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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank 586 581 570
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Blog 62 79 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 45 40
Median daily rate £425 £470 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +42.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £210
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +54.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £59.31 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
+179.10% -

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
17780 19182 18392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.28% 33.01% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11998 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 816 800
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 September 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 28 September 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 +6 61 £425 -10.05% 59
London -19 33 £416 -16.75% 29
South West +11 10 £463 +2.77% 1
Bristol +1 10 £463 +2.77%
South East +11 8 £200 -57.89% 9
City of London +23 5 £250 -49.36% 11
Hampshire +14 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +9 4 £268 - 4
Farnborough - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +15 3 £135 - 2
Leeds +9 3 £135 - 2
East of England -1 2 £325 - 3
North West - 2 £256 - 7
Surrey - 2 £200 - 6
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 £200 -
Scotland +8 1 - - 1
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
Luton -4 1 £325 -
Bedfordshire -7 1 £325 -
West Midlands -21 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £440 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 3
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £440 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (39.58%) JavaScript
3 51 (35.42%) TDD
3 51 (35.42%) Scrum
4 44 (30.56%) AngularJS
4 44 (30.56%) DevOps
5 41 (28.47%) E-Commerce
6 40 (27.78%) HTML
6 40 (27.78%) QA
6 40 (27.78%) GitHub
7 38 (26.39%) BDD
8 36 (25.00%) Node.js
8 36 (25.00%) User Experience
9 34 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (22.92%) C#
10 33 (22.92%) .NET
10 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
11 32 (22.22%) NoSQL
11 32 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
12 29 (20.14%) Web Development
13 28 (19.44%) ASP.NET
13 28 (19.44%) MVC
13 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 28 (19.44%) Hadoop
13 28 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (19.44%) HTML5
14 27 (18.75%) Kanban
14 27 (18.75%) Microservices
15 26 (18.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (18.06%) CQRS

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 26 (18.06%) CMS
2 23 (15.97%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (11.11%) WordPress
4 15 (10.42%) Apache
5 12 (8.33%) Apache Solr
6 11 (7.64%) nginx
6 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
7 10 (6.94%) Mule
8 5 (3.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.39%) Drupal
9 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.39%) Kentico
9 2 (1.39%) Magnolia
9 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.69%) IIS
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Office
1 7 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.08%) InDesign
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Sage X3
1 2 (1.39%) Shopify
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.78%) GitHub
2 32 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (14.58%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (8.33%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.47%) SaaS
7 3 (2.08%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.39%) Dropbox
8 2 (1.39%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.39%) Google Drive
8 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) Internet
2 7 (4.86%) Intranet
3 6 (4.17%) LAN
3 6 (4.17%) Wireless
4 5 (3.47%) HTTP
4 5 (3.47%) LDAP
5 4 (2.78%) WLAN
6 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.39%) Skype
7 2 (1.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.69%) Extranet
8 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.69%) Network Security
8 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 32 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 28 (19.44%) Hadoop
4 21 (14.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (11.81%) MongoDB
6 8 (5.56%) MySQL
6 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.86%) Big Data
8 4 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.39%) Redis
10 2 (1.39%) Riak
11 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.69%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.69%) DB2
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 25 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.28%) TeamCity
3 21 (14.58%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (11.81%) Jenkins
5 13 (9.03%) JIRA
6 10 (6.94%) Subversion
7 6 (4.17%) Selenium
8 5 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.47%) Hudson
9 4 (2.78%) Grunt
10 3 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.08%) Bower
10 3 (2.08%) gulp
10 3 (2.08%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.08%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.08%) webpack
11 2 (1.39%) NUnit
12 1 (0.69%) Ant
12 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.69%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (13.89%) Marketing
2 11 (7.64%) Retail
3 8 (5.56%) Finance
4 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.47%) Advertising
5 5 (3.47%) Legal
6 3 (2.08%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Polish Language
7 2 (1.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (35.42%) Developer
2 17 (11.81%) Architect
3 16 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 8 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.86%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (4.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Web Developer
7 7 (4.86%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.56%) AngularJS
2 40 (27.78%) HTML
3 36 (25.00%) Node.js
4 33 (22.92%) .NET
5 28 (19.44%) ASP.NET
5 28 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (19.44%) HTML5
6 26 (18.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (15.97%) CSS
7 23 (15.97%) Ember.js
8 22 (15.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (14.58%) RabbitMQ
10 16 (11.11%) JSON
11 15 (10.42%) jQuery
12 14 (9.72%) XML
13 12 (8.33%) CSS3
13 12 (8.33%) REST
14 11 (7.64%) Spring
15 9 (6.25%) React
15 9 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.00%) User Experience
2 23 (15.97%) Public Cloud
2 23 (15.97%) Social Media
3 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.47%) Copywriting
4 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.78%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.08%) Social Network
6 3 (2.08%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.39%) CESG
7 2 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.39%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.39%) Wiki
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.69%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Linux
2 8 (5.56%) Windows
3 4 (2.78%) Android
3 4 (2.78%) CentOS
3 4 (2.78%) Fedora
3 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.08%) Unix
5 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) Scrum
2 51 (35.42%) TDD
3 44 (30.56%) DevOps
4 41 (28.47%) E-Commerce
5 38 (26.39%) BDD
6 29 (20.14%) Web Development
7 28 (19.44%) MVC
8 27 (18.75%) Kanban
8 27 (18.75%) Microservices
9 26 (18.06%) CQRS
10 25 (17.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (15.97%) Open Source
12 22 (15.28%) High Availability
12 22 (15.28%) OO
13 21 (14.58%) Mentoring
14 19 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (11.81%) Project Management
16 16 (11.11%) SDLC
17 14 (9.72%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.58%) JavaScript
2 33 (22.92%) C#
3 25 (17.36%) Ruby
4 23 (15.97%) Java
5 22 (15.28%) Scala
6 16 (11.11%) PHP
7 11 (7.64%) Groovy
7 11 (7.64%) SQL
8 5 (3.47%) C
9 3 (2.08%) Python
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.69%) COBOL
11 1 (0.69%) ES6
11 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) Degree
3 6 (4.17%) CCNA
3 6 (4.17%) CCNP
3 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.39%) CCDA
6 2 (1.39%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CEH
7 1 (0.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.69%) MCAD
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) MCSD
7 1 (0.69%) MCTS
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) VCAP
7 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.78%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.69%) vCloud
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (9.03%) Ansible
3 11 (7.64%) Puppet
4 4 (2.78%) Terraform
5 1 (0.69%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.69%) Salt
5 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (8.33%) Twitter
2 11 (7.64%) Adobe
2 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.47%) AppDynamics
3 5 (3.47%) MuleSoft
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle
3 5 (3.47%) Rackspace
3 5 (3.47%) Sage
3 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco
4 4 (2.78%) Facebook
4 4 (2.78%) Google
4 4 (2.78%) Nortel
4 4 (2.78%) VMware
5 3 (2.08%) IBM
5 3 (2.08%) New Relic
6 2 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.39%) Lotus
6 2 (1.39%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.39%) Splunk
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago