The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 407 413 406
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.031% 0.063% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £525 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £483
% change year-on-year
- -43.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Blend
England

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

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3177 3183 2960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.00% 15.01% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2349 2405 2140
Average daily rate £475 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (87.50%) WPF
2 6 (75.00%) MVVM
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Workflow
4 4 (50.00%) Derivative
4 4 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (50.00%) LINQ
4 4 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (37.50%) User Experience
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) XAML
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) LESS
7 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
7 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) RIA
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Fintech
7 1 (12.50%) Node.js
7 1 (12.50%) WebStorm

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) WPF Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (25.00%) UI Developer
4 2 (25.00%) UI/UX Developer
4 2 (25.00%) UX Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Designer
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (12.50%) HTML Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (12.50%) UI Designer
5 1 (12.50%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (12.50%) UX Designer
5 1 (12.50%) XAML Designer
5 1 (12.50%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) WPF
2 4 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (50.00%) LINQ
2 4 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) LESS
4 1 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Derivative
1 4 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Animation
3 1 (12.50%) Equities
3 1 (12.50%) Fintech
3 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) MVVM
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Workflow
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Perforce