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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 546 534 493
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -41
Contract jobs citing Blog 37 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.095% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 20
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £280 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +31.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -
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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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
London +1 24 £375 +7.14% 19
South East -12 8 £475 +22.58% 9
North West -18 2 £425 +41.66% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 2
South West - 1 - - 4
Blog
UK

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.87%) HTML
3 25 (27.17%) Scrum
4 24 (26.09%) Marketing
5 20 (21.74%) Social Media
5 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 17 (18.48%) .NET
6 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.39%) CSS
7 16 (17.39%) Finance
7 16 (17.39%) TDD
8 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
8 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.22%) BDD
9 14 (15.22%) C#
9 14 (15.22%) MVC
10 11 (11.96%) SQL
10 11 (11.96%) User Experience
11 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.87%) Project Management
11 10 (10.87%) Local Government
11 10 (10.87%) REST
11 10 (10.87%) Facebook
11 10 (10.87%) Twitter
11 10 (10.87%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (9.78%) QA
12 9 (9.78%) WCF
12 9 (9.78%) WordPress
12 9 (9.78%) Degree
13 8 (8.70%) WPF

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (9.78%) WordPress
2 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Apache
3 5 (5.43%) CMS
4 4 (4.35%) Node.js
4 4 (4.35%) Drupal
4 4 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.17%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Magento
2 1 (1.09%) Radian6
2 1 (1.09%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.09%) Yammer
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) HTTP
2 5 (5.43%) Intranet
3 3 (3.26%) DWDM
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) Firewall
5 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.26%) MySQL
2 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.52%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (6.52%) NUnit
4 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.35%) Fiddler
5 4 (4.35%) Maven
5 4 (4.35%) Grunt
6 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.26%) JUnit
6 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.17%) Log4j
7 2 (2.17%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (1.09%) Selenium
8 1 (1.09%) JIRA
8 1 (1.09%) Behat
8 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.09%) TestNG
General
1 24 (26.09%) Marketing
2 16 (17.39%) Finance
3 10 (10.87%) Local Government
4 6 (6.52%) Publishing
5 3 (3.26%) Automotive
5 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.17%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.09%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Developer
2 10 (10.87%) Analyst
3 8 (8.70%) Web Developer
3 8 (8.70%) Senior Developer
3 8 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Consultant
4 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Mobile Web Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.87%) HTML
2 17 (18.48%) .NET
3 16 (17.39%) CSS
4 10 (10.87%) REST
5 9 (9.78%) WCF
6 8 (8.70%) WPF
6 8 (8.70%) HTML5
7 7 (7.61%) jQuery
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.52%) NHibernate
8 6 (6.52%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (6.52%) Spring
8 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.43%) Web Services
10 4 (4.35%) JSON
11 3 (3.26%) XML
11 3 (3.26%) LAMP
11 3 (3.26%) Ajax
11 3 (3.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Social Media
2 11 (11.96%) User Experience
3 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.61%) Open Source
5 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.17%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.17%) Animation
6 2 (2.17%) Photography
6 2 (2.17%) Wiki
7 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.09%) Podcast
7 1 (1.09%) Social Network
7 1 (1.09%) Statistics
7 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.09%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Windows
2 6 (6.52%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) UNIX
4 3 (3.26%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) Scrum
3 16 (17.39%) TDD
4 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.22%) BDD
5 14 (15.22%) MVC
6 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce
6 10 (10.87%) Project Management
6 10 (10.87%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (6.52%) Web Development
7 6 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (6.52%) CQRS
8 5 (5.43%) OO
8 5 (5.43%) CRM
8 5 (5.43%) Change Management
8 5 (5.43%) Content Management
8 5 (5.43%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.35%) Online Marketing
9 4 (4.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.22%) C#
3 11 (11.96%) SQL
4 8 (8.70%) PHP
4 8 (8.70%) Java
5 7 (7.61%) Ruby
6 6 (6.52%) F#
6 6 (6.52%) Python
7 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.17%) PHP5
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) Facebook
2 10 (10.87%) Twitter
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) Google
4 4 (4.35%) Adobe
5 3 (3.26%) HP
5 3 (3.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) Brocade
5 3 (3.26%) Zend
6 2 (2.17%) Planview
6 2 (2.17%) IBM
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.09%) Sysomos
7 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.09%) Lotus
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