The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
UK / England
Rank 561 595 572
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 6 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.089% 0.13% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Median daily rate £350 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6775 7057 6291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.60% 15.17% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4524 4741 4348
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 182 107
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £24.23 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the England region.

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the England region.

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Blend
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 3 £613 +16.66%
East Midlands +3 3 £350 -
Microsoft Blend
UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) WPF
3 9 (75.00%) User Experience
4 8 (66.67%) Wireframes
5 7 (58.33%) MVVM
5 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
5 7 (58.33%) XAML
6 6 (50.00%) OOD
6 6 (50.00%) OO
6 6 (50.00%) NUnit
6 6 (50.00%) Front Office
6 6 (50.00%) ReSharper
6 6 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (50.00%) StyleCop
6 6 (50.00%) NCrunch
6 6 (50.00%) Moq
6 6 (50.00%) DevExpress
6 6 (50.00%) SDLC
6 6 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
8 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Investment Management

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (16.67%) InDesign
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Moq
1 6 (50.00%) NCrunch
1 6 (50.00%) NUnit
1 6 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 6 (50.00%) StyleCop
General
1 6 (50.00%) Front Office
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) UI Developer
2 7 (58.33%) UI/UX Developer
2 7 (58.33%) UX Developer
3 5 (41.67%) User Experience Manager
4 4 (33.33%) WPF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Applications Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Web Applications Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Designer
6 2 (16.67%) Lead Designer
6 2 (16.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) WPF
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Wireframes
2 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
2 7 (58.33%) MVVM
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) OOD
3 6 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
3 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 6 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (8.33%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) XAML
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) DevExpress
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe