Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 812 735
Rank change year-on-year -18 -77 -92
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 44 70 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.068% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.22% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 103
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +18.75% -0.31%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £280
90th Percentile £638 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £458 £350
% change year-on-year -12.57% +30.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

Silverlight is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33084 31520 32130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.54% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23378 21806 22152
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 357 560
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.78 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.45 £52.00 £53.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 13 December 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 11 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 13 December 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 -30 40 £563 +18.47% 17
London -26 24 £600 +22.45% 7
UK excluding London +3 20 £400 -12.57% 10
East of England -24 6 £363 -22.04% 1
South East -21 5 £463 -3.65% 2
North of England +52 4 £375 +15.38% 5
North West +11 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Scotland -12 3 £325 -40.91%
South West +3 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 41 (93.18%) C#
2 33 (75.00%) .NET
3 29 (65.91%) WPF
4 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
6 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
8 18 (40.91%) MVC
9 17 (38.64%) Banking
10 15 (34.09%) Finance
11 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (31.82%) AngularJS
12 13 (29.55%) HTML5
12 13 (29.55%) Investment Banking
12 13 (29.55%) HTML
13 12 (27.27%) SQL
14 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 11 (25.00%) TDD
14 11 (25.00%) WCF
15 10 (22.73%) XAML
15 10 (22.73%) Windows
15 10 (22.73%) XML
15 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
16 9 (20.45%) Fixed Income
16 9 (20.45%) MVVM
16 9 (20.45%) Ajax
17 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (15.91%) CSS
18 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio

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 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) Grunt
3 4 (9.09%) NUnit
3 4 (9.09%) Subversion
4 3 (6.82%) Axure RP
4 3 (6.82%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.82%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.82%) gulp
4 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.55%) InstallShield
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) WiX
6 1 (2.27%) Bower
6 1 (2.27%) FxCop
6 1 (2.27%) JSHint
6 1 (2.27%) Moq
6 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 17 (38.64%) Banking
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 13 (29.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.82%) Front Office
5 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.27%) Advertising
6 1 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (90.91%) Developer
2 26 (59.09%) C# Developer
3 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
4 13 (29.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (20.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (20.45%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Silverlight Developer
7 6 (13.64%) WPF Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Angular Developer
8 4 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (6.82%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 3 (6.82%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (6.82%) XAML Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (75.00%) .NET
2 29 (65.91%) WPF
3 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
4 14 (31.82%) AngularJS
4 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (29.55%) HTML
5 13 (29.55%) HTML5
6 11 (25.00%) WCF
7 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (22.73%) XML
8 9 (20.45%) Ajax
9 7 (15.91%) CSS
10 6 (13.64%) jQuery
11 5 (11.36%) CSS3
11 5 (11.36%) Web Services
12 4 (9.09%) LINQ
12 4 (9.09%) Node.js
12 4 (9.09%) Sass
12 4 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.82%) Animation
2 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) MVC
3 11 (25.00%) TDD
4 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.45%) MVVM
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.36%) BDD
6 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.09%) CRM
7 4 (9.09%) SOA
7 4 (9.09%) Web Development
8 3 (6.82%) ATDD
8 3 (6.82%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow
9 2 (4.55%) DevOps
9 2 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) SQL
4 10 (22.73%) XAML
5 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.82%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.55%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe
3 1 (2.27%) Capita
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle