The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 261 255
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing Blog 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £336 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +30.37% -15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £59.31 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £59.31 -
% change year-on-year -62.90% -  

Blog is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2226 2741 2920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.70% 30.48% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1632 1580
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 139 126
Median hourly rate £19.83 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.03% +87.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Blog as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the South East

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blog in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blog in the South East

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blog in the South East

Blog
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Berkshire +27 6 - - 2
Hampshire +8 2 - - 1
Blog
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blog 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 South East region with a requirement for Blog.

1 6 (54.55%) Social Media
2 5 (45.45%) Twitter
3 4 (36.36%) Facebook
4 3 (27.27%) Marketing
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) B2B
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Sun
5 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) WebTrends
5 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 2 (18.18%) Benchmarking
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Sybase
5 2 (18.18%) DB2
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (18.18%) Informix
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Publishing
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Brand Management

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Radian6
1 2 (18.18%) Sprinklr
1 2 (18.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
1 2 (18.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Social Media Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Communications Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Internal Communications Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (18.18%) NOC Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Copywriter
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Product Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Social Media
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 1 (9.09%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) B2B
1 2 (18.18%) Benchmarking
1 2 (18.18%) Brand Management
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Channel Management
1 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Infographics
2 1 (9.09%) Information Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Twitter
2 4 (36.36%) Facebook
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) Sun
3 2 (18.18%) Sybase
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow