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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 383 366 375
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Blog 20 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 13
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £386 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.03% +71.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -
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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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 £173 -46.76% 4
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Scrum
3 14 (28.00%) HTML
4 11 (22.00%) Marketing
5 10 (20.00%) .NET
5 10 (20.00%) Finance
5 10 (20.00%) Social Media
6 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.00%) User Experience
8 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 7 (14.00%) Facebook
8 7 (14.00%) Twitter
8 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (14.00%) TDD
8 7 (14.00%) Local Government
8 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.00%) C#
8 7 (14.00%) SQL
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) Publishing
9 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (12.00%) WCF
10 5 (10.00%) WPF
10 5 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) QA
10 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (10.00%) Degree

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (8.00%) WordPress
1 4 (8.00%) Node.js
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) Radian6
2 1 (2.00%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Yammer
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Intranet
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.00%) Grunt
3 3 (6.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) NUnit
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) Behat
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.00%) TestNG
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (22.00%) Marketing
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 7 (14.00%) Local Government
4 6 (12.00%) Publishing
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.00%) Retail
7 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
7 1 (2.00%) Banking
7 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Mobile Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.00%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Marketing Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (2.00%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Social Media Manager
8 1 (2.00%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.00%) WCF
4 5 (10.00%) WPF
4 5 (10.00%) CSS
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.00%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (6.00%) HTML5
6 3 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (6.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.00%) LAMP
7 2 (4.00%) JSON
7 2 (4.00%) Ajax
7 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.00%) REST
7 2 (4.00%) CSS3
8 1 (2.00%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Social Media
2 8 (16.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) Open Source
5 2 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 2 (4.00%) Animation
5 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.00%) New Media
6 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
6 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Scrum
3 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.00%) BDD
4 7 (14.00%) TDD
4 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (14.00%) Project Management
5 5 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) CRM
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps
7 3 (6.00%) CQRS
7 3 (6.00%) Analytics
7 3 (6.00%) Online Marketing
7 3 (6.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (6.00%) Web Development
7 3 (6.00%) MVC
8 2 (4.00%) Change Management
8 2 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.00%) C#
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.00%) PHP
3 4 (8.00%) Ruby
4 3 (6.00%) F#
4 3 (6.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Facebook
2 7 (14.00%) Twitter
3 3 (6.00%) Adobe
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.00%) Planview
5 1 (2.00%) Sysomos
5 1 (2.00%) Google
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