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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 56 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Social Media 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.27% 1.68% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+12.08% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £10.93 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -35.73%
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
158 119 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.69% 21.88% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 56
Average daily rate £330 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £9.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £24.60 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 6 March 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (20.00%) Blog
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal
3 1 (20.00%) PHP5
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Taxonomies
1 1 (20.00%) Blog
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) MVC
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PHP5
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco