The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
London / City of London
Rank - - 194
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £480 £400
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 556 517 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.35% 15.54% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 411 535
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Microsoft Blend
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 Microsoft Blend in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Blend in the City of London