The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blog in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blog over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 130 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Blog 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.20% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £338 £401
% change year-on-year +30.37% -15.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £59.31 -
% change year-on-year -62.90% -  

Blog is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 584 755 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.75% 25.07% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 456 383
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 44
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.85 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Blog
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Blog as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Blog in the West Midlands

Blog
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blog in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blog in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Blog.

1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Presales

Blog
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Presales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft