The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Silverlight
North West / Manchester
Rank - 88 94
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.88% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.07% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 2
Median daily rate - £336 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.50%

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
456 522 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.47% 28.86% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 330 273
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% -22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Silverlight as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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