The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 384 366 390
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Contract jobs citing Blog 28 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 20
Average daily rate £350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £126 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blog
England

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in London

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blog
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 3 £325 +0.46% 5
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 15 (27.78%) Marketing
2 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.22%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) TDD
3 12 (22.22%) Social Media
4 11 (20.37%) Analytics
4 11 (20.37%) HTML
4 11 (20.37%) CSS
5 10 (18.52%) Java
5 10 (18.52%) BDD
6 9 (16.67%) jQuery
7 8 (14.81%) Degree
8 7 (12.96%) Spanish Language
8 7 (12.96%) Web Development
8 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.96%) Banking
8 7 (12.96%) Retail
8 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (12.96%) Twitter
9 6 (11.11%) HTML5
9 6 (11.11%) Spring
9 6 (11.11%) French Language
9 6 (11.11%) C#
9 6 (11.11%) PHP
9 6 (11.11%) Web Services
9 6 (11.11%) Python
9 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.26%) CRM

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (9.26%) CMS
2 4 (7.41%) WordPress
2 4 (7.41%) Node.js
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) Drupal
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.85%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.41%) Big Data
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) Redis
3 3 (5.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (7.41%) NUnit
3 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.70%) WATIR
4 2 (3.70%) RSpec
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.70%) ProC
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) Gradle
5 1 (1.85%) MSTest
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (27.78%) Marketing
2 12 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Spanish Language
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Retail
4 6 (11.11%) French Language
4 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.41%) Publishing
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.70%) Games
7 2 (3.70%) Back Office
8 1 (1.85%) German Language
8 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.85%) Legal
8 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
2 6 (11.11%) Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Communications Officer
3 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Payments Business Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Social Media Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (3.70%) Content Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Communications Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Product Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) HTML
1 11 (20.37%) CSS
2 9 (16.67%) jQuery
3 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (11.11%) HTML5
4 6 (11.11%) Spring
4 6 (11.11%) Web Services
5 5 (9.26%) .NET
5 5 (9.26%) Ajax
6 4 (7.41%) RESTful
6 4 (7.41%) WPF
6 4 (7.41%) CSS3
6 4 (7.41%) NHibernate
6 4 (7.41%) J2EE
7 3 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (5.56%) HornetQ
8 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (3.70%) Sinatra
8 2 (3.70%) Ext JS
8 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Social Media
2 4 (7.41%) Open Source
3 3 (5.56%) Graphic Design
3 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.70%) New Media
4 2 (3.70%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) Photography
5 1 (1.85%) Psychology
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.85%) Online Games
5 1 (1.85%) Arduino
5 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) TDD
2 11 (20.37%) Analytics
3 10 (18.52%) BDD
4 7 (12.96%) Web Development
4 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.96%) Scrum
5 5 (9.26%) CRM
5 5 (9.26%) CQRS
5 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.26%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (7.41%) Workflow
6 4 (7.41%) OO
7 3 (5.56%) Project Management
7 3 (5.56%) MVC
7 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) B2C
7 3 (5.56%) RUP
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) PHP
3 6 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (7.41%) Scala
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby
5 3 (5.56%) Clojure
6 2 (3.70%) PHP5
6 2 (3.70%) PHP4
6 2 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) Lisp
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Twitter
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Facebook
3 3 (5.56%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Siebel
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Adobe
4 2 (3.70%) Murex
4 2 (3.70%) Calypso
4 2 (3.70%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Planview