The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 114 112 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 5 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.26% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.02% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Average daily rate
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£400 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.83% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
Silverlight
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
565 589 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.98% 25.14% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 336 220
Average daily rate £330 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £37.80 £133.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) PL/SQL
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (44.44%) COBOL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) iPad
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) PL/SQL
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft