The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 - 127
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Blend 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.39% - 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% - 0.29%
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 273 306 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.33% 11.71% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 171 212
Median daily rate £375 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £26.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.46% -41.66%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Microsoft Blend
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Blend in Scotland

Microsoft Blend
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 7 - -
Microsoft Blend
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 7 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 7 (100.00%) XAML
1 7 (100.00%) WPF
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
1 7 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 6 (85.71%) MVVM
2 6 (85.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) OOP
2 6 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (85.71%) Flash
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Adobe
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing

Microsoft Blend
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (85.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) WPF Developer
3 3 (42.86%) UI Developer
3 3 (42.86%) UI/UX Developer
3 3 (42.86%) UX Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) WPF
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Flash
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Front End Development
2 6 (85.71%) MVVM
2 6 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (85.71%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) XAML
2 6 (85.71%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Adobe
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft