The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 406 272 263
Rank change year-on-year
-134 -9
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 185 310 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 2.43% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 195 266
Average daily rate £450 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £54.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.44%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -130 172 £450 -5.26% 32
London -84 92 £500 -4.76% 12
East of England -18 20 £425 -5.55% 3
City of London -17 19 £500 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire -31 13 £300 +1.69% 6
South East -10 12 £381 +17.30% 10
North West -12 12 £363 -
West Midlands -20 11 £325 -7.14%
North Yorkshire +3 10 £300 - 3
York 0 10 £300 - 1
County Antrim - 9 - - 1
Belfast - 9 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 9 - - 1
Suffolk -5 8 £425 -5.55%
Manchester -7 8 £350 -
Ipswich -9 7 £425 +25.92%
Altrincham - 7 - -
East Midlands -12 6 £275 -8.33%
Warwickshire -2 5 £325 +8.33%
Essex - 5 £350 -
Derbyshire -17 4 £275 -8.33%
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -5 3 £450 -
Surrey -8 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £351 +0.28%
South West -45 3 £240 -38.06% 1
Warwick - 3 £325 -
Hampshire +10 2 £288 -0.86% 1
Cambridge -4 2 £351 +0.28%
Berkshire -15 2 - - 2

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 280 (73.68%) .NET
2 270 (71.05%) C#
3 198 (52.11%) WPF
4 158 (41.58%) SQL Server
5 144 (37.89%) ASP.NET
6 130 (34.21%) WCF
7 114 (30.00%) SQL
8 108 (28.42%) HTML
9 103 (27.11%) Microsoft
10 95 (25.00%) OO
11 94 (24.74%) .NET Framework
12 88 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (22.63%) Web Services
14 83 (21.84%) Windows
14 83 (21.84%) MVC
15 81 (21.32%) JavaScript
16 78 (20.53%) MVVM
17 75 (19.74%) TDD
18 72 (18.95%) CSS
18 72 (18.95%) XML
19 71 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 70 (18.42%) XAML
21 68 (17.89%) Scrum
22 67 (17.63%) jQuery
23 57 (15.00%) REST
24 52 (13.68%) Unit Testing
24 52 (13.68%) Finance
25 51 (13.42%) Oracle
26 49 (12.89%) Visual Studio
27 48 (12.63%) HTML5

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.68%) CMS
3 12 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.89%) ArcGIS
5 9 (2.37%) IIS
5 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.37%) Node.js
6 8 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.79%) ArcSDE
7 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 35 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.21%) OmniGraffle
3 10 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.32%) MS Office
5 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.53%) Mingle
7 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 31 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.63%) Internet
2 9 (2.37%) HTTP
3 4 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.26%) LDAP
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) SMS
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (41.58%) SQL Server
2 71 (18.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.53%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.84%) RavenDB
7 7 (1.84%) Neo4j
7 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.32%) OLAP
10 4 (1.05%) DTS
10 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (12.89%) Visual Studio
2 33 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.89%) Microsoft Blend
4 29 (7.63%) NUnit
5 21 (5.53%) Git (software)
6 20 (5.26%) Subversion
7 17 (4.47%) Axure RP
8 16 (4.21%) MSTest
9 15 (3.95%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.37%) JUnit
12 8 (2.11%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.11%) Selenium
12 8 (2.11%) FitNesse
13 7 (1.84%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (1.58%) Moq
15 5 (1.32%) Jasmine
16 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 52 (13.68%) Finance
2 36 (9.47%) Banking
3 21 (5.53%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.42%) Marketing
5 12 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.84%) Front Office
7 5 (1.32%) Advertising
8 4 (1.05%) Publishing
8 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.79%) Retail
10 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.53%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 293 (77.11%) Developer
2 119 (31.32%) .NET Developer
3 80 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 55 (14.47%) Silverlight Developer
5 52 (13.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (8.16%) Designer
7 20 (5.26%) WPF Developer
7 20 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 20 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 18 (4.74%) Software Engineer
8 18 (4.74%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (4.74%) User Experience Designer
9 17 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (4.47%) Architect
10 14 (3.68%) Software Developer
11 13 (3.42%) CRM Developer
12 10 (2.63%) UI Designer
12 10 (2.63%) Team Leader
12 10 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
13 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (73.68%) .NET
2 198 (52.11%) WPF
3 144 (37.89%) ASP.NET
4 130 (34.21%) WCF
5 108 (28.42%) HTML
6 94 (24.74%) .NET Framework
7 86 (22.63%) Web Services
8 72 (18.95%) XML
8 72 (18.95%) CSS
9 67 (17.63%) jQuery
10 57 (15.00%) REST
11 48 (12.63%) HTML5
12 42 (11.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (10.53%) Ajax
14 38 (10.00%) SOAP
15 35 (9.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 33 (8.68%) JSON
17 30 (7.89%) WinForms
17 30 (7.89%) LINQ
18 22 (5.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (5.53%) N-Tier
3 18 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.68%) RIA
5 12 (3.16%) Derivative
6 11 (2.89%) Video on Demand
7 10 (2.63%) Open Source
8 9 (2.37%) GIS
9 7 (1.84%) IPTV
10 6 (1.58%) Data Integration
10 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.58%) Streaming Video
10 6 (1.58%) Xbox
11 5 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.32%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.32%) Kinect
12 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.05%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 83 (21.84%) Windows
2 31 (8.16%) Windows Phone
3 21 (5.53%) Linux
4 16 (4.21%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.84%) CentOS
6 6 (1.58%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.32%) Android
7 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.05%) Windows Phone 7
8 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.79%) UNIX
10 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.00%) OO
2 88 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (21.84%) MVC
4 78 (20.53%) MVVM
5 75 (19.74%) TDD
6 68 (17.89%) Scrum
7 52 (13.68%) Unit Testing
8 45 (11.84%) CRM
9 32 (8.42%) Software Engineering
10 29 (7.63%) SOA
11 28 (7.37%) BDD
12 26 (6.84%) OOD
12 26 (6.84%) UML
13 23 (6.05%) Workflow
14 17 (4.47%) Validation
14 17 (4.47%) OOP
14 17 (4.47%) Web Development
14 17 (4.47%) Usability Testing
15 16 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (3.95%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (71.05%) C#
2 114 (30.00%) SQL
3 81 (21.32%) JavaScript
4 70 (18.42%) XAML
5 45 (11.84%) Java
6 35 (9.21%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.00%) Python
7 19 (5.00%) C++
8 16 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.42%) VB.NET
9 13 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.37%) VB
11 7 (1.84%) XPath
12 6 (1.58%) VB6
13 5 (1.32%) PHP
14 3 (0.79%) C
14 3 (0.79%) Ruby
14 3 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.53%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.68%) Degree
2 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.32%) ISEB
2 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) OCP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.84%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.05%) Puppet
1 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.42%) Oracle
3 28 (7.37%) Telerik
4 12 (3.16%) ESRI
5 11 (2.89%) JBoss
6 8 (2.11%) Infragistics
7 7 (1.84%) DevExpress
8 5 (1.32%) EPiServer
9 4 (1.05%) Sencha
10 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.53%) IBM
11 2 (0.53%) Mercator
11 2 (0.53%) Adobe
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix
12 1 (0.26%) Apple
12 1 (0.26%) Cognos
12 1 (0.26%) Siebel
12 1 (0.26%) Sybase
12 1 (0.26%) Business Objects
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