The 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 561 547 533
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Blog 72 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 31
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 - £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 - £23.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 - £17.69

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18754 17991 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.09% 32.21% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11771 10808 10374
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 749 700
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.46 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blog within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Blog Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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 +4 68 £450 +45.16% 41
London +2 41 £450 +26.31% 15
South East -17 17 £413 +96.42% 9
Hampshire +3 6 - - 1
City of London -3 5 £415 +114.19% 3
Berkshire -3 5 - - 2
South West - 5 £460 - 3
Bracknell -3 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -14 4 £413 +96.42% 2
Oxford -15 4 £413 +96.42% 1
Bristol - 4 £460 - 2
Glasgow +9 2 - -
Scotland -12 2 - - 2
East of England - 2 £150 - 1
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Warwickshire +6 1 - -
Warwick -4 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £475 -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
Brighton - 1 £375 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £150 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - - 1

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Scrum
3 28 (26.42%) Marketing
4 27 (25.47%) HTML
5 26 (24.53%) Social Media
6 25 (23.58%) TDD
7 24 (22.64%) JavaScript
8 20 (18.87%) QA
8 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (16.04%) Content Management
10 16 (15.09%) CSS
10 16 (15.09%) HTML5
10 16 (15.09%) BDD
11 15 (14.15%) E-Commerce
11 15 (14.15%) Finance
12 14 (13.21%) PHP
13 13 (12.26%) Java
13 13 (12.26%) C#
13 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
13 13 (12.26%) Open Source
13 13 (12.26%) JSON
13 13 (12.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (11.32%) Twitter
14 12 (11.32%) GitHub
14 12 (11.32%) SEO
15 11 (10.38%) MVC
15 11 (10.38%) CMS
15 11 (10.38%) .NET
15 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
15 11 (10.38%) MongoDB

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (10.38%) CMS
2 10 (9.43%) Node.js
3 7 (6.60%) Apache
3 7 (6.60%) Mule
3 7 (6.60%) nginx
3 7 (6.60%) Apache Solr
4 6 (5.66%) WordPress
4 6 (5.66%) Drupal
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.89%) Mule ESB
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.94%) Documentum
7 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.94%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Magento
2 2 (1.89%) Radian6
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) GitHub
2 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.89%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Intranet
1 4 (3.77%) WebEx
2 3 (2.83%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.83%) DWDM
3 1 (0.94%) Network Security
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.72%) Big Data
5 4 (3.77%) MarkLogic
5 4 (3.77%) MySQL
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.55%) Hudson
2 8 (7.55%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.89%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.89%) NUnit
4 2 (1.89%) Subversion
4 2 (1.89%) Maven
4 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.94%) Behat
5 1 (0.94%) Gradle
5 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.94%) Ant
5 1 (0.94%) JUnit
5 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.94%) Selenium
5 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (26.42%) Marketing
2 15 (14.15%) Finance
3 9 (8.49%) Publishing
4 7 (6.60%) Retail
4 7 (6.60%) Local Government
5 5 (4.72%) Automotive
6 4 (3.77%) Advertising
6 4 (3.77%) German Language
7 3 (2.83%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (2.83%) French Language
8 2 (1.89%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.94%) Front Office
9 1 (0.94%) Back Office
9 1 (0.94%) Electronics
9 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Developer
2 10 (9.43%) Architect
3 7 (6.60%) Consultant
4 6 (5.66%) C# Developer
4 6 (5.66%) PHP Developer
4 6 (5.66%) Communications Manager
5 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Governance Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Magento Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Principal Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (3.77%) Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.83%) Author
7 3 (2.83%) Technical Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Java Technical Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) HTML
2 16 (15.09%) CSS
2 16 (15.09%) HTML5
3 13 (12.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 13 (12.26%) JSON
4 11 (10.38%) .NET
5 10 (9.43%) Spring
5 10 (9.43%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.55%) CSS3
6 8 (7.55%) jQuery
7 7 (6.60%) Hibernate
8 6 (5.66%) REST
9 5 (4.72%) Spring Web Flow
9 5 (4.72%) Lucene
9 5 (4.72%) XML
10 4 (3.77%) Web Services
10 4 (3.77%) Ajax
10 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) Social Media
2 8 (7.55%) User Experience
3 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.72%) Digital Media
4 5 (4.72%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.77%) NHS
5 4 (3.77%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.89%) Animation
7 2 (1.89%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.89%) Podcast
8 1 (0.94%) Social Network
8 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.94%) DTV
8 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.94%) Photography
8 1 (0.94%) Psychology
8 1 (0.94%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) UNIX
5 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Scrum
3 25 (23.58%) TDD
4 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.04%) Content Management
6 16 (15.09%) BDD
7 15 (14.15%) E-Commerce
8 13 (12.26%) Open Source
9 12 (11.32%) SEO
10 11 (10.38%) MVC
10 11 (10.38%) Analytics
11 10 (9.43%) Kanban
11 10 (9.43%) Pair Programming
12 9 (8.49%) OO
12 9 (8.49%) SOA
12 9 (8.49%) SDLC
13 8 (7.55%) DevOps
13 8 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (6.60%) Multithreading
14 7 (6.60%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) JavaScript
2 14 (13.21%) PHP
3 13 (12.26%) C#
3 13 (12.26%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) SQL
5 7 (6.60%) Groovy
6 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.83%) C
8 2 (1.89%) F#
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) C++
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) Python
9 1 (0.94%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.87%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
1 3 (2.83%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Twitter
2 11 (10.38%) Facebook
3 7 (6.60%) MuleSoft
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Adobe
4 5 (4.72%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.77%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.83%) Cisco
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) VMware
6 3 (2.83%) Google
6 3 (2.83%) Brocade
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.94%) Zend
8 1 (0.94%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) Sysomos
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