The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 122 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.043% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £290 £314
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
301 250 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 10.67% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 113
Average daily rate £363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Microsoft Blend
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Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Blend
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe
1 4 (100.00%) XAML
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) MVVM
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Caliburn.Micro
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (50.00%) Animation
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Flash

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Caliburn.Micro
3 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) XAML
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe