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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 371 365 344
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing Blog 28 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £163 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
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 £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 2 £320 -20.00% 3
Feltham - 2 - -
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) HTML
3 32 (37.65%) Scrum
4 27 (31.76%) .NET
5 26 (30.59%) TDD
6 25 (29.41%) Finance
7 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
7 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (28.24%) BDD
8 23 (27.06%) C#
9 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
10 21 (24.71%) WPF
11 19 (22.35%) NUnit
11 19 (22.35%) NHibernate
11 19 (22.35%) Rhino Mocks
11 19 (22.35%) Domain-Driven Design
11 19 (22.35%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (22.35%) CQRS
12 18 (21.18%) HTML5
13 17 (20.00%) F#
13 17 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
14 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
15 11 (12.94%) Local Government
15 11 (12.94%) Twitter
15 11 (12.94%) Social Media
16 10 (11.76%) Marketing
17 9 (10.59%) Web Development
17 9 (10.59%) MVC
17 9 (10.59%) SQL
17 9 (10.59%) CSS

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Node.js
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.35%) Mule
4 1 (1.18%) WordPress
4 1 (1.18%) Drupal
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.18%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) GitHub
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) HTTP
2 5 (5.88%) Intranet
3 2 (2.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) NUnit
1 19 (22.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.71%) Grunt
4 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.71%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.35%) MSTest
5 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.18%) Maven
6 1 (1.18%) Selenium
6 1 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.18%) JMeter
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Local Government
3 10 (11.76%) Marketing
4 8 (9.41%) Publishing
5 4 (4.71%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (48.24%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) C# Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Web Developer
5 8 (9.41%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Mobile Web Developer
9 3 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.53%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Manager
10 2 (2.35%) Marketing Manager
10 2 (2.35%) Digital Content Designer
11 1 (1.18%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (38.82%) HTML
2 27 (31.76%) .NET
3 21 (24.71%) WPF
4 19 (22.35%) NHibernate
4 19 (22.35%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (21.18%) HTML5
6 17 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
7 9 (10.59%) CSS
8 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.06%) WCF
10 5 (5.88%) Django
11 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.71%) Spring
11 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.53%) REST
12 3 (3.53%) jQuery
13 2 (2.35%) Zend Framework
13 2 (2.35%) Ajax
13 2 (2.35%) Web Services
13 2 (2.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Social Media
2 8 (9.41%) User Experience
3 7 (8.24%) Open Source
4 4 (4.71%) Podcast
5 3 (3.53%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.18%) Statistics
7 1 (1.18%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.18%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Linux
2 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.71%) Android
2 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) Scrum
3 26 (30.59%) TDD
4 24 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (28.24%) BDD
5 19 (22.35%) CQRS
5 19 (22.35%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (10.59%) Web Development
6 9 (10.59%) MVC
7 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 5 (5.88%) CRM
8 5 (5.88%) Line Management
9 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (4.71%) Migration
9 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.71%) Content Management
9 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) C#
2 17 (20.00%) F#
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.59%) SQL
4 9 (10.59%) Python
5 7 (8.24%) Ruby
6 6 (7.06%) PHP
7 5 (5.88%) Java
8 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.35%) PHP5
9 2 (2.35%) Perl
10 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) yum
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.94%) Twitter
3 9 (10.59%) Facebook
4 3 (3.53%) Zend
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe
4 3 (3.53%) Google
5 2 (2.35%) Planview