The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank - 77 81
Contract jobs citing Blog 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.83% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.43% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
220 370 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.28% 34.07% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 202 76
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £37.15 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Blog
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Copywriting
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SEO
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DMZ
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Escalation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Copywriting
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft