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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 487 332 302
Rank change year-on-year
-155 -30
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 120 270 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 1.83% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 174 226
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00

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
15288 14780 14283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 28.44% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10373 9576 8700
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 289 356
Average hourly rate £36.40 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 -150 113 £410 +5.80% 64
London -50 54 £500 +1.01% 27
South East -47 18 £350 - 4
East Midlands +1 14 £305 +1.66% 1
Yorkshire -20 10 £330 +10.00% 9
City of London -25 10 £538 +2.38% 8
Nottinghamshire +7 9 £329 +9.58% 1
Nottingham +4 9 £329 +9.58% 1
West Midlands -11 9 £425 - 2
Hampshire -12 9 £338 -
South Yorkshire +6 7 £363 - 2
Sheffield -2 6 £363 - 1
Warwickshire - 6 £375 -
Northamptonshire -8 5 £300 -
East of England -55 5 £425 +27.81% 10
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 -
Warwick - 4 £319 -
Glasgow -1 3 £298 - 2
Scotland -9 3 £298 - 5
South West -42 3 £275 -14.06% 7
Birmingham -4 2 - - 1
Northampton -8 2 £300 -
Berkshire -8 2 £398 +28.22%
North Yorkshire -13 2 £300 - 1
Surrey -31 2 £350 -17.64% 1
Reading +6 1 £375 +28.20%
Basildon +5 1 £550 +13.98%
Bury St Edmunds +2 1 £325 +7.43% 1
West Yorkshire -5 1 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £275 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 220 (81.48%) C#
2 205 (75.93%) .NET
3 136 (50.37%) SQL Server
4 116 (42.96%) Microsoft
5 114 (42.22%) WPF
6 100 (37.04%) WCF
6 100 (37.04%) ASP.NET
7 98 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (35.19%) SQL
9 91 (33.70%) JavaScript
10 90 (33.33%) HTML
11 79 (29.26%) CRM
12 77 (28.52%) Dynamics CRM
13 72 (26.67%) Web Services
14 64 (23.70%) CSS
14 64 (23.70%) Windows
15 62 (22.96%) .NET Framework
15 62 (22.96%) TDD
16 61 (22.59%) MVC
17 58 (21.48%) MVVM
18 57 (21.11%) XML
19 52 (19.26%) SQL Server 2008
20 48 (17.78%) HTML5
21 46 (17.04%) Workflow
21 46 (17.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 42 (15.56%) Visual Studio
22 42 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
23 41 (15.19%) Finance
24 40 (14.81%) jQuery
25 38 (14.07%) SharePoint

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (14.07%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.30%) IIS
3 12 (4.44%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.48%) SharePoint Foundation
6 4 (1.48%) JBoss
6 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.11%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.11%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) Kentico
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.70%) MS Office
3 7 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.59%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.85%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.48%) MS Project
6 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 77 (28.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.85%) Intranet
1 5 (1.85%) Internet
2 4 (1.48%) Extranet
3 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.74%) HTTP
3 2 (0.74%) DNS
3 2 (0.74%) SSL
4 1 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (50.37%) SQL Server
2 52 (19.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (17.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (9.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.85%) DTS
10 4 (1.48%) MS Access
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.74%) Big Data
12 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (15.56%) Visual Studio
1 42 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.44%) NUnit
3 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Blend
4 8 (2.96%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 7 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (2.22%) MSTest
7 5 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (1.85%) Jasmine
7 5 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.85%) JUnit
7 5 (1.85%) Maven
8 4 (1.48%) CruiseControl
8 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.48%) QUnit
8 4 (1.48%) Moq
8 4 (1.48%) Mockito
9 3 (1.11%) Hudson
9 3 (1.11%) Build Forge
9 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (15.19%) Finance
2 29 (10.74%) Banking
3 11 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.96%) Publishing
5 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.74%) German Language
7 2 (0.74%) Front Office
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 225 (83.33%) Developer
2 62 (22.96%) C# Developer
3 56 (20.74%) .NET Developer
4 55 (20.37%) CRM Developer
5 37 (13.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 25 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.15%) Silverlight Developer
8 20 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 19 (7.04%) Software Developer
10 18 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
11 13 (4.81%) Consultant
12 11 (4.07%) SharePoint Developer
13 10 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (3.70%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.96%) CRM Consultant
15 7 (2.59%) Java Developer
15 7 (2.59%) Designer
15 7 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 6 (2.22%) WPF Developer
16 6 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (75.93%) .NET
2 114 (42.22%) WPF
3 100 (37.04%) WCF
3 100 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 90 (33.33%) HTML
5 72 (26.67%) Web Services
6 64 (23.70%) CSS
7 62 (22.96%) .NET Framework
8 57 (21.11%) XML
9 48 (17.78%) HTML5
10 40 (14.81%) jQuery
11 28 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (8.15%) Ajax
13 21 (7.78%) SOAP
13 21 (7.78%) REST
14 20 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 20 (7.41%) AngularJS
15 17 (6.30%) WinForms
16 16 (5.93%) Managed Extensibility Framework
16 16 (5.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) iPad
2 22 (8.15%) Open Source
3 18 (6.67%) User Experience
4 6 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.85%) GIS
5 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.48%) Derivative
7 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.11%) RIA
7 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.11%) Social Media
7 3 (1.11%) Kinect
7 3 (1.11%) Xbox
7 3 (1.11%) VUI
7 3 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.11%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (23.70%) Windows
2 8 (2.96%) Windows Phone
3 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.85%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.85%) Android
4 4 (1.48%) Windows CE
4 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.74%) Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (29.26%) CRM
3 62 (22.96%) TDD
4 61 (22.59%) MVC
5 58 (21.48%) MVVM
6 46 (17.04%) Workflow
7 31 (11.48%) Unit Testing
8 27 (10.00%) OO
8 27 (10.00%) SOA
9 25 (9.26%) Scrum
10 17 (6.30%) OOD
11 16 (5.93%) Migration
11 16 (5.93%) Data Modelling
11 16 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (5.93%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (5.56%) Web Development
13 14 (5.19%) Project Planning
13 14 (5.19%) System Testing
13 14 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 220 (81.48%) C#
2 95 (35.19%) SQL
3 91 (33.70%) JavaScript
4 32 (11.85%) Java
4 32 (11.85%) XAML
5 26 (9.63%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.15%) PowerShell
7 20 (7.41%) C++
8 7 (2.59%) VB
8 7 (2.59%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.22%) Python
10 4 (1.48%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.48%) VBA
10 4 (1.48%) PHP
10 4 (1.48%) VB6
11 3 (1.11%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.11%) C
11 3 (1.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.67%) Degree
3 14 (5.19%) MCITP
4 6 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) MCSA
6 2 (0.74%) MCTS
6 2 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) Puppet
1 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 116 (42.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.93%) Oracle
3 12 (4.44%) TIBCO
4 9 (3.33%) Telerik
5 5 (1.85%) Adobe
6 4 (1.48%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.11%) ESRI
8 2 (0.74%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.74%) Nintex
8 2 (0.74%) HP
8 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.74%) Siebel
8 2 (0.74%) IBM
9 1 (0.37%) Charles River
9 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) Splunk
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