Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 786 724
Rank change year-on-year -44 -62 -95
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 49 102 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.32% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 82 97
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £347 £300 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £350
% change year-on-year -15.79% +35.71% -
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 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -27 45 £525 +10.53% 28
London -26 30 £575 +31.43% 12
UK excluding London -1 19 £400 -15.79% 16
East of England -28 6 £363 -24.48% 2
South East -11 5 £463 -3.65% 4
North of England +54 3 £375 +15.38% 7
North West +17 3 £375 +7.14% 3
Scotland -12 3 £325 -40.91%
South West +9 1 - -
Wales - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (93.88%) C#
2 36 (73.47%) .NET
3 34 (69.39%) WPF
4 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
6 24 (48.98%) Banking
7 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
8 22 (44.90%) Finance
9 21 (42.86%) MVC
10 20 (40.82%) ASP.NET
11 19 (38.78%) Investment Banking
11 19 (38.78%) AngularJS
12 17 (34.69%) HTML
13 16 (32.65%) SQL
13 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (30.61%) XAML
14 15 (30.61%) HTML5
15 13 (26.53%) MVVM
16 12 (24.49%) TDD
16 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
17 11 (22.45%) Fixed Income
18 10 (20.41%) WCF
18 10 (20.41%) Windows
19 9 (18.37%) CSS
19 9 (18.37%) XML
19 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
19 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web API
20 8 (16.33%) Ajax
20 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
20 8 (16.33%) Front Office

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 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) NUnit
1 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) Grunt
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Axure RP
4 3 (6.12%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.12%) gulp
4 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.08%) InstallShield
5 2 (4.08%) JIRA
5 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (4.08%) WiX
6 1 (2.04%) FxCop
6 1 (2.04%) Moq
6 1 (2.04%) StyleCop
General
1 24 (48.98%) Banking
2 22 (44.90%) Finance
3 19 (38.78%) Investment Banking
4 8 (16.33%) Front Office
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.04%) Advertising
6 1 (2.04%) Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (87.76%) Developer
2 30 (61.22%) C# Developer
3 23 (46.94%) .NET Developer
4 15 (30.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (26.53%) Silverlight Developer
6 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (22.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (16.33%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
7 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce Developer
7 8 (16.33%) WPF Developer
8 7 (14.29%) Angular Developer
9 6 (12.24%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (10.20%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 4 (8.16%) Analyst
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
12 3 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
12 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
12 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (73.47%) .NET
2 34 (69.39%) WPF
3 20 (40.82%) ASP.NET
4 19 (38.78%) AngularJS
5 17 (34.69%) HTML
6 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (30.61%) HTML5
8 10 (20.41%) WCF
9 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (18.37%) CSS
9 9 (18.37%) XML
10 8 (16.33%) Ajax
11 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 6 (12.24%) jQuery
13 5 (10.20%) CSS3
13 5 (10.20%) Reactive Extensions
14 4 (8.16%) LINQ
14 4 (8.16%) Node.js
14 4 (8.16%) Sass
14 4 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Fixed Income
2 5 (10.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (8.16%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.12%) Animation
4 3 (6.12%) Equities
4 3 (6.12%) Hedge funds
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) MVC
3 13 (26.53%) MVVM
4 12 (24.49%) TDD
5 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.29%) Scrum
8 6 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.16%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (8.16%) Analytics
9 4 (8.16%) BDD
9 4 (8.16%) CRM
9 4 (8.16%) Economics
9 4 (8.16%) SOA
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.16%) Web Development
10 3 (6.12%) DevOps
10 3 (6.12%) Fund Management
10 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) C#
2 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
3 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 15 (30.61%) XAML
5 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.16%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.12%) Java
8 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.04%) Python
9 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.08%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Capita
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle