The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%
Microsoft Blend
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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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
461 402 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.77% 11.11% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 240 157
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.49 £81.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the North West