The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 April 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 / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 142 144
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.14% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £369 £350
% change year-on-year +18.30% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 South West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 779 704 820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 29.70% 23.60% 25.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 470 520
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 40 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.91 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in the South West

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South West region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) DTS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (100.00%) Xamarin

Silverlight
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DTS
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Developer
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Xamarin