Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 666 774
Rank change year-on-year -27 +108 +27
Contract jobs citing Blog 194 167 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.51% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 107 85
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £313 £225
90th Percentile £650 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £344
% change year-on-year -3.41% +28.00% -19.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.95% +493.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.45 £59.31
% change year-on-year - -20.01% +493.10%

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 35,105 32,555 37,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 34.19% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,822 21,147 24,601
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,106 1,110 1,240
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £19.50 £20.92
% change year-on-year +12.18% -6.77% +19.51%

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 19 July 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 15 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 19 July 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 -35 178 £450 -10.00% 87
London -34 111 £488 -2.50% 56
UK excluding London +17 83 £425 -3.41% 36
North of England +7 38 £425 -3.41% 13
South East +2 21 £420 -6.67% 9
Yorkshire -7 17 £425 +30.77% 3
North East +7 14 £425 -3.41% 2
Scotland -37 11 £406 +53.59% 5
North West -12 9 £400 -34.69% 8
West Midlands -8 6 £450 +20.00% 5
Midlands -12 6 £450 +20.00% 6
South West +1 2 £303 -39.40% 3
Wales - 2 £650 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
East of England -2 1 £300 -7.69%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 102 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.05%) Analytics
3 56 (28.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 44 (22.68%) JavaScript
5 43 (22.16%) Degree
6 41 (21.13%) Mentoring
7 36 (18.56%) Decision-Making
8 30 (15.46%) Marketing
8 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (14.43%) Prototyping
9 28 (14.43%) Psychology
9 28 (14.43%) TDD
10 27 (13.92%) CSS
10 27 (13.92%) Social Media
10 27 (13.92%) BDD
11 26 (13.40%) HTML
12 25 (12.89%) User Experience
13 24 (12.37%) AngularJS
13 24 (12.37%) Market Research
13 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (12.37%) Open Source
14 23 (11.86%) Java
15 22 (11.34%) Usability Testing
15 22 (11.34%) Service Design
16 21 (10.82%) C#
17 20 (10.31%) Digital Marketing
17 20 (10.31%) GitHub
18 19 (9.79%) React

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 9 (4.64%) WordPress
2 8 (4.12%) Confluence
2 8 (4.12%) Ethereum
3 6 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.09%) CMS
3 6 (3.09%) Hyperledger
3 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.55%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.03%) Moodle
6 1 (0.52%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (2.58%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.52%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (3.09%) R3 Corda
3 4 (2.06%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.52%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.31%) GitHub
3 6 (3.09%) AdWords
4 5 (2.58%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.58%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.55%) SaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.03%) Office 365
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.52%) G Suite
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.03%) Intranet
2 2 (1.03%) IPFS
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) MQTT
3 1 (0.52%) Skype
3 1 (0.52%) SMS
3 1 (0.52%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (5.15%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.12%) Blockchain
4 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.06%) Big Data
5 4 (2.06%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) Power BI
6 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
7 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.03%) HDInsight
7 2 (1.03%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) JIRA
2 11 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.64%) Grunt
3 9 (4.64%) gulp
4 8 (4.12%) Jasmine
4 8 (4.12%) webpack
5 7 (3.61%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.09%) Axure RP
6 6 (3.09%) PhantomJS
7 4 (2.06%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.03%) Babel
8 2 (1.03%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.03%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.03%) Log4j
9 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (15.46%) Marketing
2 18 (9.28%) Finance
3 10 (5.15%) Games
4 9 (4.64%) Retail
5 7 (3.61%) Advertising
6 5 (2.58%) Brand Awareness
6 5 (2.58%) Legal
7 4 (2.06%) Publishing
8 3 (1.55%) Banking
8 3 (1.55%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.52%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) User Researcher
2 35 (18.04%) Developer
3 17 (8.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (6.70%) .NET Developer
5 12 (6.19%) C# Developer
5 12 (6.19%) Marketing Manager
6 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (5.67%) Azure Developer
6 11 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (5.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (5.67%) Consultant
7 10 (5.15%) Architect
8 9 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Copywriter
10 6 (3.09%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.09%) Tester
11 5 (2.58%) Digital Marketing Manager
11 5 (2.58%) Digital User Researcher
11 5 (2.58%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) CSS
2 26 (13.40%) HTML
3 24 (12.37%) AngularJS
4 19 (9.79%) React
4 19 (9.79%) Web Services
5 18 (9.28%) .NET
6 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET
7 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (5.15%) Sass
10 9 (4.64%) Redux
11 8 (4.12%) Node.js
11 8 (4.12%) Vue.js
12 7 (3.61%) Ajax
13 6 (3.09%) Jest
13 6 (3.09%) REST
14 5 (2.58%) RESTful
15 4 (2.06%) CSS3
15 4 (2.06%) OAuth
15 4 (2.06%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.92%) Social Media
3 25 (12.89%) User Experience
4 16 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (6.19%) Algorithms
5 12 (6.19%) Fintech
6 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.15%) Mobile App
8 9 (4.64%) Data Structures
9 8 (4.12%) Bitcoin
10 7 (3.61%) Podcast
10 7 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (3.09%) Cloud Native
11 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (3.09%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.55%) Tandem
13 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
13 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.64%) Linux
2 7 (3.61%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Android
3 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.03%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (35.05%) Analytics
3 56 (28.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 41 (21.13%) Mentoring
5 36 (18.56%) Decision-Making
6 30 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (14.43%) Prototyping
7 28 (14.43%) Psychology
7 28 (14.43%) TDD
8 27 (13.92%) BDD
9 24 (12.37%) Market Research
9 24 (12.37%) Open Source
10 22 (11.34%) Service Design
10 22 (11.34%) Usability Testing
11 20 (10.31%) Digital Marketing
12 19 (9.79%) SEO
12 19 (9.79%) Workflow
13 17 (8.76%) Scrum
13 17 (8.76%) Web Analytics
14 16 (8.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.68%) JavaScript
2 23 (11.86%) Java
3 21 (10.82%) C#
4 17 (8.76%) Python
4 17 (8.76%) SQL
5 8 (4.12%) R
5 8 (4.12%) Solidity
6 7 (3.61%) C++
6 7 (3.61%) ES6
6 7 (3.61%) Go
7 5 (2.58%) C
7 5 (2.58%) Ruby
7 5 (2.58%) Scala
8 4 (2.06%) Groovy
9 3 (1.55%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.55%) PHP
9 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.03%) JSX
10 2 (1.03%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (22.16%) Degree
2 9 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (4.64%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.09%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.03%) CISSP
4 2 (1.03%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) VCAP
4 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.52%) MCSD
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.25%) Docker
2 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.03%) vSphere
4 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.52%) etcd
4 1 (0.52%) Varnish
4 1 (0.52%) vCloud
4 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.06%) Terraform
4 3 (1.55%) Consul
4 3 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.03%) Kibana
5 2 (1.03%) Puppet
5 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.52%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) logstash
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) Packer
6 1 (0.52%) vRealize
6 1 (0.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 19 (9.79%) Google
2 18 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.70%) Twitter
4 6 (3.09%) Adobe
4 6 (3.09%) Tableau
5 3 (1.55%) Facebook
5 3 (1.55%) SAP
5 3 (1.55%) VMware
5 3 (1.55%) Volusion
6 2 (1.03%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle
6 2 (1.03%) Teradata
7 1 (0.52%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.52%) Marketo
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) Splunk
7 1 (0.52%) Zend