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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 239 192 195
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +3
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 18 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 2.13% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £483 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2338 2108 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.58% 24.73% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1181 1140
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Hampshire -9 11 £350 -3.44%
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 -
Berkshire -12 1 £420 +35.48%
Surrey -26 1 £350 -19.30%
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (94.29%) C#
2 31 (88.57%) .NET
3 27 (77.14%) SQL Server
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
5 17 (48.57%) WPF
6 15 (42.86%) WCF
6 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 13 (37.14%) SQL
7 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (31.43%) Open Source
9 10 (28.57%) Web Services
9 10 (28.57%) Windows
9 10 (28.57%) MVVM
10 9 (25.71%) REST
10 9 (25.71%) CSS
10 9 (25.71%) HTML
10 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
10 9 (25.71%) MVC
11 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
12 7 (20.00%) TDD
12 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (17.14%) Scrum
14 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (14.29%) Puppet
14 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (77.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Fiddler
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) .NET Developer
2 11 (31.43%) C# Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Programmer
4 5 (14.29%) Silverlight Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.71%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (88.57%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) WPF
3 15 (42.86%) WCF
3 15 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 10 (28.57%) Web Services
5 9 (25.71%) REST
5 9 (25.71%) CSS
5 9 (25.71%) HTML
6 4 (11.43%) HTML5
6 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.43%) Ajax
6 4 (11.43%) WinForms
6 4 (11.43%) Flash
6 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET
7 3 (8.57%) MSMQ
7 3 (8.57%) XHTML
7 3 (8.57%) XML
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Open Source
2 3 (8.57%) Social Media
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) MVVM
3 9 (25.71%) MVC
4 7 (20.00%) TDD
4 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.71%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) V-Model
6 2 (5.71%) OOD
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) OO
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.86%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.86%) Workflow
7 1 (2.86%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.43%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) Java
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.57%) ActionScript
6 3 (8.57%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (5.71%) VB6
7 2 (5.71%) Ruby
7 2 (5.71%) Python
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 2 (5.71%) VB
7 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) MCITP
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) MCTS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle