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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Silverlight
UK / England
Rank 529 576 512
Rank change year-on-year +47 -64  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 48 36 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.26% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 49
Median daily rate £563 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £573 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £359 £350
% change year-on-year -17.77% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.50%  
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 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 13018 13721 12913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.56% 28.19% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9027 9615 8469
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +28 29 £650 +25.00% 12
East Midlands +4 7 £375 +13.63%
South West +7 6 £275 -9.83%
East of England -5 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £358 - 1
South East +9 1 £473 -14.47% 3
Silverlight
UK

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 57 (80.28%) .NET
2 47 (66.20%) C#
3 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (47.89%) SQL
5 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (39.44%) AngularJS
7 27 (38.03%) WPF
8 26 (36.62%) Entity Framework
9 22 (30.99%) SDLC
9 22 (30.99%) HTML
9 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
10 21 (29.58%) .NET Framework
11 20 (28.17%) Scrum
11 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
12 19 (26.76%) TDD
12 19 (26.76%) NHibernate
13 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (23.94%) Oracle
13 17 (23.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (22.54%) Dapper ORM
14 16 (22.54%) Fixed Income
15 15 (21.13%) Banking
15 15 (21.13%) Finance
15 15 (21.13%) MVVM
16 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
16 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
16 14 (19.72%) WCF
17 13 (18.31%) jQuery
17 13 (18.31%) Refactoring
17 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce

Silverlight
Top Related 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 (5.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) SAP CRM
1 7 (9.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.31%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.86%) DTS
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) JIRA
1 10 (14.08%) TeamCity
1 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.04%) NUnit
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
3 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Bower
4 1 (1.41%) FxCop
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Grunt
4 1 (1.41%) JSHint
4 1 (1.41%) Moq
4 1 (1.41%) MSTest
4 1 (1.41%) NDepend
4 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.41%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (21.13%) Banking
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Investment Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Marketing
4 3 (4.23%) Front Office
4 3 (4.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 61 (85.92%) Developer
2 47 (66.20%) .NET Developer
3 32 (45.07%) C# Developer
4 25 (35.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (26.76%) Silverlight Developer
6 16 (22.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (19.72%) SQL Developer
8 11 (15.49%) Senior Developer
9 10 (14.08%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Agile .NET Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Agile Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (12.68%) Senior Agile Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (12.68%) Senior Silverlight Developer
10 9 (12.68%) WPF Developer
11 8 (11.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 7 (9.86%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (9.86%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (80.28%) .NET
2 28 (39.44%) AngularJS
3 27 (38.03%) WPF
4 26 (36.62%) Entity Framework
5 22 (30.99%) HTML
6 21 (29.58%) .NET Framework
7 19 (26.76%) NHibernate
8 16 (22.54%) Dapper ORM
9 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
9 14 (19.72%) WCF
10 13 (18.31%) jQuery
11 11 (15.49%) HTML5
11 11 (15.49%) Web Services
12 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (7.04%) CSS
14 4 (5.63%) Angular 2
14 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (5.63%) Razor View Engine
14 4 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (5.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Fixed Income
2 9 (12.68%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.68%) User Experience
3 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Fintech
5 2 (2.82%) SCADA
6 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Android
2 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) SDLC
3 20 (28.17%) Scrum
4 19 (26.76%) TDD
5 17 (23.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (23.94%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (21.13%) MVVM
7 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
8 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
8 13 (18.31%) Refactoring
9 12 (16.90%) MVC
10 9 (12.68%) Front End Development
11 8 (11.27%) Analytics
11 8 (11.27%) CRM
12 7 (9.86%) ERP
12 7 (9.86%) Personalization
12 7 (9.86%) Service Management
13 6 (8.45%) Workflow
14 4 (5.63%) SOA
14 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (66.20%) C#
2 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
3 34 (47.89%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) XAML
5 12 (16.90%) TypeScript
6 10 (14.08%) VB.NET
7 9 (12.68%) ES6
8 8 (11.27%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.04%) Python
10 1 (1.41%) Delphi
10 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) PhD
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.94%) Oracle
3 9 (12.68%) Xamarin
4 7 (9.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Siemens
5 1 (1.41%) Telerik
5 1 (1.41%) Twitter
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