The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 238 212 206
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 12 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 1.25% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 18
Average daily rate £381 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £38.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2244 1994 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.17% 23.83% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1033 1183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 133 107
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 18 April 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 18 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
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 2
Surrey -15 3 - - 1
Hampshire +6 2 £288 -
Berkshire -12 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (70.73%) .NET
2 27 (65.85%) C#
3 18 (43.90%) WPF
4 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
5 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
6 12 (29.27%) Windows
6 12 (29.27%) WCF
6 12 (29.27%) REST
7 11 (26.83%) Web Services
7 11 (26.83%) SQL
7 11 (26.83%) HTML
7 11 (26.83%) CRM
7 11 (26.83%) Scrum
8 10 (24.39%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Blend
10 8 (19.51%) Usability Testing
10 8 (19.51%) MVVM
10 8 (19.51%) Axure RP
10 8 (19.51%) Validation
10 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
11 7 (17.07%) OO
11 7 (17.07%) OOD
11 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
11 7 (17.07%) jQuery
11 7 (17.07%) JSON
11 7 (17.07%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.88%) Big Data
6 1 (2.44%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.44%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.44%) DTS
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Blend
1 8 (19.51%) Axure RP
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.32%) NUnit
3 3 (7.32%) MSTest
4 2 (4.88%) Moq
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Designer
3 8 (19.51%) User Experience Designer
3 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Development Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Software Development Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Architect
5 6 (14.63%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) WPF Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Silverlight Developer
7 3 (7.32%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (70.73%) .NET
2 18 (43.90%) WPF
3 12 (29.27%) WCF
3 12 (29.27%) REST
4 11 (26.83%) Web Services
4 11 (26.83%) HTML
5 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.07%) jQuery
6 7 (17.07%) JSON
7 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (12.20%) CSS
8 5 (12.20%) HTML5
8 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.32%) LINQ
10 2 (4.88%) Ninject
11 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (2.44%) CSS3
11 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
11 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) IPTV
2 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.44%) New Media
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Physics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) CRM
1 11 (26.83%) Scrum
2 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Usability Testing
3 8 (19.51%) MVVM
3 8 (19.51%) Validation
4 7 (17.07%) OO
4 7 (17.07%) OOD
5 6 (14.63%) SOA
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Web Development
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.88%) Workflow
8 2 (4.88%) ETL
9 1 (2.44%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.32%) XAML
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Puppet
1 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Mercator