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 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 569 613
Rank change year-on-year +34 +44  
Contract jobs citing Blog 75 82 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.46% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 24
Median daily rate £500 £413 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +30.37% -15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.25 £59.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.42% -  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15673 17924 17489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.27% 33.28% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10151 11761 11017
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 591 619
Median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
Top 29 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 3 months to 28 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
England +28 72 £500 +21.21% 49
London 0 43 £525 +10.52% 18
South East +26 8 - - 6
Berkshire +24 6 - - 1
South West -3 6 £500 +48.14% 2
North East - 5 £440 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £440 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £440 -
Midlands - 5 £550 - 12
Bristol -1 4 £500 +56.25% 2
City of London -3 4 £550 +107.54% 5
Reading - 4 - -
Scotland +35 2 £265 -
North West +23 2 - - 6
West Midlands +22 2 £375 - 2
Hampshire +4 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Edinburgh +16 1 £150 -
Manchester +13 1 - - 4
Gloucestershire +10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 10
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £295 -
West End of London - 1 £538 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £379 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Blog.

1 78 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.23%) DevOps
3 39 (26.17%) TDD
3 39 (26.17%) Scrum
4 38 (25.50%) C#
4 38 (25.50%) .NET
5 36 (24.16%) Microservices
6 35 (23.49%) User Experience
6 35 (23.49%) JavaScript
7 34 (22.82%) SQL Server
8 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
8 33 (22.15%) BDD
9 32 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (20.81%) Kanban
10 31 (20.81%) Ruby
10 31 (20.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (18.79%) GitHub
11 28 (18.79%) High Availability
11 28 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (18.79%) Scala
11 28 (18.79%) NoSQL
11 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
12 27 (18.12%) MVC
12 27 (18.12%) Analytics
12 27 (18.12%) AngularJS
13 26 (17.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (17.45%) Public Cloud
14 25 (16.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (16.78%) ASP.NET
14 25 (16.78%) Node.js

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 23 (15.44%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.36%) CMS
4 4 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.01%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.01%) WordPress
6 1 (0.67%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) DNN
6 1 (0.67%) Drupal
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.67%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.34%) Radian6
1 2 (1.34%) Sprinklr
1 2 (1.34%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.67%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (18.79%) GitHub
4 22 (14.77%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (4.03%) Google Analytics
6 4 (2.68%) Office 365
6 4 (2.68%) PaaS
7 3 (2.01%) IaaS
7 3 (2.01%) Oracle CX
8 2 (1.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (1.34%) Yammer
9 1 (0.67%) AdWords
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.67%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.67%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.67%) SaaS
9 1 (0.67%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) Intranet
2 4 (2.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) ATM
3 1 (0.67%) CTI
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) LDAP
3 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.79%) NoSQL
3 26 (17.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (14.09%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.37%) Data Mining
6 8 (5.37%) MySQL
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.34%) DB2
8 2 (1.34%) Informix
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (16.78%) TeamCity
2 22 (14.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.68%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.01%) NUnit
5 3 (2.01%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.67%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
1 15 (10.07%) Marketing
2 8 (5.37%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Legal
3 7 (4.70%) Publishing
4 6 (4.03%) Advertising
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.01%) Brand Awareness
6 3 (2.01%) Games
7 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.67%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
8 1 (0.67%) German Language
8 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (27.52%) Developer
2 25 (16.78%) Senior Developer
3 24 (16.11%) C# Developer
4 19 (12.75%) Senior C# Developer
5 18 (12.08%) AWS Developer
5 18 (12.08%) Azure Developer
6 13 (8.72%) .NET Developer
7 12 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Architect
9 10 (6.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (6.04%) Copywriter
10 9 (6.04%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (5.37%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Consultant
11 8 (5.37%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.70%) Agile Developer
12 7 (4.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.50%) .NET
2 27 (18.12%) AngularJS
3 25 (16.78%) ASP.NET
3 25 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 25 (16.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 25 (16.78%) Node.js
4 22 (14.77%) Ember.js
4 22 (14.77%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (8.72%) HTML
6 10 (6.71%) Web Services
7 8 (5.37%) CSS
8 5 (3.36%) Ajax
8 5 (3.36%) React
8 5 (3.36%) REST
9 4 (2.68%) SAML
10 2 (1.34%) Django
10 2 (1.34%) Flask
10 2 (1.34%) jQuery
10 2 (1.34%) Middleware
10 2 (1.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.49%) User Experience
2 26 (17.45%) Public Cloud
3 24 (16.11%) Social Media
4 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.01%) Fintech
7 2 (1.34%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.34%) Podcast
7 2 (1.34%) Replication
7 2 (1.34%) Tandem
7 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.67%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.08%) Unix
2 17 (11.41%) Linux
3 11 (7.38%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.36%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.01%) CoreOS
5 3 (2.01%) Windows
6 2 (1.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.67%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (52.35%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.23%) DevOps
3 39 (26.17%) Scrum
3 39 (26.17%) TDD
4 36 (24.16%) Microservices
5 33 (22.15%) BDD
6 31 (20.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 31 (20.81%) Kanban
7 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
7 28 (18.79%) High Availability
8 27 (18.12%) Analytics
8 27 (18.12%) MVC
9 24 (16.11%) CQRS
10 21 (14.09%) Mentoring
10 21 (14.09%) User Stories
11 19 (12.75%) Open Source
12 16 (10.74%) ETL
13 15 (10.07%) Web Development
14 14 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.50%) C#
2 35 (23.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.81%) Ruby
4 28 (18.79%) Scala
5 20 (13.42%) Python
6 18 (12.08%) SQL
7 15 (10.07%) Java
8 7 (4.70%) Go
9 3 (2.01%) C
10 2 (1.34%) Perl
10 2 (1.34%) PHP
10 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.67%) ES6
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) R
11 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.38%) Degree
2 11 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.34%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.67%) CISA
4 1 (0.67%) CISM
4 1 (0.67%) CISSP
4 1 (0.67%) CRISC
4 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.77%) QA
2 3 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.67%) HL7
3 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (18.79%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.03%) Ansible
3 5 (3.36%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.68%) Puppet
5 3 (2.01%) Mesos
6 2 (1.34%) Kibana
6 2 (1.34%) logstash
6 2 (1.34%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.34%) Terraform
6 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.67%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
1 10 (6.71%) Oracle
2 8 (5.37%) Twitter
3 6 (4.03%) Google
4 4 (2.68%) Facebook
4 4 (2.68%) Sybase
5 3 (2.01%) New Relic
5 3 (2.01%) Tableau
6 2 (1.34%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.34%) IBM
6 2 (1.34%) Remedy
6 2 (1.34%) Splunk
6 2 (1.34%) Sun
7 1 (0.67%) ATG
7 1 (0.67%) Demandware
7 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.67%) Venda
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