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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 555 448 345
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -103
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 78 163 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.47% 1.05% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 93 182
Average daily rate
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£425 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -12.79%

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
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 4 September 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 29 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 4 September 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 -82 77 £425 +6.91% 37
London -5 45 £450 -9.54% 22
City of London +13 18 £450 -12.19% 6
Leicestershire +8 10 £350 -
East Midlands -16 10 £350 +8.10% 1
South East -32 9 £450 +50.00% 2
Surrey +2 8 £425 +61.90%
Leicester +8 7 £350 -
West Midlands -8 5 £425 -2.29% 1
South West -7 3 £294 -16.07% 2
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Suffolk 0 2 £416 +18.92%
Gloucestershire -8 2 £263 - 1
East of England -11 2 £416 +18.92%
North West -33 2 £338 +3.84% 5
Cirencester +8 1 £263 -
Berkshire -7 1 £475 +26.66%
Bury St Edmunds -11 1 £450 +28.57%
Manchester -20 1 £375 +15.38% 2
South Yorkshire -25 1 £375 -5.06%
Sheffield -28 1 £375 -5.06%
Yorkshire -43 1 £375 -2.59% 4
Lancashire - 1 £300 - 1
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Preston - 1 £300 -
Belfast - 1 £325 -
Weybridge - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £325 -
County Antrim - 1 £325 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 115 (73.25%) C#
2 104 (66.24%) .NET
3 76 (48.41%) SQL Server
4 74 (47.13%) WPF
5 64 (40.76%) JavaScript
6 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
8 58 (36.94%) SQL
9 50 (31.85%) WCF
10 45 (28.66%) HTML
10 45 (28.66%) Oracle
11 42 (26.75%) ASP.NET
12 41 (26.11%) Finance
13 39 (24.84%) CSS
14 34 (21.66%) TDD
15 31 (19.75%) MS Excel
16 29 (18.47%) MVVM
17 28 (17.83%) Banking
18 26 (16.56%) OO
18 26 (16.56%) HTML5
19 25 (15.92%) SOA
20 24 (15.29%) Visual Studio
20 24 (15.29%) SQL Server 2008
21 22 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
21 22 (14.01%) MVC
21 22 (14.01%) .NET Framework
22 21 (13.38%) IIS
22 21 (13.38%) Windows
22 21 (13.38%) Web Services
22 21 (13.38%) AngularJS

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (13.38%) IIS
2 13 (8.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.55%) Node.js
4 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.91%) Lync
4 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.64%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 31 (19.75%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.83%) MS Office
3 14 (8.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.91%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.91%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) HTTP
2 7 (4.46%) Internet
3 4 (2.55%) DNS
3 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.91%) VPN
4 3 (1.91%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
5 2 (1.27%) RIP
5 2 (1.27%) SNMP
5 2 (1.27%) MPLS
5 2 (1.27%) OSPF
5 2 (1.27%) BGP
5 2 (1.27%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.27%) Telnet
5 2 (1.27%) SSH
5 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.64%) Wireless
6 1 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (48.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (12.74%) Relational Database
4 15 (9.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (7.64%) Oracle Database
5 12 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (7.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (6.37%) Data Mining
8 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.91%) MySQL
10 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.27%) DTS
11 2 (1.27%) MS Access
11 2 (1.27%) OLTP
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.19%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.55%) NUnit
5 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Blend
6 10 (6.37%) Moq
7 8 (5.10%) Subversion
8 6 (3.82%) ReSharper
9 5 (3.18%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.55%) Grunt
10 4 (2.55%) JSHint
10 4 (2.55%) Bower
10 4 (2.55%) FxCop
10 4 (2.55%) StyleCop
10 4 (2.55%) NDepend
10 4 (2.55%) Maven
10 4 (2.55%) Selenium
10 4 (2.55%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.91%) JUnit
General
1 41 (26.11%) Finance
2 28 (17.83%) Banking
3 20 (12.74%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Front Office
5 4 (2.55%) Back Office
5 4 (2.55%) Retail
6 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.91%) Advertising
7 2 (1.27%) Games
7 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (1.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (82.17%) Developer
2 58 (36.94%) C# Developer
3 47 (29.94%) .NET Developer
4 31 (19.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (14.65%) Silverlight Developer
6 19 (12.10%) Senior Developer
7 17 (10.83%) Software Developer
8 13 (8.28%) Senior C# Developer
9 10 (6.37%) CRM Developer
10 9 (5.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Web Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Analyst
12 6 (3.82%) WPF Developer
13 5 (3.18%) Designer
13 5 (3.18%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (3.18%) C# Web Developer
13 5 (3.18%) .NET Web Developer
14 4 (2.55%) Java Developer
14 4 (2.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (66.24%) .NET
2 74 (47.13%) WPF
3 50 (31.85%) WCF
4 45 (28.66%) HTML
5 42 (26.75%) ASP.NET
6 39 (24.84%) CSS
7 26 (16.56%) HTML5
8 22 (14.01%) .NET Framework
9 21 (13.38%) Web Services
9 21 (13.38%) AngularJS
10 18 (11.46%) jQuery
11 17 (10.83%) LINQ
12 16 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (10.19%) XML
13 13 (8.28%) Entity Framework
13 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (7.64%) Apache Thrift
14 12 (7.64%) Ajax
15 10 (6.37%) XACML
16 9 (5.73%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.10%) User Experience
2 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.64%) RIA
4 7 (4.46%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (4.46%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.18%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.55%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.91%) Life Science
8 2 (1.27%) STB
8 2 (1.27%) IPTV
8 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.27%) Social Media
8 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.27%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.27%) DTV
8 2 (1.27%) MPEG
8 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Windows
2 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.91%) Linux
3 3 (1.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.66%) TDD
3 29 (18.47%) MVVM
4 26 (16.56%) OO
5 25 (15.92%) SOA
6 22 (14.01%) MVC
7 19 (12.10%) Unit Testing
8 18 (11.46%) Scrum
9 16 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.92%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (8.92%) CRM
11 12 (7.64%) UML
11 12 (7.64%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (7.64%) BDD
11 12 (7.64%) Analytics
12 10 (6.37%) Web Development
13 9 (5.73%) Pair Programming
13 9 (5.73%) SDLC
14 8 (5.10%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 115 (73.25%) C#
2 64 (40.76%) JavaScript
3 58 (36.94%) SQL
4 20 (12.74%) XAML
5 15 (9.55%) Python
6 14 (8.92%) T-SQL
7 12 (7.64%) Java
8 11 (7.01%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.55%) VBA
10 4 (2.55%) VBScript
10 4 (2.55%) C++
10 4 (2.55%) COBOL
11 3 (1.91%) PHP
11 3 (1.91%) VB
11 3 (1.91%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.27%) VB6
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
13 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (3.82%) Degree
2 4 (2.55%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.27%) MOS
4 2 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (0.64%) MCSE
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.27%) XenApp
2 2 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.27%) WMI
3 1 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (28.66%) Oracle
3 8 (5.10%) Telerik
4 6 (3.82%) Adobe
4 6 (3.82%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.55%) Informatica
5 4 (2.55%) IBM
6 3 (1.91%) VMware
6 3 (1.91%) Google
6 3 (1.91%) Citrix
7 2 (1.27%) Sybase
7 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 2 (1.27%) Apple
7 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.27%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.27%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.27%) Splunk
7 2 (1.27%) AppSense
8 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.64%) Infragistics
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