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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 127 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.036% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.40% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +8.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
Silverlight
UK

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
766 752 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.83% 29.68% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 383 243
Average daily rate £360 £338 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 21 October 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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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 -8 1 £295 - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 7 (87.50%) Windows CE
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%) Microsoft Blend
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-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 21 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) WPF
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
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
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
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