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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank - 158 143
Contract jobs citing Blog 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.097% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Blog
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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
983 1225 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.52% 29.58% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 675 548
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 66 54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Blog as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blog 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 North West region with a requirement for Blog.

1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) Social Media
1 3 (75.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (50.00%) Facebook
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Brand Awareness
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 2 (50.00%) Infographics
2 2 (50.00%) Content Development
2 2 (50.00%) Content Writing
2 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 2 (50.00%) Social Network
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (50.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) NUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) MVC

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Moq
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Executive
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Digital Media
1 3 (75.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 2 (50.00%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) B2B
1 2 (50.00%) Content Development
1 2 (50.00%) Content Writing
1 2 (50.00%) Direct Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Infographics
1 2 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (25.00%) MCAD
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSD
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Facebook
1 2 (50.00%) Google
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter