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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 403 414 394
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 10 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.025% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.17% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 33
Average daily rate
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£650 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £330 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £518 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
3661 3541 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.45% 14.79% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2644 2538 2328
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 17
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.75 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) WPF
1 14 (100.00%) MVVM
2 11 (78.57%) User Experience
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
4 8 (57.14%) Telerik
4 8 (57.14%) Business Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) XAML
6 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
6 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (21.43%) CSS3
7 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 2 (14.29%) LINQ
7 2 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (14.29%) Derivative
7 2 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (14.29%) Workflow
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 1 (7.14%) Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Front Office
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
1 11 (78.57%) WPF Developer
2 10 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) UI Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) WPF
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (21.43%) CSS3
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) Silverlight
4 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 2 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Derivative
3 2 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) MVVM
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Business Analysis
3 8 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (21.43%) Information Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Telerik
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce