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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 129 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Blog 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.037% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
818 742 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.01% 27.80% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 425 364
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 55
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 3 £425 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) SEO
2 5 (62.50%) Social Media
3 4 (50.00%) Facebook
3 4 (50.00%) Twitter
3 4 (50.00%) Google Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Email Marketing
3 4 (50.00%) Google
3 4 (50.00%) Coremetrics
3 4 (50.00%) Pay per click
3 4 (50.00%) Marketing
3 4 (50.00%) Copywriting
3 4 (50.00%) CMS
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Copywriter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Social Media
2 4 (50.00%) Copywriting
3 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (12.50%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SEO
2 4 (50.00%) Email Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Pay per click
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Facebook
1 4 (50.00%) Twitter
1 4 (50.00%) Google
1 4 (50.00%) Coremetrics