The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 30 17 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.51% 12.15% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 25.74% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £314 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -7.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.50%
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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 Suffolk region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
64 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 32.32% 47.20% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 77 38
Average daily rate £400 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) CRM
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) MVVM
2 7 (87.50%) Reactive Extensions
2 7 (87.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (75.00%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) CRM Developer
3 5 (62.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Applications Developer
5 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
6 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) SOAP
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) Reactive Extensions
2 7 (87.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 7 (87.50%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) CRM
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) MVVM
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint