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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 610 572
Rank change year-on-year +54 -38  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 39 51 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.094% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.33% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 40 48
Median daily rate £600 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £469 £340
% change year-on-year -15.20% +37.86%  
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 14340 15246 14983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.03% 27.96% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9862 10767 9847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.93% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 181 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £47.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +30.76% -14.02%  

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 28 May 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 18 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 28 May 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 +33 36 £600 +33.33% 18
London +39 30 £600 +45.45% 10
East of England -9 5 £420 -11.11% 2
Suffolk +11 3 £420 -12.50% 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Bromley +9 1 £585 +80.00%
Cambridge +5 1 - - 1
Bury St Edmunds +5 1 £420 -12.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 73 (82.02%) .NET
2 68 (76.40%) C#
3 49 (55.06%) JavaScript
4 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (51.69%) SQL
6 44 (49.44%) WPF
7 35 (39.33%) Microsoft
8 34 (38.20%) SQL Server
9 32 (35.96%) AngularJS
10 31 (34.83%) TDD
11 28 (31.46%) Scrum
11 28 (31.46%) HTML
12 27 (30.34%) Banking
12 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
13 24 (26.97%) MVVM
13 24 (26.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (25.84%) SDLC
14 23 (25.84%) Relational Database
14 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET
14 23 (25.84%) Finance
15 21 (23.60%) Investment Banking
15 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
16 20 (22.47%) NHibernate
16 20 (22.47%) .NET Framework
16 20 (22.47%) XAML
17 19 (21.35%) MVC
18 18 (20.22%) Dapper ORM
18 18 (20.22%) HTML5
19 17 (19.10%) Oracle

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 (4.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP CRM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (38.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.84%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (7.87%) DTS
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) NUnit
2 11 (12.36%) TeamCity
3 10 (11.24%) JIRA
4 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (8.99%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.37%) Subversion
7 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.12%) Bower
8 1 (1.12%) FxCop
8 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.12%) Grunt
8 1 (1.12%) JSHint
8 1 (1.12%) Moq
8 1 (1.12%) MSTest
8 1 (1.12%) NDepend
8 1 (1.12%) Selenium
8 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.12%) StyleCop
General
1 27 (30.34%) Banking
2 23 (25.84%) Finance
3 21 (23.60%) Investment Banking
4 11 (12.36%) Front Office
5 6 (6.74%) Marketing
6 3 (3.37%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.25%) Billing
8 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 81 (91.01%) Developer
2 50 (56.18%) .NET Developer
3 48 (53.93%) C# Developer
4 29 (32.58%) Silverlight Developer
5 26 (29.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (20.22%) WPF Developer
7 15 (16.85%) C# WPF Developer
7 15 (16.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (15.73%) SQL Developer
9 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
10 11 (12.36%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (11.24%) Senior Silverlight Developer
12 9 (10.11%) Agile .NET Developer
12 9 (10.11%) Agile Developer
12 9 (10.11%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
12 9 (10.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (10.11%) Senior Agile Developer
12 9 (10.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 9 (10.11%) XAML Developer
13 8 (8.99%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (82.02%) .NET
2 44 (49.44%) WPF
3 32 (35.96%) AngularJS
4 28 (31.46%) HTML
5 27 (30.34%) Entity Framework
6 23 (25.84%) ASP.NET
7 20 (22.47%) .NET Framework
7 20 (22.47%) NHibernate
8 18 (20.22%) Dapper ORM
8 18 (20.22%) HTML5
9 17 (19.10%) WCF
10 16 (17.98%) jQuery
11 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (10.11%) Reactive Extensions
13 6 (6.74%) Razor View Engine
13 6 (6.74%) Web Services
14 5 (5.62%) Angular 2
14 5 (5.62%) CSS
15 4 (4.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Fixed Income
2 10 (11.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (11.24%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.11%) User Experience
4 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.37%) Fintech
7 2 (2.25%) EPoS
7 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.12%) Equities
8 1 (1.12%) Handset
8 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.12%) iPad
8 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.12%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.83%) TDD
3 28 (31.46%) Scrum
4 24 (26.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 24 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (26.97%) MVVM
5 23 (25.84%) SDLC
6 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
7 19 (21.35%) MVC
8 13 (14.61%) Refactoring
9 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.24%) Economics
11 9 (10.11%) Algorithmic Trading
11 9 (10.11%) Front End Development
12 8 (8.99%) CRM
13 7 (7.87%) Workflow
14 5 (5.62%) Analytics
14 5 (5.62%) Electronic Trading
15 4 (4.49%) SOLID
15 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (76.40%) C#
2 49 (55.06%) JavaScript
3 46 (51.69%) SQL
4 20 (22.47%) XAML
5 15 (16.85%) TypeScript
6 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.11%) ES6
7 9 (10.11%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.62%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.12%) C++
9 1 (1.12%) Delphi
9 1 (1.12%) Java
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.12%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.12%) MCP
4 1 (1.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.10%) Oracle
3 9 (10.11%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) Telerik
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Twitter
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