Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 780 742
Rank change year-on-year +66 -38 +2
Contract jobs citing Blog 164 114 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 77 97
UK median daily rate £494 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.50% -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £354 £164 £185
90th Percentile £600 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% +32.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £59.31 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.52% +179.11% -
10th Percentile £28.81 £48.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £43.05 £59.31 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.07 £59.31 £21.25
% change year-on-year -52.67% +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 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +62 156 £494 +25.06% 22
London +40 110 £513 +20.59% 14
UK excluding London +35 53 £475 +35.71% 9
North of England +74 23 £440 +120.00% 2
Yorkshire +38 13 £460 +14.80% 1
South West -1 9 £500 +11.11% 1
North East +74 8 £440 +151.43%
South East +1 8 £450 +72.25% 1
Scotland -2 7 £358 -
East of England -22 5 £563 +324.53% 2
Midlands +25 2 £238 -32.14% 2
North West +21 2 - - 1
West Midlands +22 1 £345 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 £130 -62.86% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 100 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.63%) DevOps
3 46 (28.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (27.44%) Microservices
5 43 (26.22%) BDD
6 41 (25.00%) High Availability
7 40 (24.39%) Scrum
8 37 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (22.56%) Mentoring
9 36 (21.95%) Analytics
10 35 (21.34%) GitHub
10 35 (21.34%) TDD
11 34 (20.73%) Amazon AWS
12 33 (20.12%) C#
12 33 (20.12%) .NET
12 33 (20.12%) E-Commerce
13 32 (19.51%) MVC
13 32 (19.51%) AngularJS
13 32 (19.51%) Node.js
14 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
15 30 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (17.68%) JavaScript
16 29 (17.68%) CQRS
17 27 (16.46%) Public Cloud
18 26 (15.85%) NoSQL
19 25 (15.24%) SQL
20 24 (14.63%) Kanban
20 24 (14.63%) Degree
20 24 (14.63%) 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 13 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.66%) CMS
3 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Marvel
Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.44%) Flinto
2 4 (2.44%) InVision
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Radian6
1 2 (1.22%) Sprinklr
1 2 (1.22%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (21.34%) GitHub
3 34 (20.73%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (7.93%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.05%) PaaS
6 4 (2.44%) Google Analytics
6 4 (2.44%) IaaS
6 4 (2.44%) Slack
7 2 (1.22%) npm
8 1 (0.61%) AdWords
8 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) Serverless
8 1 (0.61%) Twilio
8 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) Intranet
2 3 (1.83%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) CTI
4 1 (0.61%) ATM
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.85%) NoSQL
2 22 (13.41%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
5 9 (5.49%) MySQL
6 8 (4.88%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.22%) Redis
9 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (8.54%) TeamCity
2 13 (7.93%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (4.27%) Axure RP
4 5 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.05%) JIRA
5 3 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.61%) Babel
7 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.61%) Grunt
7 1 (0.61%) gulp
7 1 (0.61%) JMeter
7 1 (0.61%) Selenium
7 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.61%) webpack
7 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (11.59%) Marketing
2 17 (10.37%) Retail
3 12 (7.32%) Games
3 12 (7.32%) Publishing
4 9 (5.49%) Legal
5 8 (4.88%) Finance
6 6 (3.66%) Banking
7 5 (3.05%) Advertising
8 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.61%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.61%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.61%) iGaming
9 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (26.22%) Developer
2 30 (18.29%) Senior Developer
3 19 (11.59%) .NET Developer
4 18 (10.98%) Architect
4 18 (10.98%) User Researcher
5 17 (10.37%) C# Developer
6 16 (9.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 14 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (7.93%) AWS Developer
8 13 (7.93%) Azure Developer
8 13 (7.93%) Digital Architect
9 12 (7.32%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) E-Commerce Developer
10 10 (6.10%) Python Developer
10 10 (6.10%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
11 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.12%) .NET
2 32 (19.51%) AngularJS
2 32 (19.51%) Node.js
3 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
3 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (13.41%) Ember.js
6 21 (12.80%) React
7 13 (7.93%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (6.71%) RESTful
9 10 (6.10%) Django
9 10 (6.10%) Flask
10 6 (3.66%) HTML
11 5 (3.05%) REST
12 4 (2.44%) CSS
12 4 (2.44%) Material Design
13 3 (1.83%) .NET Core
13 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.83%) SOAP
13 3 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Public Cloud
2 24 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (12.80%) User Experience
4 18 (10.98%) Social Media
5 10 (6.10%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.27%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.44%) Fintech
8 4 (2.44%) Replication
9 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.22%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.22%) Podcast
10 2 (1.22%) Wiki
11 1 (0.61%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (0.61%) New Media
11 1 (0.61%) NHS
11 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.20%) Linux
2 19 (11.59%) Unix
3 18 (10.98%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.05%) Android
6 2 (1.22%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.63%) DevOps
3 46 (28.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (27.44%) Microservices
5 43 (26.22%) BDD
6 41 (25.00%) High Availability
7 40 (24.39%) Scrum
8 37 (22.56%) Mentoring
9 36 (21.95%) Analytics
10 35 (21.34%) TDD
11 33 (20.12%) E-Commerce
12 32 (19.51%) MVC
13 29 (17.68%) CQRS
14 24 (14.63%) Kanban
15 23 (14.02%) User Stories
16 22 (13.41%) Prototyping
17 18 (10.98%) Open Source
18 17 (10.37%) Acceptance Criteria
18 17 (10.37%) ETL
18 17 (10.37%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.12%) C#
2 29 (17.68%) JavaScript
3 25 (15.24%) SQL
4 23 (14.02%) Python
5 20 (12.20%) Scala
6 16 (9.76%) Java
7 14 (8.54%) Ruby
8 11 (6.71%) Go
9 5 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.83%) R
11 2 (1.22%) C
11 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) ES6
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (14.63%) Degree
2 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.22%) MCSD
5 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) VCAP
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.41%) QA
2 4 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.61%) etcd
2 1 (0.61%) vCloud
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.32%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.10%) Kibana
3 10 (6.10%) logstash
3 10 (6.10%) Prometheus
4 4 (2.44%) Ansible
5 2 (1.22%) Mesos
5 2 (1.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.61%) Consul
6 1 (0.61%) Grafana
6 1 (0.61%) Salt
6 1 (0.61%) Terraform
6 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (6.71%) AppDynamics
2 10 (6.10%) Splunk
3 7 (4.27%) Google
4 6 (3.66%) Twitter
5 5 (3.05%) Adobe
5 5 (3.05%) Facebook
5 5 (3.05%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.05%) Oracle
6 4 (2.44%) Sybase
7 3 (1.83%) Tableau
8 2 (1.22%) Elastic Path
8 2 (1.22%) Yahoo!
9 1 (0.61%) Apigee
9 1 (0.61%) Avaya
9 1 (0.61%) New Relic
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.61%) VMware