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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 503 518 518
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Blog 83 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 37 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -5 83 £400 +23.07% 31
London +48 64 £425 +23.63% 20
West Midlands -3 9 £375 +25.00% 1
City of London +1 8 £413 +3.12% 5
Staffordshire +9 7 £375 +30.43% 1
South East -28 5 £475 +58.33% 4
Berkshire -1 4 - - 1
East Midlands 0 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 2 - -
East of England -15 2 - - 2
South West - 2 £125 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -8 1 £275 -25.67%
North Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Harrogate - 1 £275 -
Leeds - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 57 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.41%) HTML
3 52 (35.37%) Social Media
4 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
5 40 (27.21%) SQL Server
6 38 (25.85%) .NET
7 33 (22.45%) Scrum
8 32 (21.77%) C#
9 31 (21.09%) Finance
9 31 (21.09%) TDD
10 29 (19.73%) Marketing
11 28 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (19.05%) BDD
12 25 (17.01%) MVC
12 25 (17.01%) WPF
13 24 (16.33%) CSS
13 24 (16.33%) NUnit
14 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
14 23 (15.65%) NHibernate
14 23 (15.65%) Domain-Driven Design
14 23 (15.65%) HTML5
14 23 (15.65%) Rhino Mocks
14 23 (15.65%) RabbitMQ
14 23 (15.65%) CQRS
15 19 (12.93%) SQL
15 19 (12.93%) F#
15 19 (12.93%) Castle Windsor
15 19 (12.93%) Analytics
16 18 (12.24%) Publishing
17 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (8.16%) CMS
1 12 (8.16%) Drupal
2 10 (6.80%) IIS
3 9 (6.12%) Apache
4 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.08%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.72%) Mule
5 4 (2.72%) WordPress
5 4 (2.72%) Node.js
6 2 (1.36%) Lync
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.40%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.48%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.44%) GitHub
3 2 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.36%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) HTTP
2 4 (2.72%) Intranet
3 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.36%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.48%) MySQL
3 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.40%) QlikView
5 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) NUnit
2 23 (15.65%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.72%) Grunt
5 4 (2.72%) MSTest
5 4 (2.72%) Fiddler
5 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.68%) ReSharper
General
1 31 (21.09%) Finance
2 29 (19.73%) Marketing
3 18 (12.24%) Publishing
4 9 (6.12%) Local Government
5 6 (4.08%) Games
6 5 (3.40%) Legal
6 5 (3.40%) Danish Language
7 4 (2.72%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (2.72%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.72%) Banking
8 3 (2.04%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.68%) German Language
10 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (35.37%) Developer
2 26 (17.69%) C# Developer
3 10 (6.80%) Architect
3 10 (6.80%) Designer
4 9 (6.12%) Web Developer
5 8 (5.44%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (5.44%) Digital Content Designer
6 7 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.76%) Content Editor
7 6 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Consultant
8 5 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Mobile Web Developer
9 4 (2.72%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (2.04%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.41%) HTML
2 38 (25.85%) .NET
3 25 (17.01%) WPF
4 24 (16.33%) CSS
5 23 (15.65%) NHibernate
5 23 (15.65%) HTML5
5 23 (15.65%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (12.93%) Castle Windsor
7 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
8 14 (9.52%) jQuery
9 12 (8.16%) XML
10 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (6.80%) Web Services
11 10 (6.80%) LAMP
11 10 (6.80%) Ajax
12 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (4.76%) WCF
14 6 (4.08%) REST
14 6 (4.08%) Spring
15 5 (3.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (35.37%) Social Media
2 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.88%) User Experience
4 11 (7.48%) Taxonomies
5 9 (6.12%) Open Source
6 8 (5.44%) Copywriting
7 7 (4.76%) Podcast
7 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
8 6 (4.08%) Online Games
9 5 (3.40%) New Media
10 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.04%) Visualisation
11 3 (2.04%) Reference Data
11 3 (2.04%) Statistics
12 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
12 2 (1.36%) Graphic Design
12 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.36%) Wiki
12 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 5 (3.40%) Android
3 4 (2.72%) Linux
3 4 (2.72%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.72%) UNIX
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) Scrum
3 31 (21.09%) TDD
4 28 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (19.05%) BDD
5 25 (17.01%) MVC
6 23 (15.65%) CQRS
6 23 (15.65%) Domain-Driven Design
7 19 (12.93%) Analytics
8 15 (10.20%) SEO
9 11 (7.48%) Project Management
9 11 (7.48%) Time Management
10 10 (6.80%) Web Development
11 9 (6.12%) Web Application Development
11 9 (6.12%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (5.44%) Content Management
12 8 (5.44%) CRM
13 7 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
14 6 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) C#
2 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
3 19 (12.93%) SQL
3 19 (12.93%) F#
4 16 (10.88%) PHP
5 10 (6.80%) PHP5
6 9 (6.12%) Python
7 8 (5.44%) Java
8 7 (4.76%) Ruby
9 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.04%) Scala
11 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) MCSE
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.04%) yum
2 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) Facebook
3 13 (8.84%) Twitter
4 10 (6.80%) Google
5 7 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (4.08%) Lotus
7 4 (2.72%) Coremetrics
8 3 (2.04%) Zend
9 2 (1.36%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.36%) VMware
9 2 (1.36%) Omniture
10 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) SAP
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