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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 468 335 291
Rank change year-on-year
-133 -44
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 156 269 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 1.77% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 188 253
Average daily rate
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£400 £414 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% -12.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
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 £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +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
15702 15230 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.39% 28.80% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 9796 9639
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 269 368
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 £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -92 149 £400 -4.76% 72
London -72 55 £485 -7.61% 24
West Midlands +3 26 £460 +22.66% 4
South East -33 17 £300 -14.28% 2
Birmingham +4 16 - - 1
East of England -33 16 £400 -11.11% 10
East Midlands +9 15 £310 +3.33% 5
Yorkshire -16 15 £385 +28.33% 18
City of London +14 11 £513 -6.81% 7
South Yorkshire +14 9 £395 - 3
Sheffield +17 8 £395 - 3
Nottingham +19 7 £305 +1.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +16 7 £305 +1.66% 2
Warwickshire - 7 £445 - 1
Berkshire +10 6 £375 -
Surrey 0 6 £263 -27.58% 1
South West -38 5 £350 +9.37% 3
Suffolk -10 4 £363 +26.08% 2
Oxfordshire -10 4 £300 -22.58%
Essex -15 4 £500 +3.62%
Wiltshire -18 4 £350 +8.52% 2
Warwick - 4 £400 - 1
Leicester +7 3 - -
Leicestershire +4 3 - -
Northamptonshire +3 3 £338 +35.00% 3
Scotland -14 3 £288 -11.53% 5
Bedfordshire -15 3 £300 -33.33% 2
Reading - 3 £438 -
Leeds +1 2 £300 - 12
Bury St Edmunds 0 2 £363 +27.19% 2

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 248 (73.81%) C#
2 243 (72.32%) .NET
3 143 (42.56%) SQL Server
4 141 (41.96%) WPF
5 121 (36.01%) ASP.NET
6 120 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (34.82%) WCF
8 116 (34.52%) SQL
9 114 (33.93%) Microsoft
10 108 (32.14%) JavaScript
11 95 (28.27%) HTML
12 91 (27.08%) Web Services
13 87 (25.89%) .NET Framework
14 81 (24.11%) TDD
14 81 (24.11%) CSS
15 77 (22.92%) MVVM
16 76 (22.62%) MVC
17 74 (22.02%) CRM
18 73 (21.73%) Windows
19 71 (21.13%) Dynamics CRM
20 65 (19.35%) XAML
21 54 (16.07%) XML
21 54 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
22 49 (14.58%) HTML5
22 49 (14.58%) SharePoint
23 48 (14.29%) jQuery
24 47 (13.99%) Finance
24 47 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 46 (13.69%) Workflow
25 46 (13.69%) Visual Studio

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 49 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.76%) IIS
3 13 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.49%) CMS
8 4 (1.19%) Node.js
8 4 (1.19%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Foundation
10 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Kentico
11 1 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Drupal
11 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 41 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.06%) Photoshop
2 17 (5.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (2.98%) MS Office
4 7 (2.08%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 71 (21.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.17%) Internet
2 5 (1.49%) Intranet
3 4 (1.19%) Extranet
4 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (42.56%) SQL Server
2 54 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (13.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.68%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.49%) OLAP
10 4 (1.19%) DTS
10 4 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.30%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 46 (13.69%) Visual Studio
2 43 (12.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (7.14%) Microsoft Blend
4 18 (5.36%) MSTest
5 17 (5.06%) Rhino Mocks
6 9 (2.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 9 (2.68%) JUnit
6 9 (2.68%) QUnit
6 9 (2.68%) Jasmine
7 8 (2.38%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.38%) NUnit
8 7 (2.08%) Subversion
8 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.49%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.19%) Selenium
11 4 (1.19%) Hudson
11 4 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (13.99%) Finance
2 41 (12.20%) Banking
3 27 (8.04%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.98%) Front Office
5 7 (2.08%) Retail
6 5 (1.49%) Publishing
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Billing
8 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 275 (81.85%) Developer
2 76 (22.62%) .NET Developer
3 69 (20.54%) C# Developer
4 50 (14.88%) Silverlight Developer
5 48 (14.29%) CRM Developer
6 36 (10.71%) Senior Developer
7 32 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 20 (5.95%) Software Developer
10 18 (5.36%) Consultant
11 16 (4.76%) Designer
12 14 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
12 14 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
13 12 (3.57%) UI Designer
13 12 (3.57%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.57%) CRM Consultant
13 12 (3.57%) WPF Developer
14 11 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
14 11 (3.27%) Web Developer
15 10 (2.98%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (72.32%) .NET
2 141 (41.96%) WPF
3 121 (36.01%) ASP.NET
4 117 (34.82%) WCF
5 95 (28.27%) HTML
6 91 (27.08%) Web Services
7 87 (25.89%) .NET Framework
8 81 (24.11%) CSS
9 54 (16.07%) XML
10 49 (14.58%) HTML5
11 48 (14.29%) jQuery
12 37 (11.01%) REST
13 36 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (10.71%) SOAP
14 34 (10.12%) Ajax
15 32 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 23 (6.85%) AngularJS
17 19 (5.65%) XSLT
18 18 (5.36%) JSON
18 18 (5.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.63%) User Experience
2 23 (6.85%) iPad
3 19 (5.65%) Open Source
4 13 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.57%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.08%) RIA
8 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.49%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.19%) Kinect
9 4 (1.19%) Xbox
9 4 (1.19%) VUI
9 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.19%) GIS
10 3 (0.89%) Clustering
10 3 (0.89%) IPTV
10 3 (0.89%) Derivative
10 3 (0.89%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (21.73%) Windows
2 12 (3.57%) Windows Phone
3 9 (2.68%) Windows 8
4 7 (2.08%) Windows CE
5 6 (1.79%) Android
6 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.49%) Windows Phone 8
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.89%) Linux
8 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.11%) TDD
3 77 (22.92%) MVVM
4 76 (22.62%) MVC
5 74 (22.02%) CRM
6 46 (13.69%) Workflow
7 37 (11.01%) Unit Testing
8 34 (10.12%) OO
9 26 (7.74%) Scrum
10 24 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.85%) Migration
12 22 (6.55%) UML
12 22 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (6.25%) Data Migration
14 19 (5.65%) Web Development
15 18 (5.36%) OOP
15 18 (5.36%) E-Commerce
15 18 (5.36%) SOA
16 17 (5.06%) System Testing
17 16 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 248 (73.81%) C#
2 116 (34.52%) SQL
3 108 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 65 (19.35%) XAML
5 42 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 28 (8.33%) Java
7 21 (6.25%) C++
8 20 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.08%) VB
11 6 (1.79%) VBA
11 6 (1.79%) Python
12 5 (1.49%) VB6
12 5 (1.49%) C
12 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.19%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.89%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.89%) PHP
14 3 (0.89%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.25%) Degree
3 13 (3.87%) MCITP
4 7 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.19%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.19%) MCSA
6 2 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.06%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.89%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Puppet
1 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 114 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.52%) Oracle
3 12 (3.57%) JBoss
4 8 (2.38%) Telerik
5 6 (1.79%) Infragistics
6 5 (1.49%) Adobe
7 4 (1.19%) ESRI
8 3 (0.89%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.60%) Charles River
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) HP
9 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.30%) Nintex
10 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
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