The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 232 200 209
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 24 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 1.51% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
Silverlight
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2224 2245 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.14% 25.97% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1321 1221
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 89
Average hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the South East 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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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
Oxfordshire - 8 £313 -
Berkshire +6 5 £420 +43.58%
Surrey -12 3 £300 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (94.74%) C#
2 34 (89.47%) .NET
3 30 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
5 18 (47.37%) WPF
6 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (42.11%) WCF
8 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
9 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (34.21%) SQL
10 13 (34.21%) Windows
11 12 (31.58%) HTML
11 12 (31.58%) Open Source
12 11 (28.95%) CSS
12 11 (28.95%) Web Services
13 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (26.32%) REST
14 9 (23.68%) MVC
15 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
15 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
16 7 (18.42%) MVVM
16 7 (18.42%) Ajax
16 7 (18.42%) TDD
16 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
16 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET
16 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
17 6 (15.79%) OO

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Project
2 3 (7.89%) InfoPath
3 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) SSL
1 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) C# Developer
4 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Silverlight Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Programmer
5 5 (13.16%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (7.89%) WPF Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Agile C# Developer
9 1 (2.63%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (89.47%) .NET
2 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
2 18 (47.37%) WPF
3 16 (42.11%) WCF
4 12 (31.58%) HTML
5 11 (28.95%) CSS
5 11 (28.95%) Web Services
6 10 (26.32%) REST
7 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET
7 7 (18.42%) Ajax
8 5 (13.16%) HTML5
9 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 4 (10.53%) WinForms
9 4 (10.53%) WF
9 4 (10.53%) XSLT
9 4 (10.53%) Flash
10 3 (7.89%) XHTML
10 3 (7.89%) XML
10 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Open Source
2 4 (10.53%) Social Media
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) MVC
3 7 (18.42%) TDD
3 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.42%) MVVM
4 6 (15.79%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) Web Development
6 4 (10.53%) Workflow
6 4 (10.53%) UML
7 3 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (7.89%) OOD
7 3 (7.89%) Content Management
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.26%) V-Model
8 2 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (94.74%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) Java
7 3 (7.89%) ActionScript
7 3 (7.89%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (5.26%) Python
8 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.26%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCTS
1 2 (5.26%) MCITP
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Puppet
1 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) ESRI
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