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Technologies > Client-side Languages > Silverlight > Market Report

Silverlight Market Report

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How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.

Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of Silverlight as client-side programming language on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 110 pages covering this information:

  • Client-side Programming Languages Industry Reports
    • Usage Report
      How popular is each of the client-side programming languages? Shows percentages of usage for all client-side programming languages that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of the client-side programming languages change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for all client-side programming languages since January 2011.
    • Growth Rate Report
      Which are the fastest growing client-side programming languages? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all client-side programming languages both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
    • New Site Usage Report
      How popular is each of the client-side programming languages among new sites? Shows percentages of usage for all client-side programming languages among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
    • Top Site Usage Report
      Which client-side programming languages are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each client-side programming language the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific client-side programming language.
  • Silverlight Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of Silverlight change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for Silverlight since May 2010.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another client-side programming language to Silverlight and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between Silverlight and other client-side programming languages. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of Silverlight higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage of Silverlight broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of Silverlight among all client-side programming languages in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies Silverlight? Shows the market position of Silverlight in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular client-side programming languages.
    • Multiple Client-side Programming Languages Usage Report
      How frequently are other client-side programming languages used together with Silverlight, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of Silverlight together with other client-side programming languages (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
    • Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
      In which markets is Silverlight particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage of Silverlight on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of Silverlight among all client-side programming languages for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains among all the sites that use Silverlight.

      These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of Silverlight broken down by

      • Content Management Systems
      • Server-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • Social Widgets
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Web Servers
      • Operating Systems
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Reverse Proxy Services
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is Silverlight in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of Silverlight by country.
    • List of the 300 most popular sites using Silverlight including their usage of other client-side programming languages (if any).
    • List of up to 80 popular sites that started using Silverlight in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the client-side programming languages they were using before (if any).
    • List of up to 230 popular sites that discontinued using Silverlight in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the client-side programming languages they are using now (if any).

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Quick Summary 5
3. Client-side Programming Languages, Industry Overviews 6
3.1. Usage Overview 6
3.2. Historical Trends 7
3.3. Growth Rates 11
3.4. New Site Usage 12
3.5. Top Site Usage 13
4. Silverlight, Technology Market Reports 14
4.1. Historical Trends 14
4.2. Changes 19
4.3. Ranking Breakdown 20
4.4. Market Position 21
4.5. Multiple Client-side Programming Languages Usage 22
4.6. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 24
4.6.1. Content Management Systems 24
4.6.2. Server-side Programming Languages 28
4.6.3. JavaScript Libraries 30
4.6.4. Markup Languages 32
4.6.5. Character Encodings 34
4.6.6. Image File Formats 36
4.6.7. Site Elements 38
4.6.8. Structured Data Formats 41
4.6.9. SSL Certificate Authorities 43
4.6.10. Social Widgets 45
4.6.11. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 47
4.6.12. Traffic Analysis Tools 49
4.6.13. Advertising Networks 53
4.6.14. Tag Managers 55
4.6.15. Web Servers 57
4.6.16. Operating Systems 59
4.6.17. Web Hosting Providers 61
4.6.18. Reverse Proxy Services 79
4.6.19. Top Level Domains 81
4.6.20. Server Locations 91
4.6.21. Content Languages 99
4.7. Geographical Distribution 103
4.8. Popular Sites using Silverlight 104
4.9. Sites using Silverlight only recently 110
4.10. Sites that recently stopped using Silverlight 112


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