The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 - 134
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Silverlight 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.047% - 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £363
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 721 875 810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 33.93% 30.52% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 625 504
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Silverlight
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

Silverlight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Silverlight in Yorkshire

Silverlight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Silverlight in Yorkshire

Silverlight
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Silverlight
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Silverlight.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) Delphi
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development

Silverlight
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight Developer
2 1 (50.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (50.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Delphi
2 1 (50.00%) XAML