The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 113 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 10 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.40% 1.13% 0.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 3.73% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £320 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -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%
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 Yorkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
666 671 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 26.41% 30.39% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 425 381
Average daily rate £320 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 9
Average hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.22% +164.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £21.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Silverlight
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Silverlight across the Yorkshire region.

Silverlight Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Silverlight
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight across the Yorkshire region.

Silverlight Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
South Yorkshire +9 4 £395 - 3
West Yorkshire -10 2 £300 - 15
North Yorkshire -19 2 £300 -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 20 (95.24%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) WCF
6 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 8 (38.10%) jQuery
8 7 (33.33%) NHibernate
9 6 (28.57%) TDD
9 6 (28.57%) WPF
9 6 (28.57%) CSS
9 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
10 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (19.05%) Web Development
11 4 (19.05%) MVC
11 4 (19.05%) SQL
12 3 (14.29%) VB
12 3 (14.29%) Web Services
12 3 (14.29%) SOA
12 3 (14.29%) HTML
12 3 (14.29%) Telerik
12 3 (14.29%) VB6
12 3 (14.29%) MVVM
12 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
13 2 (9.52%) Retail
13 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 2 (9.52%) Ajax

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Silverlight Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (47.62%) WCF
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
5 7 (33.33%) NHibernate
6 6 (28.57%) WPF
6 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
6 6 (28.57%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 2 (9.52%) Ajax
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.76%) HTML5
9 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (4.76%) MooTools
9 1 (4.76%) XSLT
9 1 (4.76%) Flash
9 1 (4.76%) XHTML
9 1 (4.76%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) MVVM
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Coaching
6 1 (4.76%) Content Management
6 1 (4.76%) OOD
6 1 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) VB
4 3 (14.29%) VB6
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Telerik
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft