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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank - 126 118
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £320 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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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
816 678 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 21.83% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 410 337
Average daily rate £375 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £20.60 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.25 £157.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceStack
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) GPRS
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceStack
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Apple