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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 205 193 217
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing Blog 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.047% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £325 £324 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% -23.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.35% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2088 1997 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.37% 31.39% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1479 1961
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Blog
London

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
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 23 April 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 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (27.27%) Social Media
3 3 (27.27%) CQRS
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Publishing
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) ProC
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) NUnit
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Murex
4 2 (18.18%) Calypso

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (9.09%) Mule
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ProC
1 2 (18.18%) NUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
3 1 (9.09%) French Language
3 1 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Communications Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Communications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Content Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
2 2 (18.18%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (18.18%) WPF
2 2 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Memcached
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
2 1 (9.09%) New Media
2 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Copywriting
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (27.27%) CQRS
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) ERD
5 1 (9.09%) Business Development
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) ATDD
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Lisp
3 2 (18.18%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Murex
2 2 (18.18%) Calypso
2 2 (18.18%) Fidessa
3 1 (9.09%) Facebook
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe