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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 64 47 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Social Media 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 1.40% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 5.35% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £250 £331 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +79.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £289
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +64.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £13.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
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
231 187 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.52% 26.15% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 123 111
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Median hourly rate £10.60 £12.35 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.17% -25.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Social Media as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 19 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Social Media 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Social Media.

1 3 (75.00%) Adobe
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Typography
2 1 (25.00%) Infographics

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
2 2 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Communications Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Communications Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Infographics
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Typography
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft