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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 180 196 184
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Blog 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.053% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.14% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£247 £400 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.37% +39.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £400 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.21% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1910 2176 2154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.62% 38.21% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1571 1652
Average daily rate £463 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 48
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) Python
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Social Media
2 3 (23.08%) Facebook
2 3 (23.08%) Twitter
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
2 3 (23.08%) Django
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) VCP4
4 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Python Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Copywriter
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Django Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Django
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Symfony
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Ontologies
2 1 (7.69%) Podcast
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Online Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) PHP5
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) VCP4
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Facebook
1 3 (23.08%) Twitter
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Zend