The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 5 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 -
Microsoft Blend
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
173 226 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.61% 12.85% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 144 95
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% +15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the East Midlands region.

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the East Midlands region.

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) RIA
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Life Science
2 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) RIA
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle