The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - 234 242
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.012% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.10% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate - - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £290 £314
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -0.73%
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1118 977 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.31% 11.50% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 537 554
Average daily rate £350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 54 62
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Microsoft Blend
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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
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 Microsoft Blend within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Microsoft Blend
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) WPF
1 8 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 8 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
1 8 (100.00%) Axure RP
2 7 (87.50%) OmniGraffle
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (12.50%) New Media
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Mercator

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) User Experience Designer
1 8 (100.00%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience Architect
2 1 (12.50%) UI Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) WPF
1 8 (100.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Mercator
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