The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 139 137 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -24
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 17 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.064% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.64% 0.24% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
Average daily rate £338 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1039 821 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.33% 26.08% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 532 419
Average daily rate £360 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 23 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.23 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the North West region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Manchester -2 16 £336 -25.27% 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 17 (94.44%) XAML
2 17 (94.44%) Telerik
2 17 (94.44%) HTML
2 17 (94.44%) CSS
3 16 (88.89%) Unix
3 16 (88.89%) Linux
3 16 (88.89%) Python
3 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 16 (88.89%) Web Development
3 16 (88.89%) Ruby
3 16 (88.89%) Scala
4 15 (83.33%) Git (software)
4 15 (83.33%) Subversion
4 15 (83.33%) Mac OS X
5 14 (77.78%) HTTP
5 14 (77.78%) HTML5
5 14 (77.78%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (77.78%) Visualisation
5 14 (77.78%) Web Design
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.56%) MS Office
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) SharePoint

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (83.33%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Developer
2 16 (88.89%) C# Developer
3 15 (83.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (33.33%) Silverlight Developer
5 3 (16.67%) XAML Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) CSS
2 17 (94.44%) HTML
3 14 (77.78%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Linux
1 16 (88.89%) Unix
2 15 (83.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Web Development
2 14 (77.78%) Responsive Web Design
2 14 (77.78%) Web Design
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (94.44%) XAML
3 16 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 16 (88.89%) Python
3 16 (88.89%) Ruby
3 16 (88.89%) Scala
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Telerik
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft