Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 772 750
Rank change year-on-year -33 -22 -195
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 59 114 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 92 80
UK median daily rate £463 £469 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +12.41% -7.33%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £474 £350
% change year-on-year -15.57% +35.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.29% +1.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -15.29% +6.92%

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 31509 31370 31787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 29.60% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21910 21897 21566
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 520
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.34% +7.18%
10th Percentile £16.64 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.38%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -16 52 £463 -0.54% 17
London -14 35 £593 +40.24% 8
UK excluding London +16 24 £400 -15.57% 9
East of England -20 10 £395 -17.71% 1
Scotland +15 5 £325 -40.91%
South East +7 5 £463 -3.65%
Wales - 2 £320 -
North of England +61 1 £350 +3.70% 7
North West +30 1 £350 - 4
South West +10 1 £325 -3.70%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 55 (93.22%) C#
2 43 (72.88%) .NET
3 42 (71.19%) WPF
4 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
5 29 (49.15%) SQL
6 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
7 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
8 25 (42.37%) XAML
8 25 (42.37%) HTML
8 25 (42.37%) MVVM
9 24 (40.68%) Finance
10 23 (38.98%) TDD
10 23 (38.98%) Banking
11 20 (33.90%) HTML5
11 20 (33.90%) AngularJS
12 18 (30.51%) MVC
12 18 (30.51%) Investment Banking
13 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
14 15 (25.42%) Scrum
14 15 (25.42%) Front Office
14 15 (25.42%) WCF
15 14 (23.73%) Relational Database
15 14 (23.73%) NUnit
16 13 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (20.34%) Reactive Extensions
17 12 (20.34%) Virtual Team
17 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
17 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%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.39%) Confluence
1 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (23.73%) Relational Database
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) NUnit
2 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (11.86%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.47%) Subversion
4 5 (8.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (6.78%) Grunt
5 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.08%) Axure RP
6 3 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (5.08%) gulp
7 2 (3.39%) FitNesse
7 2 (3.39%) InstallShield
7 2 (3.39%) JIRA
7 2 (3.39%) ReSharper
7 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.39%) WiX
8 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 24 (40.68%) Finance
2 23 (38.98%) Banking
3 18 (30.51%) Investment Banking
4 15 (25.42%) Front Office
5 3 (5.08%) Marketing
6 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.69%) Advertising
7 1 (1.69%) Billing
7 1 (1.69%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (89.83%) Developer
2 34 (57.63%) C# Developer
3 22 (37.29%) .NET Developer
4 21 (35.59%) Silverlight Developer
5 17 (28.81%) WPF Developer
6 16 (27.12%) C# WPF Developer
7 11 (18.64%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 10 (16.95%) XAML Developer
9 9 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (13.56%) Angular Developer
11 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
12 4 (6.78%) Analyst
12 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 4 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
13 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (5.08%) CRM Developer
13 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 2 (3.39%) C# Software Developer
14 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 42 (71.19%) WPF
3 25 (42.37%) HTML
4 20 (33.90%) AngularJS
4 20 (33.90%) HTML5
5 16 (27.12%) ASP.NET
6 15 (25.42%) WCF
7 12 (20.34%) Reactive Extensions
8 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (16.95%) XML
10 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (13.56%) jQuery
11 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework
11 7 (11.86%) CSS
12 5 (8.47%) Entity Framework
12 5 (8.47%) LINQ
12 5 (8.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (6.78%) Node.js
13 4 (6.78%) Sass
13 4 (6.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (20.34%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Animation
3 3 (5.08%) Equities
3 3 (5.08%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.08%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Fintech
5 1 (1.69%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) MVVM
3 23 (38.98%) TDD
4 18 (30.51%) MVC
5 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (25.42%) Scrum
7 13 (22.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (20.34%) Software Engineering
9 11 (18.64%) Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (18.64%) Economics
10 7 (11.86%) CRM
11 5 (8.47%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.78%) Analytics
12 4 (6.78%) SDLC
12 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.78%) Web Development
12 4 (6.78%) Workflow
13 3 (5.08%) Front End Development
13 3 (5.08%) Fund Management
13 3 (5.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 55 (93.22%) C#
2 29 (49.15%) SQL
3 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 25 (42.37%) XAML
5 7 (11.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.17%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.78%) 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%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Ansible
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Adobe
3 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.39%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Telerik