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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 186 219 212
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -7
Contract jobs citing Blog 14 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.083% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£194 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £183 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -43.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.69 -
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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
2027 2700 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.57% 37.55% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 2000 2185
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 69
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 16 (64.00%) Social Media
2 14 (56.00%) Marketing
2 14 (56.00%) Analytics
2 14 (56.00%) Project Management
2 14 (56.00%) Games
3 13 (52.00%) Online Games
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (48.00%) QA
5 11 (44.00%) QlikView
5 11 (44.00%) Online Marketing
5 11 (44.00%) Danish Language
5 11 (44.00%) Marketing Strategy
5 11 (44.00%) New Media
5 11 (44.00%) Lotus
5 11 (44.00%) WebTrends
5 11 (44.00%) BMC PATROL
5 11 (44.00%) IBM Notes
5 11 (44.00%) CRM
5 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) PHP
7 3 (12.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.00%) CSS
7 3 (12.00%) Finance
7 3 (12.00%) jQuery
8 2 (8.00%) Business Development
8 2 (8.00%) Ruby
8 2 (8.00%) Social Media Marketing
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (44.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.00%) Mule
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 11 (44.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) QlikView
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
1 1 (4.00%) NUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (56.00%) Games
1 14 (56.00%) Marketing
2 11 (44.00%) Danish Language
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 2 (8.00%) Publishing
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Website Manager
3 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Content Editor
3 1 (4.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Designer
3 1 (4.00%) ETL Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
3 1 (4.00%) Memcached
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (64.00%) Social Media
2 13 (52.00%) Online Games
3 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (44.00%) New Media
5 2 (8.00%) User Experience
6 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (4.00%) BBC
6 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Project Management
1 14 (56.00%) Analytics
2 11 (44.00%) Online Marketing
2 11 (44.00%) Marketing Strategy
2 11 (44.00%) CRM
2 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.00%) SEO
3 2 (8.00%) Business Development
3 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Scrum
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) TDD
3 2 (8.00%) Social Media Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) BDD
3 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) CQRS
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PHP
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Lotus
3 1 (4.00%) Sony
3 1 (4.00%) Facebook
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