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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 141 100 119
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +19
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 3 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.58% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 2.33% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
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£275 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
Silverlight
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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
798 557 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.26% 24.85% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 390 391
Average daily rate £350 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £243
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 27 17 31
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 24 November 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 -21 1 - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (50.00%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) WPF
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Ajax
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Telerik
6 1 (12.50%) VB6
6 1 (12.50%) XAML
6 1 (12.50%) DTS
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Kendo UI
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) XAML
3 1 (12.50%) VB6
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Telerik
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