The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - 110 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.28% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
323 311 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.75% 12.52% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 163 110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Blend
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
1 3 (50.00%) Windows CE
1 3 (50.00%) XAML
1 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Animation
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
1 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (50.00%) MVVM
1 3 (50.00%) Caliburn.Micro
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) OOP
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Flash

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
1 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (50.00%) Caliburn.Micro
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 3 (50.00%) Animation
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows CE
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) MVVM
1 3 (50.00%) OOP
1 3 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) XAML
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe