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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 516 518 527
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Blog 64 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £440 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.72% -21.53%
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
16134 15314 16339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.03% 31.82% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10047 9678 9683
Average daily rate £420 £415 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 590 808
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 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
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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 +35 44 £475 +46.15% 25
South East -15 10 £316 +97.65% 11
North West -8 5 £238 - 1
East of England -25 3 - - 1
East Midlands +5 2 - - 2
West Midlands -15 2 £316 +10.00% 2
South West - - - - 2
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Blog
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Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 46 (39.32%) Social Media
2 40 (34.19%) Marketing
3 32 (27.35%) HTML
4 30 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 30 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (25.64%) Analytics
5 24 (20.51%) .NET
6 23 (19.66%) C#
7 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
8 20 (17.09%) Finance
8 20 (17.09%) HTML5
9 19 (16.24%) TDD
9 19 (16.24%) CSS
9 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (15.38%) Project Management
11 17 (14.53%) BDD
11 17 (14.53%) jQuery
12 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
13 15 (12.82%) CRM
13 15 (12.82%) Scrum
13 15 (12.82%) MVC
13 15 (12.82%) QA
14 14 (11.97%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (11.97%) Twitter
14 14 (11.97%) SEO
14 14 (11.97%) NUnit
15 13 (11.11%) CMS
15 13 (11.11%) Games
15 13 (11.11%) IBM Notes
15 13 (11.11%) PHP

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (11.11%) CMS
1 13 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 9 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.27%) WordPress
5 4 (3.42%) IIS
6 3 (2.56%) Mule
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.71%) Apache
7 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.71%) Lync
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.71%) Drupal
8 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) WebTrends
2 6 (5.13%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.85%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) GitHub
2 5 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.42%) SaaS
4 2 (1.71%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Intranet
1 4 (3.42%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) Firewall
2 2 (1.71%) DMZ
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) MySQL
2 11 (9.40%) QlikView
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.85%) Big Data
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (11.97%) NUnit
2 13 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (6.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.42%) MSTest
5 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 40 (34.19%) Marketing
2 20 (17.09%) Finance
3 13 (11.11%) Games
4 11 (9.40%) Publishing
4 11 (9.40%) Danish Language
5 7 (5.98%) Banking
6 4 (3.42%) Legal
7 3 (2.56%) French Language
7 3 (2.56%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.56%) Electronics
7 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Local Government
8 2 (1.71%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.71%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.85%) German Language
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Developer
2 15 (12.82%) C# Developer
3 11 (9.40%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 7 (5.98%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (5.13%) Consultant
6 6 (5.13%) Agile C# Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Designer
6 6 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Content Editor
7 5 (4.27%) Architect
8 4 (3.42%) Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Copywriter
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.56%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Scala Developer
10 2 (1.71%) Cloud Consultant
10 2 (1.71%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.35%) HTML
2 24 (20.51%) .NET
3 20 (17.09%) HTML5
4 19 (16.24%) CSS
5 17 (14.53%) jQuery
6 14 (11.97%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (11.11%) NHibernate
7 13 (11.11%) WPF
8 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET
9 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 10 (8.55%) Castle Windsor
11 8 (6.84%) CSS3
12 7 (5.98%) LAMP
13 5 (4.27%) REST
13 5 (4.27%) Web Services
13 5 (4.27%) XML
13 5 (4.27%) Ajax
13 5 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (39.32%) Social Media
2 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.26%) Online Games
4 11 (9.40%) New Media
5 8 (6.84%) Copywriting
6 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.98%) User Experience
7 6 (5.13%) Data Structures
8 5 (4.27%) Open Source
8 5 (4.27%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.56%) Podcast
9 3 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.56%) Xbox
10 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.71%) DTV
10 2 (1.71%) Social Network
10 2 (1.71%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.71%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (0.85%) Android
2 1 (0.85%) CentOS
2 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (25.64%) Analytics
2 19 (16.24%) TDD
3 18 (15.38%) Project Management
4 17 (14.53%) BDD
5 15 (12.82%) CRM
5 15 (12.82%) Scrum
5 15 (12.82%) MVC
6 14 (11.97%) SEO
7 13 (11.11%) CQRS
7 13 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
7 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (10.26%) Online Marketing
9 11 (9.40%) Marketing Strategy
10 9 (7.69%) Content Management
11 8 (6.84%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.84%) Web Development
11 8 (6.84%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) C#
2 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.11%) PHP
4 8 (6.84%) Java
4 8 (6.84%) F#
5 6 (5.13%) SQL
6 3 (2.56%) Scala
6 3 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (1.71%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) PHP5
7 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.56%) YUM
2 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.97%) Twitter
3 13 (11.11%) Lotus
3 13 (11.11%) Facebook
4 8 (6.84%) Google
5 4 (3.42%) Coremetrics
6 2 (1.71%) Omniture
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Adobe
6 2 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.71%) Zend
6 2 (1.71%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Vignette
7 1 (0.85%) Sony
7 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.85%) ExactTarget
7 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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