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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 91 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.20% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.02% 1.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£355 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £421
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -28.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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 East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
174 187 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.58% 12.52% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 102 74
Average daily rate £370 £345 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +5 7 £355 - 1
Microsoft Blend
England

Microsoft Blend
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) WPF
1 7 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (85.71%) RIA
2 6 (85.71%) IIS
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (57.14%) Logistics
4 4 (57.14%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (42.86%) Life Science
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Silverlight Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) WPF
1 7 (100.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
2 6 (85.71%) RIA
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
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