The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 125 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 13 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.63% 0.47% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate £363 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Silverlight
England

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 8 £350 - 5
Cheshire - 2 £325 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £375 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 26 (89.66%) C#
2 26 (89.66%) WPF
3 24 (82.76%) ASP.NET
4 22 (75.86%) WCF
5 17 (58.62%) SQL
5 17 (58.62%) OO
6 15 (51.72%) WinForms
6 15 (51.72%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
7 14 (48.28%) Web Services
8 13 (44.83%) HTML
8 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
8 13 (44.83%) MVC
9 11 (37.93%) TDD
9 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
9 11 (37.93%) N-Tier
9 11 (37.93%) Windows
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (34.48%) MVVM
10 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (34.48%) XML
11 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
11 8 (27.59%) Multithreading
11 8 (27.59%) HTML5
11 8 (27.59%) Scrum
11 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
11 8 (27.59%) Oracle
11 8 (27.59%) OOD
12 7 (24.14%) XSD

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (10.34%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) NUnit
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) C# Developer
3 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 11 (37.93%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (31.03%) Web Developer
4 9 (31.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (27.59%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (24.14%) C# Web Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) WPF Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
9 1 (3.45%) C# Application Developer
9 1 (3.45%) HTML Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 26 (89.66%) WPF
3 24 (82.76%) ASP.NET
4 22 (75.86%) WCF
5 15 (51.72%) WinForms
6 14 (48.28%) Web Services
7 13 (44.83%) HTML
8 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
9 10 (34.48%) XML
10 8 (27.59%) HTML5
11 7 (24.14%) XSD
11 7 (24.14%) jQuery
12 6 (20.69%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (17.24%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 5 (17.24%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 2
14 4 (13.79%) XSLT
15 3 (10.34%) CSS
15 3 (10.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (37.93%) N-Tier
3 7 (24.14%) RIA
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) NHS
5 1 (3.45%) W3C
5 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) OO
2 13 (44.83%) MVC
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
4 10 (34.48%) MVVM
5 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Multithreading
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) OOD
6 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (24.14%) User Stories
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) UML
8 1 (3.45%) OOP
8 1 (3.45%) CRM
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.45%) SOA
8 1 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Web Development
8 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) DevExpress
4 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.45%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
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