The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West 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 - - 143
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.055%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £290 £314
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -0.73%
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
464 302 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.81% 12.65% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 189 265
Average daily rate £350 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £31.50 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Microsoft Blend
England

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