Period
to 21 August 2017

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 6 months to 21 August 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
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 779 725
Rank change year-on-year -3 -54 -182
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 59 123 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 99 95
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £281 £295
90th Percentile £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £474 £375
% change year-on-year -20.84% +26.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 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 30830 31268 31164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.83% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21277 21862 20732
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 377 482
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £15.91 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.08 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +10.06%

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Silverlight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Silverlight in the UK

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in the UK

Silverlight
Top 10 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 6 months to 21 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 55 £538 +13.16% 21
London +13 43 £600 +29.73% 7
UK excluding London +14 16 £375 -20.84% 14
East of England -27 8 £375 -21.88% 4
Scotland +32 3 - -
South East +5 2 £425 -11.46% 1
North of England +61 1 £350 +3.70% 7
North West +25 1 £350 - 2
South West +3 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 56 (94.92%) C#
2 45 (76.27%) .NET
3 43 (72.88%) WPF
4 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (52.54%) JavaScript
5 31 (52.54%) SQL
6 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
7 25 (42.37%) TDD
8 23 (38.98%) Banking
8 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
8 23 (38.98%) Finance
9 22 (37.29%) MVVM
10 20 (33.90%) Scrum
10 20 (33.90%) HTML
10 20 (33.90%) Investment Banking
11 19 (32.20%) XAML
12 18 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (30.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (30.51%) AngularJS
12 18 (30.51%) Relational Database
13 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
13 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
14 15 (25.42%) Front Office
14 15 (25.42%) WCF
14 15 (25.42%) HTML5
15 13 (22.03%) SDLC
15 13 (22.03%) .NET Framework
16 12 (20.34%) NUnit
16 12 (20.34%) MVC
16 12 (20.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Silverlight
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (3.39%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.51%) Relational Database
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) NUnit
2 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.86%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (6.78%) JIRA
5 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.39%) InstallShield
7 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.39%) WiX
8 1 (1.69%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 23 (38.98%) Banking
1 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 20 (33.90%) Investment Banking
3 15 (25.42%) Front Office
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (91.53%) Developer
2 35 (59.32%) C# Developer
3 29 (49.15%) .NET Developer
4 25 (42.37%) Silverlight Developer
5 18 (30.51%) WPF Developer
6 16 (27.12%) C# WPF Developer
7 14 (23.73%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (16.95%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 8 (13.56%) XAML Developer
10 6 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (10.17%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Agile C# Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Agile Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Senior Silverlight Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (76.27%) .NET
2 43 (72.88%) WPF
3 20 (33.90%) HTML
4 18 (30.51%) AngularJS
5 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
6 15 (25.42%) HTML5
6 15 (25.42%) WCF
7 13 (22.03%) .NET Framework
8 12 (20.34%) Entity Framework
9 11 (18.64%) Reactive Extensions
10 10 (16.95%) Dapper ORM
10 10 (16.95%) NHibernate
11 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (13.56%) jQuery
12 6 (10.17%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (8.47%) XML
14 4 (6.78%) WinForms
15 3 (5.08%) CSS
15 3 (5.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (18.64%) Virtual Team
3 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.56%) Fixed Income
4 4 (6.78%) User Experience
5 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.08%) Equities
5 3 (5.08%) Fintech
5 3 (5.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.69%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) TDD
3 22 (37.29%) MVVM
4 20 (33.90%) Scrum
5 18 (30.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (27.12%) Software Engineering
7 13 (22.03%) SDLC
8 12 (20.34%) MVC
9 11 (18.64%) Economics
10 10 (16.95%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (10.17%) Refactoring
12 5 (8.47%) CRM
12 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.78%) Electronic Trading
13 4 (6.78%) Front End Development
13 4 (6.78%) Workflow
14 3 (5.08%) Analytics
14 3 (5.08%) DevOps
14 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (94.92%) C#
2 31 (52.54%) JavaScript
2 31 (52.54%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) XAML
4 12 (20.34%) TypeScript
5 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.78%) ES6
7 3 (5.08%) Java
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.69%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Adobe
4 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Telerik