Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 790 729
Rank change year-on-year +15 -61 -191
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 67 115 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.37% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 91 98
UK median daily rate £600 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £318 £281 £289
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £350
% change year-on-year -15.79% +35.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -18.75% -4.76%

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 30461 31262 30568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 28.40% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21062 21863 20141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 396 413
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.68% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.13 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £53.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +5.71%

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 July 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 13 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 July 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 +7 63 £600 +26.65% 12
London +41 50 £600 +34.83% 7
UK excluding London +16 17 £400 -15.79% 5
East of England -24 5 £420 -12.50%
Scotland +52 3 - -
South East +19 3 £450 -6.25% 1
North of England +55 2 £375 +11.11% 2
Midlands +20 2 £438 +12.90% 2
East Midlands -3 2 £438 +45.83% 1
Yorkshire +34 1 £400 +23.08% 1
North West +23 1 £350 +2.56% 1
South West +3 1 £325 +6.56%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (88.06%) C#
2 53 (79.10%) .NET
3 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (61.19%) JavaScript
5 40 (59.70%) WPF
6 37 (55.22%) SQL
7 29 (43.28%) TDD
8 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
9 25 (37.31%) Scrum
9 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
10 24 (35.82%) Banking
11 23 (34.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
12 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (32.84%) Finance
12 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
13 21 (31.34%) Investment Banking
13 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
13 21 (31.34%) SDLC
13 21 (31.34%) Entity Framework
13 21 (31.34%) MVVM
14 20 (29.85%) HTML
15 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
15 18 (26.87%) XAML
15 18 (26.87%) .NET Framework
16 17 (25.37%) NHibernate
16 17 (25.37%) TypeScript
16 17 (25.37%) Dapper ORM
17 15 (22.39%) Oracle
18 14 (20.90%) 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 4 (5.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (2.99%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) NUnit
1 12 (17.91%) TeamCity
2 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.96%) JIRA
4 5 (7.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.48%) Subversion
7 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.49%) Bower
8 1 (1.49%) FxCop
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.49%) Grunt
8 1 (1.49%) JSHint
8 1 (1.49%) Moq
8 1 (1.49%) NDepend
8 1 (1.49%) Selenium
8 1 (1.49%) StyleCop
General
1 24 (35.82%) Banking
2 22 (32.84%) Finance
3 21 (31.34%) Investment Banking
4 14 (20.90%) Front Office
5 3 (4.48%) Marketing
6 2 (2.99%) Billing
7 1 (1.49%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 62 (92.54%) Developer
2 40 (59.70%) C# Developer
3 36 (53.73%) .NET Developer
4 32 (47.76%) Silverlight Developer
5 19 (28.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (26.87%) WPF Developer
7 16 (23.88%) C# WPF Developer
8 14 (20.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (14.93%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 9 (13.43%) Agile Developer
10 9 (13.43%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
10 9 (13.43%) Senior Silverlight Developer
10 9 (13.43%) XAML Developer
11 8 (11.94%) Agile .NET Developer
11 8 (11.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (11.94%) Senior Agile Developer
11 8 (11.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 8 (11.94%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 8 (11.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (79.10%) .NET
2 40 (59.70%) WPF
3 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
4 21 (31.34%) Entity Framework
5 20 (29.85%) HTML
6 18 (26.87%) .NET Framework
6 18 (26.87%) ASP.NET
7 17 (25.37%) Dapper ORM
7 17 (25.37%) NHibernate
8 14 (20.90%) HTML5
8 14 (20.90%) jQuery
9 13 (19.40%) WCF
10 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (14.93%) Reactive Extensions
11 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (8.96%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (8.96%) XML
13 5 (7.46%) CSS
14 4 (5.97%) Angular 2
14 4 (5.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Fixed Income
2 11 (16.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (16.42%) Virtual Team
3 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.94%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.48%) Equities
5 3 (4.48%) Fintech
5 3 (4.48%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) Handset
6 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) TDD
3 25 (37.31%) Scrum
4 23 (34.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (31.34%) MVVM
6 21 (31.34%) SDLC
6 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
7 13 (19.40%) MVC
8 12 (17.91%) Refactoring
9 11 (16.42%) Economics
10 10 (14.93%) Algorithmic Trading
11 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
11 9 (13.43%) Front End Development
12 7 (10.45%) Workflow
13 5 (7.46%) Electronic Trading
14 4 (5.97%) Analytics
14 4 (5.97%) CRM
14 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
15 3 (4.48%) Equity Research
Programming Languages
1 59 (88.06%) C#
2 41 (61.19%) JavaScript
3 37 (55.22%) SQL
4 18 (26.87%) XAML
5 17 (25.37%) TypeScript
6 8 (11.94%) ES6
7 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.48%) Java
9 2 (2.99%) Python
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.49%) C++
10 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
10 1 (1.49%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.49%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
1 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.39%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Adobe
4 2 (2.99%) Telerik
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
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