Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 680 740 787
Rank change year-on-year +60 +47 -21
Contract jobs citing Blog 206 138 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 81 79
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £363 £198
90th Percentile £650 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £400
% change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
UK median hourly rate £165.00 £28.07 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +487.82% -52.67% +179.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.04 £59.31
% change year-on-year - -57.79% +179.11%

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 35,271 34,179 36,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 34.40% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,104 22,525 23,612
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,079 1,058 1,239
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £50.80 £48.75 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 22 October 2018.

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 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 22 October 2018. 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 +47 188 £466 -6.75% 87
London +24 117 £525 - 49
UK excluding London +6 86 £425 -4.49% 46
North of England -4 33 £425 -3.41% 10
South East -6 22 £525 +16.67% 3
North West +8 18 £410 - 6
North East +11 12 £450 +2.27% 2
Scotland -18 10 £450 +2.39% 6
West Midlands -12 9 £463 +28.47% 9
Midlands -24 9 £463 +34.06% 14
South West -22 5 £363 -27.50% 6
Wales - 5 £460 - 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £425 - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 112 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.55%) Analytics
3 58 (28.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 54 (26.21%) Degree
5 48 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (22.82%) Mentoring
7 40 (19.42%) Decision-Making
8 39 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (18.45%) JavaScript
9 38 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (17.48%) Psychology
11 34 (16.50%) TDD
12 33 (16.02%) DevOps
13 31 (15.05%) BDD
14 30 (14.56%) SQL
14 30 (14.56%) .NET
15 29 (14.08%) Finance
16 28 (13.59%) Microsoft
16 28 (13.59%) Service Design
17 27 (13.11%) Market Research
18 26 (12.62%) C#
18 26 (12.62%) Workflow
19 25 (12.14%) Open Source
19 25 (12.14%) Prototyping
20 24 (11.65%) AngularJS
20 24 (11.65%) Scrum
21 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
21 23 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
22 22 (10.68%) User Stories
23 21 (10.19%) Amazon AWS

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 15 (7.28%) Confluence
2 13 (6.31%) CMS
2 13 (6.31%) Ethereum
3 11 (5.34%) Hyperledger
4 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.94%) Drupal
6 3 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.46%) WordPress
7 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) Blackboard Learn
8 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.49%) Moodle
8 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.49%) InDesign
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 11 (5.34%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.71%) GitHub
4 5 (2.43%) AdWords
4 5 (2.43%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.43%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.94%) IaaS
5 4 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.46%) Office 365
7 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.97%) npm
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.49%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) BGP
1 4 (1.94%) Firewall
1 4 (1.94%) Intranet
1 4 (1.94%) MPLS
1 4 (1.94%) OSPF
1 4 (1.94%) VPN
2 2 (0.97%) HTTP
2 2 (0.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.97%) IPFS
3 1 (0.49%) Skype
3 1 (0.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.25%) Azure SQL Database
1 17 (8.25%) Blockchain
2 10 (4.85%) Big Data
3 6 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.46%) Redis
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.97%) DB2
7 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) QlikView
8 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.31%) JIRA
3 7 (3.40%) MSBuild
3 7 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (2.91%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.94%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.46%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.46%) JMeter
6 3 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.97%) Gatling
8 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.49%) GitLab
8 1 (0.49%) Grunt
8 1 (0.49%) gulp
8 1 (0.49%) Selenium
8 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 29 (14.08%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Marketing
3 10 (4.85%) Publishing
4 8 (3.88%) Advertising
5 5 (2.43%) Brand Awareness
5 5 (2.43%) Digital Economy
5 5 (2.43%) Games
6 4 (1.94%) Legal
7 3 (1.46%) Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (23.79%) User Researcher
2 45 (21.84%) Developer
3 20 (9.71%) .NET Developer
3 20 (9.71%) JavaScript Developer
4 17 (8.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (8.25%) Azure Developer
4 17 (8.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 17 (8.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (8.25%) C# Developer
5 13 (6.31%) Consultant
6 10 (4.85%) Architect
6 10 (4.85%) Blockchain Consultant
6 10 (4.85%) Senior User Researcher
7 8 (3.88%) Marketing Manager
7 8 (3.88%) Software Engineer
7 8 (3.88%) Technical Writer
8 7 (3.40%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (2.91%) Designer
9 6 (2.91%) Test Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.56%) .NET
2 24 (11.65%) AngularJS
3 21 (10.19%) ASP.NET
4 20 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (9.71%) React
5 17 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (6.80%) HTML
6 14 (6.80%) REST
7 13 (6.31%) CSS
8 9 (4.37%) jQuery
9 8 (3.88%) Web Services
10 7 (3.40%) HTML5
10 7 (3.40%) RESTful
11 6 (2.91%) Django
11 6 (2.91%) OAuth
12 5 (2.43%) CSS3
12 5 (2.43%) Swagger
13 4 (1.94%) Ajax
13 4 (1.94%) Node.js
13 4 (1.94%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.17%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.71%) User Experience
4 14 (6.80%) Social Media
5 13 (6.31%) Bitcoin
5 13 (6.31%) Fintech
5 13 (6.31%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.37%) Wiki
7 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.91%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.46%) Podcast
9 3 (1.46%) Tandem
10 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.97%) Life Science
10 2 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.40%) Linux
2 3 (1.46%) Mac OS X
2 3 (1.46%) Windows
3 2 (0.97%) Unix
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (54.37%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (31.55%) Analytics
3 58 (28.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 47 (22.82%) Mentoring
5 40 (19.42%) Decision-Making
6 39 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (17.48%) Psychology
9 34 (16.50%) TDD
10 33 (16.02%) DevOps
11 31 (15.05%) BDD
12 28 (13.59%) Service Design
13 27 (13.11%) Market Research
14 26 (12.62%) Workflow
15 25 (12.14%) Open Source
15 25 (12.14%) Prototyping
16 24 (11.65%) Scrum
17 22 (10.68%) User Stories
18 21 (10.19%) Test Automation
19 20 (9.71%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.45%) JavaScript
2 30 (14.56%) SQL
3 26 (12.62%) C#
4 20 (9.71%) Java
4 20 (9.71%) Python
5 13 (6.31%) Solidity
6 6 (2.91%) Go
7 4 (1.94%) Groovy
7 4 (1.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.46%) C++
8 3 (1.46%) R
8 3 (1.46%) Scala
8 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.97%) C
9 2 (0.97%) ES6
9 2 (0.97%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (26.21%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (6.31%) Master's Degree
4 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.94%) CCIE
6 4 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.97%) VCAP
7 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.49%) CEH
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) ISEB
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.49%) MBA
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.22%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.46%) WCAG
3 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.97%) vSphere
3 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.49%) etcd
3 1 (0.49%) Varnish
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.37%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.43%) Puppet
4 4 (1.94%) Kibana
4 4 (1.94%) Terraform
5 3 (1.46%) Ansible
5 3 (1.46%) Consul
5 3 (1.46%) logstash
6 2 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.97%) Grafana
6 2 (0.97%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.49%) Salt
7 1 (0.49%) vRealize
7 1 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 28 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.28%) Google
3 10 (4.85%) Twitter
4 6 (2.91%) Adobe
5 5 (2.43%) Oracle
6 4 (1.94%) Tableau
7 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 3 (1.46%) SAP
8 2 (0.97%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.97%) Remedy
8 2 (0.97%) Teradata
8 2 (0.97%) VMware
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.49%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) Facebook
9 1 (0.49%) Hootsuite
9 1 (0.49%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.49%) Informatica
9 1 (0.49%) Vertica