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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 516 409 311
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -98
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 78 173 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.33% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 1.20% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 115 179
Average daily rate
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£423 £450 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% -12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%

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
14441 14444 12535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.62% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9593 9514 7875
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 186 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 -95 73 £425 -6.84% 50
London -48 41 £475 -5.00% 22
South East -1 21 £316 +1.20% 5
City of London -7 9 £475 -5.00% 6
West Midlands -5 6 £405 +24.61% 1
Berkshire +1 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £288 -
Reading +5 4 - -
Oxfordshire -17 4 £425 - 1
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Wales - 4 £400 -
Hampshire - 4 £324 -
Portsmouth - 4 £324 -
Aylesbury - 4 £288 -
Surrey +5 3 - - 1
Cardiff - 3 £388 -
East Midlands -11 2 £310 +12.72% 1
Coventry - 2 £410 - 1
Abingdon - 2 £438 - 1
Suffolk +3 1 £300 -29.41%
Ipswich 0 1 £300 -29.41%
South West -5 1 £275 -46.34% 7
Nottingham -9 1 £320 +11.30%
Cheltenham -11 1 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire -11 1 £275 +34.14% 3
Oxford -12 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire -13 1 £320 +11.30%
East of England -16 1 £300 -29.41% 4
Chiswick - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 127 (78.40%) C#
1 127 (78.40%) .NET
2 76 (46.91%) WPF
3 72 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (43.21%) SQL Server
5 66 (40.74%) SQL
6 63 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 57 (35.19%) HTML
8 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET
9 51 (31.48%) Microsoft
10 50 (30.86%) WCF
11 48 (29.63%) Finance
12 43 (26.54%) TDD
13 41 (25.31%) Oracle
14 39 (24.07%) CSS
15 36 (22.22%) HTML5
16 35 (21.60%) Web Services
17 34 (20.99%) Banking
18 31 (19.14%) MVC
18 31 (19.14%) Scrum
19 30 (18.52%) Relational Database
20 29 (17.90%) OO
21 26 (16.05%) Investment Banking
21 26 (16.05%) .NET Framework
21 26 (16.05%) MVVM
22 22 (13.58%) XAML
22 22 (13.58%) SOA
23 21 (12.96%) Visual Studio
23 21 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
24 20 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.32%) IIS
2 3 (1.85%) Node.js
3 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.62%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) Apache
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.85%) VPN
3 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.23%) SSH
3 2 (1.23%) Intranet
3 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.23%) MPLS
3 2 (1.23%) OSPF
3 2 (1.23%) BGP
3 2 (1.23%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.23%) Telnet
3 2 (1.23%) DNS
3 2 (1.23%) RIP
3 2 (1.23%) SNMP
3 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.62%) DMZ
4 1 (0.62%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (43.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 21 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (8.64%) Data Mining
5 14 (8.64%) Oracle Database
6 13 (8.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.47%) MySQL
9 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.23%) Firebird
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.23%) OLTP
11 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 20 (12.35%) NUnit
3 17 (10.49%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (7.41%) Subversion
6 7 (4.32%) Moq
7 6 (3.70%) ReSharper
8 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.09%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.47%) Grunt
9 4 (2.47%) Bower
9 4 (2.47%) Maven
9 4 (2.47%) Selenium
10 3 (1.85%) JUnit
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Blend
10 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.85%) FxCop
10 3 (1.85%) StyleCop
10 3 (1.85%) MSTest
10 3 (1.85%) NDepend
General
1 48 (29.63%) Finance
2 34 (20.99%) Banking
3 26 (16.05%) Investment Banking
4 13 (8.02%) Front Office
5 2 (1.23%) Games
5 2 (1.23%) German Language
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 134 (82.72%) Developer
2 66 (40.74%) C# Developer
3 56 (34.57%) .NET Developer
4 37 (22.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.02%) Senior C# Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Web Developer
8 10 (6.17%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (5.56%) WPF Developer
10 8 (4.94%) CRM Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (4.32%) C# Web Developer
11 7 (4.32%) .NET Web Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Silverlight Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Agile C# Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (78.40%) .NET
2 76 (46.91%) WPF
3 57 (35.19%) HTML
4 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET
5 50 (30.86%) WCF
6 39 (24.07%) CSS
7 36 (22.22%) HTML5
8 35 (21.60%) Web Services
9 26 (16.05%) .NET Framework
10 20 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (11.11%) jQuery
12 17 (10.49%) AngularJS
13 16 (9.88%) Ajax
13 16 (9.88%) XML
14 15 (9.26%) LINQ
15 13 (8.02%) XACML
15 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (8.02%) Apache Thrift
15 13 (8.02%) NHibernate
16 11 (6.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (6.17%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.94%) User Experience
4 6 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.47%) Social Media
5 4 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.47%) Derivative
6 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.85%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.23%) iPad
7 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.23%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.23%) Equities
7 2 (1.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Windows
2 6 (3.70%) Android
2 6 (3.70%) Linux
3 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.09%) Windows Phone
4 3 (1.85%) UNIX
4 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.85%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.23%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.54%) TDD
3 31 (19.14%) MVC
3 31 (19.14%) Scrum
4 29 (17.90%) OO
5 26 (16.05%) MVVM
6 22 (13.58%) SOA
7 18 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (9.26%) CRM
9 14 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.02%) BDD
10 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (7.41%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.79%) Web Development
12 11 (6.79%) UML
12 11 (6.79%) SDLC
13 9 (5.56%) Analytics
13 9 (5.56%) Open Source
14 8 (4.94%) Technical Analysis
14 8 (4.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (78.40%) C#
2 66 (40.74%) SQL
3 63 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.58%) XAML
5 16 (9.88%) PL/SQL
6 15 (9.26%) Java
6 15 (9.26%) T-SQL
6 15 (9.26%) Python
7 7 (4.32%) VB
7 7 (4.32%) C++
8 5 (3.09%) VB6
9 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.85%) PHP
11 2 (1.23%) Ruby
11 2 (1.23%) COBOL
11 2 (1.23%) VBA
12 1 (0.62%) C
12 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) Puppet
1 5 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.31%) Oracle
3 10 (6.17%) Telerik
4 8 (4.94%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.09%) Informatica
6 4 (2.47%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.47%) IBM
7 3 (1.85%) Adobe
7 3 (1.85%) Apple
7 3 (1.85%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.23%) Tektronix
8 2 (1.23%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.62%) SAP
9 1 (0.62%) Google
9 1 (0.62%) VMware
9 1 (0.62%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.62%) Tableau
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