The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 136 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +24
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 6 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 2.77% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £41.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
809 541 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.60% 25.27% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 366 332
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Silverlight
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 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
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £513 - 2
Bristol - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (41.67%) WPF
5 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (41.67%) MVC
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) SOA
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Open Source
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (33.33%) REST
7 3 (25.00%) MSTest
7 3 (25.00%) SCADA
7 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Workflow
7 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
8 2 (16.67%) NUnit

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) DTS
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Moq
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) WPF
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (33.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Ninject
5 1 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) SCADA
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (8.33%) RIA
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) MVVM
5 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) ESRI