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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Blogs
Rank 556 546 525
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing Blog 38 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.098% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 21
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£388 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £292 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +31.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 26 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 24 April 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 -12 37 £388 +1.97% 47
London +1 24 £375 +7.14% 19
South East -12 8 £475 +22.58% 9
City of London +20 5 £247 -24.15% 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £538 - 1
North West -18 2 £425 +41.66% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £388 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £273 - 1
Leeds - 2 £388 - 2
East Grinstead +4 1 £475 -
Scotland +2 1 - - 1
Edinburgh 0 1 - - 1
Berkshire -8 1 - - 1
Manchester -13 1 £425 +41.66% 1
West Sussex -21 1 £475 -
South West - 1 - - 4
Milton Keynes - 1 £145 - 1
Warrington - 1 £425 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Glastonbury - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) HTML
3 25 (26.88%) Scrum
4 24 (25.81%) Marketing
5 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 20 (21.51%) Social Media
7 17 (18.28%) .NET
7 17 (18.28%) CSS
7 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.20%) Finance
8 16 (17.20%) TDD
8 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 14 (15.05%) C#
10 14 (15.05%) MVC
10 14 (15.05%) BDD
11 12 (12.90%) SQL
12 11 (11.83%) User Experience
13 10 (10.75%) Facebook
13 10 (10.75%) Twitter
13 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.75%) Project Management
13 10 (10.75%) Local Government
13 10 (10.75%) REST
13 10 (10.75%) WordPress
13 10 (10.75%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (9.68%) QA
14 9 (9.68%) WCF
14 9 (9.68%) Degree
14 9 (9.68%) PHP

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (10.75%) WordPress
2 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) CMS
4 5 (5.38%) Apache
5 4 (4.30%) IIS
5 4 (4.30%) Node.js
5 4 (4.30%) Drupal
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.15%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Magento
2 1 (1.08%) Radian6
2 1 (1.08%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.08%) Yammer
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) Intranet
3 3 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.23%) DWDM
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.45%) NUnit
2 6 (6.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.30%) Maven
4 4 (4.30%) Fiddler
4 4 (4.30%) Grunt
5 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.23%) JUnit
6 2 (2.15%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.15%) Log4j
7 1 (1.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) Behat
7 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.08%) TestNG
7 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 24 (25.81%) Marketing
2 16 (17.20%) Finance
3 10 (10.75%) Local Government
4 6 (6.45%) Publishing
5 3 (3.23%) Automotive
5 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 2 (2.15%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.15%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (2.15%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.08%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.08%) French Language
7 1 (1.08%) German Language
7 1 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Developer
2 10 (10.75%) Analyst
3 8 (8.60%) C# Developer
3 8 (8.60%) Web Developer
3 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Consultant
4 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.38%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Mobile Web Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Designer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.56%) HTML
2 17 (18.28%) .NET
2 17 (18.28%) CSS
3 10 (10.75%) REST
4 9 (9.68%) WCF
5 8 (8.60%) WPF
5 8 (8.60%) jQuery
5 8 (8.60%) HTML5
6 7 (7.53%) .NET Framework
7 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.45%) Web Services
7 6 (6.45%) Spring
7 6 (6.45%) NHibernate
7 6 (6.45%) Castle Windsor
7 6 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (4.30%) JSON
9 3 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.23%) RESTful
9 3 (3.23%) LAMP
9 3 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Social Media
2 11 (11.83%) User Experience
3 8 (8.60%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.53%) Open Source
5 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.23%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.15%) Animation
6 2 (2.15%) Photography
6 2 (2.15%) Wiki
7 1 (1.08%) Podcast
7 1 (1.08%) Social Network
7 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.08%) Statistics
7 1 (1.08%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.08%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Windows
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.30%) Android
3 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.23%) UNIX
4 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) Scrum
3 16 (17.20%) TDD
3 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (15.05%) MVC
4 14 (15.05%) BDD
5 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
5 10 (10.75%) Project Management
5 10 (10.75%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (7.53%) Web Development
7 6 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (6.45%) CQRS
8 5 (5.38%) Change Management
8 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.38%) Content Management
8 5 (5.38%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.38%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) CRM
8 5 (5.38%) OO
9 4 (4.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.05%) C#
3 12 (12.90%) SQL
4 9 (9.68%) PHP
5 8 (8.60%) Java
6 7 (7.53%) Ruby
7 6 (6.45%) Python
7 6 (6.45%) F#
8 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.75%) Facebook
2 10 (10.75%) Twitter
3 5 (5.38%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) Adobe
4 4 (4.30%) Google
5 3 (3.23%) Zend
5 3 (3.23%) Brocade
5 3 (3.23%) VMware
5 3 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Planview
7 1 (1.08%) Sysomos
7 1 (1.08%) Lotus
7 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
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