The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 51 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.90% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 1.34% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £570 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £10.93
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +5.26%
Social Media
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
186 149 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.97% 25.04% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 76 74
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £161 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Media across the Birmingham region.

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the Birmingham region.

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Social Media also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Social Media.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Finance
3 9 (75.00%) Service Management
3 9 (75.00%) Process Management
3 9 (75.00%) ERP
3 9 (75.00%) SOA
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) SAP
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) Zachman Framework
3 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (75.00%) SaaS
3 9 (75.00%) PaaS
3 9 (75.00%) Process Improvement
3 9 (75.00%) IaaS
4 5 (41.67%) BPR
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) VB
7 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Photoshop

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Social Media also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Social Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Joomla!
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) IaaS
1 9 (75.00%) PaaS
1 9 (75.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DTS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Architect
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Zachman Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Content Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Digital Content Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Digital Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) EDI
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (75.00%) ERP
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) Process Improvement
2 9 (75.00%) Process Management
2 9 (75.00%) Service Management
2 9 (75.00%) SOA
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (75.00%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (41.67%) BPR
4 3 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Content Management
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) EAI
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) SEO
6 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
1 1 (8.33%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) SAP