The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 389 409
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 25 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 18
Median daily rate £561 £381 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -19.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £279 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £480 £325
% change year-on-year -17.18% +47.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7432 6937 7308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.80% 32.45% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5525 5323 5305
Median daily rate £476 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in London

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Silverlight in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Silverlight in London

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in London

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -6 3 £450 +9.09% 1
Bromley +5 1 £585 +80.00%
Silverlight
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 47 (83.93%) .NET
2 46 (82.14%) C#
3 40 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (60.71%) SQL
5 29 (51.79%) WPF
6 27 (48.21%) Banking
7 26 (46.43%) Scrum
8 25 (44.64%) TDD
8 25 (44.64%) Investment Banking
8 25 (44.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (41.07%) Relational Database
10 22 (39.29%) AngularJS
10 22 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (39.29%) Finance
11 21 (37.50%) SDLC
12 20 (35.71%) NHibernate
12 20 (35.71%) Entity Framework
13 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
13 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
14 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
14 18 (32.14%) Dapper ORM
15 17 (30.36%) TypeScript
15 17 (30.36%) Fixed Income
16 16 (28.57%) HTML
16 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
17 15 (26.79%) Oracle
18 14 (25.00%) MVVM
18 14 (25.00%) Front Office
18 14 (25.00%) XAML

Silverlight
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.07%) Relational Database
2 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 11 (19.64%) NUnit
3 9 (16.07%) JIRA
4 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (48.21%) Banking
2 25 (44.64%) Investment Banking
3 22 (39.29%) Finance
4 14 (25.00%) Front Office
5 2 (3.57%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 52 (92.86%) Developer
2 34 (60.71%) .NET Developer
3 33 (58.93%) C# Developer
4 31 (55.36%) Silverlight Developer
5 16 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (26.79%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (25.00%) WPF Developer
8 12 (21.43%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (17.86%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 10 (17.86%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
9 10 (17.86%) Senior Silverlight Developer
10 9 (16.07%) Agile .NET Developer
10 9 (16.07%) Agile Developer
10 9 (16.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (16.07%) Senior Agile Developer
10 9 (16.07%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 8 (14.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 8 (14.29%) XAML Developer
12 7 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (83.93%) .NET
2 29 (51.79%) WPF
3 22 (39.29%) AngularJS
4 20 (35.71%) Entity Framework
4 20 (35.71%) NHibernate
5 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
5 18 (32.14%) Dapper ORM
6 16 (28.57%) HTML
7 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
8 12 (21.43%) HTML5
8 12 (21.43%) jQuery
9 10 (17.86%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (14.29%) WCF
11 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (10.71%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (5.36%) Angular 2
14 3 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (5.36%) XML
15 2 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Fixed Income
2 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (17.86%) Virtual Team
4 9 (16.07%) User Experience
5 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.36%) Equities
6 3 (5.36%) Fintech
6 3 (5.36%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Scrum
3 25 (44.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (44.64%) TDD
4 22 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (37.50%) SDLC
6 19 (33.93%) Software Engineering
7 14 (25.00%) MVVM
8 13 (23.21%) Refactoring
9 11 (19.64%) Economics
10 10 (17.86%) Algorithmic Trading
10 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
11 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
12 6 (10.71%) MVC
12 6 (10.71%) Workflow
13 5 (8.93%) Electronic Trading
14 3 (5.36%) Analytics
14 3 (5.36%) Equity Research
14 3 (5.36%) Fund Management
15 2 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (82.14%) C#
2 40 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 34 (60.71%) SQL
4 17 (30.36%) TypeScript
5 14 (25.00%) XAML
6 9 (16.07%) ES6
7 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
8 1 (1.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
1 2 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) IBM