The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 40 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing Social Media 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 0.83% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.64% 4.10% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £27.50 £14.40
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +90.97%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
154 122 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 20.13% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 61 38
Average daily rate £300 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £261 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £94.05 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+623.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.13 £12.10 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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West Midlands

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 17 (62.96%) Intranet
2 10 (37.04%) Publishing
3 9 (33.33%) Project Management
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) CMS
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Content Management
5 7 (25.93%) Degree
5 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
6 6 (22.22%) WordPress
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.81%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (11.11%) User Stories
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) Adobe
9 3 (11.11%) Finance
10 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
11 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
11 1 (3.70%) RIA
11 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
11 1 (3.70%) Banking
11 1 (3.70%) CIPD
11 1 (3.70%) Marketing

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (29.63%) CMS
2 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (22.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
3 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Intranet
General
1 10 (37.04%) Publishing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Graduate
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
1 4 (14.81%) Database Developer
1 4 (14.81%) Graduate Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Content Editor
3 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Communications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) SEO Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Freedom of Information
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) RIA
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
2 7 (25.93%) Content Management
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) User Stories
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
6 1 (3.70%) SEO
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CIPD
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe