The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 259 236 233
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing Blog 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.12% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.45% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
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£475 £388 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £388 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2859 2658 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.41% 27.30% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1422 1014
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 156 182
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £49.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Blog Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Blog
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 4 £538 - 1
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (66.67%) Marketing
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) CMS
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) jQuery
3 5 (33.33%) Social Media
3 5 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (20.00%) DWDM
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Drupal
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (13.33%) WordPress
3 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DWDM
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
2 2 (13.33%) Log4j
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (66.67%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Automotive
3 2 (13.33%) Italian Language
3 2 (13.33%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Czech Language
4 1 (6.67%) French Language
4 1 (6.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Copywriter
3 1 (6.67%) Web Editor
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) jQuery
1 5 (33.33%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) WCF
2 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) JAX-WS
3 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) JSP
3 2 (13.33%) Servlets
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Social Media
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Wiki
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) MVC
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Business Development
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Brand Management
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) SEO
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Brocade
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus