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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 145 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% - 0.037%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £483 £375
% change year-on-year
-43.00% +28.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
489 231 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.82% 10.47% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 146 156
Average daily rate £388 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 43
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £21.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) XAML
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) Graphic Design

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Designer
1 2 (100.00%) UI Designer
2 1 (50.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
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