The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 126 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 2 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.079% 0.86% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 3.25% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
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£220 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £180 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.93 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £10.93 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+9.83% -28.36%
Social Media
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
624 676 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.71% 26.34% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 330 266
Average daily rate £375 £350 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £197 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 57 55
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -47.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Media across the East of England region.

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the East of England region.

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +6 2 £220 - 6
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (46.15%) Google
2 5 (38.46%) CMS
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Umbraco
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) User Experience
4 3 (23.08%) Google Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Publishing
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) NHS
5 2 (15.38%) Intranet
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 2 (15.38%) Content Management
5 2 (15.38%) Web Design
5 2 (15.38%) Pay per click
5 2 (15.38%) Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Budget Control
5 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) Liferay
6 1 (7.69%) Relational Database

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (38.46%) CMS
2 4 (30.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (7.69%) Liferay
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Digital Content Designer
3 2 (15.38%) PPC Manager
3 2 (15.38%) PPC Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) PPC Executive
3 2 (15.38%) Social Media Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) PPC Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Web Editor
4 1 (7.69%) Web Content Editor
4 1 (7.69%) Content Editor
4 1 (7.69%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Sling
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Felix
3 1 (7.69%) Struts
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) JAAS
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) JSF
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) JSR 170
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Web Design
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) Pay per click
3 2 (15.38%) Budget Control
3 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCDP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe