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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 103 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 20 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.56% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 1.98% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
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£460 £413 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% +39.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £375 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £600 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.75%
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%
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
638 606 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.11% 28.26% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 371 297
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 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
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 £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 +8 16 - - 4
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (59.26%) CRM
1 16 (59.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) QA
2 14 (51.85%) iPad
3 13 (48.15%) System Testing
3 13 (48.15%) E-Commerce
3 13 (48.15%) C#
4 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
5 10 (37.04%) .NET
5 10 (37.04%) Web Services
5 10 (37.04%) WPF
6 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (14.81%) TDD
10 4 (14.81%) Scrum
10 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.11%) Finance
12 2 (7.41%) Retail
12 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (7.41%) MS Excel

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
2 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.41%) 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
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) CRM Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Graduate Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Graduate
4 4 (14.81%) CRM Architect
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Web Tester
6 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
1 10 (37.04%) Web Services
1 10 (37.04%) WPF
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) GIS
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) CRM
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) System Testing
3 13 (48.15%) E-Commerce
4 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (22.22%) MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.70%) MVVM
9 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Time Management
9 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) BDD
9 1 (3.70%) OO
9 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago