The first 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 25 July 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 City of London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 186 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +3
Contract jobs citing Blog 19 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.084% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£216 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.68% +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £433 £350
% change year-on-year
-64.16% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1809 2327 2500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.67% 32.75% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1693 1913
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 50
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Blog
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 15 (68.18%) Marketing
2 14 (63.64%) Games
2 14 (63.64%) Project Management
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Online Games
3 13 (59.09%) Social Media
4 12 (54.55%) QA
4 12 (54.55%) Analytics
5 11 (50.00%) Marketing Strategy
5 11 (50.00%) New Media
5 11 (50.00%) Danish Language
5 11 (50.00%) QlikView
5 11 (50.00%) Online Marketing
5 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (50.00%) CRM
5 11 (50.00%) IBM Notes
5 11 (50.00%) Lotus
5 11 (50.00%) WebTrends
5 11 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (18.18%) PHP
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.64%) CSS
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) jQuery
8 2 (9.09%) HTML5
8 2 (9.09%) BDD
8 2 (9.09%) GitHub
8 2 (9.09%) Social Media Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mule
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (50.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) QlikView
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) NUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (68.18%) Marketing
2 14 (63.64%) Games
3 11 (50.00%) Danish Language
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Legal
6 1 (4.55%) Publishing
6 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
2 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Website Manager
3 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Content Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 2 (9.09%) CSS3
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) HTML5
2 2 (9.09%) LAMP
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
3 1 (4.55%) Memcached
3 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Online Games
1 13 (59.09%) Social Media
2 11 (50.00%) New Media
3 1 (4.55%) BBC
3 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Project Management
2 12 (54.55%) Analytics
3 11 (50.00%) Marketing Strategy
3 11 (50.00%) CRM
3 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Online Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) SEO
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Social Media Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (4.55%) CQRS
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PHP
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) Sony
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe