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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 140 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.064% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +46.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £33.00
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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
460 400 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.64% 13.70% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 255 207
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 13
Average hourly rate £36.40 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

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

Microsoft Blend
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) XAML
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) UI Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
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