The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 28 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.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.15% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 8.96% - -
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 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 Glasgow with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 67 70 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 12.79% 12.07% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 57
Median daily rate £400 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.89 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Microsoft Blend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Blend in Glasgow

Microsoft Blend
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 6 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 6 (100.00%) XAML
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
1 6 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) MVVM
2 5 (83.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) OOP
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Flash
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Adobe
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing

Microsoft Blend
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (83.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) WPF Developer
3 3 (50.00%) UI Developer
3 3 (50.00%) UI/UX Developer
3 3 (50.00%) UX Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Flash
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) MVVM
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) XAML
2 5 (83.33%) C#
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Adobe
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft