The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills 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 Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £483
% change year-on-year
- -43.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Blend
England

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

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
361 172 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 7.79% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 101 126
Average daily rate £340 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Blend Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Blend Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) RIA
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) RIA
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle