The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 160 -
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.053% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 873 951 822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.10% 25.35% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 666 538
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 21
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £56.50
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in the North West