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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 127 124
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.29% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -29.03% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -27.50%  

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 552 691 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.66% 25.15% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 421 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Breeze.js
3 1 (33.33%) Durandal
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API

Silverlight
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WPF Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Breeze.js
2 1 (33.33%) Durandal
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) OOP
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) SOLID
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft