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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 118 102 86
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.46% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.84% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
Average daily rate
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£405 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £325 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
Silverlight
England

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
673 598 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.98% 25.02% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 235
Average daily rate £340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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
Warwickshire -4 1 £350 +7.69%
Coventry - 1 £420 - 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft