The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
England / South West
Rank - - 144
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
527 444 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.53% 14.82% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 300 324
Median daily rate £375 £388 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 23
Median hourly rate £40.50 £41.80 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.52 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in the South West