The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 610 594 491
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -103
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 42 79 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.48% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 92
Median daily rate £475 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.47% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%

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
16442 16367 15767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.85% 28.28% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11381 11296 10285
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 296 173
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.17 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Silverlight as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 40 £475 +18.75% 23
London -13 17 £490 +15.29% 12
South East +16 10 £480 +6.66% 2
Surrey +11 7 £480 +12.94%
North West +17 5 £325 -3.70% 2
City of London +2 4 - - 1
Cheshire - 4 £361 -
Wilmslow - 3 £308 -
South West +15 2 £338 +28.57%
East of England +5 2 £450 +8.10% 1
Berkshire +5 2 £444 -6.57%
Weybridge +3 2 £480 +20.00%
Redhill - 2 £430 -
Scotland - 2 £550 - 1
Suffolk +2 1 £450 +8.10% 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 £325 +23.80%
Manchester -11 1 £325 -13.33% 2
East Midlands -22 1 £325 -7.14% 3
West Midlands -31 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £475 -
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 - 2
Camberley - 1 £538 -
Bracknell - 1 £538 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 86 (74.78%) C#
2 78 (67.83%) .NET
3 62 (53.91%) SQL
4 56 (48.70%) SQL Server
5 51 (44.35%) HTML
6 50 (43.48%) WCF
7 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (40.00%) CRM
9 35 (30.43%) Finance
10 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
11 33 (28.70%) Dynamics CRM
12 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
13 29 (25.22%) Web Services
13 29 (25.22%) XML
13 29 (25.22%) WPF
14 27 (23.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (21.74%) HTML5
16 24 (20.87%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (20.87%) SharePoint
17 23 (20.00%) Data Protection
18 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
19 21 (18.26%) CSS
20 20 (17.39%) MVC
21 19 (16.52%) TDD
22 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
22 18 (15.65%) .NET Framework
23 17 (14.78%) SOAP
23 17 (14.78%) Scrum
24 16 (13.91%) Oracle
24 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (20.87%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.48%) IIS
4 3 (2.61%) CMS
4 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.87%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.87%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (28.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (10.43%) SAP CRM
2 12 (10.43%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.87%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) BGP
1 2 (1.74%) DOCSIS
1 2 (1.74%) MPLS
1 2 (1.74%) OSPF
1 2 (1.74%) RIP
1 2 (1.74%) SNMP
1 2 (1.74%) SSH
1 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.74%) Telnet
1 2 (1.74%) VPN
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (48.70%) SQL Server
2 27 (23.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 15 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.35%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.87%) DTS
9 1 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (20.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.83%) NUnit
3 9 (7.83%) Selenium
3 9 (7.83%) SpecFlow
4 8 (6.96%) Subversion
5 7 (6.09%) ReSharper
5 7 (6.09%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.35%) Moq
7 4 (3.48%) Bower
7 4 (3.48%) FxCop
7 4 (3.48%) Grunt
7 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.48%) JSHint
7 4 (3.48%) NDepend
7 4 (3.48%) StyleCop
8 3 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.87%) JMeter
General
1 35 (30.43%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Marketing
4 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
5 9 (7.83%) Publishing
6 6 (5.22%) Front Office
7 5 (4.35%) Back Office
8 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.61%) Advertising
10 2 (1.74%) Games
11 1 (0.87%) Automotive
11 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Developer
2 34 (29.57%) .NET Developer
3 29 (25.22%) CRM Developer
4 24 (20.87%) C# Developer
5 16 (13.91%) Silverlight Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (9.57%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (6.09%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.22%) HTML Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Agile Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.48%) ASP Developer
11 4 (3.48%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (67.83%) .NET
2 51 (44.35%) HTML
3 50 (43.48%) WCF
4 29 (25.22%) Web Services
4 29 (25.22%) WPF
4 29 (25.22%) XML
5 25 (21.74%) HTML5
6 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
7 21 (18.26%) CSS
8 18 (15.65%) .NET Framework
9 17 (14.78%) SOAP
10 16 (13.91%) AngularJS
11 15 (13.04%) jQuery
12 14 (12.17%) Entity Framework
13 12 (10.43%) NHibernate
14 11 (9.57%) Ajax
14 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (7.83%) RESTful
15 9 (7.83%) XSD
15 9 (7.83%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.96%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.48%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.61%) Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.74%) Economics
6 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) IPTV
6 2 (1.74%) MPEG
6 2 (1.74%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.74%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) iPad
7 1 (0.87%) RIA
7 1 (0.87%) SCADA
7 1 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Windows
2 5 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) Linux
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.00%) CRM
3 23 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 20 (17.39%) MVC
5 19 (16.52%) TDD
6 17 (14.78%) Scrum
7 16 (13.91%) Analytics
7 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (13.04%) SDLC
9 14 (12.17%) BDD
10 13 (11.30%) SOA
11 12 (10.43%) ERP
11 12 (10.43%) MVVM
11 12 (10.43%) Project Planning
11 12 (10.43%) Service Management
11 12 (10.43%) Technical Analysis
12 11 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (9.57%) Migration
13 10 (8.70%) Workflow
14 9 (7.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 86 (74.78%) C#
2 62 (53.91%) SQL
3 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.43%) XAML
5 9 (7.83%) Java
5 9 (7.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.61%) VBA
8 2 (1.74%) C++
8 2 (1.74%) X++
9 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.74%) ISEB
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.91%) Oracle
3 14 (12.17%) SAP
4 4 (3.48%) Splunk
4 4 (3.48%) Tableau
5 3 (2.61%) Sybase
5 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.74%) Adobe
6 2 (1.74%) Apple
6 2 (1.74%) Infor
6 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.74%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.87%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.87%) ESRI
7 1 (0.87%) SOASTA, Inc