The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 117 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.045% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.17% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£300 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
650 582 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.25% 26.01% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 304 329
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £63.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin