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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank 585 602 554
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -48
Contract jobs citing Blog 66 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.077% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 30
Median daily rate £420 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £259 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £155
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +158.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £59.31 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+82.49% -

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
18114 18488 17728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.39% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11702 11634 10717
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 741 710
Median hourly rate £20.83 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 28 July 2016.

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 25 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 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 65 £420 +4.67% 66
London +18 38 £450 +8.43% 35
South East +9 11 £261 -34.68% 18
South West +8 7 £463 - 1
Hampshire +4 7 £336 -13.22% 3
Bristol - 7 £463 -
City of London +49 5 £248 -26.66% 7
West Midlands - 5 £375 - 2
Farnborough - 4 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £336 - 1
North West - 3 £200 - 4
Birmingham - 2 £375 - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £200 - 10
Manchester - 2 £200 - 3
Epsom - 2 £200 -
Berkshire -1 1 - - 2
Scotland -3 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £325 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £162 -
Luton - 1 £325 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 - 1

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 68 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 42 (31.82%) TDD
4 41 (31.06%) Scrum
5 40 (30.30%) AngularJS
6 38 (28.79%) GitHub
6 38 (28.79%) QA
6 38 (28.79%) HTML
7 37 (28.03%) E-Commerce
7 37 (28.03%) DevOps
8 31 (23.48%) CMS
9 30 (22.73%) Linux
9 30 (22.73%) Web Development
9 30 (22.73%) Node.js
9 30 (22.73%) User Experience
10 29 (21.97%) Open Source
11 28 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (20.45%) C#
13 26 (19.70%) .NET
13 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
13 26 (19.70%) HTML5
13 26 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
14 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
14 25 (18.94%) BDD
14 25 (18.94%) NoSQL
15 23 (17.42%) MongoDB
15 23 (17.42%) Hadoop
15 23 (17.42%) OO
16 22 (16.67%) Java

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 31 (23.48%) CMS
2 20 (15.15%) Apache
3 16 (12.12%) WordPress
4 15 (11.36%) Apache Solr
4 15 (11.36%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (11.36%) nginx
5 14 (10.61%) Mule
6 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
7 9 (6.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.27%) IIS
8 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.52%) Drupal
9 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.52%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.52%) Kentico
9 2 (1.52%) Magnolia
9 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 9 (6.82%) MS Office
2 6 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.27%) InDesign
3 3 (2.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Lorenzo
1 2 (1.52%) Sage X3
1 2 (1.52%) Shopify
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (28.79%) GitHub
2 26 (19.70%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (10.61%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (5.30%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.27%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.27%) Office 365
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Dropbox
7 2 (1.52%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Intranet
2 9 (6.82%) Internet
3 6 (4.55%) LAN
3 6 (4.55%) Wireless
4 4 (3.03%) HTTP
4 4 (3.03%) LDAP
4 4 (3.03%) WLAN
5 3 (2.27%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.52%) Skype
6 2 (1.52%) WAN
6 2 (1.52%) WebEx
7 1 (0.76%) Extranet
7 1 (0.76%) Network Security
7 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.94%) NoSQL
3 23 (17.42%) Hadoop
3 23 (17.42%) MongoDB
4 14 (10.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.06%) MySQL
7 7 (5.30%) Big Data
8 5 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.52%) Redis
10 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.52%) Riak
11 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.76%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.12%) JIRA
4 14 (10.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (10.61%) TeamCity
5 10 (7.58%) Subversion
6 9 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.79%) Hudson
7 5 (3.79%) Selenium
8 4 (3.03%) Grunt
9 3 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.27%) Bower
9 3 (2.27%) gulp
9 3 (2.27%) PHPUnit
9 3 (2.27%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.27%) webpack
10 1 (0.76%) Gatling
10 1 (0.76%) GitLab
10 1 (0.76%) Mocha
10 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.39%) Marketing
2 15 (11.36%) Retail
3 7 (5.30%) Legal
4 6 (4.55%) Advertising
4 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.79%) Finance
6 4 (3.03%) Banking
7 3 (2.27%) Brand Awareness
7 3 (2.27%) German Language
7 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.52%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.52%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Games
9 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (34.09%) Developer
2 21 (15.91%) Architect
3 12 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (8.33%) Angular Developer
5 9 (6.82%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (5.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Java Architect
8 6 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (30.30%) AngularJS
2 38 (28.79%) HTML
3 30 (22.73%) Node.js
4 26 (19.70%) .NET
4 26 (19.70%) HTML5
5 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET
5 21 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 21 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 20 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (13.64%) CSS
8 16 (12.12%) Ember.js
8 16 (12.12%) Spring
9 15 (11.36%) JSON
9 15 (11.36%) XML
10 14 (10.61%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (7.58%) jQuery
11 10 (7.58%) REST
12 9 (6.82%) Web Services
13 6 (4.55%) Lucene
13 6 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.73%) User Experience
2 18 (13.64%) Social Media
3 17 (12.88%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.03%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.27%) Biometrics
6 3 (2.27%) Informatics
7 2 (1.52%) CESG
7 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.52%) NHS
7 2 (1.52%) Social Network
7 2 (1.52%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.76%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.76%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.73%) Linux
2 12 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (3.03%) Android
3 4 (3.03%) CentOS
3 4 (3.03%) Fedora
3 4 (3.03%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) TDD
3 41 (31.06%) Scrum
4 37 (28.03%) DevOps
4 37 (28.03%) E-Commerce
5 30 (22.73%) Web Development
6 29 (21.97%) Open Source
7 26 (19.70%) Mentoring
8 25 (18.94%) BDD
9 23 (17.42%) OO
10 21 (15.91%) MVC
11 20 (15.15%) CQRS
11 20 (15.15%) Microservices
11 20 (15.15%) SDLC
12 19 (14.39%) Kanban
13 17 (12.88%) Coaching
13 17 (12.88%) Content Management
13 17 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (12.88%) Project Management
14 15 (11.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
2 27 (20.45%) C#
3 22 (16.67%) Java
4 17 (12.88%) Ruby
5 16 (12.12%) Groovy
6 15 (11.36%) Scala
7 13 (9.85%) SQL
8 12 (9.09%) PHP
9 9 (6.82%) C
10 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.30%) Degree
3 6 (4.55%) CCNA
3 6 (4.55%) CCNP
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.52%) CCDA
5 2 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (0.76%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (28.79%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (10.61%) Ansible
3 12 (9.09%) Puppet
4 4 (3.03%) Terraform
5 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Adobe
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Twitter
3 6 (4.55%) Rackspace
4 5 (3.79%) AppDynamics
4 5 (3.79%) Google
4 5 (3.79%) MuleSoft
4 5 (3.79%) Oracle
4 5 (3.79%) Sage
5 4 (3.03%) Cisco
5 4 (3.03%) Nortel
5 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.03%) VMware
6 3 (2.27%) Facebook
6 3 (2.27%) Nintex
7 2 (1.52%) Brandwatch
7 2 (1.52%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.52%) New Relic
7 2 (1.52%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.52%) Splunk
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