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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 104 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 18 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.73% 1.91% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £375 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
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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
659 523 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.36% 25.41% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 319 328
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Silverlight Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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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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 -1 11 - -
Warwickshire - 6 £375 - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 23 (85.19%) CRM
1 23 (85.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (74.07%) iPad
3 14 (51.85%) QA
4 13 (48.15%) System Testing
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (48.15%) E-Commerce
4 13 (48.15%) C#
5 12 (44.44%) .NET
5 12 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
7 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
7 10 (37.04%) Web Services
7 10 (37.04%) WPF
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
10 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.11%) Finance
13 2 (7.41%) GIS
13 2 (7.41%) Windows
13 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.41%) TDD
13 2 (7.41%) Retail
13 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (85.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) CRM Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (25.93%) CRM Consultant
4 7 (25.93%) Consultant
5 6 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (14.81%) Architect
7 4 (14.81%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 4 (14.81%) CRM Architect
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Web Tester
9 1 (3.70%) UI Programmer
9 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Tester
9 1 (3.70%) Web Tester
9 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) Web Services
2 10 (37.04%) WPF
3 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (74.07%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) CRM
2 13 (48.15%) System Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) E-Commerce
3 12 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.70%) MVVM
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
7 1 (3.70%) Data Management
7 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
7 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCITP
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Xamarin