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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 575 548 539
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Contract jobs citing Blog 45 63 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 22
Average daily rate
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£403 £350 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £139 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £155 £433
% change year-on-year
+158.06% -64.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £31.25

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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
Top 24 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 42 £403 +15.00% 48
London -24 26 £419 +11.60% 24
South East -8 13 £400 +220.00% 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £401 -
Oxford - 6 £401 -
Hampshire -4 5 £388 - 1
City of London -24 4 £338 +56.06% 2
Scotland -9 2 - -
Yorkshire -23 2 £550 +89.65% 8
Glasgow - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £550 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £375 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £388 - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
Hull - 1 - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Scrum
3 25 (30.49%) Marketing
4 23 (28.05%) HTML
4 23 (28.05%) Social Media
5 20 (24.39%) TDD
6 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
7 16 (19.51%) QA
7 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (18.29%) Twitter
8 15 (18.29%) CSS
9 14 (17.07%) Content Management
9 14 (17.07%) Analytics
10 13 (15.85%) JSON
10 13 (15.85%) Facebook
11 12 (14.63%) PHP
12 11 (13.41%) Java
12 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
12 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
13 10 (12.20%) HTML5
13 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
13 10 (12.20%) Kanban
13 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
13 10 (12.20%) Spring
13 10 (12.20%) Pair Programming
13 10 (12.20%) MVC
14 9 (10.98%) SEO
14 9 (10.98%) OO
14 9 (10.98%) Linux
14 9 (10.98%) Adobe

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (8.54%) Apache
1 7 (8.54%) WordPress
2 6 (7.32%) Node.js
2 6 (7.32%) CMS
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) Mule
3 5 (6.10%) nginx
3 5 (6.10%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.44%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Drupal
6 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.22%) Documentum
6 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.22%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.22%) MS Office
4 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Magento
2 1 (1.22%) Radian6
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.10%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) Yammer
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Intranet
2 3 (3.66%) DWDM
2 3 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.22%) FTP
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) MySQL
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.66%) Big Data
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) JIRA
3 5 (6.10%) Hudson
4 3 (3.66%) JUnit
4 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.66%) Maven
5 2 (2.44%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.44%) Log4j
5 2 (2.44%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.22%) Behat
6 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
6 1 (1.22%) TestNG
6 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (30.49%) Marketing
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Retail
3 6 (7.32%) Publishing
4 5 (6.10%) Local Government
5 4 (4.88%) Advertising
5 4 (4.88%) Automotive
6 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.44%) Interactive Media
8 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.22%) Front Office
8 1 (1.22%) Back Office
8 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 8 (9.76%) Architect
3 7 (8.54%) Consultant
4 6 (7.32%) PHP Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.88%) Magento Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Principal Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Designer
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Java Technical Architect
7 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Java Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.05%) HTML
2 15 (18.29%) CSS
3 13 (15.85%) JSON
4 10 (12.20%) HTML5
4 10 (12.20%) Spring
5 9 (10.98%) jQuery
6 8 (9.76%) REST
7 7 (8.54%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.54%) Web Services
7 7 (8.54%) XML
7 7 (8.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.10%) .NET
9 5 (6.10%) CSS3
10 4 (4.88%) RESTful
11 3 (3.66%) Spring Web Flow
11 3 (3.66%) Lucene
11 3 (3.66%) Ajax
12 2 (2.44%) XHTML
12 2 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Social Media
2 8 (9.76%) User Experience
3 5 (6.10%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.88%) Copywriting
4 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.44%) Animation
6 2 (2.44%) Wiki
6 2 (2.44%) NHS
6 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.22%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.22%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.22%) DTV
7 1 (1.22%) Podcast
7 1 (1.22%) Social Network
7 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.22%) Photography
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Scrum
3 20 (24.39%) TDD
4 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (17.07%) Analytics
5 14 (17.07%) Content Management
6 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.20%) MVC
7 10 (12.20%) Pair Programming
7 10 (12.20%) Kanban
8 9 (10.98%) BDD
8 9 (10.98%) SEO
8 9 (10.98%) OO
9 8 (9.76%) Open Source
10 7 (8.54%) SDLC
10 7 (8.54%) SOA
11 6 (7.32%) Project Management
11 6 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (7.32%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) JavaScript
2 12 (14.63%) PHP
3 11 (13.41%) Java
4 7 (8.54%) SQL
5 6 (7.32%) C#
6 5 (6.10%) Groovy
7 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Puppet
1 3 (3.66%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Twitter
2 13 (15.85%) Facebook
3 9 (10.98%) Adobe
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco
4 5 (6.10%) MuleSoft
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.66%) HP
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.66%) Brocade
7 2 (2.44%) Google
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.22%) Zend
8 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.22%) Sysomos
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