The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 528 530 541
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Blog 65 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.074% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £433 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +57.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £433 £350
% change year-on-year
-64.16% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.78 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Blog
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blog within the UK.

Blog Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Blog Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Blog
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blog within the UK.

Blog Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Blog
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 63 £363 -16.18% 32
London +34 51 £375 -17.12% 18
City of London +29 19 £216 -60.68% 4
South East -8 10 £125 -24.24% 2
Berkshire +4 5 - - 1
Reading +9 2 - -
Hampshire -15 2 - -
Kent - 2 £125 -
Leeds - 2 £290 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £290 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £290 - 4
Southampton - 2 - -
Edinburgh -17 1 £155 -
Scotland -22 1 £155 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 1
Inverclyde - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Greenock - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - - 1
Kettering - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Blog 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 Blog.

1 42 (35.59%) Marketing
2 33 (27.97%) Social Media
3 28 (23.73%) HTML
3 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 27 (22.88%) jQuery
5 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
6 24 (20.34%) CSS
7 21 (17.80%) .NET
7 21 (17.80%) TDD
8 20 (16.95%) Project Management
8 20 (16.95%) PHP
8 20 (16.95%) C#
8 20 (16.95%) Analytics
9 19 (16.10%) MVC
9 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (14.41%) Finance
10 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
11 16 (13.56%) CRM
11 16 (13.56%) MySQL
11 16 (13.56%) Degree
11 16 (13.56%) QA
11 16 (13.56%) Twitter
12 14 (11.86%) Web Development
12 14 (11.86%) Java
12 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET
12 14 (11.86%) Games
13 13 (11.02%) CMS
13 13 (11.02%) IBM Notes
13 13 (11.02%) Lotus
13 13 (11.02%) Online Games

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Blog 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 Blog. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.02%) CMS
2 13 (11.02%) IBM Notes
3 9 (7.63%) WordPress
3 9 (7.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (5.08%) IIS
5 5 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.39%) Lync
7 3 (2.54%) MS Project Server
7 3 (2.54%) Mule
8 2 (1.69%) Drupal
9 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.54%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (9.32%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.93%) SaaS
2 6 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.24%) GitHub
4 3 (2.54%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.69%) Office 365
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) Intranet
2 3 (2.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.85%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) MySQL
2 11 (9.32%) QlikView
3 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.54%) NUnit
3 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.69%) RSpec
4 2 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.69%) Subversion
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.69%) WATIR
4 2 (1.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.85%) JMeter
5 1 (0.85%) Maven
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.85%) JUnit
5 1 (0.85%) MSTest
5 1 (0.85%) Gradle
General
1 42 (35.59%) Marketing
2 17 (14.41%) Finance
3 14 (11.86%) Games
4 11 (9.32%) Publishing
4 11 (9.32%) Danish Language
5 9 (7.63%) Banking
6 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.93%) Spanish Language
7 6 (5.08%) Legal
7 6 (5.08%) French Language
8 4 (3.39%) Electronics
8 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.69%) Advertising
10 2 (1.69%) Retail
10 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.69%) Local Government
10 2 (1.69%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (30.51%) Developer
2 13 (11.02%) C# Developer
3 11 (9.32%) Web Developer
4 10 (8.47%) Consultant
4 10 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.93%) Agile C# Developer
6 7 (5.93%) Digital Project Manager
7 6 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (4.24%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) Content Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.39%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.73%) HTML
2 27 (22.88%) jQuery
3 24 (20.34%) CSS
4 21 (17.80%) .NET
5 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET
6 13 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (11.02%) HTML5
7 8 (6.78%) REST
7 8 (6.78%) CSS3
7 8 (6.78%) Web Services
7 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.08%) Ajax
9 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (4.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (4.24%) WCF
10 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.24%) LAMP
10 5 (4.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.97%) Social Media
2 13 (11.02%) Online Games
3 11 (9.32%) New Media
4 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.93%) Open Source
6 6 (5.08%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (5.08%) Xbox
7 5 (4.24%) Copywriting
8 4 (3.39%) Graphic Design
8 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.69%) Social Network
9 2 (1.69%) DTV
10 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.85%) BBC
10 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.85%) Equities
10 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.85%) Wiki
10 1 (0.85%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (1.69%) UNIX
3 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) TDD
2 20 (16.95%) Project Management
2 20 (16.95%) Analytics
3 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.10%) MVC
4 16 (13.56%) CRM
5 14 (11.86%) Web Development
6 13 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (11.02%) Online Marketing
6 13 (11.02%) BDD
7 12 (10.17%) Scrum
8 11 (9.32%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.32%) Marketing Strategy
9 9 (7.63%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.63%) SEO
10 8 (6.78%) Workflow
10 8 (6.78%) Pair Programming
10 8 (6.78%) Content Management
10 8 (6.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 20 (16.95%) C#
2 20 (16.95%) PHP
3 14 (11.86%) Java
4 9 (7.63%) Ruby
5 7 (5.93%) Python
6 5 (4.24%) SQL
6 5 (4.24%) C++
7 4 (3.39%) Delphi
8 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.69%) Scala
9 2 (1.69%) PHP5
9 2 (1.69%) PHP4
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.85%) MCTS
3 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.69%) YUM
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 26 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.56%) Twitter
3 13 (11.02%) Lotus
4 9 (7.63%) Facebook
5 5 (4.24%) Google
6 4 (3.39%) Adobe
7 3 (2.54%) Planview
8 2 (1.69%) Zend
8 2 (1.69%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle
8 2 (1.69%) SAP
8 2 (1.69%) Siebel
9 1 (0.85%) IBM
9 1 (0.85%) Vignette
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.85%) Sony
9 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.85%) ExactTarget
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