The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blogs
Rank 118 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Blog 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.045% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £495 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
-13.64% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Blog
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
703 606 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.55% 27.43% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 335 315
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £197 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £35.00 £37.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Blog
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blog across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blog Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Blog
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blog across the West Midlands region.

Blog Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Blog
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 2 £495 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Blog
England

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Ajax
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 4 (44.44%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) WCAG
3 4 (44.44%) Psychology
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
3 4 (44.44%) ECDL
4 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) Web Design
4 3 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

Blog
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Graduate IT Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) IT Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) IT Graduate
2 4 (44.44%) Junior
2 4 (44.44%) Junior Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Junior IT Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Lead Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Usability Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Web Consultant
3 3 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Ajax
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) XHTML
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Mac OS X
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 4 (44.44%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
1 4 (44.44%) ECDL
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) WCAG
2 3 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft