The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 603 570 536
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -34
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 18 75 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 46 71
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15273 15835 15252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.81% 28.73% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10539 11026 10410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 255 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £17.43 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Silverlight as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend

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

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Silverlight
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Silverlight
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -50 17 £388 -8.82% 19
East of England +3 7 £465 +86.00%
London -24 7 £400 -17.94% 9
Cambridgeshire - 7 £465 -
Cambridge - 3 £465 -
West Midlands -10 2 £338 -
Solihull - 2 £338 -
South West - 1 £325 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 54 (75.00%) C#
2 51 (70.83%) .NET
3 44 (61.11%) SQL
4 35 (48.61%) HTML
5 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
5 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
5 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (40.28%) CRM
7 27 (37.50%) WCF
7 27 (37.50%) WPF
8 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
9 22 (30.56%) Dynamics CRM
10 21 (29.17%) Web Services
10 21 (29.17%) XML
11 20 (27.78%) Finance
12 18 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (23.61%) CSS
14 16 (22.22%) MVC
14 16 (22.22%) XAML
14 16 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (22.22%) HTML5
14 16 (22.22%) MVVM
14 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (18.06%) TDD
16 13 (18.06%) .NET Framework
16 13 (18.06%) Banking
16 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
16 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
16 13 (18.06%) SOA

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (30.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.33%) SAP CRM
2 6 (8.33%) SAP ERP
3 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.39%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) BGP
1 2 (2.78%) DOCSIS
1 2 (2.78%) MPLS
1 2 (2.78%) OSPF
1 2 (2.78%) RIP
1 2 (2.78%) SNMP
1 2 (2.78%) SSH
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) Telnet
1 2 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.33%) NUnit
3 6 (8.33%) Subversion
4 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.17%) Selenium
6 2 (2.78%) Bower
6 2 (2.78%) FxCop
6 2 (2.78%) Grunt
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.78%) JSHint
6 2 (2.78%) Moq
6 2 (2.78%) NDepend
6 2 (2.78%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.78%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
7 1 (1.39%) Jtest
7 1 (1.39%) MSTest
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Banking
3 12 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 9 (12.50%) Publishing
5 7 (9.72%) Front Office
6 6 (8.33%) Marketing
7 4 (5.56%) Back Office
7 4 (5.56%) Financial Institution
8 3 (4.17%) Advertising
9 2 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (80.56%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 18 (25.00%) CRM Developer
4 15 (20.83%) C# Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Silverlight Developer
6 9 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.72%) HTML Developer
9 5 (6.94%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Agile Developer
10 4 (5.56%) ASP Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.56%) SAP Manager
10 4 (5.56%) SAP Project Manager
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Agile Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Manager
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (70.83%) .NET
2 35 (48.61%) HTML
3 27 (37.50%) WCF
3 27 (37.50%) WPF
4 21 (29.17%) Web Services
4 21 (29.17%) XML
5 17 (23.61%) CSS
6 16 (22.22%) HTML5
7 13 (18.06%) .NET Framework
7 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET
8 12 (16.67%) Entity Framework
9 11 (15.28%) jQuery
10 9 (12.50%) RESTful
10 9 (12.50%) XML Messaging
10 9 (12.50%) XSD
10 9 (12.50%) XSL
11 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (9.72%) Ajax
12 7 (9.72%) NHibernate
13 6 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (8.33%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.56%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Economics
6 2 (2.78%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.78%) Fintech
6 2 (2.78%) IPTV
6 2 (2.78%) MPEG
6 2 (2.78%) SCADA
6 2 (2.78%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.78%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.39%) STB
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.28%) CRM
3 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (22.22%) MVC
3 16 (22.22%) MVVM
4 13 (18.06%) SOA
4 13 (18.06%) TDD
5 12 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 11 (15.28%) Scrum
6 11 (15.28%) SDLC
6 11 (15.28%) Technical Analysis
7 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.50%) Workflow
8 9 (12.50%) Workflow Development
9 8 (11.11%) Analytics
10 7 (9.72%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.72%) Migration
10 7 (9.72%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) C#
2 44 (61.11%) SQL
3 31 (43.06%) JavaScript
4 16 (22.22%) XAML
5 10 (13.89%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.94%) Java
6 5 (6.94%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) X++
9 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.78%) PhD
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe
4 2 (2.78%) Apple
4 2 (2.78%) Tektronix
4 2 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.39%) Siemens
5 1 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc