The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 63 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Blog 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 1.14% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.19% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.69 -
Blog
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
183 176 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.53% 26.99% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 125 46
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £159 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £17.25 £22.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Blog
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Taxonomies
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) LAMP
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Taxonomies
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com