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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 493 358 312
Rank change year-on-year
-135 -46
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 93 229 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 1.60% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 145 209
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
14772 14272 13910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10119 9132 8723
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 301 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 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 -155 86 £420 +5.00% 51
London -32 43 £500 +1.01% 21
South East -45 19 £350 -12.50% 1
Hampshire -7 11 £350 -3.44%
Yorkshire -14 8 £323 +3.20% 8
East Midlands -6 7 £325 +8.33%
South Yorkshire +5 6 £330 -5.71% 2
Sheffield +1 5 £330 -5.71% 2
Northamptonshire -8 5 £300 -
City of London -35 5 £550 +4.76% 10
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 -
Scotland +3 4 £298 -
South West -33 4 £275 -22.53% 10
Glasgow - 4 £298 -
Nottingham -6 2 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire -6 2 £420 +35.48%
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £350 +16.66%
Northampton -9 2 £300 -
Manchester -12 2 £450 +41.73% 3
North West -20 2 £450 +47.54% 3
Hertfordshire 0 1 £450 +28.57%
Reading -1 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
North Yorkshire -11 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Leeds -13 1 - - 3
West Midlands -15 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -17 1 - - 5
Surrey -27 1 £350 -19.30%
East of England -43 1 £450 +28.57% 5
Somerset - 1 - -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 205 (82.33%) C#
2 188 (75.50%) .NET
3 125 (50.20%) SQL Server
4 108 (43.37%) WPF
5 102 (40.96%) Microsoft
6 93 (37.35%) ASP.NET
7 88 (35.34%) WCF
8 87 (34.94%) HTML
8 87 (34.94%) JavaScript
8 87 (34.94%) SQL
8 87 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (28.11%) CRM
10 68 (27.31%) Dynamics CRM
11 63 (25.30%) Web Services
12 61 (24.50%) CSS
13 55 (22.09%) Windows
14 54 (21.69%) .NET Framework
15 53 (21.29%) MVC
16 49 (19.68%) XML
16 49 (19.68%) TDD
17 48 (19.28%) HTML5
18 47 (18.88%) SQL Server 2008
19 46 (18.47%) MVVM
20 41 (16.47%) Workflow
21 38 (15.26%) Visual Studio
21 38 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 37 (14.86%) jQuery
23 36 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
24 32 (12.85%) Finance
25 31 (12.45%) SharePoint

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.02%) IIS
3 11 (4.42%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (3.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 8 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.61%) Node.js
6 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) Kentico
9 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.40%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.02%) MS Office
3 7 (2.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.81%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.61%) MS Project
4 4 (1.61%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 68 (27.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) Intranet
2 4 (1.61%) Extranet
3 3 (1.20%) Internet
4 2 (0.80%) HTTP
4 2 (0.80%) DNS
4 2 (0.80%) SSL
4 2 (0.80%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (50.20%) SQL Server
2 47 (18.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (12.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (9.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (6.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.01%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.61%) MS Access
9 4 (1.61%) DTS
10 3 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.80%) Big Data
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.40%) MySQL
12 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 38 (15.26%) Visual Studio
2 36 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (5.22%) NUnit
4 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Blend
5 7 (2.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (2.41%) Subversion
6 6 (2.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 6 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.01%) Moq
7 5 (2.01%) Maven
8 4 (1.61%) JUnit
8 4 (1.61%) Mockito
8 4 (1.61%) MSTest
9 3 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (1.20%) QUnit
9 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.80%) Grunt
10 2 (0.80%) Bower
10 2 (0.80%) Ant
General
1 32 (12.85%) Finance
2 25 (10.04%) Banking
3 11 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.41%) Publishing
5 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Front Office
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 206 (82.73%) Developer
2 59 (23.69%) C# Developer
3 52 (20.88%) .NET Developer
4 45 (18.07%) CRM Developer
5 31 (12.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 22 (8.84%) Senior Developer
7 20 (8.03%) Silverlight Developer
8 19 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (7.63%) Software Developer
9 17 (6.83%) Microsoft Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (3.61%) CRM Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) SharePoint Developer
12 7 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
12 7 (2.81%) Designer
13 6 (2.41%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.41%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.41%) Java Developer
14 5 (2.01%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (75.50%) .NET
2 108 (43.37%) WPF
3 93 (37.35%) ASP.NET
4 88 (35.34%) WCF
5 87 (34.94%) HTML
6 63 (25.30%) Web Services
7 61 (24.50%) CSS
8 54 (21.69%) .NET Framework
9 49 (19.68%) XML
10 48 (19.28%) HTML5
11 37 (14.86%) jQuery
12 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (9.24%) AngularJS
14 17 (6.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 17 (6.83%) Ajax
15 16 (6.43%) REST
16 15 (6.02%) NHibernate
16 15 (6.02%) WinForms
16 15 (6.02%) SOAP
17 14 (5.62%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.04%) iPad
2 21 (8.43%) Open Source
3 16 (6.43%) User Experience
4 5 (2.01%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.61%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.20%) Social Media
6 3 (1.20%) Kinect
6 3 (1.20%) Xbox
6 3 (1.20%) VUI
6 3 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.20%) GIS
6 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.80%) Statistical Arbitrage
7 2 (0.80%) Economics
7 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.80%) RIA
7 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.80%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.09%) Windows
2 9 (3.61%) Windows Phone
3 6 (2.41%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.01%) Linux
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.61%) Android
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.80%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (28.11%) CRM
3 53 (21.29%) MVC
4 49 (19.68%) TDD
5 46 (18.47%) MVVM
6 41 (16.47%) Workflow
7 30 (12.05%) Unit Testing
8 28 (11.24%) Scrum
8 28 (11.24%) SOA
9 26 (10.44%) OO
10 19 (7.63%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (6.43%) OOD
12 15 (6.02%) Web Development
13 14 (5.62%) System Testing
13 14 (5.62%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.82%) Data Modelling
14 12 (4.82%) UML
15 11 (4.42%) Migration
15 11 (4.42%) Software Engineering
16 10 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 205 (82.33%) C#
2 87 (34.94%) JavaScript
2 87 (34.94%) SQL
3 31 (12.45%) XAML
4 28 (11.24%) Java
5 25 (10.04%) T-SQL
6 17 (6.83%) C++
7 16 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.61%) VB
9 7 (2.81%) Python
10 6 (2.41%) VB6
11 5 (2.01%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.61%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.61%) PHP
13 3 (1.20%) C
13 3 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.80%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby
15 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (6.02%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) MCITP
3 5 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) MCSA
5 2 (0.80%) MCTS
5 2 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Puppet
1 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 102 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.63%) Oracle
3 13 (5.22%) Telerik
4 9 (3.61%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe
6 4 (1.61%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.80%) Nintex
7 2 (0.80%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.80%) Siebel
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.40%) Google
8 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.40%) Splunk
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