The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank - 74 75
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.084% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.28% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%
Silverlight
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
403 359 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.85% 30.32% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 221 269
Average daily rate £325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Oldham - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Silverlight
North West

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) RIA
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) RIA
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft