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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Silverlight Developer
Rank 645 613 572
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Silverlight Developer 13 18 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.032% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.034% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 23
Average daily rate £530 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £328 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Silverlight Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -34 13 £530 +11.57% 1
London -6 12 £530 -7.82%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Sunderland - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -

Silverlight Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 25 (83.33%) C#
3 23 (76.67%) .NET
4 18 (60.00%) XAML
5 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (46.67%) MVVM
7 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (36.67%) TDD
8 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
9 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 10 (33.33%) WPF
10 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (30.00%) Scrum
10 9 (30.00%) MVC
11 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
11 8 (26.67%) High Availability
12 7 (23.33%) Moq
12 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (23.33%) Subversion
13 6 (20.00%) Telerik
13 6 (20.00%) HTML
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle
13 6 (20.00%) SQL
13 6 (20.00%) Python
13 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
13 6 (20.00%) Fiddler
14 5 (16.67%) Scala

Silverlight Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (23.33%) Moq
3 7 (23.33%) Subversion
4 6 (20.00%) Fiddler
4 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
6 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Local Government
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 23 (76.67%) .NET
3 10 (33.33%) WPF
4 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (20.00%) HTML
6 5 (16.67%) CSS
7 4 (13.33%) HTML5
7 4 (13.33%) WCF
8 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (6.67%) Ajax
9 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.67%) MSMQ
9 2 (6.67%) Web Services
10 1 (3.33%) jQuery
10 1 (3.33%) LINQ
10 1 (3.33%) Xamarin.iOS
10 1 (3.33%) XNA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) RIA
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 2 (6.67%) Streaming Video
4 2 (6.67%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.33%) IPTV
5 1 (3.33%) Kinect
5 1 (3.33%) Life Science
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (3.33%) VUI
5 1 (3.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) MVVM
3 11 (36.67%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) High Availability
5 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Logistics
7 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (10.00%) Web Design
8 2 (6.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 2 (6.67%) AOP
8 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
8 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) XAML
3 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) Ruby
5 5 (16.67%) Scala
6 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
1 6 (20.00%) Telerik
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Xamarin