The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Essex 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 55 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Social Media 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.22% 0.48% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.42% 2.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £231 £273
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -15.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-47.05% +13.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
166 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.59% 22.84% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 51 51
Average daily rate £350 £315 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +46.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £452 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 11
Average hourly rate £28.25 £28.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £25.30 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Social Media
East of England

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 5 £140 -
Colchester - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Social Media
East of England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) Marketing
3 8 (42.11%) Degree
3 8 (42.11%) HTML5
3 8 (42.11%) CSS
4 7 (36.84%) CMS
5 6 (31.58%) CRM
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Web Services
6 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
6 5 (26.32%) OO
6 5 (26.32%) RUP
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) JSON
6 5 (26.32%) CSS3
6 5 (26.32%) Facebook
6 5 (26.32%) Twitter
6 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
6 5 (26.32%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (21.05%) Ajax
7 4 (21.05%) J2EE
7 4 (21.05%) XHTML
7 4 (21.05%) UNIX
7 4 (21.05%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) Solaris
7 4 (21.05%) Linux

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (36.84%) CMS
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) MySQL
General
1 11 (57.89%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Marketing Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Marketing Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Manager
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
2 8 (42.11%) HTML5
3 5 (26.32%) CSS3
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) JSON
4 4 (21.05%) J2EE
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) XHTML
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
5 3 (15.79%) RSS
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) W3C
1 3 (15.79%) Wiki
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) New Media
2 1 (5.26%) Copywriting
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Solaris
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
2 5 (26.32%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) RUP
3 4 (21.05%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 3 (15.79%) Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.26%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) SEO
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) WAI
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Facebook
1 5 (26.32%) Twitter
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) FatWire