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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 512 511 485
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing Blog 78 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 40
Average daily rate
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£406 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.98% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.69 -
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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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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

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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 October 2014.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in England

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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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 51 £425 +30.76% 26
South East -22 9 £316 +97.65% 8
West Midlands -13 8 £363 +26.08% 1
North West -7 5 £238 - 3
East of England -14 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 £275 - 1
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
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Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 56 (40.00%) Social Media
2 47 (33.57%) HTML
3 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
5 39 (27.86%) Marketing
6 34 (24.29%) SQL Server
7 29 (20.71%) Analytics
8 28 (20.00%) .NET
9 27 (19.29%) C#
10 26 (18.57%) CSS
10 26 (18.57%) Finance
10 26 (18.57%) HTML5
11 24 (17.14%) TDD
11 24 (17.14%) Scrum
12 23 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
13 22 (15.71%) BDD
14 20 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (14.29%) NUnit
14 20 (14.29%) MVC
15 19 (13.57%) Rhino Mocks
15 19 (13.57%) CQRS
15 19 (13.57%) Domain-Driven Design
15 19 (13.57%) NHibernate
15 19 (13.57%) WPF
15 19 (13.57%) jQuery
16 18 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (12.86%) PHP
16 18 (12.86%) Project Management
17 16 (11.43%) Publishing

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (10.71%) CMS
2 13 (9.29%) IBM Notes
3 9 (6.43%) Drupal
3 9 (6.43%) IIS
4 8 (5.71%) Apache
4 8 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.86%) Mule
6 4 (2.86%) WordPress
7 2 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.43%) Lync
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (7.86%) WebTrends
2 6 (4.29%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.71%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (6.43%) GitHub
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) Intranet
1 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 3 (2.14%) HTTP
3 2 (1.43%) DMZ
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.71%) MySQL
3 11 (7.86%) QlikView
4 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (14.29%) NUnit
2 19 (13.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.86%) MSTest
4 4 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.43%) Selenium
6 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.71%) JMeter
7 1 (0.71%) Subversion
7 1 (0.71%) JIRA
7 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 39 (27.86%) Marketing
2 26 (18.57%) Finance
3 16 (11.43%) Publishing
4 13 (9.29%) Games
5 11 (7.86%) Danish Language
6 7 (5.00%) Local Government
7 6 (4.29%) Banking
8 4 (2.86%) Legal
9 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.14%) Electronics
9 3 (2.14%) Italian Language
9 3 (2.14%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (2.14%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.71%) German Language
11 1 (0.71%) Retail
11 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (28.57%) Developer
2 20 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.43%) Architect
4 9 (6.43%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.71%) Designer
6 7 (5.00%) Digital Content Designer
6 7 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Content Editor
8 5 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (3.57%) Consultant
8 5 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.86%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Python Developer
10 3 (2.14%) Copywriter
10 3 (2.14%) Communications Officer
10 3 (2.14%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (33.57%) HTML
2 28 (20.00%) .NET
3 26 (18.57%) CSS
3 26 (18.57%) HTML5
4 20 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (13.57%) jQuery
5 19 (13.57%) NHibernate
5 19 (13.57%) WPF
6 16 (11.43%) Castle Windsor
7 13 (9.29%) LAMP
8 11 (7.86%) XML
8 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
9 10 (7.14%) Web Services
9 10 (7.14%) Ajax
9 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.00%) CSS3
11 5 (3.57%) REST
11 5 (3.57%) Django
12 4 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (40.00%) Social Media
2 23 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.57%) User Experience
3 12 (8.57%) Online Games
4 11 (7.86%) New Media
5 8 (5.71%) Copywriting
5 8 (5.71%) Taxonomies
6 6 (4.29%) Podcast
6 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.29%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.57%) Open Source
8 4 (2.86%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.43%) DTV
10 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.43%) Social Network
10 2 (1.43%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) Linux
3 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) CentOS
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Analytics
3 24 (17.14%) TDD
3 24 (17.14%) Scrum
4 22 (15.71%) BDD
5 20 (14.29%) MVC
6 19 (13.57%) CQRS
6 19 (13.57%) Domain-Driven Design
7 18 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.86%) Project Management
8 15 (10.71%) CRM
9 14 (10.00%) SEO
10 13 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (8.57%) Online Marketing
12 11 (7.86%) Marketing Strategy
13 10 (7.14%) Web Development
13 10 (7.14%) Content Management
14 9 (6.43%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.43%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.29%) C#
2 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.86%) PHP
4 14 (10.00%) F#
5 12 (8.57%) SQL
6 9 (6.43%) Python
7 8 (5.71%) PHP5
8 7 (5.00%) Java
9 5 (3.57%) Ruby
10 3 (2.14%) Scala
11 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.71%) VB
12 1 (0.71%) Perl
12 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) MCSE
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.14%) YUM
2 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.71%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.71%) Facebook
3 13 (9.29%) Twitter
3 13 (9.29%) Lotus
4 8 (5.71%) Google
5 6 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.86%) Coremetrics
7 2 (1.43%) Zend
7 2 (1.43%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.43%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.43%) Adobe
7 2 (1.43%) SAP
7 2 (1.43%) VMware
7 2 (1.43%) Omniture
8 1 (0.71%) Vignette
8 1 (0.71%) Sony
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.71%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.71%) ExactTarget
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