The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 86 75 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing Blog 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.17% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.82% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £183 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -44.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.47 -
Blog
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
327 244 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.79% 20.42% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 141 138
Average daily rate £363 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 32
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.53 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £20.34 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Blog
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Blog
North West

Blog
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) SEO
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Facebook
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (50.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (50.00%) Podcast
2 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Email Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Usability

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Copywriter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (50.00%) Podcast
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Pay per click
2 1 (50.00%) Email Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Usability
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Facebook
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Coremetrics