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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 533 513 538
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Contract jobs citing Blog 54 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.065% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 29
Average daily rate £385 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £145 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 48 £380 +21.60% 40
London -18 28 £350 +12.00% 16
South East -3 13 £388 +33.62% 10
East of England - 5 - - 3
Hampshire - 5 £388 - 2
Basingstoke - 5 £388 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 1
Scotland -3 4 £380 +153.33% 3
Berkshire -5 4 - - 3
West Sussex +1 3 £475 +63.79% 2
City of London -18 3 £325 +0.46% 5
Edinburgh -24 3 £385 +156.66% 2
Reading - 3 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £300 - 3
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £300 - 6
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (26.53%) Marketing
2 23 (23.47%) Twitter
3 22 (22.45%) jQuery
3 22 (22.45%) TDD
3 22 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.41%) C#
4 20 (20.41%) HTML
5 19 (19.39%) .NET
5 19 (19.39%) CSS
6 18 (18.37%) Social Media
7 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (17.35%) MVC
8 16 (16.33%) SharePoint
9 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.31%) BDD
9 15 (15.31%) Degree
9 15 (15.31%) Analytics
10 14 (14.29%) Web Development
10 14 (14.29%) Java
11 13 (13.27%) PHP
11 13 (13.27%) Facebook
12 12 (12.24%) MySQL
12 12 (12.24%) Finance
12 12 (12.24%) Scrum
13 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
13 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
13 11 (11.22%) Google
13 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (10.20%) Domain-Driven Design

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.18%) CMS
3 7 (7.14%) WordPress
3 7 (7.14%) Lync
4 6 (6.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (5.10%) IIS
5 5 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.08%) Node.js
7 3 (3.06%) MS Project Server
8 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 2 (2.04%) Drupal
9 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.02%) Apache
9 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.02%) Joomla!
9 1 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) Photoshop
3 5 (5.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (4.08%) MS Project
5 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (5.10%) SaaS
2 4 (4.08%) Office 365
3 3 (3.06%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) MySQL
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.08%) Big Data
4 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.06%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (4.08%) NUnit
4 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.04%) RSpec
5 2 (2.04%) WATIR
5 2 (2.04%) ProC
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.02%) JUnit
6 1 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.02%) Subversion
6 1 (1.02%) JMeter
6 1 (1.02%) Selenium
6 1 (1.02%) Maven
6 1 (1.02%) JIRA
6 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.02%) MSTest
6 1 (1.02%) Gradle
General
1 26 (26.53%) Marketing
2 12 (12.24%) Finance
3 8 (8.16%) Spanish Language
3 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.16%) Retail
4 7 (7.14%) Banking
5 6 (6.12%) French Language
6 5 (5.10%) Publishing
7 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.04%) Back Office
8 2 (2.04%) Games
8 2 (2.04%) Advertising
9 1 (1.02%) Legal
9 1 (1.02%) Electronics
9 1 (1.02%) German Language
9 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Developer
2 14 (14.29%) Consultant
3 11 (11.22%) C# Developer
4 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Business Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.12%) Agile C# Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) SharePoint Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Deployment Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) WordPress Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Communications Officer
8 4 (4.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) jQuery
2 20 (20.41%) HTML
3 19 (19.39%) .NET
3 19 (19.39%) CSS
4 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.20%) Web Services
6 7 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (6.12%) REST
7 6 (6.12%) HTML5
7 6 (6.12%) Spring
8 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.10%) WCF
8 5 (5.10%) Ajax
8 5 (5.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Social Media
2 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.10%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (5.10%) Xbox
3 4 (4.08%) Open Source
3 4 (4.08%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.06%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.04%) New Media
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.02%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.02%) Online Games
6 1 (1.02%) Statistics
6 1 (1.02%) Psychology
6 1 (1.02%) Photography
6 1 (1.02%) Arduino
6 1 (1.02%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.04%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) TDD
2 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.35%) MVC
3 15 (15.31%) BDD
3 15 (15.31%) Analytics
4 14 (14.29%) Web Development
5 12 (12.24%) Scrum
6 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.20%) Domain-Driven Design
6 10 (10.20%) CQRS
7 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.16%) Kanban
8 8 (8.16%) Workflow
8 8 (8.16%) Pair Programming
9 7 (7.14%) Project Management
10 6 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (5.10%) OO
11 5 (5.10%) RUP
11 5 (5.10%) CRM
11 5 (5.10%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.41%) C#
3 14 (14.29%) Java
4 13 (13.27%) PHP
5 7 (7.14%) Ruby
6 6 (6.12%) Python
6 6 (6.12%) C++
7 4 (4.08%) Scala
7 4 (4.08%) Delphi
7 4 (4.08%) SQL
8 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.06%) Clojure
9 2 (2.04%) PHP5
9 2 (2.04%) PHP4
9 2 (2.04%) Lisp
9 2 (2.04%) C
10 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.06%) MCTS
3 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.02%) NCDA
3 1 (1.02%) NCIE
3 1 (1.02%) CCEE
3 1 (1.02%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Twitter
2 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.27%) Facebook
4 11 (11.22%) Google
5 7 (7.14%) HP
6 6 (6.12%) Adobe
7 3 (3.06%) Sybase
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle
7 3 (3.06%) Omniture
7 3 (3.06%) Planview
7 3 (3.06%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 2 (2.04%) Murex
8 2 (2.04%) Calypso
8 2 (2.04%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.04%) Siebel
9 1 (1.02%) IBM
9 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.02%) NetApp
9 1 (1.02%) Citrix
9 1 (1.02%) VMware
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