The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blogs
UK
Rank 529 585 571
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -14
Contract jobs citing Blog 65 44 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 25
Median daily rate £450 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £321 £438
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -26.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £72.89 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.89 - -

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
14046 16078 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 30.92% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9033 10402 9583
Median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 579 635
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.47 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £53.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Blog as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 62 £450 +44.00% 26
London +44 46 £450 +50.00% 11
South West +11 4 £318 +72.69% 1
City of London -2 4 £325 +4.00% 4
North West - 4 £434 - 1
Scotland +32 3 - - 2
South East +25 3 - - 8
Bristol +8 3 £318 +72.69% 1
West Yorkshire +16 2 £323 -
Yorkshire +15 2 £323 -
Leeds +1 2 £323 -
Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire +21 1 - - 4
Farnborough - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Southwark - 1 £200 -
Chorley - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £255 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £255 -
Reading - 1 - - 4
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blog also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blog.

1 54 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.20%) JavaScript
3 30 (26.55%) TDD
4 29 (25.66%) Scrum
5 28 (24.78%) Social Media
6 26 (23.01%) HTML
7 24 (21.24%) BDD
8 22 (19.47%) CSS
8 22 (19.47%) DevOps
9 21 (18.58%) User Experience
10 20 (17.70%) C#
10 20 (17.70%) .NET
11 19 (16.81%) Ruby
12 17 (15.04%) AngularJS
13 16 (14.16%) GitHub
13 16 (14.16%) Web Development
13 16 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (14.16%) Scala
13 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (13.27%) Node.js
14 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (13.27%) QA
14 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET
14 15 (13.27%) Java
14 15 (13.27%) MVC
15 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
15 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.73%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.42%) CMS
2 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.65%) WordPress
4 2 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.77%) Confluence
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) CICS
5 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (3.54%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.77%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.88%) InDesign
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.88%) Radian6
1 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.88%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (14.16%) GitHub
2 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.85%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.42%) SaaS
5 3 (2.65%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.77%) Office 365
6 2 (1.77%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) AdWords
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.88%) IaaS
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) Hadoop
2 11 (9.73%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.77%) DB2
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) HBase
6 1 (0.88%) Impala
6 1 (0.88%) Redis
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) TeamCity
2 10 (8.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.54%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.65%) JIRA
6 2 (1.77%) Ant
6 2 (1.77%) Bower
6 2 (1.77%) Grunt
6 2 (1.77%) gulp
6 2 (1.77%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.77%) NUnit
6 2 (1.77%) Selenium
6 2 (1.77%) Subversion
6 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.77%) webpack
7 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (9.73%) Marketing
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Publishing
4 4 (3.54%) Advertising
5 3 (2.65%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.77%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) German Language
7 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (30.97%) Developer
2 12 (10.62%) C# Developer
3 11 (9.73%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Azure Developer
5 9 (7.96%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
7 7 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Copywriter
7 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.31%) AWS Developer
8 6 (5.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Digital Copywriter
9 5 (4.42%) Digital Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Head of Social Media
10 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) HTML
2 22 (19.47%) CSS
3 20 (17.70%) .NET
4 17 (15.04%) AngularJS
5 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET
5 15 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (13.27%) Node.js
6 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (11.50%) jQuery
8 10 (8.85%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (8.85%) React
9 9 (7.96%) CSS3
9 9 (7.96%) Ember.js
9 9 (7.96%) HTML5
9 9 (7.96%) Web Services
10 8 (7.08%) Ajax
10 8 (7.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.42%) Redux
11 5 (4.42%) RESTful
12 4 (3.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.78%) Social Media
2 21 (18.58%) User Experience
3 10 (8.85%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.77%) iPad
6 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.77%) Podcast
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.88%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) LIMS
7 1 (0.88%) Social Network
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) Mac OS
3 4 (3.54%) Unix
4 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.77%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.55%) TDD
3 29 (25.66%) Scrum
4 24 (21.24%) BDD
5 22 (19.47%) DevOps
6 16 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.16%) Web Development
7 15 (13.27%) MVC
8 14 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (11.50%) CQRS
10 12 (10.62%) Microservices
11 11 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.73%) Kanban
12 10 (8.85%) Analytics
12 10 (8.85%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (8.85%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.85%) User Stories
13 9 (7.96%) High Availability
14 8 (7.08%) Front End Development
14 8 (7.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.20%) JavaScript
2 20 (17.70%) C#
3 19 (16.81%) Ruby
4 16 (14.16%) Scala
5 15 (13.27%) Java
6 11 (9.73%) Python
7 9 (7.96%) SQL
8 7 (6.19%) PHP
9 4 (3.54%) Go
10 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.77%) C
11 2 (1.77%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) COBOL
12 1 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (7.96%) Degree
2 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 1 (0.88%) CEH
5 1 (0.88%) CISA
5 1 (0.88%) CISM
5 1 (0.88%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.88%) CRISC
5 1 (0.88%) MBA
5 1 (0.88%) MCAD
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) MCSD
5 1 (0.88%) MCTS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) VCAP
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.27%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) HDFS
1 1 (0.88%) vCloud
1 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.42%) Ansible
3 4 (3.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.88%) Oozie
4 1 (0.88%) Terraform
4 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) Adobe
2 6 (5.31%) Twitter
3 4 (3.54%) Google
4 2 (1.77%) Facebook
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) Sage
4 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.88%) New Relic
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) Zend
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