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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 531 517 538
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing Blog 69 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 28
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £183 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -44.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.47 -

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 67 £290 -17.14% 52
London +21 53 £319 -20.31% 26
City of London +35 20 £200 -63.63% 6
South East -15 10 £210 +31.25% 11
Berkshire +13 6 - - 2
Reading +12 3 - - 1
Manchester -4 2 £238 - 2
Hampshire -7 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -7 2 £210 +31.25% 1
North West -8 2 £238 - 3
Scotland -20 2 £166 - 2
Edinburgh -8 1 £155 -
Glasgow -9 1 £176 - 2
Leeds - 1 £290 -
Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 46 (39.32%) Social Media
2 45 (38.46%) Marketing
3 29 (24.79%) HTML
4 28 (23.93%) Analytics
5 26 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 25 (21.37%) Microsoft
7 24 (20.51%) CSS
7 24 (20.51%) jQuery
8 18 (15.38%) Publishing
8 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (14.53%) Project Management
10 16 (13.68%) CRM
10 16 (13.68%) PHP
10 16 (13.68%) .NET
10 16 (13.68%) TDD
10 16 (13.68%) QA
11 15 (12.82%) CMS
11 15 (12.82%) C#
12 14 (11.97%) MySQL
12 14 (11.97%) Games
12 14 (11.97%) SEO
12 14 (11.97%) Degree
13 13 (11.11%) Online Games
13 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (11.11%) HTML5
13 13 (11.11%) BDD
13 13 (11.11%) Online Marketing
13 13 (11.11%) Finance
13 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 13 (11.11%) IBM Notes

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (12.82%) CMS
2 13 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (6.84%) WordPress
6 6 (5.13%) IIS
6 6 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.56%) Mule
9 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.71%) Lync
9 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.71%) Drupal
9 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.85%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) GitHub
2 4 (3.42%) SaaS
3 3 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.71%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) Intranet
2 4 (3.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.71%) Firewall
3 2 (1.71%) DMZ
4 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) MySQL
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.40%) QlikView
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.85%) Big Data
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.13%) NUnit
3 5 (4.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.71%) RSpec
5 2 (1.71%) MSTest
5 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.71%) Subversion
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.71%) JIRA
5 2 (1.71%) WATIR
5 2 (1.71%) Selenium
5 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.85%) JMeter
6 1 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.85%) JUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Gradle
General
1 45 (38.46%) Marketing
2 18 (15.38%) Publishing
3 14 (11.97%) Games
4 13 (11.11%) Finance
5 11 (9.40%) Danish Language
6 6 (5.13%) Banking
6 6 (5.13%) Legal
7 4 (3.42%) Electronics
7 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.42%) French Language
7 4 (3.42%) Spanish Language
8 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.71%) Advertising
9 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.71%) Local Government
9 2 (1.71%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.71%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Developer
2 10 (8.55%) Web Developer
3 9 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.69%) Consultant
4 7 (5.98%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (5.13%) Designer
5 6 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (5.13%) C# Developer
5 6 (5.13%) Content Editor
6 5 (4.27%) SharePoint Consultant
6 5 (4.27%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) Content Manager
7 4 (3.42%) WordPress Developer
7 4 (3.42%) Copywriter
8 3 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (1.71%) Communications Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.79%) HTML
2 24 (20.51%) CSS
2 24 (20.51%) jQuery
3 16 (13.68%) .NET
4 13 (11.11%) HTML5
5 8 (6.84%) REST
6 7 (5.98%) CSS3
6 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.13%) Web Services
7 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (4.27%) WCF
8 5 (4.27%) WPF
8 5 (4.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (4.27%) LAMP
8 5 (4.27%) Spring
8 5 (4.27%) Ajax
8 5 (4.27%) NHibernate
8 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (39.32%) Social Media
2 13 (11.11%) Online Games
3 11 (9.40%) New Media
4 10 (8.55%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.84%) Copywriting
6 5 (4.27%) Open Source
7 4 (3.42%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (2.56%) Podcast
8 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.56%) Xbox
9 2 (1.71%) Social Network
9 2 (1.71%) Wiki
9 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.71%) DTV
9 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.71%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.85%) Equities
10 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Windows
2 4 (3.42%) Linux
3 2 (1.71%) UNIX
3 2 (1.71%) 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 28 (23.93%) Analytics
2 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.53%) Project Management
4 16 (13.68%) CRM
4 16 (13.68%) TDD
5 14 (11.97%) SEO
6 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (11.11%) Online Marketing
6 13 (11.11%) BDD
7 11 (9.40%) Marketing Strategy
7 11 (9.40%) MVC
7 11 (9.40%) Scrum
8 10 (8.55%) Content Management
8 10 (8.55%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (7.69%) Web Development
10 8 (6.84%) Workflow
11 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.13%) Business Development
11 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.68%) PHP
3 15 (12.82%) C#
4 10 (8.55%) Java
5 6 (5.13%) SQL
5 6 (5.13%) Python
6 5 (4.27%) Ruby
7 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.71%) F#
8 2 (1.71%) Scala
8 2 (1.71%) PHP5
8 2 (1.71%) PHP4
9 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) C++
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (11.97%) Degree
2 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.71%) YUM
2 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 25 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.11%) Lotus
3 12 (10.26%) Facebook
3 12 (10.26%) Twitter
4 5 (4.27%) Google
5 4 (3.42%) Adobe
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle
6 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Siebel
6 2 (1.71%) Zend
6 2 (1.71%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.71%) Omniture
7 1 (0.85%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.85%) ExactTarget
7 1 (0.85%) Vignette
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Sony
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