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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Blogs
UK
Rank 523 598 578
Rank change year-on-year +75 -20  
Contract jobs citing Blog 73 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.083% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 28
Median daily rate £463 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £367 £425
% change year-on-year -11.44% -13.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £72.89 - £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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Top 30 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 24 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
England +63 72 £463 +23.33% 41
London +54 54 £475 +8.57% 13
South West +1 5 £318 -16.65% 3
Bristol +6 4 £318 -16.65% 1
North West - 4 £434 - 4
South East +28 3 - - 6
City of London +4 3 £325 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire +13 2 £323 - 1
East of England -4 2 £325 - 3
Midlands - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £323 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £323 -
Scotland +20 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £255 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
Luton - 1 £325 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 4
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £255 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
West End of London - 1 £300 - 1

Blog
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Blog.

1 54 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
3 30 (26.09%) Scrum
4 29 (25.22%) TDD
5 28 (24.35%) User Experience
6 26 (22.61%) DevOps
7 25 (21.74%) Ruby
7 25 (21.74%) Social Media
8 24 (20.87%) C#
8 24 (20.87%) .NET
9 23 (20.00%) BDD
10 22 (19.13%) Scala
10 22 (19.13%) HTML
11 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (18.26%) GitHub
11 21 (18.26%) AngularJS
12 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET
13 19 (16.52%) MVC
14 18 (15.65%) CSS
14 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
14 18 (15.65%) CQRS
14 18 (15.65%) QA
14 18 (15.65%) Microservices
15 17 (14.78%) Node.js
16 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
16 16 (13.91%) NoSQL

Blog
Top Related 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 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.35%) CMS
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) WordPress
4 2 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.74%) Confluence
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.87%) InDesign
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.87%) Radian6
1 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.87%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (18.26%) GitHub
2 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.61%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.74%) Office 365
5 2 (1.74%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle CX
5 2 (1.74%) PaaS
5 2 (1.74%) SaaS
6 1 (0.87%) AdWords
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.87%) IaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.91%) Hadoop
2 16 (13.91%) NoSQL
3 15 (13.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.87%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) DB2
5 1 (0.87%) HBase
5 1 (0.87%) Impala
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.87%) Redis
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.87%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (13.91%) TeamCity
2 15 (13.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (5.22%) Axure RP
4 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.74%) Bower
5 2 (1.74%) Grunt
5 2 (1.74%) gulp
5 2 (1.74%) JIRA
5 2 (1.74%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.74%) Selenium
5 2 (1.74%) Subversion
5 2 (1.74%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.74%) webpack
6 1 (0.87%) Ant
6 1 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.87%) NUnit
6 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
1 10 (8.70%) Marketing
2 5 (4.35%) Publishing
3 4 (3.48%) Advertising
4 3 (2.61%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Legal
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) German Language
6 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Developer
2 17 (14.78%) C# Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Azure Developer
4 15 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.43%) AWS Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (7.83%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Architect
6 9 (7.83%) Consultant
6 9 (7.83%) Copywriter
7 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Digital Copywriter
8 5 (4.35%) Head of Social Media
8 5 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (4.35%) User Experience Architect
9 4 (3.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.87%) .NET
2 22 (19.13%) HTML
3 21 (18.26%) AngularJS
4 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET
4 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (15.65%) CSS
6 17 (14.78%) Node.js
7 15 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (12.17%) Ember.js
9 9 (7.83%) Ajax
9 9 (7.83%) Web Services
10 8 (6.96%) jQuery
11 7 (6.09%) React
12 4 (3.48%) CSS3
12 4 (3.48%) HTML5
12 4 (3.48%) JSON
12 4 (3.48%) RESTful
12 4 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) User Experience
2 25 (21.74%) Social Media
3 15 (13.04%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.74%) iPad
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.74%) Podcast
6 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.87%) Fintech
6 1 (0.87%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) Life Science
6 1 (0.87%) LIMS
6 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) Social Network
6 1 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Linux
2 6 (5.22%) Mac OS
3 4 (3.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.09%) Scrum
3 29 (25.22%) TDD
4 26 (22.61%) DevOps
5 23 (20.00%) BDD
6 19 (16.52%) MVC
7 18 (15.65%) CQRS
7 18 (15.65%) Microservices
8 16 (13.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
9 15 (13.04%) Kanban
9 15 (13.04%) Web Development
10 14 (12.17%) High Availability
11 12 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (9.57%) User Stories
13 10 (8.70%) Analytics
14 8 (6.96%) Continuous Deployment
14 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (6.96%) Performance Optimisation
14 8 (6.96%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.57%) JavaScript
2 25 (21.74%) Ruby
3 24 (20.87%) C#
4 22 (19.13%) Scala
5 12 (10.43%) Java
5 12 (10.43%) Python
6 9 (7.83%) SQL
7 5 (4.35%) Go
7 5 (4.35%) PHP
8 3 (2.61%) C
9 2 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.87%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.87%) CISA
4 1 (0.87%) CISM
4 1 (0.87%) CISSP
4 1 (0.87%) CRISC
4 1 (0.87%) MBA
4 1 (0.87%) VCAP
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.65%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.87%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Docker
1 1 (0.87%) HDFS
1 1 (0.87%) vCloud
1 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.22%) Ansible
3 4 (3.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.87%) Mesos
4 1 (0.87%) Oozie
4 1 (0.87%) Terraform
4 1 (0.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Adobe
2 6 (5.22%) Twitter
3 4 (3.48%) Google
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Facebook
5 2 (1.74%) Sage
5 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.87%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.87%) ATG
6 1 (0.87%) Demandware
6 1 (0.87%) IBM
6 1 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.87%) New Relic
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.87%) Venda
6 1 (0.87%) VMware