The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 140 116
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.13% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £473 £340
% change year-on-year -15.87% +38.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 489 762 553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.11% 25.33% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 491 360
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +53.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Silverlight in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in the West Midlands