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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 582 584
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 35 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 33
Median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £480 £323
% change year-on-year -21.87% +48.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Silverlight as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 20 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 31 £525 +16.66% 21
London -1 25 £561 +47.21% 10
East of England -19 4 £420 -12.50% 3
Suffolk +8 3 £420 -12.50% 1
City of London -3 3 £450 +9.09% 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
North West +19 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Bromley +4 1 £585 +80.00%
Bury St Edmunds +3 1 £420 -12.50% 1
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
Norwich - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 67 (79.76%) .NET
2 66 (78.57%) C#
3 50 (59.52%) JavaScript
4 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (52.38%) SQL
6 43 (51.19%) WPF
7 35 (41.67%) AngularJS
8 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
9 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
10 29 (34.52%) TDD
11 28 (33.33%) Banking
12 26 (30.95%) Entity Framework
12 26 (30.95%) Scrum
13 25 (29.76%) Investment Banking
13 25 (29.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (28.57%) Relational Database
14 24 (28.57%) HTML
14 24 (28.57%) Finance
15 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (27.38%) SDLC
15 23 (27.38%) MVVM
16 22 (26.19%) Software Engineering
17 21 (25.00%) .NET Framework
18 20 (23.81%) NHibernate
18 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET
19 18 (21.43%) Dapper ORM
19 18 (21.43%) XAML
20 17 (20.24%) Oracle
20 17 (20.24%) Fixed Income
20 17 (20.24%) TypeScript

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 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.14%) DTS
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) TeamCity
2 12 (14.29%) NUnit
3 9 (10.71%) JIRA
3 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.57%) Subversion
7 2 (2.38%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.19%) Bower
8 1 (1.19%) FxCop
8 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.19%) Grunt
8 1 (1.19%) JSHint
8 1 (1.19%) Moq
8 1 (1.19%) NDepend
8 1 (1.19%) Selenium
8 1 (1.19%) StyleCop
General
1 28 (33.33%) Banking
2 25 (29.76%) Investment Banking
3 24 (28.57%) Finance
4 14 (16.67%) Front Office
5 4 (4.76%) Marketing
6 3 (3.57%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.38%) Billing
8 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.19%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 77 (91.67%) Developer
2 49 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 47 (55.95%) C# Developer
4 32 (38.10%) Silverlight Developer
5 27 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (23.81%) WPF Developer
7 18 (21.43%) C# WPF Developer
8 15 (17.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (15.48%) SQL Developer
10 10 (11.90%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 10 (11.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 10 (11.90%) Senior Developer
10 10 (11.90%) Senior Silverlight Developer
11 9 (10.71%) Agile .NET Developer
11 9 (10.71%) Agile Developer
11 9 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (10.71%) Senior Agile Developer
11 9 (10.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 9 (10.71%) XAML Developer
12 8 (9.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (79.76%) .NET
2 43 (51.19%) WPF
3 35 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 26 (30.95%) Entity Framework
5 24 (28.57%) HTML
6 21 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 20 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 20 (23.81%) NHibernate
8 18 (21.43%) Dapper ORM
9 16 (19.05%) jQuery
10 14 (16.67%) HTML5
11 13 (15.48%) WCF
12 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (11.90%) Reactive Extensions
13 7 (8.33%) Angular 2
13 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (8.33%) CSS
14 6 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
15 5 (5.95%) XML
16 4 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Fixed Income
2 11 (13.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (13.10%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.71%) User Experience
4 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.57%) Equities
5 3 (3.57%) Fintech
5 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.38%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.19%) Handset
7 1 (1.19%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.19%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Android
2 1 (1.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) TDD
3 26 (30.95%) Scrum
4 25 (29.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (27.38%) MVVM
5 23 (27.38%) SDLC
6 22 (26.19%) Software Engineering
7 15 (17.86%) MVC
8 13 (15.48%) Refactoring
9 12 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 11 (13.10%) Economics
11 10 (11.90%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (10.71%) Front End Development
13 7 (8.33%) Workflow
14 6 (7.14%) CRM
15 5 (5.95%) Analytics
15 5 (5.95%) Electronic Trading
16 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
17 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 66 (78.57%) C#
2 50 (59.52%) JavaScript
3 44 (52.38%) SQL
4 18 (21.43%) XAML
5 17 (20.24%) TypeScript
6 10 (11.90%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.71%) ES6
8 6 (7.14%) VB.NET
9 5 (5.95%) Python
10 2 (2.38%) Java
11 1 (1.19%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.19%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (1.19%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (1.19%) C++
11 1 (1.19%) VBA
11 1 (1.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.57%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) Telerik
6 1 (1.19%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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