The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.08% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
47 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.91% 10.22% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 15
Average daily rate £395 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £315 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Microsoft Blend
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) Telerik
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Chartered Engineer

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Telerik