Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 17 November 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.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 855 828
Rank change year-on-year +10 -27 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 1 9 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.001% 0.009% 0.044%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.006% 0.055% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 20
England median daily rate £600 £600 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% +14.71%
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £375
% change year-on-year - +60.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK median hourly rate - - £32.50

Microsoft Blend is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17734 16307 15035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 16.57% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12428 11046 10096
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £278
90th Percentile £603 £575 £574
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 233 283
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.12 £24.05
90th Percentile £59.63 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Blend as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Blend in England

Microsoft Blend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Blend in England

Microsoft Blend
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Blend in England

Microsoft Blend
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 Microsoft Blend within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -12 1 £600 -
Microsoft Blend
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Blend 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress

Microsoft Blend
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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) DevExpress