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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 460 339 299
Rank change year-on-year
-121 -40
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 145 272 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.52% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.93% 1.78% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 190 236
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£395 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.69% +7.50%

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 30 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 2014. 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 -119 141 £395 -1.25% 81
London -58 55 £475 -9.52% 27
West Midlands -4 24 £445 +7.87% 9
Yorkshire -25 17 £375 +25.00% 13
South East -31 15 £300 -7.69% 3
East Midlands +8 14 £310 +3.33% 5
Birmingham +6 14 - - 2
East of England -29 13 £388 -8.82% 8
City of London +15 11 £500 -11.11% 7
South Yorkshire +10 9 £395 - 4
Sheffield +16 8 £395 - 4
Warwickshire - 8 £435 - 2
Nottingham +10 7 £305 +1.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 7 £305 +1.66% 2
Surrey -3 6 £263 -25.00% 1
Berkshire +2 5 £375 +28.20%
Warwick - 5 £325 - 1
South West -36 4 £350 +9.37% 5
Leicester +10 3 - -
Leicestershire +8 3 - -
Oxfordshire -5 3 £300 -22.58%
Essex -11 3 £550 +13.98%
Wiltshire -15 3 £350 +8.52% 2
North Yorkshire -17 3 £300 - 3
Bedfordshire -17 3 £300 -34.24% 2
Reading +18 2 £438 +49.57%
Northamptonshire +4 2 £338 +35.00% 2
Leeds +1 2 £300 - 6
Suffolk -6 2 £325 +6.99%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £300 - 6

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 251 (75.83%) C#
2 245 (74.02%) .NET
3 141 (42.60%) SQL Server
4 131 (39.58%) WPF
5 117 (35.35%) ASP.NET
5 117 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (35.05%) SQL
7 113 (34.14%) WCF
8 112 (33.84%) JavaScript
8 112 (33.84%) Microsoft
9 100 (30.21%) HTML
10 90 (27.19%) Web Services
11 87 (26.28%) .NET Framework
12 81 (24.47%) CSS
13 80 (24.17%) CRM
14 79 (23.87%) TDD
15 75 (22.66%) Dynamics CRM
16 73 (22.05%) MVC
16 73 (22.05%) Windows
17 72 (21.75%) MVVM
18 57 (17.22%) XAML
18 57 (17.22%) XML
19 54 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
20 51 (15.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 50 (15.11%) HTML5
21 50 (15.11%) jQuery
22 49 (14.80%) Workflow
22 49 (14.80%) SharePoint
23 44 (13.29%) Finance
24 43 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 49 (14.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.83%) IIS
3 13 (3.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.63%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.21%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.21%) SharePoint Foundation
7 4 (1.21%) Node.js
7 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.60%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Drupal
10 1 (0.30%) Orchard CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Kentico
Applications
1 41 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.63%) Photoshop
2 12 (3.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.72%) MS Office
4 7 (2.11%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 75 (22.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.23%) Internet
2 5 (1.51%) Intranet
3 4 (1.21%) Extranet
4 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (42.60%) SQL Server
2 54 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (15.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.51%) OLAP
10 4 (1.21%) DTS
10 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.60%) MS Access
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 43 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (12.69%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.44%) Microsoft Blend
3 18 (5.44%) MSTest
4 17 (5.14%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (3.02%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 9 (2.72%) QUnit
7 8 (2.42%) Jasmine
7 8 (2.42%) JUnit
7 8 (2.42%) Subversion
7 8 (2.42%) NUnit
8 7 (2.11%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.81%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (1.51%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.21%) Selenium
11 4 (1.21%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.21%) Build Forge
11 4 (1.21%) Hudson
General
1 44 (13.29%) Finance
2 36 (10.88%) Banking
3 26 (7.85%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.02%) Front Office
5 8 (2.42%) Publishing
6 7 (2.11%) Retail
7 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.60%) Billing
8 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 275 (83.08%) Developer
2 74 (22.36%) .NET Developer
3 70 (21.15%) C# Developer
4 50 (15.11%) Silverlight Developer
4 50 (15.11%) CRM Developer
5 35 (10.57%) Senior Developer
6 32 (9.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 32 (9.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 19 (5.74%) Software Developer
8 16 (4.83%) Consultant
9 15 (4.53%) Microsoft Developer
10 13 (3.93%) SharePoint Developer
11 12 (3.63%) WPF Developer
12 11 (3.32%) Designer
12 11 (3.32%) Web Developer
12 11 (3.32%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.02%) Applications Developer
13 10 (3.02%) CRM Consultant
14 9 (2.72%) Senior C# Developer
14 9 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (74.02%) .NET
2 131 (39.58%) WPF
3 117 (35.35%) ASP.NET
4 113 (34.14%) WCF
5 100 (30.21%) HTML
6 90 (27.19%) Web Services
7 87 (26.28%) .NET Framework
8 81 (24.47%) CSS
9 57 (17.22%) XML
10 50 (15.11%) jQuery
10 50 (15.11%) HTML5
11 35 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (10.27%) SOAP
12 34 (10.27%) Ajax
13 33 (9.97%) REST
14 32 (9.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 22 (6.65%) AngularJS
16 19 (5.74%) XSLT
17 17 (5.14%) WinForms
17 17 (5.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.25%) iPad
2 22 (6.65%) User Experience
3 18 (5.44%) Open Source
4 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.32%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.81%) RIA
8 5 (1.51%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.21%) Kinect
9 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.21%) Xbox
9 4 (1.21%) VUI
9 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.21%) GIS
10 3 (0.91%) Clustering
10 3 (0.91%) IPTV
10 3 (0.91%) Derivative
10 3 (0.91%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.91%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.05%) Windows
2 11 (3.32%) Windows Phone
3 9 (2.72%) Windows 8
4 7 (2.11%) Windows CE
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.51%) Android
7 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (0.91%) Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.17%) CRM
3 79 (23.87%) TDD
4 73 (22.05%) MVC
5 72 (21.75%) MVVM
6 49 (14.80%) Workflow
7 39 (11.78%) Unit Testing
8 32 (9.67%) OO
9 27 (8.16%) Scrum
10 22 (6.65%) UML
10 22 (6.65%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.34%) Web Development
11 21 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.34%) Migration
12 20 (6.04%) SOA
13 19 (5.74%) Data Migration
14 18 (5.44%) E-Commerce
15 17 (5.14%) OOP
15 17 (5.14%) System Testing
16 15 (4.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 251 (75.83%) C#
2 116 (35.05%) SQL
3 112 (33.84%) JavaScript
4 57 (17.22%) XAML
5 42 (12.69%) T-SQL
6 28 (8.46%) Java
7 21 (6.34%) C++
8 19 (5.74%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.63%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.11%) VB
11 6 (1.81%) VBA
11 6 (1.81%) Python
12 5 (1.51%) VB6
12 5 (1.51%) C
13 4 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.21%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.21%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.91%) PHP
14 3 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (6.65%) Degree
2 13 (3.93%) MCITP
3 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) MCSA
5 2 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) OCP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.14%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Puppet
1 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (33.84%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.76%) Oracle
3 11 (3.32%) JBoss
4 9 (2.72%) Telerik
5 5 (1.51%) Adobe
6 4 (1.21%) ESRI
7 3 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.60%) Charles River
8 2 (0.60%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.60%) HP
8 2 (0.60%) Siebel
8 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.30%) Nintex
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