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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - 135 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.065% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
Microsoft Blend
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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
381 449 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.00% 14.51% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 267 271
Average daily rate £400 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £478 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.00 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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
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