The 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 357 369 340
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing Blog 41 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 14
Average daily rate
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£413 £380 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
Blog
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7468 8092 7257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.54% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5266 5552 5089
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 160 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
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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
City of London +8 4 £275 -31.25% 4
Ealing - - - -
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 53 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) HTML
3 34 (36.56%) Scrum
4 31 (33.33%) .NET
5 30 (32.26%) TDD
6 28 (30.11%) BDD
7 27 (29.03%) C#
8 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
8 26 (27.96%) Microsoft
8 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (26.88%) WPF
9 25 (26.88%) Finance
10 23 (24.73%) NUnit
10 23 (24.73%) NHibernate
10 23 (24.73%) Rhino Mocks
10 23 (24.73%) Domain-Driven Design
10 23 (24.73%) RabbitMQ
10 23 (24.73%) CQRS
11 20 (21.51%) HTML5
12 19 (20.43%) F#
12 19 (20.43%) Castle Windsor
13 17 (18.28%) Social Media
14 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
15 11 (11.83%) Publishing
15 11 (11.83%) MVC
15 11 (11.83%) Local Government
16 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
16 10 (10.75%) CSS
17 9 (9.68%) SQL
17 9 (9.68%) Python

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Node.js
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.15%) WordPress
3 2 (2.15%) Mule
4 1 (1.08%) Drupal
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Misys Midas
1 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) GitHub
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) HTTP
2 4 (4.30%) Intranet
3 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) NUnit
1 23 (24.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.30%) Grunt
4 4 (4.30%) MSTest
4 4 (4.30%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.30%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Maven
6 1 (1.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Publishing
2 11 (11.83%) Local Government
3 7 (7.53%) Marketing
4 4 (4.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (46.24%) Developer
2 21 (22.58%) C# Developer
3 9 (9.68%) Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) ScrumMaster
4 8 (8.60%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Designer
7 5 (5.38%) Digital Content Designer
8 4 (4.30%) Mobile Web Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Content Editor
9 3 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.15%) Architect
10 2 (2.15%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.71%) HTML
2 31 (33.33%) .NET
3 25 (26.88%) WPF
4 23 (24.73%) NHibernate
4 23 (24.73%) RabbitMQ
5 20 (21.51%) HTML5
6 19 (20.43%) Castle Windsor
7 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET
7 10 (10.75%) CSS
8 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.45%) WCF
9 5 (5.38%) Django
10 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (4.30%) jQuery
10 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.30%) Spring
11 3 (3.23%) REST
12 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.15%) Web Services
12 2 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Social Media
2 7 (7.53%) User Experience
2 7 (7.53%) Open Source
3 5 (5.38%) Podcast
4 3 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 3 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.08%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.08%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.08%) Statistics
6 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Android
1 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
1 4 (4.30%) UNIX
1 4 (4.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Scrum
3 30 (32.26%) TDD
4 28 (30.11%) BDD
5 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (24.73%) Domain-Driven Design
6 23 (24.73%) CQRS
7 11 (11.83%) MVC
8 9 (9.68%) Web Development
9 6 (6.45%) Analytics
10 5 (5.38%) Project Management
10 5 (5.38%) Line Management
11 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.30%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (4.30%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.30%) Migration
11 4 (4.30%) Content Management
11 4 (4.30%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.23%) Pair Programming
12 3 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) C#
2 19 (20.43%) F#
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.68%) SQL
4 9 (9.68%) Python
5 7 (7.53%) PHP
5 7 (7.53%) Ruby
6 5 (5.38%) Java
7 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.15%) Perl
8 2 (2.15%) PHP5
9 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (2.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) yum
1 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Facebook
3 8 (8.60%) Twitter
4 3 (3.23%) Zend
5 2 (2.15%) Planview
5 2 (2.15%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) Adobe