The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 133 137 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -60
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 5 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.19% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.72% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 23
Average daily rate
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£341 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.18% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £212 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £268 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
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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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
791 837 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.02% 25.85% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 536 341
Average daily rate £363 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -11 2 £363 +76.82%
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) WPF
4 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) XAML
5 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
6 4 (33.33%) MVVM
6 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) WCF
7 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 3 (25.00%) RESTful
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (16.67%) OOP
8 2 (16.67%) Ajax
8 2 (16.67%) WinForms
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) Telerik
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (16.67%) CRM
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 2 (16.67%) SOAP

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) Umbraco
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Blend
1 2 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (58.33%) WPF
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) WCF
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) RESTful
7 2 (16.67%) Kendo UI
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) WinForms
7 2 (16.67%) Ajax
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) XSLT
8 1 (8.33%) XHTML
8 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
1 1 (8.33%) Animation
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) MVVM
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) XAML
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (8.33%) DevExpress