Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 769 732
Rank change year-on-year +60 -37 -7
Contract jobs citing Blog 166 93 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.096% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 62 94
UK median daily rate £488 £404 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.67% -11.69% +14.38%
10th Percentile £369 £158 £150
90th Percentile £563 £549 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +9.31% +23.15% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £52.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.19% +147.06% -
10th Percentile £28.81 £47.03 £12.13
90th Percentile £43.05 £58.77 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.07 £57.16 £21.25
% change year-on-year -50.89% +168.96% -

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 33,627 31,582 35,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.54% 32.70% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,547 20,578 22,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £377
% change year-on-year +1.72% +4.45% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1,111 1,401
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +2.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +14.29%

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 16 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blog over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blog in the UK

Blog
Top 13 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 16 January 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 +60 160 £488 +21.72% 115
London +18 108 £525 +26.13% 64
UK excluding London +22 58 £438 +9.31% 59
North of England +53 29 £425 +21.43% 23
Yorkshire +37 21 £475 +18.68% 7
West Midlands +14 7 £438 - 7
Midlands +7 7 £438 +25.00% 9
East of England -11 7 £563 +324.53% 6
North East +61 6 £425 +142.86% 5
South West +5 6 £475 +4.11% 2
Scotland -9 6 £358 - 7
South East -21 4 £380 +90.00% 11
North West +12 2 £425 +66.02% 11

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 111 (66.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.34%) Continuous Improvement
3 55 (33.13%) DevOps
4 43 (25.90%) Scrum
5 40 (24.10%) BDD
5 40 (24.10%) Microservices
6 39 (23.49%) GitHub
6 39 (23.49%) Analytics
6 39 (23.49%) E-Commerce
7 38 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 38 (22.89%) Mentoring
8 37 (22.29%) .NET
8 37 (22.29%) TDD
9 36 (21.69%) C#
9 36 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
10 35 (21.08%) Degree
10 35 (21.08%) ASP.NET
10 35 (21.08%) MVC
10 35 (21.08%) AngularJS
10 35 (21.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (21.08%) Node.js
10 35 (21.08%) High Availability
11 34 (20.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (19.88%) Retail
12 33 (19.88%) CQRS
13 29 (17.47%) JavaScript
13 29 (17.47%) React
14 27 (16.27%) Prototyping
15 26 (15.66%) Public Cloud
15 26 (15.66%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (4.22%) CMS
1 7 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) Marvel
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.41%) Flinto
4 4 (2.41%) InVision
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (23.49%) GitHub
2 38 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.22%) Google Analytics
6 6 (3.61%) PaaS
7 4 (2.41%) IaaS
7 4 (2.41%) Slack
8 2 (1.20%) G Suite
9 1 (0.60%) AdWords
9 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.60%) npm
9 1 (0.60%) Serverless
9 1 (0.60%) Trello
9 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.22%) Intranet
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) CTI
3 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.20%) Power BI
6 2 (1.20%) Redis
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.60%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Axure RP
1 9 (5.42%) TeamCity
2 8 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (3.61%) JIRA
4 5 (3.01%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.60%) Grunt
7 1 (0.60%) gulp
7 1 (0.60%) JMeter
7 1 (0.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.60%) webpack
7 1 (0.60%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (19.88%) Retail
2 19 (11.45%) Marketing
3 9 (5.42%) Legal
4 7 (4.22%) Finance
5 6 (3.61%) Games
5 6 (3.61%) Publishing
6 5 (3.01%) Advertising
7 4 (2.41%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.81%) Banking
9 1 (0.60%) iGaming
9 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (26.51%) Developer
2 31 (18.67%) Senior Developer
3 29 (17.47%) User Researcher
4 23 (13.86%) .NET Developer
5 22 (13.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 20 (12.05%) Architect
7 19 (11.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 18 (10.84%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 15 (9.04%) C# Developer
10 13 (7.83%) Digital Architect
11 11 (6.63%) Azure Developer
11 11 (6.63%) E-Commerce Developer
11 11 (6.63%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
12 10 (6.02%) AWS Developer
12 10 (6.02%) Digital User Researcher
12 10 (6.02%) Senior C# Developer
13 9 (5.42%) Product Manager
13 9 (5.42%) Senior Manager
14 8 (4.82%) Digital Product Manager
14 8 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.29%) .NET
2 35 (21.08%) AngularJS
2 35 (21.08%) ASP.NET
2 35 (21.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 35 (21.08%) Node.js
3 34 (20.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (17.47%) React
5 22 (13.25%) Ember.js
6 13 (7.83%) HTML
7 11 (6.63%) CSS
8 8 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.61%) RESTful
10 5 (3.01%) Django
10 5 (3.01%) Flask
10 5 (3.01%) XML
11 4 (2.41%) Aurelia
11 4 (2.41%) jQuery
11 4 (2.41%) Material Design
11 4 (2.41%) Web Services
12 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (15.66%) Public Cloud
2 23 (13.86%) User Experience
3 12 (7.23%) Social Media
4 11 (6.63%) Fintech
5 8 (4.82%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.01%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.41%) Replication
8 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.20%) Podcast
10 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.60%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.22%) Linux
2 6 (3.61%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.61%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.41%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (66.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.34%) Continuous Improvement
3 55 (33.13%) DevOps
4 43 (25.90%) Scrum
5 40 (24.10%) BDD
5 40 (24.10%) Microservices
6 39 (23.49%) Analytics
6 39 (23.49%) E-Commerce
7 38 (22.89%) Mentoring
8 37 (22.29%) TDD
9 35 (21.08%) High Availability
9 35 (21.08%) MVC
10 33 (19.88%) CQRS
11 27 (16.27%) Prototyping
12 22 (13.25%) Psychology
12 22 (13.25%) Web Design
13 21 (12.65%) Market Research
14 20 (12.05%) Usability Testing
14 20 (12.05%) Web Analytics
15 17 (10.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.69%) C#
2 29 (17.47%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.24%) SQL
4 9 (5.42%) Java
4 9 (5.42%) Python
5 7 (4.22%) Scala
6 6 (3.61%) Go
7 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.41%) Ruby
9 2 (1.20%) C
9 2 (1.20%) ES6
9 2 (1.20%) PHP
9 2 (1.20%) R
9 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.60%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (21.08%) Degree
2 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.20%) MCSD
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) VCAP
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.05%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.41%) PMO
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.60%) etcd
2 1 (0.60%) vCloud
2 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.01%) Kibana
2 5 (3.01%) logstash
2 5 (3.01%) Prometheus
3 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.81%) Ansible
5 2 (1.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Consul
6 1 (0.60%) Grafana
6 1 (0.60%) Mesos
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
6 1 (0.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) Google
2 7 (4.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.61%) AppDynamics
4 5 (3.01%) Adobe
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle
4 5 (3.01%) Splunk
5 4 (2.41%) Sybase
6 2 (1.20%) Elastic Path
6 2 (1.20%) Tableau
6 2 (1.20%) Yahoo!
7 1 (0.60%) Apigee
7 1 (0.60%) Avaya
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Facebook
7 1 (0.60%) New Relic
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) VMware