The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 102 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Contract jobs citing Social Media 4 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 1.29% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 4.03% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£625 £350 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +70.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £17.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.46%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
517 422 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.25% 31.95% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 244 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.84 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) XHTML
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Drupal
3 2 (40.00%) Email Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) WordPress
3 2 (40.00%) Online Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Social Media Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) MailChimp
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Intranet
3 2 (40.00%) SEO
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Web Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) SSH
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Legal

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (40.00%) Drupal
1 2 (40.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Editor
2 1 (20.00%) Project Officer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Content Editor
2 1 (20.00%) Content Editor
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) XHTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Social Network
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) SEO
1 2 (40.00%) Web Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Email Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Online Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Social Media Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Google