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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 547 540 554
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Blog 65 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 31
Average daily rate
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£298 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £183 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -43.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.69 -

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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 61 £363 +13.28% 53
London +37 40 £419 +24.07% 30
City of London +36 14 £194 -38.00% 6
South East +4 13 £316 +97.65% 8
Berkshire +12 6 - - 1
North West -5 5 £238 - 4
Manchester -8 5 £238 - 4
Scotland - 4 £166 -
Reading +16 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £413 +106.25% 1
Oxfordshire -11 2 £210 +31.25%
Hampshire -11 2 - - 1
East of England -22 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £155 -
Glasgow - 2 £176 -
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Essex - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Durham - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (40.00%) Social Media
2 44 (36.67%) Marketing
3 30 (25.00%) HTML
4 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (24.17%) Analytics
5 26 (21.67%) Microsoft
6 23 (19.17%) CSS
7 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
7 21 (17.50%) .NET
7 21 (17.50%) jQuery
8 20 (16.67%) C#
9 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 18 (15.00%) Publishing
11 17 (14.17%) SEO
11 17 (14.17%) TDD
11 17 (14.17%) Project Management
12 16 (13.33%) Finance
12 16 (13.33%) CMS
12 16 (13.33%) QA
12 16 (13.33%) Facebook
12 16 (13.33%) Twitter
13 15 (12.50%) HTML5
14 14 (11.67%) BDD
14 14 (11.67%) Games
14 14 (11.67%) MVC
14 14 (11.67%) PHP
14 14 (11.67%) CRM
15 13 (10.83%) IBM Notes
15 13 (10.83%) Lotus

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (13.33%) CMS
2 13 (10.83%) IBM Notes
3 10 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (6.67%) WordPress
5 5 (4.17%) IIS
5 5 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.50%) Mule
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.67%) Lync
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.17%) WebTrends
2 5 (4.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) GitHub
2 4 (3.33%) SaaS
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.67%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Intranet
2 4 (3.33%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) DMZ
4 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) MySQL
3 11 (9.17%) QlikView
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (8.33%) NUnit
2 9 (7.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.33%) MSTest
5 4 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.67%) Selenium
6 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.67%) Subversion
7 1 (0.83%) JUnit
7 1 (0.83%) JMeter
7 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.83%) JIRA
7 1 (0.83%) ReSharper
General
1 44 (36.67%) Marketing
2 18 (15.00%) Publishing
3 16 (13.33%) Finance
4 14 (11.67%) Games
5 11 (9.17%) Danish Language
6 7 (5.83%) Legal
7 5 (4.17%) Banking
8 4 (3.33%) Electronics
9 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 3 (2.50%) French Language
9 3 (2.50%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.67%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.67%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (1.67%) Local Government
10 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.83%) Advertising
11 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.83%) Back Office
11 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (23.33%) Developer
2 11 (9.17%) Project Manager
3 10 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 8 (6.67%) Consultant
4 8 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 7 (5.83%) Digital Project Manager
5 7 (5.83%) Content Editor
6 6 (5.00%) Designer
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (4.17%) Agile C# Developer
7 5 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.33%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) Copywriter
8 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (2.50%) Architect
9 3 (2.50%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (1.67%) Scala Developer
10 2 (1.67%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.00%) HTML
2 23 (19.17%) CSS
3 21 (17.50%) .NET
3 21 (17.50%) jQuery
4 15 (12.50%) HTML5
5 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET
6 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 10 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.50%) WPF
7 9 (7.50%) NHibernate
8 7 (5.83%) CSS3
9 6 (5.00%) Castle Windsor
9 6 (5.00%) REST
9 6 (5.00%) Web Services
10 5 (4.17%) LAMP
11 4 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.33%) WCF
11 4 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (40.00%) Social Media
2 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.83%) Online Games
4 11 (9.17%) New Media
5 10 (8.33%) Copywriting
6 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
7 7 (5.83%) User Experience
8 4 (3.33%) Open Source
9 3 (2.50%) Streaming Video
9 3 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.50%) Wiki
9 3 (2.50%) Podcast
9 3 (2.50%) Xbox
10 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.67%) Social Network
10 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.67%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.67%) Statistics
10 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.83%) CentOS
3 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (24.17%) Analytics
2 17 (14.17%) SEO
2 17 (14.17%) TDD
2 17 (14.17%) Project Management
3 14 (11.67%) BDD
3 14 (11.67%) MVC
3 14 (11.67%) CRM
4 13 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (10.00%) Online Marketing
5 12 (10.00%) Scrum
6 11 (9.17%) Content Management
6 11 (9.17%) Marketing Strategy
7 9 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.50%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (7.50%) Web Development
7 9 (7.50%) CQRS
8 8 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (5.83%) Workflow
9 7 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
2 20 (16.67%) C#
3 14 (11.67%) PHP
4 9 (7.50%) Java
5 6 (5.00%) SQL
6 4 (3.33%) F#
6 4 (3.33%) Python
7 3 (2.50%) Ruby
7 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.67%) Scala
9 1 (0.83%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (10.83%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.67%) YUM
3 1 (0.83%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 26 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.33%) Facebook
2 16 (13.33%) Twitter
3 13 (10.83%) Lotus
4 7 (5.83%) Google
5 4 (3.33%) Coremetrics
6 2 (1.67%) Zend
6 2 (1.67%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.67%) Omniture
6 2 (1.67%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.67%) VMware
6 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Vignette
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) Sony
7 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.83%) ExactTarget
7 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
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