The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 111 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 2.02% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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£460 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £375 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - £41.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
604 544 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.60% 27.38% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 316 291
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Silverlight
England

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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -3 7 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) WPF
4 8 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (36.36%) CRM
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) MVC
5 7 (31.82%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 6 (27.27%) iPad
7 5 (22.73%) System Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.64%) WCF
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 2 (9.09%) GIS

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) CRM Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Silverlight Developer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Graduate
4 4 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Graduate Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) UI Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) WPF
3 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) WCF
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) Ajax
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) XSLT
6 1 (4.55%) WinForms
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) CRM
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) System Testing
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) MVVM
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.55%) OO
8 1 (4.55%) Workflow
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.55%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day excellent rate
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
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