The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Scotland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 128 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.081% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£288 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £317
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £42.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
777 616 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.29% 24.98% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 283 192
Average daily rate £375 £368 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% +17.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 15
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Silverlight
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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 29 July 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
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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
Edinburgh -18 2 £288 -
Glasgow - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) C++
1 7 (87.50%) Windows CE
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (12.50%) SQL