The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank - 136 128
Contract jobs citing Blog 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.095% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.35% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1241 869 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.65% 27.60% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 496 467
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the North West region.

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Blog
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (75.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) WebEx
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Validation

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) WebEx
General
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Communications Officer
1 1 (25.00%) Content Editor
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Content Editor
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Editor
1 1 (25.00%) Implementation Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Communications Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Copywriting
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Google
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter