The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Silverlight skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Silverlight
London / City of London
Rank - 150 186
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.031% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.094% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £359 £350
% change year-on-year -17.77% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -27.50%  

Silverlight is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1037 1068 1521
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 34.90% 32.67% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 902 1209
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Silverlight as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Silverlight in the City of London

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Silverlight in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in the City of London

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in the City of London

Silverlight
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer - Commodities
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree