Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 784 704
Rank change year-on-year -34 -80 -36
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 50 68 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.071% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.22% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 101
UK median daily rate £575 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.39% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £311 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 32,242 30,283 30,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.06% 31.51% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,988 20,880 21,376
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £279
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.78% +4.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 336 581
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.00 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -40 46 £575 +53.33% 31
London -33 27 £613 +25.00% 13
UK excluding London -8 22 £363 +11.54% 19
East of England -11 8 £363 -22.04% 3
South East -18 7 £463 +7.56% 2
North of England +46 3 £400 +23.08% 9
North West +11 2 £400 +8.11% 4
Scotland -18 2 £325 -
Yorkshire +9 1 - - 5
South West +1 1 - -
Wales - 1 £320 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Silverlight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 37 (74.00%) .NET
3 32 (64.00%) WPF
4 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
6 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET
6 21 (42.00%) MVC
7 20 (40.00%) Banking
8 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (36.00%) Finance
10 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (32.00%) Investment Banking
12 13 (26.00%) WCF
13 12 (24.00%) HTML5
13 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
13 12 (24.00%) Ajax
13 12 (24.00%) Fixed Income
13 12 (24.00%) XAML
13 12 (24.00%) SQL
13 12 (24.00%) HTML
13 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
14 11 (22.00%) Windows
14 11 (22.00%) TDD
15 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 10 (20.00%) MVVM
16 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (18.00%) XML
17 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
18 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (14.00%) Git (software)

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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.00%) Confluence
1 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) BGP
1 3 (6.00%) OSPF
1 3 (6.00%) RIP
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.00%) DTS
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.00%) Grunt
3 4 (8.00%) NUnit
3 4 (8.00%) Subversion
4 3 (6.00%) Axure RP
4 3 (6.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (6.00%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.00%) gulp
4 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.00%) InstallShield
5 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.00%) WiX
6 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.00%) JSHint
6 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 20 (40.00%) Banking
2 18 (36.00%) Finance
3 16 (32.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Front Office
4 3 (6.00%) Games
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (88.00%) Developer
2 29 (58.00%) C# Developer
3 24 (48.00%) .NET Developer
4 17 (34.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (24.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (24.00%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 6 (12.00%) WPF Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Angular Developer
8 4 (8.00%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.00%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (6.00%) XAML Developer
10 2 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (74.00%) .NET
2 32 (64.00%) WPF
3 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (34.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (26.00%) WCF
6 12 (24.00%) Ajax
6 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (24.00%) HTML
6 12 (24.00%) HTML5
7 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (18.00%) XML
8 6 (12.00%) CSS
8 6 (12.00%) jQuery
9 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (10.00%) CSS3
10 4 (8.00%) LINQ
10 4 (8.00%) Node.js
10 4 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (8.00%) Web Services
10 4 (8.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (6.00%) Animation
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Digital TV
2 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.00%) MPEG
2 3 (6.00%) STB
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (6.00%) Video\Live Streaming
2 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Equities
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Robotics
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) MVC
3 12 (24.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (22.00%) TDD
5 10 (20.00%) MVVM
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.00%) SDLC
7 4 (8.00%) BDD
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) SOA
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Validation
8 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 3 (6.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) C#
2 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 12 (24.00%) XAML
4 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) PhD
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Apple
2 3 (6.00%) Tektronix
3 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.00%) Capita
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle