Period
to 1 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 6 months to 1 December 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 422 619
Rank change year-on-year -238 +197 +62
Contract jobs citing Blog 107 113 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 1.14% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 97 71
10th Percentile £330 £371 £313
25th Percentile £463 £438 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £575 £475
Median % change year-on-year -10.87% +21.05% +1.60%
75th Percentile £653 £700 £538
90th Percentile £800 £763 £590
UK median daily rate £510 £575 £463
% change year-on-year -11.30% +24.32% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year - -20.00% -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +108.33% -20.00% -

Blog is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,101 9,945 21,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.01% 32.13% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,794 6,863 13,993
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £368 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £588
90th Percentile £738 £710 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 353 764
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.75 £14.85
Median hourly rate £24.06 £27.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +34.15% +2.50%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.51 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.70% +29.32% +2.50%

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Blog as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in England

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blog in England.

Daily rate trend for Blog in England

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blog in England over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Blog in England

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blog in England.

Hourly rate trend for Blog in England

Blog
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the England region over the 6 months to 1 December 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -242 61 £560 -2.61% 36
North of England -59 22 £475 -24.00% 23
North West -50 11 £475 -20.83% 18
Yorkshire -37 9 £473 -27.19% 3
South West -48 6 £700 +172.37% 11
Midlands -67 4 £250 - 10
West Midlands -67 3 £250 - 7
South East -88 2 £300 - 7
North East - 2 £510 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 - - 8
Blog
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Blog also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Blog.

1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) Social Skills
3 27 (25.23%) Python
4 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 25 (23.36%) TDD
5 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
5 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
6 20 (18.69%) DevOps
7 19 (17.76%) Thought Leadership
7 19 (17.76%) AWS
8 18 (16.82%) Finance
8 18 (16.82%) CSS
8 18 (16.82%) Terraform
9 17 (15.89%) Project Delivery
10 16 (14.95%) React
10 16 (14.95%) Analytics
10 16 (14.95%) Java
10 16 (14.95%) Linux
11 15 (14.02%) Marketing
11 15 (14.02%) WordPress
11 15 (14.02%) Docker
11 15 (14.02%) Kubernetes
11 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
11 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (14.02%) Accessibility
12 14 (13.08%) GCP
12 14 (13.08%) Presales
12 14 (13.08%) Cloud Native
12 14 (13.08%) SC Cleared
12 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.02%) WordPress
2 6 (5.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.74%) Confluence
4 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.87%) CMS
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Pulsar
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Figma
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.76%) AWS
2 14 (13.08%) GCP
3 12 (11.21%) Azure
4 8 (7.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.54%) GitHub
6 4 (3.74%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (3.74%) Trello
7 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.87%) Google Sheets
8 2 (1.87%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.93%) Collibra
9 1 (0.93%) dbt
9 1 (0.93%) GitHub Actions
9 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.93%) npm
9 1 (0.93%) Serverless
9 1 (0.93%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.74%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) Intranet
4 2 (1.87%) Internet
4 2 (1.87%) SSH
5 1 (0.93%) 5G
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) IPv4
5 1 (0.93%) IPv6
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) SMS
5 1 (0.93%) SMTP
5 1 (0.93%) SNMP
5 1 (0.93%) SSL
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.80%) Big Data
3 2 (1.87%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.87%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.87%) Power BI
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.87%) Tableau
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.93%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.93%) HBase
4 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Metadata
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.67%) JIRA
3 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.80%) Selenium
3 3 (2.80%) webpack
4 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.87%) Postman
4 2 (1.87%) Rational Application Developer
4 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.93%) Grunt
5 1 (0.93%) gulp
5 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.93%) JUnit
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.93%) Protractor
5 1 (0.93%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (27.10%) Social Skills
2 18 (16.82%) Finance
3 15 (14.02%) Marketing
4 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (10.28%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.74%) Legal
6 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.80%) Law
7 3 (2.80%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.80%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.80%) Retail
7 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.87%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.87%) French Language
8 2 (1.87%) German Language
8 2 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.87%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (14.95%) Developer
2 11 (10.28%) Product Manager
3 10 (9.35%) Architect
4 8 (7.48%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (7.48%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) Designer
6 4 (3.74%) Junior
6 4 (3.74%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (3.74%) React Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Site Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 3 (2.80%) Administrator
7 3 (2.80%) Architecture Manager
7 3 (2.80%) IT Manager
7 3 (2.80%) IT Technical Manager
7 3 (2.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.80%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) CSS
2 16 (14.95%) React
3 13 (12.15%) GraphQL
4 12 (11.21%) Web Services
5 11 (10.28%) GatsbyJS
6 9 (8.41%) Node.js
7 8 (7.48%) HTML
8 7 (6.54%) RESTful
9 4 (3.74%) JSON
10 3 (2.80%) HTML5
10 3 (2.80%) JDBC
10 3 (2.80%) jQuery
10 3 (2.80%) LDAP
10 3 (2.80%) Spring
10 3 (2.80%) XML
11 2 (1.87%) JSP
11 2 (1.87%) Kafka
11 2 (1.87%) React Native
11 2 (1.87%) Sass
11 2 (1.87%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Cloud Native
2 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.28%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (8.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (7.48%) User Experience
6 7 (6.54%) Social Media
7 5 (4.67%) Algorithms
7 5 (4.67%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.87%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (1.87%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Linux
2 14 (13.08%) Unix
3 7 (6.54%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.80%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.36%) TDD
3 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
4 20 (18.69%) DevOps
5 19 (17.76%) Thought Leadership
6 17 (15.89%) Project Delivery
7 16 (14.95%) Analytics
8 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
9 14 (13.08%) Presales
9 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering
10 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.15%) Re-Platforming
11 12 (11.21%) Data Protection
11 12 (11.21%) Scrum
11 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.35%) User Research
12 10 (9.35%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 9 (8.41%) Backlog Management
13 9 (8.41%) Product Vision
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) Python
2 25 (23.36%) JavaScript
3 16 (14.95%) Java
4 13 (12.15%) Ruby
5 8 (7.48%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.61%) Go
7 3 (2.80%) ES6
7 3 (2.80%) PHP
7 3 (2.80%) R
8 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.87%) C#
8 2 (1.87%) JSX
8 2 (1.87%) Scala
8 2 (1.87%) SQL
8 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Java 8
9 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.28%) Degree
4 4 (3.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (3.74%) CCSP
4 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.74%) CISSP
4 4 (3.74%) GIAC
5 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.93%) CISM
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) Accessibility
2 4 (3.74%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) PMO
3 2 (1.87%) WCAG
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) Terraform
2 15 (14.02%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.61%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.74%) Consul
4 4 (3.74%) Istio
5 3 (2.80%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.87%) Packer
7 1 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Google
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.74%) Adobe
3 4 (3.74%) CA
4 3 (2.80%) BT
5 2 (1.87%) Databricks
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) Delphix
6 1 (0.93%) Informatica
6 1 (0.93%) Monetate
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.93%) New Relic
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) Teradata
6 1 (0.93%) YouTube