The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 511 508 527
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Blog 67 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 24
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £183 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -44.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.47 -
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13109 12783 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.04% 26.58% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7937 8002 8058
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 546 721
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in England

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blog across the England region.

Blog Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in England

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the England region.

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in England

Blog
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
London +33 53 £319 -20.31% 27
South East -12 10 £210 +31.25% 10
North West -5 2 £238 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £320 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 3
South West - - - - 2
Blog
UK

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 44 (40.37%) Social Media
2 43 (39.45%) Marketing
3 28 (25.69%) Analytics
4 25 (22.94%) HTML
4 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
6 21 (19.27%) jQuery
7 20 (18.35%) CSS
8 17 (15.60%) Project Management
9 16 (14.68%) CRM
9 16 (14.68%) .NET
9 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (14.68%) QA
10 15 (13.76%) TDD
10 15 (13.76%) Publishing
10 15 (13.76%) C#
11 14 (12.84%) Games
11 14 (12.84%) Degree
12 13 (11.93%) Online Games
12 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (11.93%) HTML5
12 13 (11.93%) Online Marketing
12 13 (11.93%) Finance
12 13 (11.93%) PHP
12 13 (11.93%) IBM Notes
12 13 (11.93%) Lotus
13 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
13 12 (11.01%) CMS
13 12 (11.01%) SEO
13 12 (11.01%) BDD

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 13 (11.93%) IBM Notes
2 12 (11.01%) CMS
3 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.59%) WordPress
5 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.59%) IIS
5 5 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.59%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.75%) Mule
7 2 (1.83%) Drupal
7 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.83%) Lync
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (10.09%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.92%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) GitHub
2 4 (3.67%) SaaS
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.83%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Intranet
1 4 (3.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) DMZ
3 1 (0.92%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) QlikView
2 11 (10.09%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.92%) Big Data
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) NUnit
1 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
1 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.83%) RSpec
4 2 (1.83%) MSTest
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.83%) WATIR
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
4 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.92%) JMeter
5 1 (0.92%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) JIRA
5 1 (0.92%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 43 (39.45%) Marketing
2 15 (13.76%) Publishing
3 14 (12.84%) Games
4 13 (11.93%) Finance
5 11 (10.09%) Danish Language
6 6 (5.50%) Banking
7 4 (3.67%) French Language
7 4 (3.67%) Legal
7 4 (3.67%) Electronics
7 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.67%) Spanish Language
8 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.83%) Advertising
9 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.83%) Local Government
9 2 (1.83%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.83%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.92%) Back Office
10 1 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Developer
2 10 (9.17%) Web Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.26%) Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (5.50%) Designer
5 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.59%) SharePoint Consultant
6 5 (4.59%) Content Editor
6 5 (4.59%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Content Manager
7 4 (3.67%) Copywriter
8 3 (2.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Architect
8 3 (2.75%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (1.83%) Communications Officer
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby Developer
9 2 (1.83%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.94%) HTML
2 21 (19.27%) jQuery
3 20 (18.35%) CSS
4 16 (14.68%) .NET
5 13 (11.93%) HTML5
6 7 (6.42%) REST
6 7 (6.42%) CSS3
6 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (5.50%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.59%) LAMP
8 5 (4.59%) NHibernate
8 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.59%) Ajax
8 5 (4.59%) WCF
8 5 (4.59%) WPF
8 5 (4.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (3.67%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 44 (40.37%) Social Media
2 13 (11.93%) Online Games
3 11 (10.09%) New Media
4 10 (9.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.42%) Copywriting
6 4 (3.67%) Graphic Design
6 4 (3.67%) Open Source
7 3 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.75%) Podcast
7 3 (2.75%) Xbox
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) Social Network
8 2 (1.83%) DTV
8 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.83%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.92%) Arduino
9 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.92%) BBC
9 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.50%) Windows
2 3 (2.75%) Linux
3 2 (1.83%) UNIX
3 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) CentOS
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Analytics
2 17 (15.60%) Project Management
3 16 (14.68%) CRM
3 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (13.76%) TDD
5 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (11.93%) Online Marketing
6 12 (11.01%) BDD
6 12 (11.01%) SEO
7 11 (10.09%) MVC
7 11 (10.09%) Marketing Strategy
8 10 (9.17%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (9.17%) Scrum
9 8 (7.34%) Content Management
9 8 (7.34%) Workflow
10 7 (6.42%) Web Development
11 6 (5.50%) Business Development
11 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.59%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
2 15 (13.76%) C#
3 13 (11.93%) PHP
4 9 (8.26%) Java
5 6 (5.50%) Python
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
7 4 (3.67%) SQL
8 2 (1.83%) PHP5
8 2 (1.83%) PHP4
8 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.83%) F#
8 2 (1.83%) Scala
9 1 (0.92%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) MCSE
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.83%) YUM
2 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.92%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.93%) Lotus
3 10 (9.17%) Facebook
3 10 (9.17%) Twitter
4 5 (4.59%) Google
5 4 (3.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) SAP
6 2 (1.83%) Siebel
6 2 (1.83%) Zend
6 2 (1.83%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.83%) Omniture
7 1 (0.92%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.92%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.92%) ExactTarget
7 1 (0.92%) Vignette
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.92%) Sony
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