The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 338 257 204
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -53
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 79 165 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.68% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 2.17% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 135 197
Average daily rate
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£500 £533 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £317
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7236 7612 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.79% 31.36% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 5486 5303
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 76 81
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Silverlight
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 23 £500 +5.26% 12
Bromley - 2 £320 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 106 (61.27%) C#
2 105 (60.69%) .NET
3 81 (46.82%) WPF
4 56 (32.37%) TDD
4 56 (32.37%) MVVM
5 55 (31.79%) XAML
6 53 (30.64%) ASP.NET
6 53 (30.64%) .NET Framework
7 51 (29.48%) HTML
8 50 (28.90%) SQL Server
9 46 (26.59%) Finance
10 45 (26.01%) SQL
10 45 (26.01%) CSS
11 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
11 41 (23.70%) WCF
12 40 (23.12%) Banking
12 40 (23.12%) JavaScript
13 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (20.81%) MVC
14 36 (20.81%) REST
15 34 (19.65%) HTML5
16 33 (19.08%) Windows
17 32 (18.50%) Oracle
17 32 (18.50%) Web Services
18 28 (16.18%) Visual Studio
18 28 (16.18%) Java
18 28 (16.18%) Scrum
18 28 (16.18%) Investment Banking
19 27 (15.61%) Microsoft Blend
20 26 (15.03%) SQL Server 2008

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (6.36%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.62%) ArcGIS
2 8 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.31%) Node.js
4 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.73%) CMS
4 3 (1.73%) ArcSDE
4 3 (1.73%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.58%) Drupal
6 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.83%) Photoshop
1 17 (9.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (8.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.20%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.16%) MS Office
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Markit EDM
2 8 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.62%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.94%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.73%) DTS
11 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.16%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.58%) Big Data
12 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 27 (15.61%) Microsoft Blend
3 13 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.94%) JUnit
5 11 (6.36%) Eclipse
6 10 (5.78%) MSTest
6 10 (5.78%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (5.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 9 (5.20%) Axure RP
8 8 (4.62%) NUnit
9 7 (4.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (2.89%) CruiseControl
11 5 (2.89%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.31%) Selenium
12 4 (2.31%) QUnit
12 4 (2.31%) Hudson
General
1 46 (26.59%) Finance
2 40 (23.12%) Banking
3 28 (16.18%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.78%) Front Office
5 4 (2.31%) Publishing
6 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) German Language
7 2 (1.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (77.46%) Developer
2 39 (22.54%) .NET Developer
3 34 (19.65%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.03%) Designer
5 25 (14.45%) Silverlight Developer
6 21 (12.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (10.40%) Senior Developer
8 14 (8.09%) Java Developer
9 12 (6.94%) UI Designer
10 11 (6.36%) User Experience Designer
11 9 (5.20%) Interface Designer
12 7 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
13 6 (3.47%) WPF Developer
13 6 (3.47%) CRM Developer
13 6 (3.47%) Software Developer
14 4 (2.31%) Lead Developer
14 4 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
15 3 (1.73%) Lead C# Developer
15 3 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 3 (1.73%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (60.69%) .NET
2 81 (46.82%) WPF
3 53 (30.64%) .NET Framework
3 53 (30.64%) ASP.NET
4 51 (29.48%) HTML
5 45 (26.01%) CSS
6 41 (23.70%) WCF
7 36 (20.81%) REST
8 34 (19.65%) HTML5
9 32 (18.50%) Web Services
10 20 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (9.83%) jQuery
11 17 (9.83%) CSS3
12 16 (9.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (9.25%) XML
13 15 (8.67%) AngularJS
14 14 (8.09%) SOAP
15 13 (7.51%) Ajax
16 11 (6.36%) JSON
17 8 (4.62%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.36%) Video on Demand
2 9 (5.20%) Open Source
3 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.47%) GIS
3 6 (3.47%) Derivative
4 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.73%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.73%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.73%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.73%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.16%) Equities
6 2 (1.16%) Kinect
6 2 (1.16%) Xbox
6 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.16%) RIA
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.08%) Windows
2 20 (11.56%) Windows Phone
3 16 (9.25%) Windows Phone 8
4 6 (3.47%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.89%) Android
6 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.73%) Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.58%) UNIX
9 1 (0.58%) CentOS
9 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.37%) TDD
1 56 (32.37%) MVVM
2 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.81%) MVC
4 28 (16.18%) Scrum
5 25 (14.45%) OO
6 19 (10.98%) UML
7 18 (10.40%) BDD
8 15 (8.67%) Unit Testing
9 14 (8.09%) OOA/OOD
10 13 (7.51%) SOA
10 13 (7.51%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.36%) CRM
13 10 (5.78%) RAD
13 10 (5.78%) Workflow
14 9 (5.20%) Validation
14 9 (5.20%) Usability Testing
15 8 (4.62%) Data Modelling
15 8 (4.62%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 106 (61.27%) C#
2 55 (31.79%) XAML
3 45 (26.01%) SQL
4 40 (23.12%) JavaScript
5 28 (16.18%) Java
6 12 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.78%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.20%) Python
9 6 (3.47%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.31%) VBA
10 4 (2.31%) C
11 3 (1.73%) C++
11 3 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.16%) Ruby
12 2 (1.16%) XPath
13 1 (0.58%) VB6
13 1 (0.58%) VB
13 1 (0.58%) PHP
13 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.62%) Degree
2 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) OCP
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.50%) Oracle
3 15 (8.67%) JBoss
4 11 (6.36%) Telerik
5 8 (4.62%) ESRI
6 7 (4.05%) Infragistics
7 5 (2.89%) Adobe
8 3 (1.73%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.16%) HP
9 2 (1.16%) IBM
9 2 (1.16%) Charles River
10 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.58%) Mercator
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