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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 114 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.044% 0.42% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 1.66% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Average daily rate
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- £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
544 543 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.76% 25.33% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 323 292
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 19
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 24 (85.71%) CRM
1 24 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (71.43%) iPad
3 14 (50.00%) C#
3 14 (50.00%) QA
4 13 (46.43%) .NET
4 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) System Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
6 11 (39.29%) Web Services
7 10 (35.71%) WPF
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
8 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Finance
11 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (7.14%) HTML
12 2 (7.14%) SQL
12 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
12 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
12 2 (7.14%) Windows
12 2 (7.14%) MS Excel

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) CRM Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
4 7 (25.00%) Consultant
5 6 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (14.29%) Architect
7 4 (14.29%) CRM Architect
7 4 (14.29%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Web Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Tester
9 1 (3.57%) UI Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) Web Services
3 10 (35.71%) WPF
4 9 (32.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.57%) CSS
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) WinForms
6 1 (3.57%) Ajax
6 1 (3.57%) WCF
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (71.43%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) CRM
2 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) System Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Data Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) MVC
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCITP
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Xamarin