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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 96 97 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Social Media 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £600 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -18.03%
Social Media
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
516 351 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.10% 26.19% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 234 190
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -56.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Video Editing
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) FTP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 4 (40.00%) Intranet
2 4 (40.00%) Publishing
2 4 (40.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) e-Learning
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) Twitter
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Adobe
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Learning Management System
3 3 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Scala
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Python

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) FTP
1 4 (40.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
1 4 (40.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) e-Learning Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Django
2 1 (10.00%) Grails
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) JSTL
2 1 (10.00%) Mustache
2 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) e-Learning
1 4 (40.00%) Video Editing
2 3 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Learning Management System
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Social Network
4 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Apple
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Twitter
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Apigee
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Mashery
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata