Period
to 22 September 2017

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 September 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 753 793
Rank change year-on-year +41 +40 -45
Contract jobs citing Blog 140 148 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 99 71
UK median daily rate £500 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.70% -4.12% +21.43%
10th Percentile £361 £200 £210
90th Percentile £600 £581 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +21.38% -9.38% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
UK median hourly rate £28.29 £59.31 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.31% +179.11% -
10th Percentile £23.28 £51.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £40.73 £59.31 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.04 £59.31 £21.25
% 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 32966 35779 36843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.41% 33.28% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21628 23489 23206
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1201 1423
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.67 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +9.48% -5.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 September 2017. 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 +25 134 £500 +22.70% 28
London -2 89 £525 +16.67% 15
UK excluding London +48 50 £440 +21.38% 15
North of England +84 16 £440 +120.00% 6
South East +16 13 £450 +72.25% 3
Midlands +28 10 £360 -4.00% 1
Yorkshire +41 7 £460 +18.12% 1
South West -1 6 £500 +11.11%
North East - 6 £440 -
Scotland +25 5 £379 -
West Midlands +33 3 £360 -4.00% 1
North West +30 3 £613 +206.25% 5
East Midlands -5 2 £130 -70.45%
East of England -4 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 75 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.29%) DevOps
3 38 (27.14%) Microservices
4 34 (24.29%) BDD
5 33 (23.57%) TDD
6 32 (22.86%) Scrum
6 32 (22.86%) .NET
7 31 (22.14%) C#
7 31 (22.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (21.43%) Analytics
8 30 (21.43%) High Availability
8 30 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (18.57%) Kanban
9 26 (18.57%) Mentoring
10 25 (17.86%) GitHub
10 25 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (17.86%) E-Commerce
11 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
11 24 (17.14%) SQL
12 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
12 23 (16.43%) MVC
12 23 (16.43%) Social Media
12 23 (16.43%) User Experience
13 22 (15.71%) NoSQL
13 22 (15.71%) AngularJS
14 21 (15.00%) Node.js
14 21 (15.00%) Public Cloud
14 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
14 21 (15.00%) Python

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 11 (7.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.43%) WordPress
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) DNN
5 1 (0.71%) Drupal
5 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.86%) Flinto
3 4 (2.86%) InVision
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Sprinklr
1 3 (2.14%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Radian6
3 1 (0.71%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (17.86%) GitHub
3 10 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.29%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.86%) PaaS
5 4 (2.86%) Slack
6 3 (2.14%) IaaS
6 3 (2.14%) Office 365
6 3 (2.14%) Yammer
7 2 (1.43%) npm
8 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.71%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.71%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) Intranet
2 6 (4.29%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) CTI
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.71%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (6.43%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (5.71%) Data Mining
5 8 (5.71%) MySQL
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.43%) DB2
7 2 (1.43%) Informix
7 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.43%) Power BI
7 2 (1.43%) Redis
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 11 (7.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (4.29%) Axure RP
4 5 (3.57%) JIRA
5 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.14%) NUnit
6 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.71%) Babel
8 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.71%) JMeter
8 1 (0.71%) Selenium
8 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.71%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 21 (15.00%) Marketing
2 14 (10.00%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Publishing
3 10 (7.14%) Games
4 9 (6.43%) Retail
5 7 (5.00%) Banking
6 6 (4.29%) Advertising
6 6 (4.29%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Developer
2 20 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 19 (13.57%) C# Developer
4 14 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 13 (9.29%) AWS Developer
5 13 (9.29%) Azure Developer
6 10 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) User Researcher
7 9 (6.43%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Architect
8 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Python Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Consultant
9 7 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Social Media Manager
10 6 (4.29%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.86%) .NET
2 22 (15.71%) AngularJS
3 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 21 (15.00%) Node.js
4 20 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (12.86%) Ember.js
6 11 (7.86%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (7.86%) React
7 9 (6.43%) RESTful
8 8 (5.71%) Django
8 8 (5.71%) Flask
9 6 (4.29%) REST
9 6 (4.29%) Web Services
10 5 (3.57%) HTML
11 4 (2.86%) CSS
11 4 (2.86%) Material Design
12 3 (2.14%) XML
13 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Social Media
1 23 (16.43%) User Experience
2 21 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.29%) Fintech
7 5 (3.57%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.86%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.71%) Podcast
11 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.71%) Tandem
11 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Unix
2 17 (12.14%) Linux
2 17 (12.14%) Mac OS X
3 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.57%) Android
5 3 (2.14%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.43%) Solaris
6 2 (1.43%) Windows
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (34.29%) DevOps
3 38 (27.14%) Microservices
4 34 (24.29%) BDD
5 33 (23.57%) TDD
6 32 (22.86%) Scrum
7 31 (22.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (21.43%) Analytics
8 30 (21.43%) High Availability
9 26 (18.57%) Kanban
9 26 (18.57%) Mentoring
10 25 (17.86%) E-Commerce
11 23 (16.43%) MVC
12 20 (14.29%) CQRS
13 19 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (13.57%) User Stories
14 17 (12.14%) Open Source
15 14 (10.00%) ETL
15 14 (10.00%) Prototyping
16 13 (9.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.14%) C#
2 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 24 (17.14%) SQL
3 21 (15.00%) Python
4 18 (12.86%) Scala
5 15 (10.71%) Java
5 15 (10.71%) Ruby
6 9 (6.43%) Go
7 3 (2.14%) R
7 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.71%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
2 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) MCSD
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.71%) VCAP
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) vCloud
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.86%) Kubernetes
3 8 (5.71%) Kibana
3 8 (5.71%) logstash
3 8 (5.71%) Prometheus
4 5 (3.57%) Ansible
5 3 (2.14%) Mesos
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
6 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.71%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.71%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (6.43%) AppDynamics
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.71%) Google
2 8 (5.71%) Oracle
2 8 (5.71%) Splunk
3 6 (4.29%) Twitter
4 5 (3.57%) Facebook
4 5 (3.57%) Tableau
5 4 (2.86%) Sybase
6 3 (2.14%) Adobe
6 3 (2.14%) New Relic
7 2 (1.43%) Elastic Path
7 2 (1.43%) Remedy
7 2 (1.43%) Sun
7 2 (1.43%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.71%) Avaya
8 1 (0.71%) IBM
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.71%) SAP
8 1 (0.71%) VMware