The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 195 224 196
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Contract jobs citing Blog 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.085% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2087 2719 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.57% 38.47% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1633 2038 1737
Average daily rate £450 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £637 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £41.92 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (50.00%) Social Media
2 12 (42.86%) Analytics
3 11 (39.29%) Project Management
3 11 (39.29%) Marketing
4 10 (35.71%) Games
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) Online Games
6 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Danish Language
6 8 (28.57%) QA
6 8 (28.57%) QlikView
6 8 (28.57%) Online Marketing
6 8 (28.57%) Marketing Strategy
6 8 (28.57%) New Media
6 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (28.57%) Lotus
6 8 (28.57%) IBM Notes
6 8 (28.57%) WebTrends
6 8 (28.57%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (28.57%) CRM
7 5 (17.86%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) PHP
9 3 (10.71%) HTML
9 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.71%) CSS
9 3 (10.71%) Web Development
9 3 (10.71%) Facebook
9 3 (10.71%) Django

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) WebTrends
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) QlikView
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JMeter
1 1 (3.57%) NUnit
1 1 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (39.29%) Marketing
2 10 (35.71%) Games
3 8 (28.57%) Danish Language
4 4 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (7.14%) Publishing
6 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Python Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Designer
3 2 (7.14%) Website Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Web Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Content Editor
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Content Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
1 3 (10.71%) Django
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) LAMP
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.57%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) WPF
3 1 (3.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Social Media
2 9 (32.14%) Online Games
3 8 (28.57%) New Media
3 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) BBC
5 1 (3.57%) Statistics
5 1 (3.57%) Ontologies
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Podcast
5 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Analytics
2 11 (39.29%) Project Management
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Online Marketing
3 8 (28.57%) Marketing Strategy
3 8 (28.57%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Web Development
6 2 (7.14%) Social Media Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) SEO
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) RUP
7 1 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Lotus
3 3 (10.71%) Facebook
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter
5 1 (3.57%) Sony
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Zend