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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 555 419 341
Rank change year-on-year
-136 -78
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 58 181 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 1.22% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 117 176
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£425 £456 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
15015 14830 13994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 28.03% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10059 9618 8801
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 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 212 337
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 7 July 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 28 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 7 July 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 -129 57 £425 -9.33% 38
London -63 34 £475 -5.00% 15
City of London -16 13 £494 -1.25% 5
South East -14 11 £288 -13.20% 1
Surrey +1 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £288 -
West Midlands 0 4 £405 - 1
Aylesbury - 4 £288 -
South West -18 3 £300 -30.43% 2
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire -6 2 £275 +34.14%
East Midlands -12 2 £310 +12.72% 1
Suffolk +7 1 £300 -20.00% 1
Ipswich +5 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 1 £320 +11.30% 1
Cheltenham -9 1 £275 -
Nottingham -10 1 £320 +11.30% 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £425 -
North West -25 1 £300 +1.69% 4
East of England -28 1 £300 -27.27% 8
Chiswick - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Leicester - 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £288 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 120 (75.95%) C#
1 120 (75.95%) .NET
2 73 (46.20%) WPF
3 69 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (43.04%) SQL Server
5 65 (41.14%) SQL
6 62 (39.24%) JavaScript
7 54 (34.18%) HTML
7 54 (34.18%) ASP.NET
8 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
9 49 (31.01%) Finance
10 45 (28.48%) WCF
11 43 (27.22%) TDD
12 41 (25.95%) CSS
13 38 (24.05%) Oracle
14 37 (23.42%) Banking
15 36 (22.78%) HTML5
16 34 (21.52%) MVC
17 31 (19.62%) Relational Database
18 29 (18.35%) Web Services
19 28 (17.72%) Investment Banking
20 26 (16.46%) OO
21 25 (15.82%) Scrum
21 25 (15.82%) MVVM
22 24 (15.19%) XAML
22 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
23 22 (13.92%) Windows
23 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
23 22 (13.92%) SQL Server 2012
23 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 11 (6.96%) IIS
2 7 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.16%) Node.js
4 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.27%) Lync
5 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) MS Office
4 2 (1.27%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) HTTP
2 4 (2.53%) Internet
3 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.90%) VPN
3 3 (1.90%) DNS
3 3 (1.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.27%) SSL
4 2 (1.27%) MPLS
4 2 (1.27%) OSPF
4 2 (1.27%) BGP
4 2 (1.27%) DOCSIS
4 2 (1.27%) Telnet
4 2 (1.27%) RIP
4 2 (1.27%) SNMP
4 2 (1.27%) SSH
4 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.63%) Firewall
5 1 (0.63%) Wireless
5 1 (0.63%) IPsec
5 1 (0.63%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (43.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (19.62%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (10.13%) Oracle Database
5 15 (9.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (9.49%) Data Mining
6 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.53%) MySQL
9 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.27%) OLTP
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.27%) Firebird
11 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.29%) NUnit
3 18 (11.39%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.23%) Subversion
5 11 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.70%) Moq
7 8 (5.06%) ReSharper
8 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Blend
8 6 (3.80%) Selenium
9 5 (3.16%) FxCop
9 5 (3.16%) StyleCop
9 5 (3.16%) NDepend
9 5 (3.16%) Grunt
9 5 (3.16%) JSHint
9 5 (3.16%) Bower
9 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.53%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.53%) Maven
11 3 (1.90%) JUnit
General
1 49 (31.01%) Finance
2 37 (23.42%) Banking
3 28 (17.72%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.70%) Front Office
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (81.65%) Developer
2 64 (40.51%) C# Developer
3 50 (31.65%) .NET Developer
4 33 (20.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (10.13%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.86%) Senior C# Developer
7 11 (6.96%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (5.06%) CRM Developer
9 7 (4.43%) WPF Developer
9 7 (4.43%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (4.43%) C# Web Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Silverlight Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Designer
10 6 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Agile C# Developer
10 6 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (75.95%) .NET
2 73 (46.20%) WPF
3 54 (34.18%) ASP.NET
3 54 (34.18%) HTML
4 45 (28.48%) WCF
5 41 (25.95%) CSS
6 36 (22.78%) HTML5
7 29 (18.35%) Web Services
8 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
9 22 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (12.66%) AngularJS
10 20 (12.66%) jQuery
11 16 (10.13%) Ajax
11 16 (10.13%) XML
12 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 15 (9.49%) LINQ
13 14 (8.86%) Apache Thrift
14 13 (8.23%) NHibernate
15 12 (7.59%) XACML
16 11 (6.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (5.70%) N-Tier
2 9 (5.70%) User Experience
3 8 (5.06%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.43%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.53%) Derivative
5 4 (2.53%) Social Media
6 3 (1.90%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.27%) Equities
7 2 (1.27%) STB
7 2 (1.27%) MPEG
7 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.27%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.27%) DTV
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) iPad
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Windows
2 5 (3.16%) Android
2 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone
3 4 (2.53%) Linux
4 3 (1.90%) UNIX
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.27%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.22%) TDD
3 34 (21.52%) MVC
4 26 (16.46%) OO
5 25 (15.82%) Scrum
5 25 (15.82%) MVVM
6 21 (13.29%) SOA
7 19 (12.03%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.86%) BDD
8 14 (8.86%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.23%) CRM
9 13 (8.23%) Analytics
10 12 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.96%) SDLC
12 10 (6.33%) Web Development
12 10 (6.33%) UML
13 9 (5.70%) Open Source
14 8 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (75.95%) C#
2 65 (41.14%) SQL
3 62 (39.24%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.19%) XAML
5 16 (10.13%) Python
6 15 (9.49%) PL/SQL
6 15 (9.49%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.59%) Java
8 7 (4.43%) C++
9 6 (3.80%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.53%) COBOL
10 4 (2.53%) VBA
10 4 (2.53%) VB
11 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 3 (1.90%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.27%) VBScript
12 2 (1.27%) VB6
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
13 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) MCSE
2 1 (0.63%) CISSP
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.63%) GridGain
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) XenApp
2 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Puppet
1 5 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.05%) Oracle
3 9 (5.70%) Telerik
4 8 (5.06%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.16%) Adobe
5 5 (3.16%) Informatica
6 4 (2.53%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.53%) IBM
7 3 (1.90%) Apple
7 3 (1.90%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.27%) VMware
8 2 (1.27%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.27%) Google
8 2 (1.27%) Tektronix
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) Sybase
8 2 (1.27%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.63%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Splunk
9 1 (0.63%) Tableau
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