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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 51 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Media 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 0.88% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £10.93 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.86%
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
137 113 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.95% 19.82% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 46
Average daily rate £340 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.20 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £15.70 £33.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Publishing
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Adobe
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
4 1 (14.29%) Blog
4 1 (14.29%) Drupal
4 1 (14.29%) PHP5
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Drupal
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Web Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
1 1 (14.29%) Blog
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PHP5
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com