The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 74 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% - 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £483 £338
% change year-on-year
-43.00% +42.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £34.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
156 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.90% 10.16% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 56 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Microsoft Blend
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) UI Designer
1 1 (100.00%) UX Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft