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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Blogs
Rank 538 539 544
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Blog 66 48 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 37
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £160 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.76%
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
17811 16536 17521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10937 10252 10194
Average daily rate £410 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%
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 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 660 892
Average hourly rate £18.26 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 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 30 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 -5 62 £394 +28.57% 49
London +39 43 £425 +30.76% 29
City of London +36 13 £194 -38.00% 6
South East -16 10 £316 +97.65% 11
Berkshire +10 5 - - 2
North West -6 5 £238 - 2
Manchester -10 5 £238 - 2
Scotland - 4 £166 -
Reading +26 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 3 - - 1
East of England -20 3 - - 1
East Midlands +7 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £413 +106.25% 2
Oxfordshire -14 2 £210 +31.25%
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £155 -
Glasgow - 2 £176 -
West Midlands -19 1 £320 +16.36% 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 (38.71%) Social Media
2 43 (34.68%) Marketing
3 32 (25.81%) HTML
4 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.19%) Analytics
5 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
6 22 (17.74%) .NET
7 21 (16.94%) C#
7 21 (16.94%) CSS
8 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
9 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
9 19 (15.32%) Finance
9 19 (15.32%) jQuery
10 18 (14.52%) TDD
10 18 (14.52%) Project Management
10 18 (14.52%) HTML5
10 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (13.71%) Twitter
11 17 (13.71%) SEO
12 16 (12.90%) Publishing
12 16 (12.90%) CMS
12 16 (12.90%) PHP
12 16 (12.90%) QA
12 16 (12.90%) BDD
12 16 (12.90%) Facebook
13 15 (12.10%) CRM
14 14 (11.29%) Games
14 14 (11.29%) MVC
14 14 (11.29%) Scrum
15 13 (10.48%) IBM Notes

Blog
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (12.90%) CMS
2 13 (10.48%) IBM Notes
3 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.45%) WordPress
5 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.23%) IIS
6 4 (3.23%) Mule
7 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.61%) Lync
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.81%) Apache
9 1 (0.81%) Drupal
9 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (8.87%) WebTrends
2 6 (4.84%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.81%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) GitHub
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.23%) SaaS
3 2 (1.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) Intranet
2 4 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (1.61%) DMZ
4 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.48%) MySQL
3 11 (8.87%) QlikView
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) NUnit
2 11 (8.87%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (7.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.23%) MSTest
4 4 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.61%) Selenium
6 2 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (0.81%) JIRA
7 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.81%) JMeter
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (34.68%) Marketing
2 19 (15.32%) Finance
3 16 (12.90%) Publishing
4 14 (11.29%) Games
5 11 (8.87%) Danish Language
6 7 (5.65%) Banking
6 7 (5.65%) Legal
7 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.42%) Electronics
7 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.42%) French Language
7 3 (2.42%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.61%) Local Government
8 2 (1.61%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.81%) German Language
9 1 (0.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Military
9 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Developer
2 13 (10.48%) C# Developer
3 11 (8.87%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.26%) Web Developer
5 7 (5.65%) Content Editor
5 7 (5.65%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (4.84%) Designer
6 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (4.84%) Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Architect
9 3 (2.42%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.42%) Copywriter
9 3 (2.42%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.42%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Scala Developer
9 3 (2.42%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.81%) HTML
2 22 (17.74%) .NET
3 21 (16.94%) CSS
4 19 (15.32%) jQuery
5 18 (14.52%) HTML5
6 12 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 11 (8.87%) NHibernate
7 11 (8.87%) WPF
7 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (6.45%) CSS3
8 8 (6.45%) Web Services
8 8 (6.45%) Castle Windsor
9 6 (4.84%) LAMP
10 5 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (4.03%) REST
11 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.23%) Apache Camel
11 4 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (38.71%) Social Media
2 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.48%) Online Games
4 11 (8.87%) New Media
5 10 (8.06%) Copywriting
6 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.84%) Data Structures
7 6 (4.84%) User Experience
8 5 (4.03%) Algorithms
8 5 (4.03%) Open Source
9 3 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (2.42%) Xbox
9 3 (2.42%) Taxonomies
9 3 (2.42%) Wiki
9 3 (2.42%) Podcast
9 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.42%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.61%) DTV
10 2 (1.61%) Social Network
10 2 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) Windows
2 2 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) CentOS
3 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (24.19%) Analytics
2 18 (14.52%) TDD
2 18 (14.52%) Project Management
3 17 (13.71%) SEO
4 16 (12.90%) BDD
5 15 (12.10%) CRM
6 14 (11.29%) MVC
6 14 (11.29%) Scrum
7 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (9.68%) Online Marketing
8 12 (9.68%) Content Management
9 11 (8.87%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (8.87%) Marketing Strategy
9 11 (8.87%) CQRS
10 10 (8.06%) Web Development
10 10 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (4.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.94%) C#
2 19 (15.32%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.90%) PHP
4 9 (7.26%) Java
5 7 (5.65%) SQL
6 6 (4.84%) F#
7 4 (3.23%) Python
8 3 (2.42%) Ruby
8 3 (2.42%) Scala
8 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.81%) PHP5
9 1 (0.81%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) MCSE
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.42%) YUM
2 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.71%) Twitter
3 16 (12.90%) Facebook
4 13 (10.48%) Lotus
5 8 (6.45%) Google
6 4 (3.23%) Coremetrics
7 2 (1.61%) Zend
7 2 (1.61%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.61%) VMware
7 2 (1.61%) Omniture
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Vignette
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Sony
8 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.81%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.81%) ExactTarget
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