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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 629 540
Rank change year-on-year +72 -89  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 43 29 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.052% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.19% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 61
Median daily rate £613 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +8.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £301 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £350
% change year-on-year +8.47% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 14661 15533 15022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.79% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 10831 9735
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 194 202
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

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 30 April 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 21 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 30 April 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 +68 42 £613 +25.00% 18
London +45 35 £625 +17.92% 8
East of England -5 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
South East +19 1 £473 - 5
Suffolk +10 1 - -
Cambridge +2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - -
Derby - 1 £375 -
Norwich - 1 £375 -
Nottingham - 1 £500 -
Camberley - 1 £473 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £473 - 1
Bromley - 1 £585 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 69 (79.31%) .NET
2 64 (73.56%) C#
3 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
4 43 (49.43%) SQL
5 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (44.83%) WPF
7 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
8 31 (35.63%) SQL Server
8 31 (35.63%) AngularJS
9 29 (33.33%) HTML
10 28 (32.18%) TDD
11 26 (29.89%) Scrum
11 26 (29.89%) Entity Framework
12 25 (28.74%) SDLC
13 23 (26.44%) Finance
13 23 (26.44%) Banking
14 22 (25.29%) ASP.NET
14 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (25.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (24.14%) NHibernate
16 20 (22.99%) MVVM
16 20 (22.99%) Relational Database
17 19 (21.84%) .NET Framework
18 18 (20.69%) Investment Banking
18 18 (20.69%) Oracle
18 18 (20.69%) XAML
18 18 (20.69%) Dapper ORM
19 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
20 16 (18.39%) Fixed Income
20 16 (18.39%) WCF

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 (4.60%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) SAP CRM
1 7 (8.05%) SAP ERP
2 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (22.99%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) DTS
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) NUnit
1 11 (12.64%) TeamCity
2 10 (11.49%) JIRA
3 9 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) Subversion
7 2 (2.30%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.15%) Bower
8 1 (1.15%) FxCop
8 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.15%) Grunt
8 1 (1.15%) JSHint
8 1 (1.15%) Moq
8 1 (1.15%) MSTest
8 1 (1.15%) NDepend
8 1 (1.15%) Selenium
8 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.15%) StyleCop
General
1 23 (26.44%) Banking
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) Investment Banking
3 9 (10.34%) Marketing
4 8 (9.20%) Front Office
5 3 (3.45%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.30%) Billing
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.15%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 75 (86.21%) Developer
2 50 (57.47%) .NET Developer
3 41 (47.13%) C# Developer
4 24 (27.59%) C# .NET Developer
4 24 (27.59%) Silverlight Developer
5 15 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (16.09%) SQL Developer
7 13 (14.94%) WPF Developer
8 11 (12.64%) Senior Developer
9 10 (11.49%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (11.49%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
10 9 (10.34%) Agile Developer
10 9 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (10.34%) Senior Agile Developer
10 9 (10.34%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 9 (10.34%) Senior Silverlight Developer
11 8 (9.20%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 7 (8.05%) T-SQL Developer
12 7 (8.05%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (79.31%) .NET
2 39 (44.83%) WPF
3 31 (35.63%) AngularJS
4 29 (33.33%) HTML
5 26 (29.89%) Entity Framework
6 22 (25.29%) ASP.NET
7 21 (24.14%) NHibernate
8 19 (21.84%) .NET Framework
9 18 (20.69%) Dapper ORM
10 16 (18.39%) WCF
11 15 (17.24%) HTML5
11 15 (17.24%) jQuery
12 12 (13.79%) Web Services
13 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (8.05%) Reactive Extensions
16 6 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
17 5 (5.75%) CSS
17 5 (5.75%) XML
18 4 (4.60%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Fixed Income
2 9 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.34%) User Experience
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.90%) Virtual Team
5 5 (5.75%) Fintech
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.30%) EPoS
6 2 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) iPad
7 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.15%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Android
2 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) TDD
3 26 (29.89%) Scrum
4 25 (28.74%) SDLC
5 22 (25.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.99%) MVVM
7 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
8 15 (17.24%) MVC
9 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
9 13 (14.94%) Refactoring
10 12 (13.79%) CRM
11 9 (10.34%) Front End Development
12 8 (9.20%) Analytics
12 8 (9.20%) Economics
12 8 (9.20%) ERP
13 7 (8.05%) Algorithmic Trading
13 7 (8.05%) Personalization
13 7 (8.05%) Service Management
14 6 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 64 (73.56%) C#
2 46 (52.87%) JavaScript
3 43 (49.43%) SQL
4 18 (20.69%) XAML
5 14 (16.09%) TypeScript
6 11 (12.64%) T-SQL
7 10 (11.49%) VB.NET
8 9 (10.34%) ES6
9 5 (5.75%) Python
10 1 (1.15%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) Delphi
10 1 (1.15%) Java
10 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) MCP
2 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.20%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) Xamarin
4 7 (8.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.15%) Telerik
5 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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