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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 61 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.61% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.26% 2.29% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£185 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.76% +15.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -29.24%
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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
177 175 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.14% 26.72% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 119 64
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.30 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.25% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £12.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £23.70 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 (58.62%) Intranet
2 13 (44.83%) Publishing
3 9 (31.03%) Project Management
3 9 (31.03%) Web Services
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (27.59%) CMS
4 8 (27.59%) MS Office
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (24.14%) Content Management
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.69%) Adobe
6 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
6 6 (20.69%) WordPress
7 5 (17.24%) Line Management
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.79%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.34%) ITSM
9 3 (10.34%) Finance
9 3 (10.34%) User Stories
10 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
11 1 (3.45%) Banking
11 1 (3.45%) CIPD
11 1 (3.45%) Marketing

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (27.59%) CMS
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
3 4 (13.79%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Intranet
General
1 13 (44.83%) Publishing
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Graduate Developer
1 4 (13.79%) Graduate
1 4 (13.79%) Developer
1 4 (13.79%) Database Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Applications Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Web Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Content Editor
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Web Team Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Communications Manager
4 1 (3.45%) SEO Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.79%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Project Management
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Scrum
2 7 (24.14%) Content Management
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Line Management
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) ITSM
6 3 (10.34%) User Stories
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) SEO
7 1 (3.45%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.45%) Cartography
7 1 (3.45%) People Management
7 1 (3.45%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CIPD
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Adobe