Period
to 24 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 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
UK
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 704 710
Rank change year-on-year +209 +6 +25
Contract jobs citing Blog 128 155 188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 97 150
Median daily rate £625 £468 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.69% +4.76% -9.62%
10th Percentile £385 £300 £263
90th Percentile £850 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.06% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Blog is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15,579 29,267 32,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.35% 31.93% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,565 18,784 21,248
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £280 £266
90th Percentile £698 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 1,013 1,036
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -6.39% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.01 £50.71
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.95% +16.67%

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blog as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blog.

Daily rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blog.

Hourly rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blog within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +185 117 £630 +34.76% 24
London +151 91 £675 +42.11% 6
UK excluding London +142 35 £488 +7.14% 19
Scotland +44 11 £525 +262.07% 1
North of England +74 9 £428 -2.84% 3
South East +111 6 £450 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire +53 6 £431 +1.41%
Work from Home +18 5 - - 5
East of England - 4 - - 5
Midlands +67 3 £488 +2.63% 2
West Midlands +65 3 £488 +4.28% 1
North West +52 2 £450 -0.55% 3
South West +44 2 - - 5
North East - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Blog also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Blog.

1 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.09%) Azure
3 57 (44.53%) Open Source
4 55 (42.97%) AWS
5 54 (42.19%) JavaScript
6 50 (39.06%) Java
6 50 (39.06%) Python
7 49 (38.28%) Web Services
8 48 (37.50%) AngularJS
9 46 (35.94%) Finance
10 43 (33.59%) Node.js
11 41 (32.03%) React
12 39 (30.47%) GCP
12 39 (30.47%) Derivative
12 39 (30.47%) Fixed Income
13 38 (29.69%) Asset Management
13 38 (29.69%) Front Office
13 38 (29.69%) Investment Management
13 38 (29.69%) Portfolio Management
13 38 (29.69%) Hedge funds
14 37 (28.91%) Equities
14 37 (28.91%) Analytics
14 37 (28.91%) Decision-Making
15 35 (27.34%) Docker
16 30 (23.44%) Terraform
16 30 (23.44%) Software Engineering
16 30 (23.44%) SQL
17 25 (19.53%) .NET
17 25 (19.53%) Greenfield Project
18 23 (17.97%) Linux

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.34%) WordPress
5 2 (1.56%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.78%) Confluence
6 1 (0.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.78%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 59 (46.09%) Azure
2 55 (42.97%) AWS
3 39 (30.47%) GCP
4 16 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (11.72%) Amazon ECS
6 14 (10.94%) GitHub
6 14 (10.94%) OpenShift
7 6 (4.69%) Office 365
8 4 (3.13%) npm
8 4 (3.13%) Power Platform
8 4 (3.13%) Slack
9 3 (2.34%) Serverless
10 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.56%) PaaS
10 2 (1.56%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.56%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) Skype
2 4 (3.13%) HTTP
2 4 (3.13%) Internet
2 4 (3.13%) Network Security
2 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.06%) NoSQL
2 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
3 16 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 9 (7.03%) MySQL
4 9 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (3.13%) Power BI
6 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.34%) Big Data
8 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.56%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.56%) KDB
8 2 (1.56%) Redis
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) Artifactory
2 10 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.25%) Jasmine
3 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.47%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.47%) Visual Studio Code
5 6 (4.69%) GitLab
6 2 (1.56%) Maven
6 2 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (0.78%) Gradle
7 1 (0.78%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (35.94%) Finance
2 38 (29.69%) Front Office
3 15 (11.72%) Banking
3 15 (11.72%) Investment Banking
4 14 (10.94%) Public Sector
5 11 (8.59%) Marketing
6 4 (3.13%) Publishing
7 3 (2.34%) Legal
7 3 (2.34%) Local Government
8 2 (1.56%) Games
8 2 (1.56%) Law
9 1 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (35.16%) Developer
2 21 (16.41%) Front Office Developer
3 15 (11.72%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (10.16%) AWS Developer
5 12 (9.38%) Architect
5 12 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (7.81%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.81%) User Researcher
7 9 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Lead Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.25%) React Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Designer
9 7 (5.47%) Head of Engineering
9 7 (5.47%) Head of Finance
9 7 (5.47%) J2EE Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Angular Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (38.28%) Web Services
2 48 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 43 (33.59%) Node.js
4 41 (32.03%) React
5 25 (19.53%) .NET
6 16 (12.50%) Redux
7 13 (10.16%) HTML
8 11 (8.59%) CSS
8 11 (8.59%) RESTful
9 9 (7.03%) Vue.js
10 8 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (6.25%) Sass
11 7 (5.47%) J2EE
11 7 (5.47%) NgRx
11 7 (5.47%) RxJS
11 7 (5.47%) Spring
12 6 (4.69%) Celery
12 6 (4.69%) Express
12 6 (4.69%) Svelte
13 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.47%) Derivative
1 39 (30.47%) Fixed Income
2 38 (29.69%) Hedge funds
3 37 (28.91%) Equities
4 25 (19.53%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (17.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (10.94%) Equity Derivative
6 14 (10.94%) Public Cloud
7 12 (9.38%) Social Media
8 9 (7.03%) User Experience
9 8 (6.25%) e-Learning
10 7 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
12 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
12 4 (3.13%) Wiki
13 3 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (1.56%) PKI
14 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.97%) Linux
2 14 (10.94%) Unix
3 9 (7.03%) Windows
4 8 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (44.53%) Open Source
3 38 (29.69%) Asset Management
3 38 (29.69%) Investment Management
3 38 (29.69%) Portfolio Management
4 37 (28.91%) Analytics
4 37 (28.91%) Decision-Making
5 30 (23.44%) Software Engineering
6 23 (17.97%) Fund Management
7 19 (14.84%) DevOps
7 19 (14.84%) Machine Learning
8 17 (13.28%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (12.50%) Microservices
10 15 (11.72%) Migration
10 15 (11.72%) Performance Attribution
10 15 (11.72%) Scrum
10 15 (11.72%) Service Design
11 14 (10.94%) Data Analytics
11 14 (10.94%) Wealth Management
12 13 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.19%) JavaScript
2 50 (39.06%) Java
2 50 (39.06%) Python
3 30 (23.44%) SQL
4 20 (15.63%) C#
5 18 (14.06%) C++
6 15 (11.72%) Kotlin
7 14 (10.94%) R
8 13 (10.16%) TypeScript
9 8 (6.25%) PHP
10 7 (5.47%) Java 8
11 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.56%) C
13 2 (1.56%) Go
13 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.56%) Ruby
14 1 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
1 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
1 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.34%) SANS
4 2 (1.56%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.78%) CCSP
5 1 (0.78%) CISA
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CISM
5 1 (0.78%) CISSP
5 1 (0.78%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.78%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.78%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) NIST
3 3 (2.34%) AICPA
3 3 (2.34%) COBIT
4 2 (1.56%) GDPR
5 1 (0.78%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.78%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (27.34%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (23.44%) Terraform
2 15 (11.72%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.13%) Grafana
3 4 (3.13%) Kibana
4 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.56%) Ansible
5 2 (1.56%) Puppet
5 2 (1.56%) Salt
6 1 (0.78%) Istio
6 1 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.13%) Adobe
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle
2 4 (3.13%) VMware
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco
3 3 (2.34%) Google
3 3 (2.34%) MuleSoft
3 3 (2.34%) Tableau
3 3 (2.34%) Twitter
4 2 (1.56%) Blackboard
4 2 (1.56%) Facebook
4 2 (1.56%) YouTube
5 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.78%) Instagram
5 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.78%) NetApp
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Splunk
5 1 (0.78%) StreamSets