Period
to 22 September 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 416 690 698
Rank change year-on-year +274 +8 +34
Contract jobs citing Blog 76 134 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 80 139
Median daily rate £600 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £365 £313 £255
90th Percentile £850 £588 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £17.93 £30.00 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.23% -81.82% +483.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 -

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 10,079 27,417 33,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 31.38% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,373 17,371 21,410
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 1,024 1,040
Median hourly rate £34.13 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.11% +10.00% -4.56%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.64 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.98 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.02% +9.21% -5.00%

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blog as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Blog.

Daily rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Blog.

Hourly rate trend for Blog in the UK

Blog
Top 10 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 2020. 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 +254 70 £600 +33.33% 69
London +178 59 £600 +25.00% 22
UK excluding London +249 15 £500 +25.00% 56
South East +203 7 £325 -27.78% 6
Work from Home -55 5 £550 +4.76% 4
Scotland +75 4 £613 +135.58% 7
East of England - 2 - - 5
South West +112 1 £257 - 7
North of England +104 1 £457 +14.25% 21
Yorkshire +57 1 £457 +14.25% 7

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 48 (63.16%) Python
1 48 (63.16%) AWS
2 41 (53.95%) Azure
3 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (50.00%) Open Source
5 37 (48.68%) Analytics
5 37 (48.68%) Web Services
6 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
7 34 (44.74%) Finance
8 33 (43.42%) AngularJS
9 32 (42.11%) GCP
9 32 (42.11%) Asset Management
9 32 (42.11%) Java
10 29 (38.16%) Derivative
11 28 (36.84%) Front Office
11 28 (36.84%) Hedge funds
12 27 (35.53%) Fixed Income
13 25 (32.89%) Equities
14 24 (31.58%) Software Engineering
14 24 (31.58%) Node.js
14 24 (31.58%) Investment Management
15 23 (30.26%) .NET
16 22 (28.95%) React
17 20 (26.32%) Machine Learning
18 17 (22.37%) NoSQL
18 17 (22.37%) SQL
18 17 (22.37%) Artificial Intelligence
19 16 (21.05%) Investment Banking
19 16 (21.05%) Banking
19 16 (21.05%) Linux

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 10 (13.16%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 48 (63.16%) AWS
2 41 (53.95%) Azure
3 32 (42.11%) GCP
4 12 (15.79%) Serverless
5 9 (11.84%) OpenShift
6 5 (6.58%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (5.26%) Office 365
7 4 (5.26%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.95%) AWS Step Functions
8 3 (3.95%) Google Analytics
9 2 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.32%) Power Automate
10 1 (1.32%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Internet
2 3 (3.95%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) Skype
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) Intranet
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) NoSQL
2 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (13.16%) MySQL
3 10 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.58%) Big Data
5 4 (5.26%) Power BI
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.63%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.63%) KDB
7 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.63%) Redis
7 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.32%) Presto
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Artifactory
1 10 (13.16%) GitLab
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.32%) Maven
4 1 (1.32%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 28 (36.84%) Front Office
3 16 (21.05%) Banking
3 16 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 7 (9.21%) Marketing
5 4 (5.26%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.95%) Law
7 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.32%) Advertising
8 1 (1.32%) Games
8 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Developer
2 16 (21.05%) JavaScript Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Front Office Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Angular Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Architect
5 10 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) React Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Lead Architect
9 5 (6.58%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.26%) Data Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (3.95%) AWS Architect
11 3 (3.95%) Designer
11 3 (3.95%) Principal Architect
11 3 (3.95%) Principal Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) SEO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (48.68%) Web Services
2 33 (43.42%) AngularJS
3 24 (31.58%) Node.js
4 23 (30.26%) .NET
5 22 (28.95%) React
6 12 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (13.16%) Celery
7 10 (13.16%) HTML
8 8 (10.53%) CSS
9 6 (7.89%) LDAP
10 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.26%) Backbone.js
10 4 (5.26%) Kafka
10 4 (5.26%) React Native
11 3 (3.95%) .NET Core
11 3 (3.95%) Redux
11 3 (3.95%) SAML
12 2 (2.63%) JSON
12 2 (2.63%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) Derivative
2 28 (36.84%) Hedge funds
3 27 (35.53%) Fixed Income
4 25 (32.89%) Equities
5 16 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (11.84%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (11.84%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (11.84%) Public Cloud
7 6 (7.89%) Social Media
8 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (6.58%) Cloud Native
9 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
9 4 (5.26%) Data Structures
9 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
10 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
10 3 (3.95%) User Experience
11 2 (2.63%) Life Science
11 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (1.32%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Linux
2 10 (13.16%) Mac OS X
2 10 (13.16%) Unix
3 7 (9.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.00%) Open Source
3 37 (48.68%) Analytics
4 32 (42.11%) Asset Management
5 24 (31.58%) Investment Management
5 24 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 20 (26.32%) Machine Learning
7 17 (22.37%) Artificial Intelligence
8 15 (19.74%) Decision-Making
8 15 (19.74%) DevOps
9 13 (17.11%) Microservices
9 13 (17.11%) Portfolio Management
10 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
10 11 (14.47%) Mentoring
11 10 (13.16%) Business Continuity
11 10 (13.16%) ETL
12 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
12 9 (11.84%) Migration
12 9 (11.84%) Scrum
12 9 (11.84%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (63.16%) Python
2 35 (46.05%) JavaScript
3 32 (42.11%) Java
4 17 (22.37%) SQL
5 13 (17.11%) C++
6 9 (11.84%) R
7 6 (7.89%) C#
8 3 (3.95%) Go
8 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.63%) C
9 2 (2.63%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.32%) ES6
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.63%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.63%) SANS
5 1 (1.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) CCSP
5 1 (1.32%) CISA
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CISM
5 1 (1.32%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.32%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.32%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) NIST
2 2 (2.63%) AICPA
2 2 (2.63%) COBIT
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) FedRAMP
3 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) Docker
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) Terraform
2 9 (11.84%) Kubernetes
3 7 (9.21%) Grafana
3 7 (9.21%) Kibana
4 1 (1.32%) Istio
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) VMware
3 4 (5.26%) Google
4 3 (3.95%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Informatica
5 2 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) StreamSets
5 2 (2.63%) Tableau
5 2 (2.63%) YouTube
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe
6 1 (1.32%) Capita
6 1 (1.32%) Instagram
6 1 (1.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.32%) Splunk
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter