The first table below looks at the demand for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 431 332 270
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -62
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 164 268 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.09% 1.87% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 191 290
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 6
Average hourly rate £39.75 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £41.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 -106 154 £450 -5.26% 86
London -62 78 £500 -6.14% 31
City of London +7 23 £500 +5.26% 12
East of England -9 20 £376 -16.55% 10
South East -22 15 £313 -10.71% 7
Yorkshire -13 14 £375 +20.96% 9
West Midlands -20 11 £460 +11.51% 7
South Yorkshire +8 8 £395 +31.66% 5
East Midlands +4 8 £376 +7.50% 1
Birmingham -3 7 - - 1
Berkshire +8 6 £331 - 1
Sheffield +6 6 £395 +31.66% 2
Suffolk -12 6 £375 +15.38%
Surrey -15 6 £275 -15.38% 4
Scotland -17 6 £288 -11.53% 1
South West -33 6 £350 -41.66% 5
Essex +2 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Bedfordshire -21 4 £356 -20.83% 4
Northamptonshire -1 3 £338 +35.00%
Leicester -6 3 - -
Leicestershire -7 3 - -
Reading - 3 £313 -
North West -2 2 £325 +52.94% 17
Manchester -6 2 £325 - 5
West Yorkshire -7 2 £300 - 3
Hampshire -11 2 £245 -26.31%
Leeds -16 2 £300 - 2
Edinburgh -21 2 £288 - 1
Bedford - 2 £300 - 4
Bromley - 2 £320 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 252 (71.79%) .NET
2 247 (70.37%) C#
3 162 (46.15%) WPF
4 152 (43.30%) SQL Server
5 127 (36.18%) ASP.NET
6 114 (32.48%) SQL
7 111 (31.62%) WCF
8 96 (27.35%) JavaScript
9 95 (27.07%) Microsoft
9 95 (27.07%) MVVM
10 92 (26.21%) HTML
10 92 (26.21%) Web Services
11 91 (25.93%) .NET Framework
12 87 (24.79%) TDD
13 84 (23.93%) MVC
14 76 (21.65%) CSS
15 73 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
16 71 (20.23%) Windows
17 70 (19.94%) XAML
18 58 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
19 53 (15.10%) Finance
20 52 (14.81%) HTML5
21 51 (14.53%) Visual Studio
22 50 (14.25%) CRM
23 48 (13.68%) Oracle
23 48 (13.68%) REST
24 47 (13.39%) Dynamics CRM
25 46 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
26 45 (12.82%) jQuery
26 45 (12.82%) Scrum

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (11.68%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 12 (3.42%) IIS
4 11 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.28%) CMS
6 8 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.14%) Node.js
7 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (0.85%) ArcSDE
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Foundation
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.84%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (1.42%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.85%) MS Office
6 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (13.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.70%) Internet
2 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (43.30%) SQL Server
2 58 (16.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (11.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.42%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.71%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.42%) DTS
12 5 (1.42%) OLAP
12 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.57%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 51 (14.53%) Visual Studio
2 46 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (9.40%) Microsoft Blend
4 19 (5.41%) MSTest
5 15 (4.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 12 (3.42%) JUnit
7 11 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 11 (3.13%) NUnit
8 10 (2.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 9 (2.56%) Axure RP
10 8 (2.28%) Subversion
10 8 (2.28%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (1.99%) QUnit
11 7 (1.99%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
13 5 (1.42%) CruiseControl
14 4 (1.14%) Selenium
14 4 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (15.10%) Finance
2 43 (12.25%) Banking
3 28 (7.98%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.85%) Front Office
5 8 (2.28%) Retail
6 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Publishing
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.57%) Billing
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 288 (82.05%) Developer
2 94 (26.78%) .NET Developer
3 70 (19.94%) C# Developer
4 51 (14.53%) Silverlight Developer
5 39 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (9.40%) CRM Developer
7 27 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 26 (7.41%) Designer
9 21 (5.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 20 (5.70%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.84%) Web Developer
12 14 (3.99%) Java Developer
12 14 (3.99%) WPF Developer
13 12 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (3.42%) UI Designer
14 11 (3.13%) Applications Developer
14 11 (3.13%) User Experience Designer
15 10 (2.85%) Software Engineer
16 9 (2.56%) Consultant
16 9 (2.56%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (71.79%) .NET
2 162 (46.15%) WPF
3 127 (36.18%) ASP.NET
4 111 (31.62%) WCF
5 92 (26.21%) HTML
5 92 (26.21%) Web Services
6 91 (25.93%) .NET Framework
7 76 (21.65%) CSS
8 52 (14.81%) HTML5
9 48 (13.68%) REST
10 45 (12.82%) jQuery
11 44 (12.54%) XML
12 39 (11.11%) SOAP
13 36 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (9.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 33 (9.40%) Ajax
15 18 (5.13%) CSS3
15 18 (5.13%) AngularJS
16 16 (4.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 16 (4.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.56%) Open Source
2 15 (4.27%) N-Tier
3 12 (3.42%) GIS
3 12 (3.42%) RIA
3 12 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.85%) Video on Demand
5 7 (1.99%) iPad
6 6 (1.71%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.71%) Derivative
7 5 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) SCADA
9 3 (0.85%) Clustering
9 3 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.85%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.23%) Windows
2 19 (5.41%) Windows Phone
3 15 (4.27%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (1.99%) Windows CE
4 7 (1.99%) Android
5 6 (1.71%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.42%) Linux
7 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.28%) UNIX
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.07%) MVVM
2 87 (24.79%) TDD
3 84 (23.93%) MVC
4 73 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (14.25%) CRM
6 45 (12.82%) Scrum
7 44 (12.54%) OO
8 37 (10.54%) Unit Testing
9 30 (8.55%) Workflow
10 29 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 28 (7.98%) UML
12 24 (6.84%) Migration
13 22 (6.27%) Data Migration
14 21 (5.98%) BDD
15 20 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (5.70%) SOA
16 19 (5.41%) OOD
17 17 (4.84%) OOA/OOD
18 16 (4.56%) Data Modelling
18 16 (4.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 247 (70.37%) C#
2 114 (32.48%) SQL
3 96 (27.35%) JavaScript
4 70 (19.94%) XAML
5 39 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 30 (8.55%) Java
7 17 (4.84%) C++
8 16 (4.56%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.99%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.85%) Python
12 6 (1.71%) VBA
12 6 (1.71%) VB6
12 6 (1.71%) C
12 6 (1.71%) VB
13 4 (1.14%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.85%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (5.98%) Degree
2 15 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.13%) MCITP
4 8 (2.28%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.28%) OCP
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.56%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) Puppet
1 4 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.68%) Oracle
3 16 (4.56%) Telerik
4 15 (4.27%) JBoss
5 13 (3.70%) ESRI
6 7 (1.99%) Infragistics
7 5 (1.42%) Adobe
8 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.57%) Charles River
9 2 (0.57%) HP
9 2 (0.57%) IBM
10 1 (0.28%) Sybase
10 1 (0.28%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Mercator
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