The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Blogs
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 159 203
Rank change year-on-year -3 +44  
Contract jobs citing Blog 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.45% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Median daily rate £550 £265 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.54% -16.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £227 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £430 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +30.37% -15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £59.31 -
% change year-on-year -62.90% -  

Blog is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1367 1324 2193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.89% 39.32% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1114 1754
Median daily rate £538 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £68.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Blog as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the City of London

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blog in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blog in the City of London

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blog in the City of London

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blog in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Blog.

1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Mesos
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) CoreOS
3 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (28.57%) React
3 2 (28.57%) Ansible

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Brand Awareness
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Head of Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
1 2 (28.57%) React
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) DOM
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 1 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
4 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) Social Media Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Mesos
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter