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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 526 510 517
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Blog 63 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £198 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £220 £183
% change year-on-year
+88.06% +20.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £24.30
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 - £19.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 - £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 - £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
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
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 £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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

Blog
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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Blog Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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 +5 40 £450 +41.17% 19
South East -12 17 £403 +91.66% 4
South West - 2 £475 - 2
East of England - 2 £150 - 1
Yorkshire -29 1 £550 +89.65% 6
Blog
UK

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.96%) Scrum
3 29 (29.90%) Marketing
4 26 (26.80%) Social Media
5 24 (24.74%) TDD
6 23 (23.71%) HTML
7 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
8 20 (20.62%) QA
9 19 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (16.49%) Content Management
11 15 (15.46%) E-Commerce
11 15 (15.46%) BDD
12 14 (14.43%) HTML5
13 13 (13.40%) NoSQL
13 13 (13.40%) Open Source
13 13 (13.40%) JSON
13 13 (13.40%) CSS
13 13 (13.40%) PHP
13 13 (13.40%) Java
14 12 (12.37%) C#
14 12 (12.37%) SEO
14 12 (12.37%) Twitter
14 12 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (11.34%) Facebook
15 11 (11.34%) GitHub
15 11 (11.34%) Jenkins
15 11 (11.34%) MongoDB
15 11 (11.34%) Git (software)
15 11 (11.34%) Finance
15 11 (11.34%) MVC

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (10.31%) CMS
1 10 (10.31%) Node.js
2 7 (7.22%) Apache
2 7 (7.22%) Mule
2 7 (7.22%) nginx
2 7 (7.22%) Apache Solr
3 6 (6.19%) WordPress
3 6 (6.19%) Drupal
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.06%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) Documentum
6 1 (1.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.03%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.03%) MS Office
4 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Magento
2 2 (2.06%) Radian6
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.34%) GitHub
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.06%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.03%) SaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) Intranet
2 3 (3.09%) DWDM
2 3 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.03%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.15%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.15%) Big Data
5 4 (4.12%) MarkLogic
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) MySQL
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Git (software)
1 11 (11.34%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.25%) Hudson
2 8 (8.25%) JIRA
3 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.06%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.06%) Maven
4 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.03%) Behat
5 1 (1.03%) Gradle
5 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.03%) RSpec
5 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 29 (29.90%) Marketing
2 11 (11.34%) Finance
3 9 (9.28%) Retail
4 7 (7.22%) Local Government
5 6 (6.19%) Publishing
6 5 (5.15%) Automotive
7 4 (4.12%) Advertising
7 4 (4.12%) German Language
8 3 (3.09%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (3.09%) French Language
8 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.06%) Interactive Media
10 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
10 1 (1.03%) Electronics
10 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (30.93%) Developer
2 10 (10.31%) Architect
3 8 (8.25%) Consultant
4 6 (6.19%) PHP Developer
5 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.12%) Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Principal Developer
6 4 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (4.12%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.09%) Content Editor
7 3 (3.09%) Java Architect
7 3 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Author
7 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.09%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) HTML
2 14 (14.43%) HTML5
3 13 (13.40%) CSS
3 13 (13.40%) JSON
4 12 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
5 10 (10.31%) Spring
5 10 (10.31%) .NET
6 8 (8.25%) CSS3
7 7 (7.22%) Hibernate
8 6 (6.19%) jQuery
8 6 (6.19%) REST
9 5 (5.15%) Spring Web Flow
9 5 (5.15%) Lucene
10 4 (4.12%) Web Services
10 4 (4.12%) XML
10 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.09%) RESTful
11 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.80%) Social Media
2 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.22%) User Experience
3 5 (5.15%) Digital Media
3 5 (5.15%) Copywriting
4 3 (3.09%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Animation
5 2 (2.06%) Podcast
5 2 (2.06%) NHS
5 2 (2.06%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.03%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.03%) DTV
6 1 (1.03%) Social Network
6 1 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.03%) Photography
6 1 (1.03%) New Media
6 1 (1.03%) Xbox
6 1 (1.03%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) Windows
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.96%) Scrum
3 24 (24.74%) TDD
4 19 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (16.49%) Content Management
6 15 (15.46%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.46%) BDD
7 13 (13.40%) Open Source
8 12 (12.37%) SEO
9 11 (11.34%) MVC
10 10 (10.31%) Pair Programming
10 10 (10.31%) Kanban
10 10 (10.31%) Analytics
11 9 (9.28%) SDLC
11 9 (9.28%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (9.28%) SOA
11 9 (9.28%) OO
12 8 (8.25%) DevOps
13 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.22%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
2 13 (13.40%) PHP
2 13 (13.40%) Java
3 12 (12.37%) C#
4 7 (7.22%) SQL
4 7 (7.22%) Groovy
5 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.03%) F#
7 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) ECMAScript
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Puppet
1 3 (3.09%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) Twitter
2 11 (11.34%) Facebook
3 7 (7.22%) MuleSoft
3 7 (7.22%) Adobe
4 5 (5.15%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.12%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco
6 3 (3.09%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) Google
6 3 (3.09%) Brocade
7 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.03%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.03%) Sysomos
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