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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 439 428 433
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.030% 0.037%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.098% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £600 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
4081 3684 3586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.87% 15.72% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 2669 2678
Median daily rate £463 £448 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
1 4 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Flash
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Front Office
2 2 (50.00%) XAML
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (50.00%) InDesign
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) DevExpress
2 2 (50.00%) StyleCop
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) Moq
2 2 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (50.00%) NCrunch

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (50.00%) InDesign
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Moq
1 2 (50.00%) NCrunch
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (50.00%) StyleCop
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Front Office
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead UX Designer
1 2 (50.00%) UI Developer
1 2 (50.00%) UI/UX Developer
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience Manager
1 2 (50.00%) UX Designer
1 2 (50.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Flash
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) DevExpress