The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 97 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing Social Media 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.54% 0.30% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 1.05% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£450 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £338 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £338 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.40 £19.10
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.58%
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West Yorkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
489 286 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.37% 28.54% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 175 119
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -54.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.56 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) MySQL
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) WordPress
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) Sass
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) Content Management
5 3 (25.00%) Ajax
5 3 (25.00%) XHTML
5 3 (25.00%) RSS
5 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 3 (25.00%) SEO
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) ActionScript
5 3 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Advertising

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (33.33%) WordPress
1 4 (33.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (33.33%) AWS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) Sass
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) XHTML
4 3 (25.00%) RSS
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Mustache
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blog
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) SEO
2 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) VB
4 3 (25.00%) ActionScript
4 3 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Facebook
1 2 (16.67%) Twitter
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