The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 240 234 232
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Social Media 187 193 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 2.07% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 133 98
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £24.75 £29.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.80% +19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £23.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £36.35 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -61.53%
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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8376 9335 8345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.05% 37.37% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5944 6591 5748
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 163 207
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £48.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in London

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in London

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in London

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in London

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +10 33 £400 - 23
Canary Wharf +17 8 £320 -28.88%
Bromley +4 1 - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 138 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (29.75%) Marketing
3 122 (27.92%) HTML
4 84 (19.22%) Content Management
5 77 (17.62%) Publishing
6 76 (17.39%) TDD
7 67 (15.33%) XML
8 65 (14.87%) Web Services
9 64 (14.65%) CSS
9 64 (14.65%) Analytics
10 61 (13.96%) User Experience
11 60 (13.73%) Java
11 60 (13.73%) Project Management
12 57 (13.04%) Finance
13 55 (12.59%) E-Commerce
14 51 (11.67%) SEO
15 49 (11.21%) Subversion
16 48 (10.98%) Scrum
17 46 (10.53%) Retail
17 46 (10.53%) SOAP
18 45 (10.30%) JavaScript
19 44 (10.07%) CMS
19 44 (10.07%) RESTful
19 44 (10.07%) iPad
20 42 (9.61%) Photoshop
21 41 (9.38%) Degree
22 40 (9.15%) Apple iOS
23 38 (8.70%) J2EE
23 38 (8.70%) Oracle
24 37 (8.47%) Digital Marketing

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 44 (10.07%) CMS
2 35 (8.01%) JBoss
2 35 (8.01%) WebLogic
3 24 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.89%) WordPress
5 15 (3.43%) Drupal
6 11 (2.52%) Node.js
7 9 (2.06%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.92%) Apache
9 4 (0.92%) IIS
9 4 (0.92%) ExpressionEngine
10 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (9.61%) Photoshop
2 22 (5.03%) MS Office
3 19 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (3.89%) MS Excel
5 15 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (1.60%) InDesign
8 4 (0.92%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.69%) MS Project
10 1 (0.23%) SPSS
10 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (3.43%) Google Analytics
2 11 (2.52%) WebTrends
3 6 (1.37%) Magento
4 4 (0.92%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) Heroku
2 4 (0.92%) GitHub
2 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.24%) Intranet
2 19 (4.35%) Internet
3 4 (0.92%) RTSP
4 3 (0.69%) VoIP
5 2 (0.46%) SMS
6 1 (0.23%) NFC
6 1 (0.23%) MVNO
6 1 (0.23%) CTI
6 1 (0.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.24%) MySQL
2 23 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.06%) QlikView
5 8 (1.83%) Big Data
6 7 (1.60%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.92%) SQLite
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.46%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (11.21%) Subversion
2 36 (8.24%) Maven
3 35 (8.01%) Ant
4 12 (2.75%) Xcode
4 12 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.60%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.60%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.92%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.69%) Mocha
8 2 (0.46%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.46%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.46%) NUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.23%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.23%) MSTest
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 130 (29.75%) Marketing
2 77 (17.62%) Publishing
3 57 (13.04%) Finance
4 46 (10.53%) Retail
5 28 (6.41%) Advertising
6 18 (4.12%) Legal
6 18 (4.12%) Games
7 9 (2.06%) Danish Language
8 6 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.14%) Back Office
9 5 (1.14%) Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
10 3 (0.69%) Electronics
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.46%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 166 (37.99%) Developer
2 54 (12.36%) Designer
3 25 (5.72%) iOS Developer
3 25 (5.72%) Analyst
4 23 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.03%) Digital Content Designer
6 19 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.12%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.12%) C# Developer
8 15 (3.43%) UI Designer
9 13 (2.97%) PHP Developer
9 13 (2.97%) Consultant
10 12 (2.75%) Architect
10 12 (2.75%) Web Developer
11 11 (2.52%) Lead Designer
11 11 (2.52%) Marketing Executive
11 11 (2.52%) Front-End Developer
11 11 (2.52%) Android Developer
12 10 (2.29%) Web Manager
12 10 (2.29%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (27.92%) HTML
2 67 (15.33%) XML
3 65 (14.87%) Web Services
4 64 (14.65%) CSS
5 46 (10.53%) SOAP
6 44 (10.07%) RESTful
7 38 (8.70%) J2EE
8 35 (8.01%) XSD
8 35 (8.01%) XSL
8 35 (8.01%) WSDL
9 34 (7.78%) jQuery
10 32 (7.32%) HTML5
11 21 (4.81%) CSS3
11 21 (4.81%) JSON
12 13 (2.97%) Ajax
12 13 (2.97%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.75%) Symfony
14 11 (2.52%) Cocoa
14 11 (2.52%) Backbone.js
15 10 (2.29%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.96%) User Experience
2 44 (10.07%) iPad
3 33 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.09%) Blog
5 22 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.66%) Digital Media
7 14 (3.20%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.20%) Wiki
8 12 (2.75%) Visualisation
8 12 (2.75%) Graphic Design
8 12 (2.75%) Mobile Payment
9 11 (2.52%) iPhone
9 11 (2.52%) New Media
10 10 (2.29%) Online Games
11 7 (1.60%) Podcast
11 7 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.37%) Animation
13 4 (0.92%) Statistics
13 4 (0.92%) GIS
13 4 (0.92%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.15%) Apple iOS
2 35 (8.01%) Linux
3 30 (6.86%) Android
4 4 (0.92%) UNIX
5 3 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (19.22%) Content Management
3 76 (17.39%) TDD
4 64 (14.65%) Analytics
5 60 (13.73%) Project Management
6 55 (12.59%) E-Commerce
7 51 (11.67%) SEO
8 48 (10.98%) Scrum
9 37 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
9 37 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (8.24%) ERP
11 35 (8.01%) OO
11 35 (8.01%) Waterfall
12 33 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (6.64%) iOS Development
14 23 (5.26%) Marketing Strategy
14 23 (5.26%) CRM
15 21 (4.81%) Web Application Development
16 17 (3.89%) MVC
17 14 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.73%) Java
2 45 (10.30%) JavaScript
3 35 (8.01%) Groovy
4 31 (7.09%) PHP
4 31 (7.09%) C++
5 24 (5.49%) C#
6 20 (4.58%) Objective-C
7 13 (2.97%) C
7 13 (2.97%) SQL
8 6 (1.37%) Ruby
9 5 (1.14%) PHP5
9 5 (1.14%) Python
10 4 (0.92%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.23%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.23%) Clojure
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (9.38%) Degree
2 7 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.41%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) WAI
3 3 (0.69%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.46%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.46%) Mesos
3 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (8.70%) Oracle
2 36 (8.24%) ATG
3 35 (8.01%) Perforce
3 35 (8.01%) Endeca
4 32 (7.32%) Facebook
5 30 (6.86%) Microsoft
6 27 (6.18%) Google
7 26 (5.95%) Adobe
8 25 (5.72%) Twitter
9 11 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.06%) Lotus
11 8 (1.83%) Eloqua
12 7 (1.60%) Zend
13 6 (1.37%) Marketo
13 6 (1.37%) Pardot
14 3 (0.69%) Apple
14 3 (0.69%) Informatica
14 3 (0.69%) Omniture
15 2 (0.46%) Ab Initio
15 2 (0.46%) Sony
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