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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - 118 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.081% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £343 £300
% change year-on-year
- +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
Microsoft Blend
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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
472 230 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.36% 9.30% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 133 113
Median daily rate £430 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 19
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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