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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Silverlight
England / London
Rank 375 418 373
Rank change year-on-year +43 -45  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 31 18 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.081% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 27
Median daily rate £650 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £359 £350
% change year-on-year -23.34% +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 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 6698 7045 6400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.80% 31.82% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 5272 4632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 27
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in London

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 36 (90.00%) .NET
2 28 (70.00%) C#
2 28 (70.00%) SQL
3 27 (67.50%) JavaScript
4 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (50.00%) SDLC
6 19 (47.50%) Scrum
7 18 (45.00%) NHibernate
7 18 (45.00%) Entity Framework
7 18 (45.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (40.00%) WPF
8 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
8 16 (40.00%) TDD
8 16 (40.00%) Banking
8 16 (40.00%) Dapper ORM
9 15 (37.50%) .NET Framework
9 15 (37.50%) Oracle
10 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
10 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
10 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (32.50%) Refactoring
11 13 (32.50%) Investment Banking
12 12 (30.00%) TypeScript
13 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
13 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
14 10 (25.00%) Finance
14 10 (25.00%) JIRA
14 10 (25.00%) jQuery
15 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
15 9 (22.50%) HTML

Silverlight
Top Related 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 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) JIRA
2 9 (22.50%) TeamCity
3 5 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) MSTest
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (40.00%) Banking
2 13 (32.50%) Investment Banking
3 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (10.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (92.50%) Developer
2 28 (70.00%) .NET Developer
3 19 (47.50%) Silverlight Developer
4 17 (42.50%) C# Developer
5 15 (37.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (27.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (27.50%) Senior Developer
7 10 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (22.50%) Agile .NET Developer
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Developer
8 9 (22.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (22.50%) Senior Agile Developer
8 9 (22.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 9 (22.50%) Senior Silverlight Developer
9 8 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (17.50%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (15.00%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (15.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 6 (15.00%) SQL Developer
12 3 (7.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (90.00%) .NET
2 18 (45.00%) Entity Framework
2 18 (45.00%) NHibernate
3 16 (40.00%) Dapper ORM
3 16 (40.00%) WPF
4 15 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 14 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (25.00%) jQuery
7 9 (22.50%) HTML
7 9 (22.50%) HTML5
8 8 (20.00%) WCF
9 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (7.50%) Reactive Extensions
13 2 (5.00%) Web Services
14 1 (2.50%) Ajax
14 1 (2.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (22.50%) User Experience
3 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (7.50%) Fintech
6 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) SDLC
3 19 (47.50%) Scrum
4 18 (45.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (40.00%) TDD
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (32.50%) Refactoring
8 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
8 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
9 8 (20.00%) Front End Development
9 8 (20.00%) MVVM
10 6 (15.00%) Workflow
11 4 (10.00%) Economics
11 4 (10.00%) MVC
11 4 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
12 3 (7.50%) Algorithmic Trading
12 3 (7.50%) Electronic Trading
12 3 (7.50%) Pair Programming
13 2 (5.00%) Data Management
13 2 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) C#
1 28 (70.00%) SQL
2 27 (67.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.00%) TypeScript
4 9 (22.50%) ES6
5 7 (17.50%) XAML
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
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