The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 80 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Social Media 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 1.75% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£373 £205 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.70% -21.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £29.38 £14.40
% change year-on-year
-62.55% +103.99%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
294 229 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.79% 20.11% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 118 126
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 30
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Social Media
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Social Media
North West

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Web Development
3 3 (21.43%) Business Development
3 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Publishing
3 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
3 3 (21.43%) Adobe
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 2 (14.29%) SEO
4 2 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) Interwoven
4 2 (14.29%) VBScript
4 2 (14.29%) VB
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (14.29%) Web 2.0
5 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Telemarketing
5 1 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Web 2.0
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Web Development
1 3 (21.43%) Business Development
1 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
1 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Telemarketing
3 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Usability
3 1 (7.14%) Online Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
1 2 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) PowerHouse
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
2 2 (14.29%) Interwoven
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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