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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 574 536 521
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -15
Contract jobs citing Blog 33 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.087% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £155 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £528 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £386 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.03% +71.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - -

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 25 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 22 May 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 -36 31 £400 +4.91% 51
London -17 20 £388 +10.71% 31
South East -18 5 £538 +24.63% 5
City of London +8 4 £173 -46.76% 6
Yorkshire -11 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £538 -
West Yorkshire -8 3 £350 -
Leeds -11 3 £350 -
Basingstoke +2 1 £388 -
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Hampshire -4 1 £388 -
Scotland -7 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £425 - 2
North West - 1 £425 - 4
Glastonbury - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £145 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Yeovil - 1 - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) HTML
3 24 (31.58%) Marketing
4 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.68%) Scrum
6 16 (21.05%) CSS
6 16 (21.05%) Social Media
7 14 (18.42%) .NET
7 14 (18.42%) Finance
8 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
9 12 (15.79%) TDD
9 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (14.47%) Twitter
10 11 (14.47%) MVC
10 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.47%) C#
10 11 (14.47%) SQL
11 10 (13.16%) Project Management
11 10 (13.16%) Facebook
11 10 (13.16%) BDD
11 10 (13.16%) User Experience
12 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
12 9 (11.84%) REST
12 9 (11.84%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (11.84%) WCF
13 8 (10.53%) jQuery
13 8 (10.53%) WordPress
13 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
13 8 (10.53%) Web Development
13 8 (10.53%) Degree

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (10.53%) WordPress
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) CMS
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.26%) Node.js
4 4 (5.26%) Apache
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.63%) MS Project Server
6 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.32%) Documentum
7 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.32%) Drupal
7 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Magento
2 1 (1.32%) Radian6
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Yammer
3 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) HTTP
2 3 (3.95%) Intranet
2 3 (3.95%) DWDM
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) FTP
4 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) Fiddler
4 4 (5.26%) Grunt
5 3 (3.95%) NUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Maven
5 3 (3.95%) JUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.95%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.63%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.63%) Log4j
7 1 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.32%) Behat
7 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 24 (31.58%) Marketing
2 14 (18.42%) Finance
3 7 (9.21%) Local Government
4 6 (7.89%) Publishing
5 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.95%) Automotive
6 3 (3.95%) Advertising
7 2 (2.63%) Retail
8 1 (1.32%) Front Office
8 1 (1.32%) Back Office
8 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.32%) Electronics
8 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.32%) Banking
8 1 (1.32%) Czech Language
8 1 (1.32%) French Language
8 1 (1.32%) German Language
8 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Developer
2 8 (10.53%) Consultant
3 7 (9.21%) Senior Developer
3 7 (9.21%) Analyst
3 7 (9.21%) Web Developer
4 6 (7.89%) C# Developer
4 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile Web Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (35.53%) HTML
2 16 (21.05%) CSS
3 14 (18.42%) .NET
4 9 (11.84%) REST
4 9 (11.84%) WCF
5 8 (10.53%) jQuery
6 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.58%) Spring
7 5 (6.58%) Web Services
7 5 (6.58%) HTML5
7 5 (6.58%) WPF
8 4 (5.26%) JSON
9 3 (3.95%) Ajax
9 3 (3.95%) XML
9 3 (3.95%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.95%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.95%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Social Media
2 10 (13.16%) User Experience
3 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.58%) Open Source
5 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.63%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.63%) Animation
7 2 (2.63%) Wiki
7 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.32%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.32%) DTV
8 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.32%) New Media
8 1 (1.32%) Xbox
8 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Windows
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.95%) UNIX
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) Scrum
3 12 (15.79%) TDD
3 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (14.47%) MVC
5 10 (13.16%) Project Management
5 10 (13.16%) BDD
6 9 (11.84%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (10.53%) Web Development
7 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.58%) Change Management
8 5 (6.58%) Pair Programming
8 5 (6.58%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.58%) Kanban
9 4 (5.26%) Online Marketing
9 4 (5.26%) CRM
9 4 (5.26%) OO
9 4 (5.26%) Content Management
9 4 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 11 (14.47%) C#
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) Java
4 6 (7.89%) Python
4 6 (7.89%) PHP
4 6 (7.89%) Ruby
5 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.95%) F#
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.47%) Twitter
3 10 (13.16%) Facebook
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 4 (5.26%) Adobe
6 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) Brocade
7 2 (2.63%) Google
7 2 (2.63%) Planview
7 2 (2.63%) IBM
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Sysomos
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Lotus
8 1 (1.32%) Zend
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