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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 278 238 215
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -23
Contract jobs citing Social Media 126 162 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.63% 1.93% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 105 130
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £194 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £273 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.27% +18.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.48 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% -65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.46 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £24.50 £79.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.72% -21.81%
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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -10 28 £413 +26.92% 19
Bromley - 4 £675 -
Croydon - 2 £260 -
Uxbridge - 1 £225 - 3
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £625 -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 86 (32.09%) HTML
2 72 (26.87%) JavaScript
3 59 (22.01%) Analytics
4 58 (21.64%) CSS
4 58 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (21.64%) Marketing
5 48 (17.91%) HTML5
6 47 (17.54%) E-Commerce
7 42 (15.67%) Content Management
8 41 (15.30%) TDD
8 41 (15.30%) User Experience
9 39 (14.55%) JSON
10 35 (13.06%) OO
10 35 (13.06%) Web Services
11 33 (12.31%) Finance
12 32 (11.94%) Degree
12 32 (11.94%) jQuery
13 31 (11.57%) AngularJS
13 31 (11.57%) XML
14 30 (11.19%) Retail
14 30 (11.19%) Node.js
14 30 (11.19%) CSS3
15 28 (10.45%) RESTful
15 28 (10.45%) Java
16 27 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (10.07%) Mobile App
16 27 (10.07%) Facebook
17 26 (9.70%) Adobe
18 25 (9.33%) Project Management
18 25 (9.33%) Backbone.js

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (11.19%) Node.js
2 23 (8.58%) CMS
3 12 (4.48%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.48%) JBoss
3 12 (4.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.61%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.61%) Drupal
4 7 (2.61%) WordPress
4 7 (2.61%) SAS
5 6 (2.24%) Apache
5 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.75%) SugarCRM
7 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.75%) Kentico
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.22%) Photoshop
3 13 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) MS Office
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.12%) SPSS
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.75%) InDesign
6 2 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.75%) MS Project
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Radian6
2 2 (0.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.60%) Google Analytics
2 14 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.10%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Responsys
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.37%) Heroku
7 1 (0.37%) Force.com
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.85%) Intranet
2 11 (4.10%) Internet
3 5 (1.87%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (0.75%) CTI
4 2 (0.75%) Wireless
5 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.73%) Big Data
2 9 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.24%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.24%) MySQL
5 5 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.12%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.75%) Redis
8 2 (0.75%) SQLite
8 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.37%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (6.72%) Jasmine
1 18 (6.72%) Mocha
2 16 (5.97%) Grunt
3 15 (5.60%) Bower
4 14 (5.22%) Subversion
5 12 (4.48%) Ant
5 12 (4.48%) Maven
5 12 (4.48%) webpack
5 12 (4.48%) QUnit
6 7 (2.61%) Firebug
6 7 (2.61%) Fiddler
6 7 (2.61%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (1.87%) Selenium
8 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.12%) JIRA
9 2 (0.75%) Xcode
9 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.75%) CasperJS
9 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (21.64%) Marketing
2 33 (12.31%) Finance
3 30 (11.19%) Retail
4 16 (5.97%) Publishing
5 14 (5.22%) Advertising
6 11 (4.10%) Banking
6 11 (4.10%) Legal
7 10 (3.73%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.36%) Games
8 9 (3.36%) Law
9 4 (1.49%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.75%) French Language
10 2 (0.75%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.75%) Local Government
10 2 (0.75%) Electronics
10 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 87 (32.46%) Developer
2 31 (11.57%) Analyst
3 20 (7.46%) Architect
4 18 (6.72%) iOS Developer
5 16 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.60%) Front-End Developer
6 15 (5.60%) Consultant
7 12 (4.48%) Designer
8 10 (3.73%) Senior Developer
8 10 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (3.36%) Social Media Manager
10 8 (2.99%) Content Manager
11 7 (2.61%) Android Developer
11 7 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.61%) Relationships Manager
11 7 (2.61%) Marketing Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Business Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Web Manager
13 5 (1.87%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (32.09%) HTML
2 58 (21.64%) CSS
3 48 (17.91%) HTML5
4 39 (14.55%) JSON
5 35 (13.06%) Web Services
6 32 (11.94%) jQuery
7 31 (11.57%) AngularJS
7 31 (11.57%) XML
8 30 (11.19%) CSS3
9 28 (10.45%) RESTful
10 25 (9.33%) Backbone.js
11 16 (5.97%) J2EE
11 16 (5.97%) SOAP
12 14 (5.22%) Sass
12 14 (5.22%) REST
13 13 (4.85%) XSL
14 12 (4.48%) XSD
14 12 (4.48%) WSDL
14 12 (4.48%) React
14 12 (4.48%) koa
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.30%) User Experience
2 27 (10.07%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.97%) iPad
4 14 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.85%) iPhone
6 10 (3.73%) Blog
7 9 (3.36%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.61%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.61%) Animation
9 6 (2.24%) Statistics
10 4 (1.49%) Copywriting
10 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.12%) Open Source
11 3 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.12%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.75%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.75%) BBC
12 2 (0.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.21%) Apple iOS
2 17 (6.34%) Linux
3 11 (4.10%) Android
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.01%) Analytics
2 58 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.54%) E-Commerce
4 42 (15.67%) Content Management
5 41 (15.30%) TDD
6 35 (13.06%) OO
7 27 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (9.33%) Project Management
9 24 (8.96%) CRM
10 22 (8.21%) MVC
11 21 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
11 21 (7.84%) SEO
11 21 (7.84%) Scrum
12 20 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (7.09%) iOS Development
14 17 (6.34%) Digital Marketing
15 16 (5.97%) Web Development
16 15 (5.60%) Waterfall
17 14 (5.22%) Data Analysis
18 12 (4.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.87%) JavaScript
2 28 (10.45%) Java
3 17 (6.34%) SQL
4 13 (4.85%) Groovy
5 11 (4.10%) Objective-C
5 11 (4.10%) C
5 11 (4.10%) C#
6 9 (3.36%) PHP
7 6 (2.24%) Python
8 5 (1.87%) R
9 3 (1.12%) Ruby
10 2 (0.75%) PHP5
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.37%) VBA
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 32 (11.94%) Degree
2 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.12%) Basel II
3 2 (0.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (0.75%) Mesos
3 2 (0.75%) OpenIDM
3 2 (0.75%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (10.07%) Facebook
2 26 (9.70%) Adobe
3 23 (8.58%) Google
4 18 (6.72%) Twitter
5 16 (5.97%) Oracle
6 13 (4.85%) ATG
7 12 (4.48%) Endeca
7 12 (4.48%) Perforce
8 11 (4.10%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.87%) Tableau
9 5 (1.87%) Cisco
9 5 (1.87%) DoubleClick
9 5 (1.87%) Omniture
9 5 (1.87%) VMware
10 4 (1.49%) IBM
10 4 (1.49%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.49%) ExactTarget
10 4 (1.49%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.12%) Cognos
11 3 (1.12%) TIBCO
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