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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 527 513 511
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Blog 56 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £246 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -1 56 £425 +14.86% 50
London +12 41 £413 +8.55% 26
South East -7 8 £475 +58.33% 11
Berkshire -1 6 £290 -3.33% 4
City of London +8 4 £275 -31.25% 3
North West -9 3 £425 +14.86% 1
Manchester - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +3 2 £375 +1.35% 1
South West - 2 £125 - 3
Staffordshire - 1 £375 -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newton Abbot - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Scunthorpe - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Trowbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - - 2

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 60 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (41.30%) HTML
3 43 (31.16%) Social Media
4 40 (28.99%) SQL Server
5 37 (26.81%) .NET
5 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
6 34 (24.64%) Scrum
7 33 (23.91%) C#
8 30 (21.74%) TDD
9 28 (20.29%) BDD
10 27 (19.57%) Finance
11 26 (18.84%) Marketing
11 26 (18.84%) CSS
11 26 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (18.12%) WPF
12 25 (18.12%) MVC
13 24 (17.39%) JavaScript
14 23 (16.67%) NHibernate
14 23 (16.67%) NUnit
14 23 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
14 23 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
14 23 (16.67%) CQRS
15 22 (15.94%) HTML5
16 19 (13.77%) Castle Windsor
16 19 (13.77%) F#
17 18 (13.04%) SQL
18 16 (11.59%) MS Excel
18 16 (11.59%) Publishing
18 16 (11.59%) Facebook

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (9.42%) Drupal
2 12 (8.70%) CMS
3 11 (7.97%) IIS
4 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.52%) Apache
5 5 (3.62%) WordPress
6 4 (2.90%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) Mule
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.45%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Lync
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.45%) MS Project
3 2 (1.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.72%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.62%) GitHub
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) Intranet
3 2 (1.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) MySQL
3 9 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) NUnit
1 23 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.90%) Fiddler
4 4 (2.90%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.90%) MSTest
4 4 (2.90%) Grunt
5 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.72%) JMeter
6 1 (0.72%) Maven
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
6 1 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 26 (18.84%) Marketing
3 16 (11.59%) Publishing
4 11 (7.97%) Local Government
5 4 (2.90%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (2.90%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.90%) Banking
6 3 (2.17%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.45%) French Language
7 2 (1.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (36.96%) Developer
2 25 (18.12%) C# Developer
3 10 (7.25%) Architect
4 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
4 9 (6.52%) Analyst
4 9 (6.52%) Designer
5 8 (5.80%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (5.80%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.80%) Digital Content Designer
6 5 (3.62%) .NET Developer
6 5 (3.62%) Content Editor
6 5 (3.62%) Python Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Business Analyst
7 4 (2.90%) Java Developer
7 4 (2.90%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (2.17%) PHP Developer
8 3 (2.17%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.30%) HTML
2 37 (26.81%) .NET
3 26 (18.84%) CSS
4 25 (18.12%) WPF
5 23 (16.67%) NHibernate
5 23 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (15.94%) HTML5
7 19 (13.77%) Castle Windsor
8 14 (10.14%) ASP.NET
8 14 (10.14%) jQuery
9 10 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (7.25%) Web Services
9 10 (7.25%) XML
9 10 (7.25%) Ajax
10 9 (6.52%) LAMP
11 8 (5.80%) WCF
11 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (5.07%) Django
13 6 (4.35%) .NET Framework
14 5 (3.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (31.16%) Social Media
2 16 (11.59%) User Experience
3 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.97%) Taxonomies
5 8 (5.80%) Mobile App
6 7 (5.07%) Open Source
7 6 (4.35%) Copywriting
7 6 (4.35%) Podcast
8 5 (3.62%) Visualisation
9 3 (2.17%) Statistics
9 3 (2.17%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.45%) Wiki
10 2 (1.45%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.45%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.35%) Mac OS X
1 6 (4.35%) UNIX
1 6 (4.35%) Windows
1 6 (4.35%) Linux
2 4 (2.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.64%) Scrum
3 30 (21.74%) TDD
4 28 (20.29%) BDD
5 26 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (18.12%) MVC
7 23 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 23 (16.67%) CQRS
8 13 (9.42%) Analytics
9 12 (8.70%) Web Development
10 11 (7.97%) Time Management
11 10 (7.25%) SEO
12 9 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (6.52%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.52%) Web Application Development
13 8 (5.80%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (5.07%) Line Management
14 7 (5.07%) Content Management
15 6 (4.35%) Email Marketing
15 6 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) C#
2 24 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 19 (13.77%) F#
4 18 (13.04%) SQL
5 15 (10.87%) PHP
6 12 (8.70%) Python
7 10 (7.25%) PHP5
8 9 (6.52%) Ruby
9 5 (3.62%) Java
10 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.72%) Scala
12 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) Degree
2 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) MCSE
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.59%) Facebook
3 15 (10.87%) Twitter
4 8 (5.80%) Google
5 7 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.90%) Coremetrics
7 3 (2.17%) Zend
8 2 (1.45%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.45%) Planview
8 2 (1.45%) Omniture
8 2 (1.45%) VMware
9 1 (0.72%) Lotus
9 1 (0.72%) Adobe
9 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
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