The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - 162 211
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Microsoft Blend
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
609 525 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.87% 15.32% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 434 637
Median daily rate £475 £478 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Blend
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 Microsoft Blend across the City of London region.

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Blend
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 Microsoft Blend across the City of London region.

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London