The table below looks at the statistics for the Silverlight Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Silverlight Developer
Rank 610 556 494
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Silverlight Developer 3 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.068% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 42
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£320 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £441 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £560 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £394 £290
% change year-on-year
-18.73% +35.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Silverlight Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Silverlight Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight Developer within the UK.

Silverlight Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight Developer within the UK.

Silverlight Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -46 3 £320 -36.00%
East Midlands - 2 £310 -
South East - 1 £340 -
Leicester - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 £320 -
Portsmouth - 1 £340 -
Hampshire - 1 £340 -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £320 -

Silverlight Developer
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Silverlight Developer in their job title 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 with Silverlight Developer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Markit EDM
5 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) LINQ
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) XAML
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Silverlight Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Silverlight Developer in their job title 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 with Silverlight Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) XAML