The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 133 148
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Blog 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.10% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.36% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £318 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £367 £425
% change year-on-year -11.44% -13.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.89 - £10.00

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 623 824 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.16% 28.36% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 528 421
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £505 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 69 48
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £52.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blog in the South West

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blog in the South West

Blog
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol +2 4 £318 -15.26% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Blog
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region with a requirement for Blog.

1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 3 (42.86%) Public Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (42.86%) Node.js
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) CQRS
2 3 (42.86%) GitHub
2 3 (42.86%) Ember.js
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (42.86%) GitHub
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
1 3 (42.86%) NoSQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Communications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Content Strategist
2 1 (14.29%) Copywriter
2 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (42.86%) Ember.js
1 3 (42.86%) Node.js
1 3 (42.86%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) CQRS
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
1 3 (42.86%) Microservices
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
1 3 (42.86%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef