The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills 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 Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - 215
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - - 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £393
% change year-on-year
- -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.75 -
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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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1217 989 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 10.75% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 545 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Blend
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop Designer
2 1 (33.33%) UI Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) XAML
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft