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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 204 278 244
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -34
Contract jobs citing Social Media 243 147 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.32% 1.82% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 103 118
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£400 £365 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.46% +21.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-44.18% +43.33%
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
7310 8071 8222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.49% 32.27% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4846 5560 5618
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £628 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +43 55 £325 -21.21% 19
Canary Wharf +23 9 £300 -33.33%
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 133 (32.13%) HTML
2 109 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (26.09%) Marketing
4 96 (23.19%) Content Management
5 89 (21.50%) TDD
6 75 (18.12%) CSS
7 66 (15.94%) Java
8 61 (14.73%) Project Management
9 60 (14.49%) Web Services
10 58 (14.01%) XML
10 58 (14.01%) Finance
11 57 (13.77%) Publishing
12 56 (13.53%) Analytics
13 54 (13.04%) Scrum
13 54 (13.04%) Photoshop
14 50 (12.08%) RESTful
15 49 (11.84%) Degree
15 49 (11.84%) E-Commerce
15 49 (11.84%) SEO
15 49 (11.84%) Subversion
16 48 (11.59%) Retail
16 48 (11.59%) Adobe
17 46 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 46 (11.11%) CMS
18 44 (10.63%) Oracle
19 42 (10.14%) SOAP
19 42 (10.14%) Waterfall
20 41 (9.90%) iPad
20 41 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (9.66%) Linux

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (11.11%) CMS
2 38 (9.18%) WebLogic
3 28 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.83%) Node.js
5 13 (3.14%) Drupal
6 11 (2.66%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.69%) WordPress
8 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.97%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (0.97%) IIS
9 3 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 54 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 31 (7.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (5.80%) MS Office
4 23 (5.56%) InDesign
5 17 (4.11%) MS Excel
6 13 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (1.21%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.48%) MS Project
8 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (3.14%) WebTrends
1 13 (3.14%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.97%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.72%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.18%) Intranet
2 22 (5.31%) Internet
3 4 (0.97%) Extranet
4 3 (0.72%) VoIP
4 3 (0.72%) RTSP
5 2 (0.48%) SMS
5 2 (0.48%) FTP
5 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) CTI
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.24%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.42%) MySQL
2 29 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.66%) QlikView
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.21%) Big Data
7 4 (0.97%) SQLite
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.48%) Azkaban
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 49 (11.84%) Subversion
2 39 (9.42%) Maven
3 38 (9.18%) Ant
4 10 (2.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.93%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.97%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.72%) Mocha
8 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.48%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.48%) NUnit
8 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.24%) Xcode
9 1 (0.24%) Selenium
9 1 (0.24%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.24%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) Mockito
General
1 108 (26.09%) Marketing
2 58 (14.01%) Finance
3 57 (13.77%) Publishing
4 48 (11.59%) Retail
5 24 (5.80%) Advertising
6 22 (5.31%) Games
7 18 (4.35%) Legal
8 11 (2.66%) Danish Language
9 5 (1.21%) Electronics
9 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.21%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.97%) Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Local Government
13 1 (0.24%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 149 (35.99%) Developer
2 52 (12.56%) Designer
3 32 (7.73%) Analyst
4 31 (7.49%) Project Manager
5 26 (6.28%) Business Analyst
6 22 (5.31%) C# Developer
7 20 (4.83%) Digital Designer
8 16 (3.86%) Digital Project Manager
9 14 (3.38%) Coordinator
10 12 (2.90%) PHP Developer
10 12 (2.90%) iOS Developer
11 11 (2.66%) Web Developer
11 11 (2.66%) Consultant
12 10 (2.42%) Android Developer
12 10 (2.42%) Marketing Executive
12 10 (2.42%) Content Editor
13 9 (2.17%) Web Manager
14 8 (1.93%) Senior Developer
15 7 (1.69%) Drupal Developer
15 7 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (32.13%) HTML
2 75 (18.12%) CSS
3 60 (14.49%) Web Services
4 58 (14.01%) XML
5 50 (12.08%) RESTful
6 42 (10.14%) SOAP
7 39 (9.42%) J2EE
8 38 (9.18%) XSD
8 38 (9.18%) XSL
8 38 (9.18%) WSDL
9 34 (8.21%) HTML5
10 32 (7.73%) jQuery
11 24 (5.80%) Flash
12 21 (5.07%) AngularJS
13 19 (4.59%) CSS3
14 18 (4.35%) Backbone.js
15 16 (3.86%) JSON
16 12 (2.90%) Ajax
17 9 (2.17%) Symfony
18 8 (1.93%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.90%) iPad
2 30 (7.25%) Blog
3 20 (4.83%) iPhone
4 18 (4.35%) New Media
5 15 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.62%) Graphic Design
6 14 (3.38%) Digital Media
6 14 (3.38%) Wiki
7 12 (2.90%) Online Games
8 8 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.93%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.93%) Statistics
9 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.21%) E-Learning
10 5 (1.21%) Video Editing
10 5 (1.21%) Copywriting
11 4 (0.97%) Open Source
11 4 (0.97%) iDTV
12 3 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.72%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.66%) Linux
2 38 (9.18%) Android
3 22 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.97%) UNIX
5 3 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (26.33%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.19%) Content Management
3 89 (21.50%) TDD
4 61 (14.73%) Project Management
5 56 (13.53%) Analytics
6 54 (13.04%) Scrum
7 49 (11.84%) SEO
7 49 (11.84%) E-Commerce
8 42 (10.14%) Waterfall
9 41 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (9.42%) ERP
10 39 (9.42%) CRM
11 34 (8.21%) OO
12 33 (7.97%) Digital Marketing
13 31 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (5.80%) Marketing Strategy
15 17 (4.11%) iOS Development
16 16 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (3.86%) Knowledge Management
17 15 (3.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (15.94%) Java
2 46 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 38 (9.18%) Groovy
4 30 (7.25%) C#
4 30 (7.25%) PHP
5 29 (7.00%) C++
6 8 (1.93%) SQL
6 8 (1.93%) Objective-C
7 7 (1.69%) Python
8 6 (1.45%) PHP5
9 4 (0.97%) C
10 3 (0.72%) Scala
11 2 (0.48%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.48%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.48%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.48%) PHP4
12 1 (0.24%) Delphi
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 49 (11.84%) Degree
2 6 (1.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.52%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) WCAG
2 6 (1.45%) WAI
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.48%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 48 (11.59%) Adobe
2 44 (10.63%) Oracle
3 38 (9.18%) JBoss
3 38 (9.18%) ATG
3 38 (9.18%) Perforce
3 38 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.18%) Endeca
4 26 (6.28%) Google
5 25 (6.04%) Facebook
6 22 (5.31%) Twitter
7 11 (2.66%) Lotus
8 10 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.93%) Zend
10 7 (1.69%) Eloqua
11 5 (1.21%) Marketo
11 5 (1.21%) Pardot
11 5 (1.21%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.72%) Apple
12 3 (0.72%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.72%) Siebel
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