (32.53%) TDD
10 26 (31.33%) Banking
10 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
10 26 (31.33%) WCF
11 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
12 24 (28.92%) Oracle
12 24 (28.92%) Scrum
13 23 (27.71%) HTML5
14 22 (26.51%) SOA
15 21 (25.30%) Relational Database
16 20 (24.10%) OO
17 19 (22.89%) Investment Banking
18 17 (20.48%) MVVM
18 17 (20.48%) CSS
18 17 (20.48%) XAML
19 16 (19.28%) NUnit
19 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
20 15 (18.07%) MVC
21 14 (16.87%) Web Services
21 14 (16.87%) Data Mining
22 13 (15.66%) Front Office

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (6.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) JBoss
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) Node.js
2 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.20%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.20%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) DMZ
3 1 (1.20%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) IPsec
3 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.20%) VPN
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (50.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.30%) Relational Database
3 14 (16.87%) Data Mining
4 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.61%) MySQL
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.41%) Firebird
8 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.20%) OLTP
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) NUnit
2 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.64%) Subversion
4 8 (9.64%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.82%) Moq
6 4 (4.82%) ReSharper
7 3 (3.61%) Selenium
7 3 (3.61%) Grunt
7 3 (3.61%) Bower
8 2 (2.41%) JSHint
8 2 (2.41%) Mockito
8 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.41%) NCover
8 2 (2.41%) FxCop
8 2 (2.41%) StyleCop
General
1 36 (43.37%) Finance
2 26 (31.33%) Banking
3 19 (22.89%) Investment Banking
4 13 (15.66%) Front Office
5 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.41%) German Language
6 2 (2.41%) Back Office
7 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (90.36%) Developer
2 40 (48.19%) C# Developer
3 28 (33.73%) .NET Developer
4 20 (24.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (16.87%) Senior Developer
6 13 (15.66%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) WPF Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Agile C# Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Silverlight Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Designer
11 2 (2.41%) Agile Project Manager
11 2 (2.41%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.41%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Consultant
11 2 (2.41%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (68.67%) .NET
2 51 (61.45%) WPF
3 30 (36.14%) ASP.NET
4 28 (33.73%) HTML
5 26 (31.33%) WCF
6 23 (27.71%) HTML5
7 17 (20.48%) CSS
8 16 (19.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (16.87%) Web Services
10 13 (15.66%) AngularJS
11 11 (13.25%) .NET Framework
12 10 (12.05%) XACML
12 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (12.05%) Apache Thrift
13 9 (10.84%) LINQ
14 7 (8.43%) XML
14 7 (8.43%) Entity Framework
14 7 (8.43%) Reactive Extensions
15 6 (7.23%) NHibernate
15 6 (7.23%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 6 (7.23%) Hedge funds
4 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) Fixed Income
5 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.61%) Equities
6 3 (3.61%) Economics
6 3 (3.61%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.41%) Derivative
7 2 (2.41%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.20%) RIA
8 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Phone
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) TDD
3 24 (28.92%) Scrum
4 22 (26.51%) SOA
5 20 (24.10%) OO
6 17 (20.48%) MVVM
7 15 (18.07%) MVC
8 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
8 12 (14.46%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (12.05%) BDD
10 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.84%) Pair Programming
11 8 (9.64%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (8.43%) Analytics
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.43%) UML
12 7 (8.43%) OOD
13 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
13 5 (6.02%) Change Management
13 5 (6.02%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 65 (78.31%) C#
2 28 (33.73%) SQL
3 26 (31.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.48%) XAML
5 11 (13.25%) Python
6 9 (10.84%) Java
7 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.82%) C++
9 2 (2.41%) PHP
10 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.20%) VB6
10 1 (1.20%) Ruby
10 1 (1.20%) XPath
10 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) C
10 1 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.92%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) Telerik
4 6 (7.23%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 1 (1.20%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.20%) Tableau
6 1 (1.20%) Xamarin