The median contractor rate for a Silverlight Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Silverlight Developer
UK
Rank 575 631 609
Rank change year-on-year +56 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Silverlight Developer 18 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.024% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.026% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Median daily rate £650 £530 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +0.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £330 £333
% change year-on-year -4.54% -0.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Silverlight Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Silverlight Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Silverlight Developer in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight Developer in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Silverlight Developer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Silverlight Developer in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight Developer in the UK

Silverlight Developer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +35 18 £650 +22.64% 1
London +39 17 £650 +22.64% 1
York - 1 £315 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £315 -
Yorkshire - 1 £315 -

Silverlight Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Silverlight Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Silverlight Developer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 18 (90.00%) SQL
3 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (75.00%) C#
4 15 (75.00%) Scrum
4 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (70.00%) SDLC
5 14 (70.00%) Oracle
6 13 (65.00%) Entity Framework
6 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (65.00%) NHibernate
7 12 (60.00%) Refactoring
7 12 (60.00%) Dapper ORM
8 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
8 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (55.00%) TDD
9 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (45.00%) jQuery
10 9 (45.00%) TeamCity
10 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
10 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
11 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
11 8 (40.00%) TypeScript
11 8 (40.00%) User Experience
11 8 (40.00%) ES6
11 8 (40.00%) Front End Development
12 6 (30.00%) JIRA
12 6 (30.00%) Workflow

Silverlight Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
1 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
2 13 (65.00%) Entity Framework
2 13 (65.00%) NHibernate
3 12 (60.00%) Dapper ORM
4 9 (45.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (20.00%) WPF
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
8 2 (10.00%) Web Services
9 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
9 1 (5.00%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
2 8 (40.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 15 (75.00%) Scrum
2 14 (70.00%) SDLC
3 12 (60.00%) Refactoring
4 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (55.00%) TDD
5 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (40.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (30.00%) Workflow
9 3 (15.00%) MVVM
10 2 (10.00%) Economics
10 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
11 1 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
11 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
11 1 (5.00%) Migration
11 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
11 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
11 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (75.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) ES6
4 8 (40.00%) TypeScript
5 4 (20.00%) XAML
6 1 (5.00%) Delphi
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft