Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 773 756
Rank change year-on-year -31 -17 -185
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 57 114 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 91 74
UK median daily rate £463 £465 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +11.51% -1.88%
10th Percentile £316 £281 £287
90th Percentile £625 £600 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £474 £350
% change year-on-year -15.57% +35.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
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 31792 32007 31625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.99% 30.04% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22290 22285 21568
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £297 £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 370 374 527
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.35 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.40 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.23% -4.00% +10.29%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -23 50 £494 +7.63% 22
London -11 32 £575 +37.72% 13
UK excluding London -11 25 £400 -15.57% 9
East of England -29 10 £395 -17.71%
Scotland +21 5 £325 -40.91%
South East -3 5 £463 -3.65% 1
North of England +73 2 £375 +15.38% 7
North West +30 2 £375 +7.14% 3
Wales - 2 £320 -
South West +2 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 53 (92.98%) C#
2 43 (75.44%) .NET
3 42 (73.68%) WPF
4 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
6 27 (47.37%) SQL Server
7 26 (45.61%) SQL
8 24 (42.11%) HTML
8 24 (42.11%) Banking
9 23 (40.35%) MVC
9 23 (40.35%) Finance
10 22 (38.60%) XAML
10 22 (38.60%) MVVM
11 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
12 20 (35.09%) TDD
13 19 (33.33%) Investment Banking
13 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
13 19 (33.33%) HTML5
13 19 (33.33%) AngularJS
14 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (26.32%) WCF
16 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (21.05%) Windows
17 12 (21.05%) Front Office
17 12 (21.05%) Scrum
18 11 (19.30%) XML
19 10 (17.54%) NUnit
19 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
19 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
20 9 (15.79%) Reactive Extensions

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 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.51%) Confluence
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.26%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) NUnit
2 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (7.02%) Grunt
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 3 (5.26%) Axure RP
6 3 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 3 (5.26%) gulp
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.51%) InstallShield
7 2 (3.51%) JIRA
7 2 (3.51%) WiX
8 1 (1.75%) JSHint
8 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.75%) Selenium
8 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (42.11%) Banking
2 23 (40.35%) Finance
3 19 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 12 (21.05%) Front Office
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.75%) Advertising
7 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 33 (57.89%) C# Developer
3 24 (42.11%) .NET Developer
4 18 (31.58%) Silverlight Developer
5 14 (24.56%) WPF Developer
6 13 (22.81%) C# WPF Developer
7 12 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (15.79%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 8 (14.04%) Angular Developer
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (12.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (12.28%) XAML Developer
11 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
12 4 (7.02%) Analyst
12 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 4 (7.02%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
12 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce Developer
12 4 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
13 3 (5.26%) CRM Developer
13 3 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (75.44%) .NET
2 42 (73.68%) WPF
3 24 (42.11%) HTML
4 19 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 19 (33.33%) HTML5
5 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (26.32%) WCF
7 11 (19.30%) XML
8 9 (15.79%) jQuery
8 9 (15.79%) Reactive Extensions
9 8 (14.04%) CSS
10 7 (12.28%) .NET Framework
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (8.77%) Web Services
12 4 (7.02%) Ajax
12 4 (7.02%) CSS3
12 4 (7.02%) Node.js
12 4 (7.02%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (15.79%) Virtual Team
2 7 (12.28%) Fixed Income
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Animation
4 3 (5.26%) Equities
4 3 (5.26%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.26%) User Experience
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (40.35%) MVC
3 22 (38.60%) MVVM
4 20 (35.09%) TDD
5 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (21.05%) Scrum
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.04%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (14.04%) Economics
10 7 (12.28%) CRM
11 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
12 4 (7.02%) Analytics
12 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 4 (7.02%) Web Development
12 4 (7.02%) Workflow
13 3 (5.26%) Front End Development
13 3 (5.26%) SDLC
13 3 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 53 (92.98%) C#
2 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
3 26 (45.61%) SQL
4 22 (38.60%) XAML
5 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.02%) Java
6 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.75%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Ansible
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.51%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Telerik