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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 504 411 284
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -127
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 96 187 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 1.25% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 114 197
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50

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
15010 14998 13126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 27.53% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9785 8213
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 216 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -89 88 £450 - 63
London -44 49 £500 - 30
South East +5 25 £325 +4.00% 7
City of London -6 11 £475 -5.00% 9
Hampshire +10 9 £328 +13.91% 1
Oxfordshire -15 6 £388 - 1
South Wales +5 5 £388 -3.12%
South West +4 5 £341 +42.18% 1
Wales +1 5 £388 -3.12%
Berkshire -2 5 - - 2
West Midlands -20 5 £410 +26.15% 3
Cardiff +15 4 £375 -6.25%
Reading -1 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £288 - 2
Petersfield - 4 £328 -
Portsmouth - 4 £324 -
Scotland 0 3 £475 +58.33%
Aylesbury - 3 £288 - 1
Gloucestershire -12 2 £363 +76.82%
Oxford -14 2 £325 -
Yorkshire -19 2 £363 +20.83% 6
Abingdon - 2 £450 -
Chiswick - 2 - -
Edinburgh +4 1 £475 -
Surrey +1 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 £300 +16.50% 2
Cheltenham -9 1 - -
South Yorkshire -13 1 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire -14 1 £375 +3.44% 5
Leeds -19 1 £375 +3.44% 4

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 131 (79.88%) C#
2 127 (77.44%) .NET
3 82 (50.00%) WPF
4 73 (44.51%) SQL Server
5 71 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (39.63%) SQL
7 61 (37.20%) JavaScript
8 60 (36.59%) ASP.NET
9 57 (34.76%) HTML
9 57 (34.76%) Microsoft
10 53 (32.32%) WCF
11 42 (25.61%) Finance
12 38 (23.17%) CSS
13 37 (22.56%) Web Services
13 37 (22.56%) Scrum
13 37 (22.56%) TDD
14 36 (21.95%) Oracle
14 36 (21.95%) HTML5
15 33 (20.12%) MVC
16 32 (19.51%) MVVM
17 30 (18.29%) Banking
18 26 (15.85%) .NET Framework
19 25 (15.24%) XAML
19 25 (15.24%) OO
19 25 (15.24%) Relational Database
20 23 (14.02%) Investment Banking
21 22 (13.41%) SOA
21 22 (13.41%) Visual Studio
21 22 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
22 21 (12.80%) Windows

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (3.66%) IIS
1 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.22%) CMS
2 2 (1.22%) Node.js
2 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.61%) LiveCycle
3 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.61%) JBoss
3 1 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.44%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.83%) VPN
2 3 (1.83%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.22%) SSL
3 2 (1.22%) Intranet
3 2 (1.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) DNS
3 2 (1.22%) RIP
3 2 (1.22%) SNMP
3 2 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) MPLS
3 2 (1.22%) OSPF
3 2 (1.22%) BGP
3 2 (1.22%) DOCSIS
3 2 (1.22%) Telnet
3 2 (1.22%) SSH
3 2 (1.22%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.61%) IPsec
4 1 (0.61%) Wireless
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (44.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.24%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (9.15%) Data Mining
6 12 (7.32%) Oracle Database
7 11 (6.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.44%) MySQL
12 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.22%) MS Access
13 2 (1.22%) Firebird
14 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.76%) NUnit
2 16 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.54%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.32%) Subversion
5 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Blend
7 4 (2.44%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.83%) Bower
8 3 (1.83%) Moq
8 3 (1.83%) Grunt
8 3 (1.83%) Selenium
9 2 (1.22%) NetAdvantage
9 2 (1.22%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.22%) JSHint
9 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.22%) NCover
9 2 (1.22%) FxCop
9 2 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 42 (25.61%) Finance
2 30 (18.29%) Banking
3 23 (14.02%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.93%) Front Office
5 3 (1.83%) Games
5 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.22%) Back Office
6 2 (1.22%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 138 (84.15%) Developer
2 65 (39.63%) C# Developer
3 50 (30.49%) .NET Developer
4 35 (21.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (10.37%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.93%) Senior C# Developer
7 11 (6.71%) CRM Developer
8 10 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 9 (5.49%) WPF Developer
9 9 (5.49%) Oracle Developer
9 9 (5.49%) Web Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Agile C# Developer
13 5 (3.05%) Silverlight Developer
13 5 (3.05%) C# Web Developer
13 5 (3.05%) .NET Web Developer
13 5 (3.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (77.44%) .NET
2 82 (50.00%) WPF
3 60 (36.59%) ASP.NET
4 57 (34.76%) HTML
5 53 (32.32%) WCF
6 38 (23.17%) CSS
7 37 (22.56%) Web Services
8 36 (21.95%) HTML5
9 26 (15.85%) .NET Framework
10 20 (12.20%) XML
11 19 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (10.98%) AngularJS
12 18 (10.98%) jQuery
13 15 (9.15%) Ajax
14 13 (7.93%) LINQ
15 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (6.71%) REST
15 11 (6.71%) XACML
15 11 (6.71%) Apache Thrift
15 11 (6.71%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (5.49%) Open Source
3 8 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.88%) User Experience
4 6 (3.66%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.05%) Derivative
6 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.44%) Social Media
7 3 (1.83%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.83%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.83%) Economics
7 3 (1.83%) Equities
8 2 (1.22%) MPEG
8 2 (1.22%) DTV
8 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.80%) Windows
2 8 (4.88%) Android
3 6 (3.66%) Windows Phone
4 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.05%) Linux
5 4 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.83%) UNIX
7 2 (1.22%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.56%) Scrum
2 37 (22.56%) TDD
3 33 (20.12%) MVC
4 32 (19.51%) MVVM
5 25 (15.24%) OO
6 22 (13.41%) SOA
7 19 (11.59%) CRM
8 15 (9.15%) Software Engineering
8 15 (9.15%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (7.32%) Unit Testing
9 12 (7.32%) Web Development
10 11 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.10%) BDD
12 9 (5.49%) UML
13 8 (4.88%) Pair Programming
13 8 (4.88%) Integration Testing
13 8 (4.88%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (4.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 131 (79.88%) C#
2 65 (39.63%) SQL
3 61 (37.20%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.24%) XAML
5 16 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 16 (9.76%) T-SQL
6 14 (8.54%) Java
7 13 (7.93%) Python
8 8 (4.88%) C++
9 7 (4.27%) VB
10 5 (3.05%) VB6
11 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.83%) PHP
13 2 (1.22%) VBA
13 2 (1.22%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) XPath
14 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.61%) C
14 1 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.05%) Degree
2 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.61%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.05%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (34.76%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.95%) Oracle
3 11 (6.71%) Telerik
4 5 (3.05%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.83%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.83%) Adobe
5 3 (1.83%) Apple
6 2 (1.22%) Informatica
6 2 (1.22%) IBM
6 2 (1.22%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.22%) Infragistics
6 2 (1.22%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.61%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
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