The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 526 530 539
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Blog 64 43 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.084% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-63.52% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.78 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.25 -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13768 13356 14247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.12% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8319 8076 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 569 596 791
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%

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 1 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 1 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 +17 62 £350 -17.64% 37
London +33 49 £363 -19.88% 20
City of London +40 19 £216 -60.68% 2
South East -6 11 £125 -24.24% 10
Berkshire 0 6 - - 3
Reading +2 3 - - 1
Hampshire -8 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 £125 - 1
Leeds - 2 £290 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £290 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £290 - 2
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -19 1 £155 -
Scotland -22 1 £155 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 43 (37.39%) Marketing
2 35 (30.43%) Social Media
3 27 (23.48%) HTML
3 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.61%) jQuery
5 24 (20.87%) CSS
5 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
6 21 (18.26%) Analytics
7 20 (17.39%) PHP
8 19 (16.52%) .NET
8 19 (16.52%) TDD
9 18 (15.65%) C#
9 18 (15.65%) Project Management
9 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (13.91%) Finance
10 16 (13.91%) MVC
10 16 (13.91%) CRM
10 16 (13.91%) QA
11 15 (13.04%) SharePoint
11 15 (13.04%) MySQL
11 15 (13.04%) Twitter
12 14 (12.17%) Java
12 14 (12.17%) Games
12 14 (12.17%) Degree
13 13 (11.30%) Online Games
13 13 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (11.30%) Online Marketing
13 13 (11.30%) IBM Notes
13 13 (11.30%) Lotus
14 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.30%) IBM Notes
3 12 (10.43%) CMS
4 9 (7.83%) WordPress
4 9 (7.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (5.22%) IIS
5 6 (5.22%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (3.48%) Lync
8 3 (2.61%) Mule
9 2 (1.74%) Drupal
10 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.61%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (9.57%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.87%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.87%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) SaaS
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.35%) GitHub
3 3 (2.61%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.74%) Office 365
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) Intranet
2 3 (2.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) DMZ
3 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) MySQL
2 11 (9.57%) QlikView
3 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.61%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.74%) RSpec
4 2 (1.74%) Subversion
4 2 (1.74%) NUnit
4 2 (1.74%) WATIR
4 2 (1.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.87%) Maven
5 1 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.87%) JUnit
5 1 (0.87%) JMeter
5 1 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 43 (37.39%) Marketing
2 16 (13.91%) Finance
3 14 (12.17%) Games
4 12 (10.43%) Publishing
5 11 (9.57%) Danish Language
6 9 (7.83%) Banking
7 7 (6.09%) Spanish Language
7 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
8 6 (5.22%) Legal
8 6 (5.22%) French Language
9 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
9 4 (3.48%) Electronics
10 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.74%) Advertising
11 2 (1.74%) Local Government
11 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.74%) Retail
11 2 (1.74%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.87%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.87%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (29.57%) Developer
2 11 (9.57%) C# Developer
2 11 (9.57%) Web Developer
3 10 (8.70%) Consultant
4 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (6.09%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) Agile C# Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (3.48%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Designer
8 4 (3.48%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) HTML
2 26 (22.61%) jQuery
3 24 (20.87%) CSS
4 19 (16.52%) .NET
5 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
5 12 (10.43%) HTML5
6 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (6.96%) REST
7 8 (6.96%) CSS3
7 8 (6.96%) Web Services
8 7 (6.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.22%) Ajax
10 5 (4.35%) Spring
10 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.35%) WCF
10 5 (4.35%) LAMP
10 5 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.43%) Social Media
2 13 (11.30%) Online Games
3 11 (9.57%) New Media
4 10 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.22%) Copywriting
6 5 (4.35%) Open Source
6 5 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (4.35%) Xbox
7 4 (3.48%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.74%) DTV
9 2 (1.74%) Social Network
10 1 (0.87%) Psychology
10 1 (0.87%) Wiki
10 1 (0.87%) Podcast
10 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.87%) BBC
10 1 (0.87%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) UNIX
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) CentOS
4 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Analytics
2 19 (16.52%) TDD
3 18 (15.65%) Project Management
3 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.91%) MVC
4 16 (13.91%) CRM
5 13 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (11.30%) Online Marketing
6 12 (10.43%) Web Development
7 11 (9.57%) BDD
7 11 (9.57%) Marketing Strategy
7 11 (9.57%) Scrum
8 10 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.70%) SEO
9 9 (7.83%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.96%) Workflow
10 8 (6.96%) Content Management
11 7 (6.09%) Pair Programming
11 7 (6.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
2 20 (17.39%) PHP
3 18 (15.65%) C#
4 14 (12.17%) Java
5 9 (7.83%) Ruby
6 6 (5.22%) Python
7 5 (4.35%) C++
7 5 (4.35%) SQL
8 4 (3.48%) Delphi
9 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.74%) PHP5
10 2 (1.74%) PHP4
10 2 (1.74%) Scala
11 1 (0.87%) VB
11 1 (0.87%) Perl
11 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.87%) MCTS
3 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) MCSE
3 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.91%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.87%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) YUM
3 1 (0.87%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.04%) Twitter
3 13 (11.30%) Lotus
4 9 (7.83%) Facebook
5 5 (4.35%) Google
6 4 (3.48%) Adobe
7 2 (1.74%) Siebel
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
7 2 (1.74%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.74%) Zend
8 1 (0.87%) Planview
8 1 (0.87%) Vignette
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) Sony
8 1 (0.87%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.87%) ExactTarget
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