The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Silverlight
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 551 569
Rank change year-on-year -19 +18  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 31 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 32
Median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £480 £323
% change year-on-year -21.87% +48.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in England

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Silverlight in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Silverlight in England

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in England

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 25 £561 +47.21% 10
East of England -19 4 £420 -12.50% 3
North West +19 1 £350 -6.66% 1
South West - 1 £325 - 1
Silverlight
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 63 (79.75%) .NET
2 62 (78.48%) C#
3 50 (63.29%) JavaScript
4 44 (55.70%) SQL
5 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (49.37%) WPF
7 34 (43.04%) AngularJS
8 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
9 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
9 28 (35.44%) Banking
10 27 (34.18%) TDD
11 26 (32.91%) Scrum
11 26 (32.91%) Entity Framework
12 25 (31.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (31.65%) Investment Banking
13 24 (30.38%) HTML
13 24 (30.38%) Relational Database
14 23 (29.11%) SDLC
14 23 (29.11%) Finance
14 23 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
15 21 (26.58%) MVVM
16 20 (25.32%) NHibernate
16 20 (25.32%) .NET Framework
16 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
17 18 (22.78%) Dapper ORM
18 17 (21.52%) TypeScript
18 17 (21.52%) Oracle
18 17 (21.52%) Fixed Income
19 16 (20.25%) XAML

Silverlight
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (30.38%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.59%) DTS
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) TeamCity
2 12 (15.19%) NUnit
3 9 (11.39%) JIRA
3 9 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.80%) Subversion
7 2 (2.53%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.27%) Bower
8 1 (1.27%) FxCop
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) Grunt
8 1 (1.27%) JSHint
8 1 (1.27%) Moq
8 1 (1.27%) NDepend
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium
8 1 (1.27%) StyleCop
General
1 28 (35.44%) Banking
2 25 (31.65%) Investment Banking
3 23 (29.11%) Finance
4 14 (17.72%) Front Office
5 3 (3.80%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.53%) Billing
7 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.27%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 73 (92.41%) Developer
2 48 (60.76%) .NET Developer
3 44 (55.70%) C# Developer
4 31 (39.24%) Silverlight Developer
5 26 (32.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (21.52%) WPF Developer
7 15 (18.99%) C# WPF Developer
7 15 (18.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (16.46%) SQL Developer
9 10 (12.66%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 10 (12.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (12.66%) Senior Developer
9 10 (12.66%) Senior Silverlight Developer
10 9 (11.39%) Agile .NET Developer
10 9 (11.39%) Agile Developer
10 9 (11.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (11.39%) Senior Agile Developer
10 9 (11.39%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (11.39%) XAML Developer
11 8 (10.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (79.75%) .NET
2 39 (49.37%) WPF
3 34 (43.04%) AngularJS
4 26 (32.91%) Entity Framework
5 24 (30.38%) HTML
6 20 (25.32%) .NET Framework
6 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
6 20 (25.32%) NHibernate
7 18 (22.78%) Dapper ORM
8 16 (20.25%) jQuery
9 14 (17.72%) HTML5
10 13 (16.46%) WCF
11 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (12.66%) Reactive Extensions
12 7 (8.86%) Angular 2
12 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (8.86%) CSS
13 6 (7.59%) Razor View Engine
14 5 (6.33%) XML
15 4 (5.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Fixed Income
2 11 (13.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (12.66%) Virtual Team
4 9 (11.39%) User Experience
5 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.80%) Equities
6 3 (3.80%) Fintech
6 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.53%) EPoS
8 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) TDD
3 26 (32.91%) Scrum
4 25 (31.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (29.11%) SDLC
6 21 (26.58%) MVVM
6 21 (26.58%) Software Engineering
7 15 (18.99%) MVC
8 13 (16.46%) Refactoring
9 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
10 11 (13.92%) Economics
11 10 (12.66%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (11.39%) Front End Development
13 7 (8.86%) Workflow
14 5 (6.33%) Analytics
14 5 (6.33%) CRM
14 5 (6.33%) Electronic Trading
15 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
16 3 (3.80%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (78.48%) C#
2 50 (63.29%) JavaScript
3 44 (55.70%) SQL
4 17 (21.52%) TypeScript
5 16 (20.25%) XAML
6 10 (12.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (11.39%) ES6
8 6 (7.59%) VB.NET
9 5 (6.33%) Python
10 2 (2.53%) Java
11 1 (1.27%) C++
11 1 (1.27%) VBA
11 1 (1.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.27%) MCP
3 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.53%) Telerik
5 1 (1.27%) Adobe
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Twitter
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