Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 700 725
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 +39
Contract jobs citing Blog 123 207 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 141 83
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -8.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £323
90th Percentile £590 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £440
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00

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 29,424 33,489 31,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.29% 32.50% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,943 21,530 20,436
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 1,042 997
UK median hourly rate £21.46 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.30% +5.26% -5.00%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Top 12 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 17 August 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 -20 119 £450 -2.70% 68
London +13 69 £475 -5.00% 35
UK excluding London -7 51 £400 -5.88% 40
North of England +16 31 £400 -5.88% 9
Yorkshire +28 28 £400 -5.88% 2
Midlands +34 9 £475 +5.56% 6
South East +7 8 £449 -14.52% 8
West Midlands +20 6 £438 -2.78% 4
Scotland +26 3 £260 -36.00% 6
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 2
North West -2 2 £565 +39.51% 3
North East +9 1 £318 -25.29% 4

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 53 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) DevOps
3 40 (32.52%) Open Source
4 34 (27.64%) Finance
5 33 (26.83%) Prototyping
6 32 (26.02%) GitHub
7 29 (23.58%) Jenkins
8 25 (20.33%) Python
9 24 (19.51%) Ansible
9 24 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (18.70%) SQL
10 23 (18.70%) Marketing
11 22 (17.89%) RESTful
11 22 (17.89%) HTML
11 22 (17.89%) Swagger
12 20 (16.26%) CSS
12 20 (16.26%) Test Automation
13 19 (15.45%) Software Engineering
14 18 (14.63%) Data Management
14 18 (14.63%) Publishing
14 18 (14.63%) Windows
14 18 (14.63%) SQL Server
14 18 (14.63%) Configuration Management
14 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (13.82%) C#
15 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
15 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
15 17 (13.82%) Social Media
16 16 (13.01%) BDD
16 16 (13.01%) Puppet

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 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.44%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Sketch
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.81%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.81%) InDesign
4 1 (0.81%) InVision
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.02%) GitHub
2 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.76%) BrowserStack
2 12 (9.76%) Sauce Labs
3 8 (6.50%) SaaS
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.44%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (2.44%) Amazon SageMaker
6 3 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.44%) CloudFront
6 3 (2.44%) Google Play
6 3 (2.44%) Serverless
7 2 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.81%) npm
8 1 (0.81%) Smartsheet
8 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) NAS
1 11 (8.94%) SAN
2 6 (4.88%) Intranet
3 3 (2.44%) Skype
3 3 (2.44%) SMS
4 2 (1.63%) HTTP
4 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) DB2
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (2.44%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.63%) Redis
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (23.58%) Jenkins
2 15 (12.20%) Selenium
3 13 (10.57%) Visual Studio Code
4 12 (9.76%) Gatling
4 12 (9.76%) JMeter
4 12 (9.76%) MSTest
4 12 (9.76%) Visual Studio
5 11 (8.94%) JIRA
5 11 (8.94%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (8.13%) Jasmine
7 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.07%) Axure RP
9 3 (2.44%) PhantomJS
9 3 (2.44%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (27.64%) Finance
2 23 (18.70%) Marketing
3 18 (14.63%) Publishing
4 16 (13.01%) Legal
5 10 (8.13%) Banking
5 10 (8.13%) Retail
6 9 (7.32%) Electronics
6 9 (7.32%) Manufacturing
6 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.07%) Digital Economy
8 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.44%) Law
9 2 (1.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Developer
2 9 (7.32%) Lead Developer
3 7 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (5.69%) Test Engineer
4 6 (4.88%) Analyst
4 6 (4.88%) Copywriter
4 6 (4.88%) Designer
4 6 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (4.88%) User Researcher
4 6 (4.88%) UX Designer
5 5 (4.07%) Administrator
5 5 (4.07%) Architect
5 5 (4.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (4.07%) Software Engineer
5 5 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.25%) .NET Developer
6 4 (3.25%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (3.25%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) HTML
1 22 (17.89%) RESTful
1 22 (17.89%) Swagger
2 20 (16.26%) CSS
3 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.13%) .NET
4 10 (8.13%) Sass
5 8 (6.50%) Angular 2
5 8 (6.50%) JSON
5 8 (6.50%) React
6 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.07%) Redux
8 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (2.44%) Dapper ORM
8 3 (2.44%) Jest
8 3 (2.44%) Play Framework
8 3 (2.44%) Sensu
8 3 (2.44%) SignalR
8 3 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.82%) Social Media
3 11 (8.94%) Clustering
3 11 (8.94%) Replication
3 11 (8.94%) User Experience
4 5 (4.07%) New Media
5 3 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.44%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.44%) Podcast
5 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.44%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Windows
2 14 (11.38%) Linux
3 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.07%) Android
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) Solaris
5 5 (4.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.25%) Unix
7 3 (2.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.15%) DevOps
3 40 (32.52%) Open Source
4 33 (26.83%) Prototyping
5 24 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (16.26%) Test Automation
7 19 (15.45%) Software Engineering
8 18 (14.63%) Configuration Management
8 18 (14.63%) Data Management
9 16 (13.01%) Analytics
9 16 (13.01%) BDD
9 16 (13.01%) Continuous Deployment
10 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
10 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.76%) Functional Testing
11 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (9.76%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (8.94%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) Python
2 23 (18.70%) SQL
3 17 (13.82%) C#
3 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
4 16 (13.01%) Perl
5 8 (6.50%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.07%) ES6
6 5 (4.07%) Java
6 5 (4.07%) VB
7 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.44%) Ruby
8 3 (2.44%) Scala
8 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.63%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) Go
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) ES7
10 1 (0.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.63%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) CISSP
4 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) QA
2 5 (4.07%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) Hyper-V
1 11 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.07%) Docker
2 5 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (4.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) Ansible
2 16 (13.01%) Puppet
3 8 (6.50%) SCCM
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (4.88%) Terraform
5 5 (4.07%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.81%) Kibana
7 1 (0.81%) logstash
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) IBM
3 11 (8.94%) Citrix
3 11 (8.94%) EMC
3 11 (8.94%) HP
3 11 (8.94%) SAP
3 11 (8.94%) VMware
4 9 (7.32%) Google
5 7 (5.69%) MuleSoft
6 6 (4.88%) Oracle
7 5 (4.07%) Sybase
7 5 (4.07%) Veritas
8 4 (3.25%) Twitter
9 3 (2.44%) Adobe
9 3 (2.44%) ESRI
10 2 (1.63%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.81%) BT
11 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.81%) Sun