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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 149 164 135
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -29
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.048% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.73% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
953 1011 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.25% 24.08% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 652 469
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £361 -
Lancashire +13 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Manchester -3 1 £325 -13.33% 2
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Workflow
4 4 (57.14%) Publishing
4 4 (57.14%) XML Messaging
4 4 (57.14%) CRM
4 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 4 (57.14%) XSD
4 4 (57.14%) XSL
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (57.14%) Project Planning
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) Workflow Development
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
7 1 (14.29%) Ajax
7 1 (14.29%) ArcObjects
7 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
7 1 (14.29%) LINQ
7 1 (14.29%) jQuery

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
1 1 (14.29%) ArcSDE
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) GIS
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Publishing
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) CRM Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) XML Messaging
4 4 (57.14%) XSD
4 4 (57.14%) XSL
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 1 (14.29%) Ajax
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
6 1 (14.29%) ArcObjects
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) HTML5
6 1 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Project Planning
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow Development
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ESRI