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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank 584 560 551
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing Blog 44 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 67
Median daily rate £390 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.84% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £515 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
16378 18591 18264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.64% 33.46% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10569 11683 11567
Median daily rate £430 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 797 773
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +16.41%

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 2 December 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 30 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 2 December 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 -30 43 £380 -20.00% 35
London -27 28 £425 -15.00% 14
Yorkshire +16 4 £432 - 3
East of England +12 4 £133 -59.23%
City of London - 4 £368 - 2
Sheffield - 4 £432 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £432 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £350 -
East Midlands - 3 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 2 - - 1
Leeds +11 2 - -
South West +5 2 £308 +207.50% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £110 -
Nottingham - 2 £395 -
South East +24 1 - - 7
Hampshire +21 1 - - 1
Bristol -2 1 £450 +350.00% 1
Devon - 1 £165 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £175 - 2
West Wales - 1 £525 -
North East - 1 £175 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £175 - 2
Ipswich - 1 £133 -
Peterborough - 1 £133 -
Exeter - 1 £165 -
Havant - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £110 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £525 -
Swansea - 1 £525 -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 61 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
3 43 (39.45%) Scrum
4 40 (36.70%) TDD
5 35 (32.11%) BDD
6 34 (31.19%) DevOps
7 31 (28.44%) User Experience
8 29 (26.61%) AngularJS
8 29 (26.61%) E-Commerce
9 28 (25.69%) Node.js
9 28 (25.69%) GitHub
10 27 (24.77%) HTML
10 27 (24.77%) .NET
10 27 (24.77%) QA
11 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
11 26 (23.85%) C#
12 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET
12 25 (22.94%) MVC
12 25 (22.94%) Kanban
12 25 (22.94%) Ruby
12 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 25 (22.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (22.94%) Microservices
13 24 (22.02%) CQRS
13 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (22.02%) Social Media
14 23 (21.10%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (20.18%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (20.18%) Ember.js

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 23 (21.10%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (11.93%) CMS
3 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.09%) WordPress
4 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.75%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.83%) Mule
5 2 (1.83%) nginx
5 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.83%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.92%) CICS
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (7.34%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.59%) MS Office
2 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) InDesign
3 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Sage X3
1 2 (1.83%) Shopify
1 2 (1.83%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.92%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.92%) Radian6
2 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 28 (25.69%) GitHub
2 25 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (19.27%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (11.01%) Amazon S3
6 6 (5.50%) SaaS
7 3 (2.75%) Google Analytics
7 3 (2.75%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Dropbox
8 2 (1.83%) Google Drive
8 2 (1.83%) Office 365
9 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) Intranet
1 5 (4.59%) LDAP
2 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.83%) LAN
2 2 (1.83%) Skype
2 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.83%) WAN
2 2 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.18%) Hadoop
2 22 (20.18%) NoSQL
3 21 (19.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) DB2
6 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (20.18%) TeamCity
2 21 (19.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.42%) Selenium
5 6 (5.50%) JIRA
6 5 (4.59%) Bower
6 5 (4.59%) Grunt
6 5 (4.59%) gulp
6 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.59%) Subversion
6 5 (4.59%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.59%) webpack
7 2 (1.83%) Ant
7 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.83%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.83%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.83%) NUnit
8 1 (0.92%) Mocha
8 1 (0.92%) Moq
8 1 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 14 (12.84%) Marketing
2 4 (3.67%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Publishing
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Brand Awareness
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Developer
2 12 (11.01%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) .NET Developer
3 7 (6.42%) WordPress Developer
4 6 (5.50%) C# Developer
5 5 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
5 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Designer
6 4 (3.67%) Digital Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (3.67%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (3.67%) Product Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.61%) AngularJS
2 28 (25.69%) Node.js
3 27 (24.77%) .NET
3 27 (24.77%) HTML
4 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET
4 25 (22.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (22.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (20.18%) Ember.js
7 21 (19.27%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (18.35%) CSS
9 17 (15.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (12.84%) jQuery
11 12 (11.01%) XML
12 11 (10.09%) HTML5
13 9 (8.26%) CSS3
13 9 (8.26%) Web Services
14 8 (7.34%) Ajax
14 8 (7.34%) JSON
14 8 (7.34%) React
15 6 (5.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.44%) User Experience
2 24 (22.02%) Social Media
3 22 (20.18%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.75%) Social Network
5 3 (2.75%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.83%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.83%) Wiki
7 1 (0.92%) Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.92%) Life Science
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) Android
1 4 (3.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.75%) Windows
3 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.83%) Unix
3 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.45%) Scrum
3 40 (36.70%) TDD
4 35 (32.11%) BDD
5 34 (31.19%) DevOps
6 29 (26.61%) E-Commerce
7 25 (22.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (22.94%) Kanban
7 25 (22.94%) Microservices
7 25 (22.94%) MVC
8 24 (22.02%) CQRS
9 22 (20.18%) High Availability
10 17 (15.60%) Web Development
11 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (11.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (11.93%) SEO
13 11 (10.09%) Front End Development
14 8 (7.34%) Analytics
14 8 (7.34%) OO
14 8 (7.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) JavaScript
2 26 (23.85%) C#
3 25 (22.94%) Ruby
4 22 (20.18%) Scala
5 13 (11.93%) Java
6 11 (10.09%) PHP
7 4 (3.67%) Python
7 4 (3.67%) SQL
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) Groovy
8 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.92%) COBOL
9 1 (0.92%) ES6
9 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.83%) VCAP
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.92%) CEH
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.92%) MBA
4 1 (0.92%) MCAD
4 1 (0.92%) MCP
4 1 (0.92%) MCSD
4 1 (0.92%) MCTS
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (24.77%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.83%) vCloud
1 2 (1.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (20.18%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.50%) Ansible
3 2 (1.83%) vRealize
4 1 (0.92%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Adobe
2 10 (9.17%) Twitter
3 7 (6.42%) Sage
4 6 (5.50%) Google
5 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.67%) Facebook
7 3 (2.75%) IBM
8 2 (1.83%) Apple
8 2 (1.83%) arcserve
8 2 (1.83%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.83%) HEAT Software
8 2 (1.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.92%) New Relic
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle
9 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.92%) Zend
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