The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Microsoft Blend skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
South West / Bristol
Rank - - 72
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol - - 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £480 £400
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.00

Microsoft Blend is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 155 121 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 19.16% 13.37% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 78 96
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +20.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Blend in Bristol