Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 677 724
Rank change year-on-year +14 +47 +64
Contract jobs citing Blog 144 225 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 141 107
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -5.87% +25.06%
10th Percentile £313 £355 £356
90th Percentile £568 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £165.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.82% +392.54% -43.52%
10th Percentile £16.60 £157.50 £28.81
90th Percentile £37.08 £172.50 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - £28.07

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 25,958 33,696 34,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.20% 32.38% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,446 22,010 22,447
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,052 1,033
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.88 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year +17.55% -1.86% -3.20%

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2019. 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 +31 141 £450 -3.49% 59
London +48 93 £450 -8.16% 31
UK excluding London +32 50 £450 - 34
North of England +33 23 £475 +11.76% 12
Yorkshire +54 21 £475 +11.76% 1
South East +35 13 £445 -15.24% 5
Midlands +46 8 £500 +6.95% 3
West Midlands +36 5 £475 +1.60% 1
South West -14 3 £425 +17.24% 5
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 2
Scotland +18 2 - - 5
East of England +32 1 - - 4
North East +12 1 £318 -29.44% 4
North West +7 1 £550 +34.15% 7

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 93 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.75%) Python
3 53 (36.81%) Finance
4 51 (35.42%) Open Source
5 49 (34.03%) Software Engineering
6 41 (28.47%) DevOps
7 38 (26.39%) Azure
8 37 (25.69%) Web Services
9 36 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 36 (25.00%) AWS
10 35 (24.31%) Test Automation
11 31 (21.53%) Continuous Deployment
12 30 (20.83%) Asset Management
12 30 (20.83%) C#
13 29 (20.14%) Java
13 29 (20.14%) Front Office
13 29 (20.14%) Fixed Income
13 29 (20.14%) Derivative
14 27 (18.75%) Decision-Making
15 26 (18.06%) React
15 26 (18.06%) Equities
16 25 (17.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (16.67%) AngularJS
17 24 (16.67%) Analytics
18 23 (15.97%) GitHub
18 23 (15.97%) Node.js
18 23 (15.97%) Prototyping
18 23 (15.97%) C++
18 23 (15.97%) Linux
19 22 (15.28%) Legal

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 8 (5.56%) CMS
2 6 (4.17%) IIS
3 4 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.08%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Sketch
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.08%) Figma
3 3 (2.08%) InVision
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) Marvel
4 2 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.39%) Azure
2 36 (25.00%) AWS
3 23 (15.97%) GitHub
4 22 (15.28%) GCP
5 16 (11.11%) BrowserStack
5 16 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
6 6 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (4.17%) Serverless
7 4 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (2.08%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.08%) Amazon SageMaker
8 3 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.08%) AWS Step Functions
8 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.08%) SaaS
9 2 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.39%) Office 365
10 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) Intranet
2 3 (2.08%) SMS
3 2 (1.39%) HTTP
3 2 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.39%) NAS
3 2 (1.39%) SAN
3 2 (1.39%) Skype
3 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
2 10 (6.94%) Amazon Athena
3 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.08%) Big Data
6 3 (2.08%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.08%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.08%) DB2
6 3 (2.08%) KDB
6 3 (2.08%) Presto
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.11%) Gatling
2 16 (11.11%) JMeter
2 16 (11.11%) Selenium
3 12 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.33%) Visual Studio Code
4 8 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (4.86%) RStudio
6 6 (4.17%) JIRA
6 6 (4.17%) MSTest
6 6 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.08%) Axure RP
7 3 (2.08%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.08%) Maven
7 3 (2.08%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 53 (36.81%) Finance
2 29 (20.14%) Front Office
3 22 (15.28%) Legal
4 18 (12.50%) Public Sector
5 17 (11.81%) Marketing
6 11 (7.64%) Publishing
7 8 (5.56%) Manufacturing
8 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
9 6 (4.17%) Electronics
10 5 (3.47%) Banking
10 5 (3.47%) Digital Economy
10 5 (3.47%) Retail
11 3 (2.08%) Law
12 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.39%) Games
13 1 (0.69%) Advertising
13 1 (0.69%) Automotive
13 1 (0.69%) French Language
13 1 (0.69%) German Language
13 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (31.25%) Developer
2 16 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (10.42%) Software Engineer
4 13 (9.03%) Architect
4 13 (9.03%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (8.33%) UI Developer
6 10 (6.94%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.25%) AWS Architect
8 8 (5.56%) Analyst
8 8 (5.56%) AWS Developer
8 8 (5.56%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Quantitative Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.86%) UI Architect
10 6 (4.17%) Designer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior UI Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.69%) Web Services
2 26 (18.06%) React
3 24 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 23 (15.97%) Node.js
5 18 (12.50%) Vue.js
6 15 (10.42%) CSS
7 14 (9.72%) HTML
8 10 (6.94%) RESTful
9 8 (5.56%) .NET
10 6 (4.17%) Swagger
11 5 (3.47%) Redux
12 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (2.08%) Backbone.js
13 3 (2.08%) Esper
13 3 (2.08%) Jest
13 3 (2.08%) NumPy
13 3 (2.08%) Pandas
13 3 (2.08%) Pyramid
13 3 (2.08%) Sass
13 3 (2.08%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.14%) Derivative
1 29 (20.14%) Fixed Income
2 26 (18.06%) Equities
3 25 (17.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (13.19%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (10.42%) User Experience
6 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.56%) Social Media
8 6 (4.17%) Algorithms
8 6 (4.17%) Data Structures
9 5 (3.47%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
10 3 (2.08%) New Media
10 3 (2.08%) Podcast
10 3 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (2.08%) Taxonomies
10 3 (2.08%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.97%) Linux
2 16 (11.11%) Unix
3 7 (4.86%) Mac OS
3 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.86%) Windows
4 6 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.08%) Solaris
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) Open Source
3 49 (34.03%) Software Engineering
4 41 (28.47%) DevOps
5 35 (24.31%) Test Automation
6 31 (21.53%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (20.83%) Asset Management
8 27 (18.75%) Decision-Making
9 24 (16.67%) Analytics
10 23 (15.97%) Prototyping
11 22 (15.28%) Portfolio Management
12 20 (13.89%) BDD
13 19 (13.19%) Investment Management
14 18 (12.50%) Fund Management
15 16 (11.11%) Functional Testing
15 16 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (11.11%) Performance Testing
15 16 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (10.42%) Front End Development
16 15 (10.42%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.75%) Python
2 36 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (20.83%) C#
4 29 (20.14%) Java
5 23 (15.97%) C++
6 20 (13.89%) SQL
7 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.64%) Shell Script
9 9 (6.25%) Perl
9 9 (6.25%) R
9 9 (6.25%) VB
10 7 (4.86%) Ruby
11 5 (3.47%) C
11 5 (3.47%) ES6
12 4 (2.78%) Go
13 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.69%) ES7
14 1 (0.69%) PHP
14 1 (0.69%) Scala
14 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.58%) Degree
2 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.78%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.69%) CISSP
5 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.89%) QA
2 6 (4.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) HL7
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
3 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.39%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) SCCM
3 2 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.69%) Control-M
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.69%) Terraform
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.86%) Oracle
2 7 (4.86%) SAP
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe
4 4 (2.78%) IBM
4 4 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.08%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.08%) Demandware
5 3 (2.08%) EMC
5 3 (2.08%) ESRI
5 3 (2.08%) Google
5 3 (2.08%) Hotjar
6 2 (1.39%) Citrix
6 2 (1.39%) HP
6 2 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.39%) Sybase
6 2 (1.39%) Veritas
6 2 (1.39%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) NetApp
7 1 (0.69%) Teradata