The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 442 342 276
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -66
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 154 257 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 1.69% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 180 285
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -105 146 £425 -2.85% 83
London -56 61 £488 -7.18% 23
West Midlands -13 20 £460 +11.51% 8
East of England -20 18 £375 -16.66% 7
Birmingham +8 16 - - 4
South East -14 16 £300 -14.28% 7
Yorkshire -17 15 £375 +25.00% 15
City of London +13 13 £513 +2.50% 8
East Midlands +4 10 £376 +25.41% 7
South Yorkshire - 9 £395 - 3
Sheffield - 7 £395 - 2
Suffolk -13 6 £375 +22.44% 2
Berkshire +14 5 £400 - 2
Surrey -5 5 £263 -19.23% 2
South West -44 5 £350 -41.66% 4
Oxfordshire +4 4 £300 -22.58% 1
Northamptonshire +2 4 £338 +35.00% 2
Essex +1 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Scotland -14 4 £288 -11.53% 3
Wiltshire -18 4 £350 -41.66% 2
Leicestershire +4 3 - -
Leicester +2 3 - -
Bedfordshire -16 3 £300 -33.33% 3
West Yorkshire +1 2 £300 - 11
Leeds -1 2 £300 - 10
North West -2 2 £325 +8.33% 13
Manchester -5 2 £325 - 6
Hampshire -7 2 £245 -34.66%
Hertfordshire -15 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Edinburgh -16 2 £288 - 2

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 237 (70.96%) C#
2 236 (70.66%) .NET
3 141 (42.22%) WPF
4 138 (41.32%) SQL Server
5 123 (36.83%) ASP.NET
6 109 (32.63%) SQL
7 107 (32.04%) JavaScript
7 107 (32.04%) WCF
8 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
9 96 (28.74%) Web Services
10 95 (28.44%) HTML
11 88 (26.35%) TDD
12 85 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
13 81 (24.25%) CSS
14 80 (23.95%) .NET Framework
15 79 (23.65%) MVVM
16 77 (23.05%) MVC
17 67 (20.06%) XAML
18 66 (19.76%) Windows
19 62 (18.56%) CRM
20 59 (17.66%) Dynamics CRM
21 52 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
22 50 (14.97%) Finance
23 48 (14.37%) Visual Studio
23 48 (14.37%) HTML5
24 47 (14.07%) jQuery
25 46 (13.77%) XML
26 44 (13.17%) SharePoint
27 42 (12.57%) Banking
27 42 (12.57%) REST

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 44 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.89%) IIS
3 12 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.29%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.10%) ArcGIS
7 7 (2.10%) CMS
8 5 (1.50%) Node.js
9 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Foundation
10 3 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.30%) Drupal
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 39 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (5.09%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.10%) MS Office
4 6 (1.80%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 59 (17.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.19%) Internet
2 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (41.32%) SQL Server
2 52 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.59%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.50%) OLAP
10 4 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.90%) DTS
12 2 (0.60%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (14.37%) Visual Studio
2 40 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Blend
4 18 (5.39%) MSTest
5 16 (4.79%) Rhino Mocks
6 12 (3.59%) JUnit
7 11 (3.29%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 9 (2.69%) NUnit
9 8 (2.40%) QUnit
9 8 (2.40%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.10%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (2.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 7 (2.10%) Subversion
11 6 (1.80%) Git (software)
12 5 (1.50%) CruiseControl
13 4 (1.20%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.20%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.20%) Build Forge
General
1 50 (14.97%) Finance
2 42 (12.57%) Banking
3 27 (8.08%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.99%) Front Office
5 8 (2.40%) Retail
6 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.20%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.60%) Billing
7 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 274 (82.04%) Developer
2 82 (24.55%) .NET Developer
3 67 (20.06%) C# Developer
4 47 (14.07%) Silverlight Developer
5 41 (12.28%) CRM Developer
6 34 (10.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (8.68%) Senior Developer
8 27 (8.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 20 (5.99%) Software Developer
10 17 (5.09%) Designer
11 14 (4.19%) Web Developer
11 14 (4.19%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.59%) UI Designer
13 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Developer
13 11 (3.29%) Applications Developer
13 11 (3.29%) Consultant
14 10 (2.99%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.99%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.99%) WPF Developer
15 9 (2.69%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (70.66%) .NET
2 141 (42.22%) WPF
3 123 (36.83%) ASP.NET
4 107 (32.04%) WCF
5 96 (28.74%) Web Services
6 95 (28.44%) HTML
7 81 (24.25%) CSS
8 80 (23.95%) .NET Framework
9 48 (14.37%) HTML5
10 47 (14.07%) jQuery
11 46 (13.77%) XML
12 42 (12.57%) REST
13 39 (11.68%) SOAP
14 37 (11.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (9.88%) Ajax
16 30 (8.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 22 (6.59%) AngularJS
18 19 (5.69%) CSS3
19 17 (5.09%) XSLT
20 16 (4.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.99%) Open Source
2 16 (4.79%) iPad
3 15 (4.49%) N-Tier
4 11 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.69%) RIA
6 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.10%) GIS
7 5 (1.50%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.20%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.90%) VUI
9 3 (0.90%) Xbox
9 3 (0.90%) Kinect
9 3 (0.90%) SCADA
9 3 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.90%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.90%) IPTV
9 3 (0.90%) Derivative
9 3 (0.90%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.76%) Windows
2 15 (4.49%) Windows Phone
3 9 (2.69%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (2.10%) Android
4 7 (2.10%) Windows CE
5 6 (1.80%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.20%) Linux
8 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (26.35%) TDD
2 85 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (23.65%) MVVM
4 77 (23.05%) MVC
5 62 (18.56%) CRM
6 39 (11.68%) Unit Testing
7 38 (11.38%) OO
8 36 (10.78%) Workflow
9 35 (10.48%) Scrum
10 29 (8.68%) Software Engineering
11 24 (7.19%) UML
12 23 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (6.59%) Migration
14 20 (5.99%) Data Migration
15 19 (5.69%) E-Commerce
15 19 (5.69%) BDD
16 17 (5.09%) Web Development
16 17 (5.09%) OOA/OOD
16 17 (5.09%) SOA
16 17 (5.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 237 (70.96%) C#
2 109 (32.63%) SQL
3 107 (32.04%) JavaScript
4 67 (20.06%) XAML
5 39 (11.68%) T-SQL
6 30 (8.98%) Java
7 19 (5.69%) C++
8 18 (5.39%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.49%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.69%) Python
11 7 (2.10%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.80%) C
12 6 (1.80%) VBA
13 5 (1.50%) VB6
13 5 (1.50%) VB
14 4 (1.20%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.90%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (6.29%) Degree
2 17 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.29%) MCITP
4 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.39%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Puppet
1 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 98 (29.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.08%) Oracle
3 15 (4.49%) JBoss
4 10 (2.99%) Telerik
5 7 (2.10%) Infragistics
5 7 (2.10%) ESRI
6 5 (1.50%) Adobe
7 3 (0.90%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.60%) Charles River
8 2 (0.60%) IBM
8 2 (0.60%) HP
9 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.30%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.30%) Sybase
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £340 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £260 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago