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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 504 502 491
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Blog 85 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 27
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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

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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 19 December 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 +49 65 £425 +25.92% 21
West Midlands -11 9 £375 +25.00% 1
South East -28 6 £475 +58.33% 5
East Midlands +3 2 - -
East of England -20 2 - - 2
South West - 2 £125 - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 £275 -25.67%
North West - - - - 2
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Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.67%) HTML
3 53 (36.30%) Social Media
4 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
5 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
6 38 (26.03%) .NET
7 33 (22.60%) Scrum
8 32 (21.92%) C#
9 31 (21.23%) Finance
9 31 (21.23%) TDD
10 30 (20.55%) Marketing
11 28 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (19.18%) BDD
12 25 (17.12%) MVC
12 25 (17.12%) WPF
13 24 (16.44%) NUnit
13 24 (16.44%) CSS
14 23 (15.75%) JavaScript
14 23 (15.75%) NHibernate
14 23 (15.75%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (15.75%) Rhino Mocks
14 23 (15.75%) HTML5
14 23 (15.75%) Domain-Driven Design
14 23 (15.75%) CQRS
15 19 (13.01%) Analytics
15 19 (13.01%) Castle Windsor
15 19 (13.01%) F#
15 19 (13.01%) SQL
16 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (10.96%) User Experience

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (10.27%) CMS
2 12 (8.22%) Drupal
3 10 (6.85%) IIS
4 9 (6.16%) Apache
5 8 (5.48%) IBM Notes
6 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.74%) WordPress
7 4 (2.74%) Mule
7 4 (2.74%) Node.js
8 2 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.37%) Lync
8 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.42%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.48%) GitHub
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.37%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.79%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) Intranet
3 2 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (1.37%) DMZ
3 2 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.53%) MySQL
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.42%) QlikView
5 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (16.44%) NUnit
2 23 (15.75%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.74%) Fiddler
5 4 (2.74%) MSTest
5 4 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.74%) Grunt
6 2 (1.37%) Selenium
6 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 30 (20.55%) Marketing
3 14 (9.59%) Publishing
4 9 (6.16%) Local Government
5 6 (4.11%) Games
6 5 (3.42%) Italian Language
6 5 (3.42%) Portuguese Language
6 5 (3.42%) Spanish Language
6 5 (3.42%) Danish Language
7 4 (2.74%) Banking
8 3 (2.05%) Legal
8 3 (2.05%) French Language
9 2 (1.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (35.62%) Developer
2 26 (17.81%) C# Developer
3 10 (6.85%) Designer
3 10 (6.85%) Architect
4 9 (6.16%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.48%) Digital Content Designer
5 8 (5.48%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.11%) Analyst
8 5 (3.42%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.42%) Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.42%) Content Editor
9 4 (2.74%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Web Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.74%) Mobile Web Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.67%) HTML
2 38 (26.03%) .NET
3 25 (17.12%) WPF
4 24 (16.44%) CSS
5 23 (15.75%) NHibernate
5 23 (15.75%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (15.75%) HTML5
6 19 (13.01%) Castle Windsor
7 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET
8 14 (9.59%) jQuery
9 12 (8.22%) XML
10 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (6.85%) Web Services
11 10 (6.85%) LAMP
11 10 (6.85%) Ajax
12 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (4.79%) WCF
14 6 (4.11%) REST
14 6 (4.11%) Spring
15 5 (3.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.30%) Social Media
2 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.96%) User Experience
4 9 (6.16%) Open Source
4 9 (6.16%) Taxonomies
4 9 (6.16%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.79%) Copywriting
5 7 (4.79%) Podcast
6 6 (4.11%) Online Games
7 5 (3.42%) New Media
8 4 (2.74%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.05%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.05%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.37%) Social Network
10 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.37%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.37%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.11%) Windows
2 5 (3.42%) Android
3 4 (2.74%) UNIX
3 4 (2.74%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.74%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.60%) Scrum
3 31 (21.23%) TDD
4 28 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (19.18%) BDD
5 25 (17.12%) MVC
6 23 (15.75%) Domain-Driven Design
6 23 (15.75%) CQRS
7 19 (13.01%) Analytics
8 14 (9.59%) SEO
9 11 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.53%) Project Management
9 11 (7.53%) Time Management
10 10 (6.85%) Web Development
11 9 (6.16%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (6.16%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (6.16%) Web Application Development
12 8 (5.48%) CRM
13 7 (4.79%) Content Management
14 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.92%) C#
2 23 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 19 (13.01%) F#
3 19 (13.01%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) PHP
5 10 (6.85%) PHP5
6 9 (6.16%) Python
7 8 (5.48%) Java
8 7 (4.79%) Ruby
9 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.05%) Scala
11 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.85%) Degree
2 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) MCSE
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.05%) yum
Vendors
1 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) Facebook
3 11 (7.53%) Twitter
4 10 (6.85%) Google
5 8 (5.48%) Lotus
6 7 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.74%) Coremetrics
8 3 (2.05%) Zend
9 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.37%) VMware
9 2 (1.37%) Omniture
10 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) SAP
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