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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 561 455 327
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -128
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 67 162 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 1.06% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 101 192
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £39.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.75 -

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
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 291
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 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 30 July 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 -115 66 £425 -5.55% 41
London -42 37 £475 -5.00% 17
City of London -15 15 £488 -2.50% 3
South East -15 12 £425 +36.00% 1
Surrey -3 7 £425 +54.54%
East Midlands -10 5 £310 -17.60% 3
Leicestershire +2 4 £300 - 3
South West -6 4 £275 -21.42% 2
Leicester +13 3 £300 - 2
Suffolk +9 3 £383 +2.00% 2
Gloucestershire -4 3 £269 -
West Midlands -6 3 £400 -13.04% 3
East of England -14 3 £383 -4.37% 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £288 -
Aylesbury - 3 £288 -
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Cirencester +6 1 £263 -
Berkshire +2 1 £475 +52.00% 1
Bury St Edmunds -7 1 £450 +20.00% 2
Cheltenham -8 1 £275 -
Sheffield -12 1 £375 -8.53%
South Yorkshire -19 1 £375 -8.53%
North West -21 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Oxfordshire -23 1 £425 -
Yorkshire -39 1 £375 - 6
Nottinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Weybridge - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 £320 -
Preston - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 129 (78.18%) C#
2 122 (73.94%) .NET
3 79 (47.88%) WPF
4 74 (44.85%) SQL Server
5 70 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (41.82%) SQL
7 61 (36.97%) JavaScript
8 57 (34.55%) Microsoft
9 55 (33.33%) WCF
10 52 (31.52%) HTML
11 51 (30.91%) ASP.NET
12 47 (28.48%) Finance
13 43 (26.06%) TDD
14 41 (24.85%) CSS
15 38 (23.03%) Oracle
16 36 (21.82%) Banking
16 36 (21.82%) MVVM
17 33 (20.00%) HTML5
17 33 (20.00%) MVC
18 32 (19.39%) Web Services
19 28 (16.97%) XAML
19 28 (16.97%) Investment Banking
19 28 (16.97%) Relational Database
20 27 (16.36%) OO
21 26 (15.76%) Scrum
22 25 (15.15%) Windows
22 25 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
23 24 (14.55%) MS Excel
23 24 (14.55%) Visual Studio
23 24 (14.55%) SOA

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
1 12 (7.27%) IIS
2 5 (3.03%) Node.js
3 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.82%) Lync
3 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.21%) CMS
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.21%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 24 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.03%) MS Office
3 5 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.82%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) HTTP
2 5 (3.03%) Internet
3 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.42%) DNS
4 3 (1.82%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.82%) VPN
5 2 (1.21%) RIP
5 2 (1.21%) SNMP
5 2 (1.21%) MPLS
5 2 (1.21%) OSPF
5 2 (1.21%) BGP
5 2 (1.21%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.21%) Telnet
5 2 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (1.21%) SSH
5 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.21%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) DMZ
6 1 (0.61%) Intranet
6 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (44.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.97%) Relational Database
3 25 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (8.48%) Oracle Database
5 14 (8.48%) Data Mining
6 13 (7.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.42%) MySQL
11 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.21%) MS Access
12 2 (1.21%) OLTP
12 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.21%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 24 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 21 (12.73%) NUnit
3 18 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.27%) Subversion
6 9 (5.45%) Moq
7 7 (4.24%) ReSharper
7 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Blend
8 6 (3.64%) Selenium
9 5 (3.03%) FxCop
9 5 (3.03%) StyleCop
9 5 (3.03%) NDepend
9 5 (3.03%) Grunt
9 5 (3.03%) JSHint
9 5 (3.03%) Bower
9 5 (3.03%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.42%) Maven
11 3 (1.82%) JUnit
11 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (28.48%) Finance
2 36 (21.82%) Banking
3 28 (16.97%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.45%) Front Office
5 2 (1.21%) Back Office
5 2 (1.21%) Legal
5 2 (1.21%) German Language
5 2 (1.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.21%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 136 (82.42%) Developer
2 67 (40.61%) C# Developer
3 50 (30.30%) .NET Developer
4 34 (20.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (12.12%) Senior Developer
6 15 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 11 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 11 (6.67%) CRM Developer
8 10 (6.06%) Silverlight Developer
8 10 (6.06%) Web Developer
9 9 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.45%) WPF Developer
10 8 (4.85%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) Designer
11 6 (3.64%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.64%) C# Web Developer
11 6 (3.64%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (73.94%) .NET
2 79 (47.88%) WPF
3 55 (33.33%) WCF
4 52 (31.52%) HTML
5 51 (30.91%) ASP.NET
6 41 (24.85%) CSS
7 33 (20.00%) HTML5
8 32 (19.39%) Web Services
9 23 (13.94%) .NET Framework
10 21 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (12.12%) jQuery
11 20 (12.12%) AngularJS
11 20 (12.12%) XML
12 15 (9.09%) LINQ
13 14 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 14 (8.48%) Ajax
14 13 (7.88%) Apache Thrift
15 12 (7.27%) Entity Framework
15 12 (7.27%) NHibernate
16 11 (6.67%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.67%) User Experience
4 8 (4.85%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.85%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.64%) Fixed Income
6 5 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (2.42%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.42%) Social Media
7 4 (2.42%) Derivative
8 3 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.21%) IPTV
9 2 (1.21%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.21%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.21%) RIA
9 2 (1.21%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.21%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.15%) Windows
2 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.42%) Linux
3 4 (2.42%) Windows Phone
4 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.82%) UNIX
4 3 (1.82%) Android
5 2 (1.21%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.06%) TDD
3 36 (21.82%) MVVM
4 33 (20.00%) MVC
5 27 (16.36%) OO
6 26 (15.76%) Scrum
7 24 (14.55%) SOA
8 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (10.91%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.48%) CRM
11 14 (8.48%) BDD
11 14 (8.48%) SDLC
12 13 (7.88%) Analytics
12 13 (7.88%) UML
13 12 (7.27%) Pair Programming
14 11 (6.67%) Web Development
15 10 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
16 8 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 129 (78.18%) C#
2 69 (41.82%) SQL
3 61 (36.97%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.97%) XAML
5 16 (9.70%) Python
6 15 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 12 (7.27%) Java
8 7 (4.24%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.64%) C++
10 5 (3.03%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.42%) VBA
11 4 (2.42%) VBScript
11 4 (2.42%) VB
11 4 (2.42%) COBOL
12 3 (1.82%) PHP
12 3 (1.82%) ANSI SQL
13 2 (1.21%) VB6
13 2 (1.21%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (3.03%) Degree
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.21%) MOS
3 2 (1.21%) MCITP
4 1 (0.61%) MCSE
4 1 (0.61%) CISSP
4 1 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.21%) XenApp
2 2 (1.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.42%) Puppet
1 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.82%) SCCM
3 2 (1.21%) WMI
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.03%) Oracle
3 8 (4.85%) Telerik
4 6 (3.64%) Adobe
4 6 (3.64%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.42%) Informatica
6 3 (1.82%) Apple
6 3 (1.82%) Citrix
6 3 (1.82%) Google
6 3 (1.82%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.82%) VMware
6 3 (1.82%) IBM
7 2 (1.21%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.21%) Splunk
7 2 (1.21%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.21%) AppSense
7 2 (1.21%) Sybase
7 2 (1.21%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.21%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £443.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ISL
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago