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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 493 399 288
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -111
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 83 171 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.34% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 1.26% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 117 166
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.00

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 February 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 February 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 -108 74 £450 +12.50% 72
London -56 43 £488 +2.63% 32
South East -25 14 £350 -11.11% 10
South West -12 10 £338 +22.72% 5
City of London +7 7 £488 -7.14% 14
Hampshire -10 6 £350 +3.70% 5
Scotland - 5 £475 - 1
North West -26 3 £450 +39.53% 7
Bristol - 3 £338 - 2
Berkshire 0 2 - - 1
South Wales -2 2 £303 -24.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £288 -28.12% 3
Wales -9 2 £303 -24.37% 2
Manchester -13 2 £450 +28.57% 5
West Midlands -16 2 £350 +27.27% 3
Somerset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Cardiff -1 1 £280 -30.00% 2
Sheffield -1 1 £350 +27.27% 2
Birmingham -3 1 - - 1
Cheshire -4 1 £300 -6.97% 2
South Yorkshire -4 1 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -28 1 £350 +22.80% 5
Reading - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £350 -
Aylesbury - 1 £288 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £288 - 2

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 162 (84.82%) C#
2 159 (83.25%) .NET
3 101 (52.88%) WPF
4 96 (50.26%) SQL Server
5 79 (41.36%) Microsoft
6 69 (36.13%) ASP.NET
7 68 (35.60%) HTML
7 68 (35.60%) SQL
8 65 (34.03%) WCF
9 63 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (32.98%) JavaScript
10 50 (26.18%) .NET Framework
11 43 (22.51%) TDD
11 43 (22.51%) Web Services
12 42 (21.99%) CRM
13 41 (21.47%) CSS
14 40 (20.94%) MVC
14 40 (20.94%) HTML5
15 39 (20.42%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (20.42%) Finance
15 39 (20.42%) Dynamics CRM
16 36 (18.85%) Windows
17 35 (18.32%) Scrum
18 34 (17.80%) XML
18 34 (17.80%) MVVM
19 33 (17.28%) Banking
20 28 (14.66%) jQuery
20 28 (14.66%) Oracle
21 27 (14.14%) XAML
22 26 (13.61%) Visual Studio

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.24%) TIBCO EMS
3 9 (4.71%) IIS
4 7 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.57%) Node.js
6 3 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.57%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.05%) JBoss
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.52%) Kentico
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 15 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.57%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.57%) MS Project
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.05%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (20.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) Intranet
2 3 (1.57%) Extranet
3 2 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) GPRS
4 1 (0.52%) UMTS
4 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (50.26%) SQL Server
2 39 (20.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (10.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (9.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.95%) Relational Database
5 17 (8.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.76%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.09%) MS Access
8 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.57%) DTS
10 2 (1.05%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.05%) Big Data
11 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Visual Studio
2 24 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.42%) NUnit
4 12 (6.28%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.76%) Subversion
6 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Blend
7 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 6 (3.14%) Moq
8 5 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (2.09%) JUnit
9 4 (2.09%) Mockito
10 3 (1.57%) Grunt
10 3 (1.57%) MSTest
10 3 (1.57%) Bower
10 3 (1.57%) Maven
10 3 (1.57%) ReSharper
11 2 (1.05%) Selenium
11 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.05%) NCover
General
1 39 (20.42%) Finance
2 33 (17.28%) Banking
3 20 (10.47%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.24%) Front Office
5 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.57%) Publishing
7 2 (1.05%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (83.25%) Developer
2 66 (34.55%) C# Developer
3 52 (27.23%) .NET Developer
4 30 (15.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (10.99%) CRM Developer
6 15 (7.85%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.81%) Microsoft Developer
8 12 (6.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 12 (6.28%) Silverlight Developer
9 11 (5.76%) Consultant
10 9 (4.71%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (4.71%) WPF Developer
11 8 (4.19%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.66%) Web Developer
12 7 (3.66%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (3.14%) CRM Consultant
14 5 (2.62%) Programmer
14 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
15 4 (2.09%) Mobile Developer
15 4 (2.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (83.25%) .NET
2 101 (52.88%) WPF
3 69 (36.13%) ASP.NET
4 68 (35.60%) HTML
5 65 (34.03%) WCF
6 50 (26.18%) .NET Framework
7 43 (22.51%) Web Services
8 41 (21.47%) CSS
9 40 (20.94%) HTML5
10 34 (17.80%) XML
11 28 (14.66%) jQuery
12 21 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (9.95%) AngularJS
14 16 (8.38%) Ajax
15 15 (7.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (5.76%) REST
16 11 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 11 (5.76%) JSON
17 10 (5.24%) J2EE
17 10 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.33%) Open Source
2 12 (6.28%) iPad
2 12 (6.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (5.24%) User Experience
4 7 (3.66%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.62%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.62%) Derivative
5 5 (2.62%) Social Media
5 5 (2.62%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.57%) Economics
7 3 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) Statistical Arbitrage
8 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.05%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.85%) Windows
2 8 (4.19%) Android
2 8 (4.19%) Windows Phone
3 7 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Phone 8
5 4 (2.09%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.09%) Linux
6 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.05%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.51%) TDD
3 42 (21.99%) CRM
4 40 (20.94%) MVC
5 35 (18.32%) Scrum
6 34 (17.80%) MVVM
7 26 (13.61%) OO
8 24 (12.57%) SOA
9 23 (12.04%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (9.95%) Workflow
11 15 (7.85%) OOD
12 14 (7.33%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.33%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.81%) Web Development
14 11 (5.76%) UML
15 9 (4.71%) OOP
15 9 (4.71%) Change Management
15 9 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (4.71%) BDD
16 8 (4.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 162 (84.82%) C#
2 68 (35.60%) SQL
3 63 (32.98%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.14%) XAML
5 25 (13.09%) Java
6 19 (9.95%) T-SQL
7 14 (7.33%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.76%) Python
9 9 (4.71%) VB
9 9 (4.71%) C++
10 8 (4.19%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.09%) VB6
12 3 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.52%) XPath
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Degree
2 8 (4.19%) VCP4
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.57%) MCSA
4 3 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) MCTS
5 1 (0.52%) MCITP
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (4.19%) Puppet
1 8 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 79 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.66%) Oracle
3 12 (6.28%) Telerik
4 11 (5.76%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.62%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.57%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.05%) Nintex
7 2 (1.05%) Siebel
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.52%) Informatica
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.52%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.52%) Splunk
8 1 (0.52%) Tableau
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Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Total Gas & Power Limited
Rate: £18,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Annual Leave Entitlement
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Rate: From £27 to £35 per annum Ongoing contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
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