The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 127 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Blog 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.14% 0.041% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.23% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate - £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
573 436 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.94% 17.79% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Blog
South East

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blog across the Berkshire region.

Blog Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the Berkshire region.

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blog
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 - - 2
Blog
South East

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Blog also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blog.

1 9 (56.25%) Twitter
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (37.50%) Google
3 6 (37.50%) Lync
3 6 (37.50%) Facebook
4 5 (31.25%) Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) Google Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Product Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) Shibboleth
5 3 (18.75%) Social Media
5 3 (18.75%) MCTS
5 3 (18.75%) Omniture
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Google Apps
5 3 (18.75%) Office 365
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Social Media Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (18.75%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Adobe
5 3 (18.75%) Sybase
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) SAML
5 3 (18.75%) Identity Management

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Blog also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blog. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 6 (37.50%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Google Apps
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Applications Consultant
1 7 (43.75%) Business Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Deployment Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Identity Management
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (18.75%) Product Marketing
1 3 (18.75%) Analytics
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Twitter
2 7 (43.75%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) Google
3 6 (37.50%) Facebook
4 3 (18.75%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 3 (18.75%) Omniture
4 3 (18.75%) Sybase
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe