Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 777 710
Rank change year-on-year -27 -67 -117
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 45 99 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.33% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 80 96
England median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £374 £299 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50

Silverlight is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Silverlight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 30 £575 +31.43% 12
East of England -28 6 £363 -24.48% 2
South East -11 5 £463 -3.65% 3
North of England +54 3 £375 +15.38% 7
North West +17 3 £375 +7.14% 3
South West +9 1 - -
Silverlight
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 42 (93.33%) C#
2 32 (71.11%) .NET
2 32 (71.11%) WPF
3 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 24 (53.33%) Banking
5 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (46.67%) Finance
7 20 (44.44%) MVC
7 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
8 19 (42.22%) Investment Banking
8 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
9 17 (37.78%) HTML
9 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
10 16 (35.56%) SQL
10 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (33.33%) XAML
11 15 (33.33%) HTML5
12 13 (28.89%) MVVM
13 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 12 (26.67%) TDD
14 11 (24.44%) Fixed Income
15 10 (22.22%) Windows
15 10 (22.22%) WCF
16 9 (20.00%) CSS
16 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (17.78%) XML
17 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
17 8 (17.78%) Front Office
17 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (17.78%) Ajax

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 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.44%) Confluence
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) NUnit
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Grunt
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) Axure RP
4 3 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.67%) gulp
4 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.44%) InstallShield
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (4.44%) WiX
6 1 (2.22%) FxCop
6 1 (2.22%) Moq
6 1 (2.22%) StyleCop
General
1 24 (53.33%) Banking
2 21 (46.67%) Finance
3 19 (42.22%) Investment Banking
4 8 (17.78%) Front Office
5 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.22%) Advertising
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (86.67%) Developer
2 28 (62.22%) C# Developer
3 20 (44.44%) .NET Developer
4 13 (28.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (24.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (24.44%) Silverlight Developer
6 8 (17.78%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
6 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce Developer
7 7 (15.56%) Angular Developer
8 6 (13.33%) WPF Developer
9 5 (11.11%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 4 (8.89%) Analyst
10 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (8.89%) C# WPF Developer
10 4 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
11 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
11 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (71.11%) .NET
1 32 (71.11%) WPF
2 20 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 17 (37.78%) AngularJS
3 17 (37.78%) HTML
4 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (33.33%) HTML5
6 10 (22.22%) WCF
7 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (20.00%) CSS
8 8 (17.78%) Ajax
8 8 (17.78%) XML
9 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.33%) jQuery
11 5 (11.11%) CSS3
11 5 (11.11%) Reactive Extensions
12 4 (8.89%) LINQ
12 4 (8.89%) Node.js
12 4 (8.89%) Sass
12 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Fixed Income
2 5 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.67%) Animation
4 3 (6.67%) Equities
4 3 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 3 (6.67%) User Experience
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) MVC
3 13 (28.89%) MVVM
4 12 (26.67%) TDD
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) Algorithmic Trading
7 4 (8.89%) Analytics
7 4 (8.89%) BDD
7 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) Economics
7 4 (8.89%) SOA
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) Web Development
8 3 (6.67%) Fund Management
8 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (93.33%) C#
2 25 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 16 (35.56%) SQL
4 15 (33.33%) XAML
5 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.67%) Java
8 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.22%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.22%) Python
9 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.44%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Capita
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle