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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 217 295 252
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -43
Contract jobs citing Social Media 224 141 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.56% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 1.49% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 96 106
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -29.24%
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
8754 9434 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 37.53% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6545 6487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Social Media Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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 +46 50 £338 -22.85% 27
Canary Wharf +23 4 £300 -33.33%
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 137 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (29.84%) HTML
3 111 (25.87%) Marketing
4 96 (22.38%) Content Management
5 89 (20.75%) TDD
6 72 (16.78%) CSS
7 68 (15.85%) Publishing
8 65 (15.15%) Java
9 63 (14.69%) Analytics
10 60 (13.99%) Web Services
11 59 (13.75%) Project Management
12 57 (13.29%) SEO
13 56 (13.05%) Scrum
13 56 (13.05%) XML
14 55 (12.82%) Finance
15 50 (11.66%) Photoshop
15 50 (11.66%) Degree
16 49 (11.42%) Retail
16 49 (11.42%) Subversion
17 48 (11.19%) E-Commerce
18 47 (10.96%) RESTful
18 47 (10.96%) User Experience
19 45 (10.49%) CMS
20 44 (10.26%) Adobe
21 43 (10.02%) JavaScript
22 42 (9.79%) SOAP
22 42 (9.79%) Intranet
23 41 (9.56%) Oracle
24 40 (9.32%) iPad
24 40 (9.32%) Waterfall

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (10.49%) CMS
2 37 (8.62%) WebLogic
3 28 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.43%) Node.js
5 12 (2.80%) Drupal
6 11 (2.56%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.86%) WordPress
8 5 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.93%) ExpressionEngine
9 4 (0.93%) IIS
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.70%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.23%) SAS
11 1 (0.23%) Apache
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 50 (11.66%) Photoshop
2 27 (6.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (5.59%) MS Office
4 18 (4.20%) InDesign
4 18 (4.20%) MS Excel
5 15 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.17%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.70%) MS Project
8 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.50%) Google Analytics
2 13 (3.03%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.93%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.17%) GitHub
2 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.79%) Intranet
2 24 (5.59%) Internet
3 3 (0.70%) RTSP
3 3 (0.70%) VoIP
4 2 (0.47%) SMS
4 2 (0.47%) FTP
4 2 (0.47%) Extranet
4 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.23%) CTI
5 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.23%) MVNO
5 1 (0.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.86%) MySQL
2 30 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.56%) QlikView
5 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.93%) SQLite
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.93%) Big Data
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) Azkaban
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (11.42%) Subversion
2 38 (8.86%) Maven
3 37 (8.62%) Ant
4 10 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.86%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.93%) Jasmine
6 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.70%) Mocha
8 2 (0.47%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.47%) NUnit
8 2 (0.47%) Xcode
9 1 (0.23%) Mockito
9 1 (0.23%) Hudson
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.23%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium
9 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
General
1 111 (25.87%) Marketing
2 68 (15.85%) Publishing
3 55 (12.82%) Finance
4 49 (11.42%) Retail
5 23 (5.36%) Advertising
6 22 (5.13%) Games
7 21 (4.90%) Legal
8 11 (2.56%) Danish Language
9 5 (1.17%) Electronics
10 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.93%) Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.70%) Local Government
11 3 (0.70%) Back Office
11 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 151 (35.20%) Developer
2 57 (13.29%) Designer
3 35 (8.16%) Analyst
4 28 (6.53%) Project Manager
4 28 (6.53%) Business Analyst
5 23 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 18 (4.20%) Digital Designer
7 16 (3.73%) iOS Developer
8 13 (3.03%) Coordinator
9 12 (2.80%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (2.80%) Consultant
9 12 (2.80%) PHP Developer
10 11 (2.56%) Marketing Executive
11 10 (2.33%) Web Developer
11 10 (2.33%) Content Editor
12 9 (2.10%) Web Manager
12 9 (2.10%) Android Developer
13 8 (1.86%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (1.86%) Senior Developer
13 8 (1.86%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (29.84%) HTML
2 72 (16.78%) CSS
3 60 (13.99%) Web Services
4 56 (13.05%) XML
5 47 (10.96%) RESTful
6 42 (9.79%) SOAP
7 38 (8.86%) J2EE
8 37 (8.62%) WSDL
8 37 (8.62%) XSD
8 37 (8.62%) XSL
9 33 (7.69%) HTML5
10 31 (7.23%) jQuery
11 22 (5.13%) Flash
12 20 (4.66%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.20%) CSS3
14 17 (3.96%) Backbone.js
15 14 (3.26%) JSON
16 10 (2.33%) Ajax
17 9 (2.10%) Symfony
18 7 (1.63%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.96%) User Experience
2 40 (9.32%) iPad
3 34 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.53%) Blog
5 18 (4.20%) iPhone
6 16 (3.73%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.50%) Digital Media
7 15 (3.50%) New Media
8 14 (3.26%) Wiki
9 12 (2.80%) Graphic Design
9 12 (2.80%) Online Games
10 9 (2.10%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.86%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.63%) Statistics
13 6 (1.40%) Copywriting
13 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.17%) Video Editing
15 4 (0.93%) Open Source
15 4 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (0.93%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.62%) Linux
2 35 (8.16%) Android
3 26 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.70%) Windows
5 2 (0.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (22.38%) Content Management
3 89 (20.75%) TDD
4 63 (14.69%) Analytics
5 59 (13.75%) Project Management
6 57 (13.29%) SEO
7 56 (13.05%) Scrum
8 48 (11.19%) E-Commerce
9 40 (9.32%) Waterfall
10 39 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (8.86%) ERP
12 37 (8.62%) CRM
13 36 (8.39%) Digital Marketing
14 33 (7.69%) OO
15 29 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (5.83%) Marketing Strategy
17 20 (4.66%) iOS Development
18 18 (4.20%) Web Application Development
19 16 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 16 (3.73%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (15.15%) Java
2 43 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 37 (8.62%) Groovy
4 30 (6.99%) C#
4 30 (6.99%) C++
5 28 (6.53%) PHP
6 11 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 9 (2.10%) SQL
8 8 (1.86%) Python
9 4 (0.93%) PHP5
9 4 (0.93%) C
10 3 (0.70%) Scala
11 2 (0.47%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.47%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (11.66%) Degree
2 7 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) PhD
6 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.53%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) WCAG
2 4 (0.93%) WAI
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.47%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (10.26%) Adobe
2 41 (9.56%) Oracle
3 38 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 37 (8.62%) Endeca
4 37 (8.62%) ATG
4 37 (8.62%) Perforce
4 37 (8.62%) JBoss
5 27 (6.29%) Google
6 23 (5.36%) Facebook
7 20 (4.66%) Twitter
8 11 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.56%) Lotus
9 8 (1.86%) Zend
9 8 (1.86%) Eloqua
10 6 (1.40%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.40%) Marketo
10 6 (1.40%) Pardot
11 4 (0.93%) Apple
12 2 (0.47%) Ektron
12 2 (0.47%) StreamBase
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