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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 523 507 480
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs citing Blog 41 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.085% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £203 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
14483 14382 12725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.41% 31.44% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9042 8892 7779
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 589 719
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 -6 28 £425 +21.42% 22
South East -32 9 £383 -1.29% 10
North West -12 3 £425 +26.86% 4
West Midlands -5 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
South West - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 3
Blog
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Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 59 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (45.53%) HTML
3 37 (30.08%) SQL Server
4 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
5 34 (27.64%) .NET
6 32 (26.02%) Scrum
6 32 (26.02%) Social Media
7 30 (24.39%) C#
8 28 (22.76%) TDD
9 27 (21.95%) Finance
9 27 (21.95%) JavaScript
9 27 (21.95%) CSS
10 26 (21.14%) MVC
10 26 (21.14%) Marketing
10 26 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (19.51%) BDD
12 22 (17.89%) HTML5
13 21 (17.07%) WPF
14 19 (15.45%) Rhino Mocks
14 19 (15.45%) Domain-Driven Design
14 19 (15.45%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (15.45%) CQRS
14 19 (15.45%) NUnit
14 19 (15.45%) NHibernate
14 19 (15.45%) SQL
15 17 (13.82%) Castle Windsor
15 17 (13.82%) F#
15 17 (13.82%) User Experience
16 16 (13.01%) jQuery
16 16 (13.01%) MS Excel

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (10.57%) Drupal
2 12 (9.76%) IIS
3 11 (8.94%) Apache
4 10 (8.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.32%) CMS
6 4 (3.25%) WordPress
6 4 (3.25%) Node.js
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.63%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.63%) Mule
9 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.63%) MS Project
3 2 (1.63%) MS Office
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.07%) GitHub
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) HTTP
2 5 (4.07%) Intranet
3 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (30.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (7.32%) MySQL
3 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (15.45%) NUnit
1 19 (15.45%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.25%) Grunt
5 4 (3.25%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.44%) Maven
6 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.63%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
7 2 (1.63%) Log4j
7 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.63%) MSTest
7 2 (1.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.81%) Selenium
8 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 27 (21.95%) Finance
2 26 (21.14%) Marketing
3 11 (8.94%) Local Government
4 9 (7.32%) Publishing
5 4 (3.25%) Banking
6 3 (2.44%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.44%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (2.44%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Developer
2 23 (18.70%) C# Developer
3 12 (9.76%) Analyst
4 9 (7.32%) Web Developer
4 9 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.50%) Architect
5 8 (6.50%) ScrumMaster
6 6 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.07%) Designer
8 4 (3.25%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Mobile Web Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Consultant
9 3 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.44%) PHP Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (45.53%) HTML
2 34 (27.64%) .NET
3 27 (21.95%) CSS
4 22 (17.89%) HTML5
5 21 (17.07%) WPF
6 19 (15.45%) NHibernate
6 19 (15.45%) RabbitMQ
7 17 (13.82%) Castle Windsor
8 16 (13.01%) jQuery
9 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET
9 12 (9.76%) Web Services
9 12 (9.76%) XML
10 10 (8.13%) Ajax
11 9 (7.32%) WCF
11 9 (7.32%) LAMP
12 8 (6.50%) REST
12 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (5.69%) Django
13 7 (5.69%) .NET Framework
14 6 (4.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.02%) Social Media
2 17 (13.82%) User Experience
3 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.32%) Taxonomies
5 8 (6.50%) Mobile App
6 7 (5.69%) Open Source
7 5 (4.07%) Visualisation
8 4 (3.25%) Podcast
9 3 (2.44%) Reference Data
9 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.44%) Copywriting
9 3 (2.44%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.63%) Wiki
10 2 (1.63%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.81%) FMCG
11 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.81%) Photography
11 1 (0.81%) Ontologies
11 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Linux
3 6 (4.88%) Mac OS X
3 6 (4.88%) UNIX
4 4 (3.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.02%) Scrum
3 28 (22.76%) TDD
4 26 (21.14%) MVC
4 26 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (19.51%) BDD
6 19 (15.45%) CQRS
6 19 (15.45%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (9.76%) Web Development
8 11 (8.94%) Time Management
9 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (7.32%) Web Application Development
11 8 (6.50%) Project Management
12 7 (5.69%) Workflow
12 7 (5.69%) Line Management
13 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (4.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) C#
2 27 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.45%) SQL
4 17 (13.82%) F#
5 14 (11.38%) PHP
6 12 (9.76%) Python
7 10 (8.13%) PHP5
8 9 (7.32%) Ruby
9 7 (5.69%) Java
10 4 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) Perl
12 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) yum
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.20%) Twitter
3 13 (10.57%) Facebook
4 8 (6.50%) Google
5 7 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.44%) Coremetrics
6 3 (2.44%) Adobe
6 3 (2.44%) Zend
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
7 2 (1.63%) IBM
7 2 (1.63%) Planview
7 2 (1.63%) VMware
8 1 (0.81%) Lotus
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