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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 503 403 257
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -146
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 96 169 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.33% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 1.20% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 108 210
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.00

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -87 85 £450 +20.00% 60
London -29 49 £500 +0.50% 22
South East -21 22 £325 -5.45% 15
Hampshire -3 10 £328 +13.91%
City of London +11 8 £475 -9.52% 12
South West +1 8 £338 +22.72% 1
South Wales +5 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Wales 0 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -15 5 £388 - 5
Cardiff +8 4 £375 -6.25%
Berkshire -8 4 - - 5
Scotland - 4 £475 - 1
West Midlands -14 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Yorkshire -36 2 £363 +25.00% 6
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £288 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £475 - 1
Reading - 2 - - 4
Sheffield +1 1 £350 +75.00% 1
South Yorkshire -1 1 £350 +27.27% 1
Cheshire -6 1 £300 -6.97% 4
West Yorkshire -8 1 £375 +36.36% 3
Leeds -14 1 £375 +36.36% 2
North West -29 1 £300 -7.69% 5
Chiswick - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £288 - 1
Kent - 1 £350 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 158 (84.04%) C#
2 153 (81.38%) .NET
3 103 (54.79%) WPF
4 99 (52.66%) SQL Server
5 76 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 74 (39.36%) SQL
7 71 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (37.77%) ASP.NET
8 65 (34.57%) WCF
9 63 (33.51%) HTML
9 63 (33.51%) JavaScript
10 48 (25.53%) TDD
11 47 (25.00%) Finance
12 45 (23.94%) Web Services
13 42 (22.34%) HTML5
14 40 (21.28%) CSS
14 40 (21.28%) Scrum
14 40 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (20.74%) .NET Framework
16 38 (20.21%) MVC
17 37 (19.68%) Banking
18 36 (19.15%) MVVM
19 34 (18.09%) Oracle
20 31 (16.49%) Visual Studio
21 30 (15.96%) Windows
22 28 (14.89%) Java
23 27 (14.36%) OO
23 27 (14.36%) XAML
24 26 (13.83%) CRM
24 26 (13.83%) SQL Server 2012

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (5.32%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (4.26%) IIS
3 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) Node.js
5 2 (1.06%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.53%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Project
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (13.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) HTTP
2 3 (1.60%) DNS
2 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.60%) SSL
2 3 (1.60%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.06%) Intranet
3 2 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) Firewall
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.53%) IPsec
4 1 (0.53%) DMZ
4 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.53%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) GPRS
4 1 (0.53%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (52.66%) SQL Server
2 40 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (13.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (12.23%) Relational Database
5 15 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (7.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (7.45%) Data Mining
7 10 (5.32%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.60%) MS Access
10 2 (1.06%) DTS
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.06%) Big Data
11 1 (0.53%) Firebird
11 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (16.49%) Visual Studio
2 23 (12.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (11.70%) NUnit
4 13 (6.91%) Jenkins
5 12 (6.38%) Subversion
6 7 (3.72%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.19%) Moq
8 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Blend
8 5 (2.66%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (2.13%) ReSharper
9 4 (2.13%) JUnit
9 4 (2.13%) Mockito
10 3 (1.60%) Grunt
10 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.60%) Selenium
10 3 (1.60%) Fiddler
10 3 (1.60%) Bower
10 3 (1.60%) Maven
11 2 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.06%) NetAdvantage
General
1 47 (25.00%) Finance
2 37 (19.68%) Banking
3 23 (12.23%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.91%) Front Office
5 4 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) German Language
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 159 (84.57%) Developer
2 73 (38.83%) C# Developer
3 54 (28.72%) .NET Developer
4 36 (19.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (9.04%) CRM Developer
6 16 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.91%) Senior C# Developer
7 13 (6.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Developer
9 10 (5.32%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.26%) Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Programmer
10 8 (4.26%) Silverlight Developer
10 8 (4.26%) WPF Developer
11 7 (3.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Analyst Programmer
12 6 (3.19%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (3.19%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (81.38%) .NET
2 103 (54.79%) WPF
3 71 (37.77%) ASP.NET
4 65 (34.57%) WCF
5 63 (33.51%) HTML
6 45 (23.94%) Web Services
7 42 (22.34%) HTML5
8 40 (21.28%) CSS
9 39 (20.74%) .NET Framework
10 23 (12.23%) XML
11 22 (11.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (11.17%) jQuery
13 19 (10.11%) AngularJS
14 16 (8.51%) Ajax
15 15 (7.98%) REST
16 13 (6.91%) LINQ
17 11 (5.85%) J2EE
18 10 (5.32%) Spring
18 10 (5.32%) XACML
18 10 (5.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Open Source
2 15 (7.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (4.79%) User Experience
4 8 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.72%) Social Media
5 7 (3.72%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.66%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.66%) Derivative
8 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.13%) iPad
9 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.60%) Equities
9 3 (1.60%) Economics
9 3 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.06%) Statistical Arbitrage
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.96%) Windows
2 8 (4.26%) Android
3 7 (3.72%) Windows Phone
4 6 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.13%) Linux
5 4 (2.13%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (1.06%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (37.77%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.53%) TDD
3 40 (21.28%) Scrum
4 38 (20.21%) MVC
5 36 (19.15%) MVVM
6 27 (14.36%) OO
7 26 (13.83%) CRM
8 24 (12.77%) SOA
9 16 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (7.98%) Software Engineering
11 13 (6.91%) OOD
12 12 (6.38%) Web Development
13 11 (5.85%) Load Balancing
13 11 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (5.32%) UML
15 9 (4.79%) Change Management
15 9 (4.79%) Pair Programming
15 9 (4.79%) Workflow
15 9 (4.79%) Multithreading
15 9 (4.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (84.04%) C#
2 74 (39.36%) SQL
3 63 (33.51%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.89%) Java
5 27 (14.36%) XAML
6 18 (9.57%) T-SQL
7 13 (6.91%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.91%) Python
8 12 (6.38%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.32%) C++
10 7 (3.72%) VB
11 4 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.13%) VB6
12 3 (1.60%) Ruby
12 3 (1.60%) PHP
13 2 (1.06%) VBA
14 1 (0.53%) C
14 1 (0.53%) XPath
14 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.32%) Degree
2 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) CISSP
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) MCTS
3 1 (0.53%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.53%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 10 (5.32%) Puppet
1 10 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Control-M
2 1 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 76 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.09%) Oracle
3 12 (6.38%) TIBCO
4 10 (5.32%) Telerik
5 4 (2.13%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.13%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.06%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Nintex
7 1 (0.53%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.53%) Splunk
7 1 (0.53%) Tableau
7 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) Informatica
7 1 (0.53%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
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