The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £346
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Blend
Leicestershire

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

Development Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 24.54% 11.64% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 5
Average daily rate £325 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Microsoft Blend
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 17 (100.00%) Oracle
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 17 (100.00%) WPF
1 17 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 17 (100.00%) User Experience
2 16 (94.12%) RIA
2 16 (94.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) IIS
2 16 (94.12%) MS Office
2 16 (94.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Life Science
4 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (17.65%) Logistics
4 3 (17.65%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.88%) HTML

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (94.12%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (94.12%) MS Excel
1 16 (94.12%) MS Office
1 16 (94.12%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
1 17 (100.00%) Silverlight Developer
2 16 (94.12%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 17 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) User Experience
2 16 (94.12%) RIA
3 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Logistics
2 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Oracle
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft