The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Silverlight
UK
Rank 534 604 537
Rank change year-on-year +70 -67  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 49 36 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.24% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 61
Median daily rate £613 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.80% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £573 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £359 £350
% change year-on-year -23.34% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.50%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in the UK

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Silverlight over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Silverlight in the UK

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in the UK

Silverlight
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +61 48 £613 +40.80% 19
London +46 31 £650 +25.00% 11
East Midlands +2 7 £375 +13.63%
Gloucestershire +11 6 £275 -9.83%
South West +9 6 £275 -9.83%
Cirencester +2 6 £275 -9.83%
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £463 +40.15%
Nottingham +11 3 £475 +43.93%
Derby - 3 £270 -
Derbyshire - 3 £270 -
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - -
East of England -6 2 - -
Camberley +9 1 £473 -14.47%
Surrey +5 1 £473 -14.47% 1
Cambridge +4 1 - -
South East +4 1 £473 -14.47% 4
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 59 (79.73%) .NET
2 50 (67.57%) C#
3 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
4 35 (47.30%) SQL
5 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (39.19%) WPF
7 28 (37.84%) AngularJS
8 26 (35.14%) Entity Framework
9 25 (33.78%) SQL Server
10 23 (31.08%) HTML
11 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
11 22 (29.73%) SDLC
12 21 (28.38%) Scrum
12 21 (28.38%) .NET Framework
13 20 (27.03%) TDD
14 19 (25.68%) NHibernate
15 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (22.97%) Banking
16 17 (22.97%) Finance
16 17 (22.97%) Oracle
17 16 (21.62%) Fixed Income
17 16 (21.62%) Dapper ORM
18 15 (20.27%) Relational Database
18 15 (20.27%) MVVM
18 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
19 14 (18.92%) Software Engineering
20 13 (17.57%) Investment Banking
20 13 (17.57%) jQuery
20 13 (17.57%) WCF

Silverlight
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 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) SAP CRM
1 7 (9.46%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.27%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.46%) DTS
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) JIRA
1 10 (13.51%) TeamCity
2 9 (12.16%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.11%) NUnit
4 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.35%) Bower
5 1 (1.35%) FxCop
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) Grunt
5 1 (1.35%) JSHint
5 1 (1.35%) Moq
5 1 (1.35%) MSTest
5 1 (1.35%) NDepend
5 1 (1.35%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (22.97%) Banking
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Investment Banking
3 8 (10.81%) Marketing
4 4 (5.41%) Front Office
5 3 (4.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (85.14%) Developer
2 46 (62.16%) .NET Developer
3 33 (44.59%) C# Developer
4 24 (32.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (27.03%) Silverlight Developer
6 16 (21.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (18.92%) SQL Developer
8 11 (14.86%) Senior Developer
9 10 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (12.16%) Agile .NET Developer
10 9 (12.16%) Agile Developer
10 9 (12.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (12.16%) Senior Agile Developer
10 9 (12.16%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (12.16%) Senior Silverlight Developer
10 9 (12.16%) WPF Developer
11 8 (10.81%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 7 (9.46%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (9.46%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (79.73%) .NET
2 29 (39.19%) WPF
3 28 (37.84%) AngularJS
4 26 (35.14%) Entity Framework
5 23 (31.08%) HTML
6 21 (28.38%) .NET Framework
7 19 (25.68%) NHibernate
8 16 (21.62%) Dapper ORM
9 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
10 13 (17.57%) jQuery
10 13 (17.57%) WCF
11 12 (16.22%) HTML5
11 12 (16.22%) Web Services
12 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (6.76%) CSS
14 4 (5.41%) Angular 2
14 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (5.41%) Razor View Engine
14 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 3 (4.05%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Fixed Income
2 9 (12.16%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.16%) User Experience
3 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.05%) Fintech
6 2 (2.70%) EPoS
6 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.35%) SCADA
7 1 (1.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Android
2 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.73%) SDLC
3 21 (28.38%) Scrum
4 20 (27.03%) TDD
5 18 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.27%) MVVM
7 14 (18.92%) Software Engineering
8 13 (17.57%) E-Commerce
8 13 (17.57%) Refactoring
9 12 (16.22%) MVC
10 10 (13.51%) CRM
11 9 (12.16%) Front End Development
12 8 (10.81%) Analytics
12 8 (10.81%) ERP
13 7 (9.46%) Personalization
13 7 (9.46%) Service Management
14 6 (8.11%) Workflow
15 4 (5.41%) SOA
15 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (67.57%) C#
2 38 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 35 (47.30%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) XAML
5 12 (16.22%) TypeScript
6 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
7 9 (12.16%) ES6
8 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.76%) Python
10 1 (1.35%) Delphi
10 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) PhD
3 1 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) Oracle
3 9 (12.16%) Xamarin
4 7 (9.46%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.35%) Siemens
5 1 (1.35%) Telerik
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter
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