Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 606 593
Rank change year-on-year -27 -13 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 1 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.002% 0.020% 0.037%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.011% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
London median daily rate £600 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +30.00%
England median daily rate £600 £600 £413
% change year-on-year - +45.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9517 8124 7171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.22% 18.08% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7193 5889 5276
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 20
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.50
England 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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Blend in London

Microsoft Blend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Blend in London

For the 6 months to 21 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 London 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 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:

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