The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 73 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Social Media 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.54% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.67% 0.52% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £625 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £10.93
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +5.26%
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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
299 194 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.19% 31.60% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 93 88
Average daily rate £375 £378 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +39.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 25
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -56.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £9.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £15.00 £88.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -28 4 £563 +18.42% 3
Durham - 1 £625 -
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (86.21%) HTML
2 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 25 (86.21%) HTML5
3 22 (75.86%) Open Source
4 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
4 20 (68.97%) Content Management
5 19 (65.52%) SEO
5 19 (65.52%) PHP
5 19 (65.52%) ActionScript
5 19 (65.52%) .NET
5 19 (65.52%) RSS
5 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
5 19 (65.52%) CSS
5 19 (65.52%) Unix
5 19 (65.52%) jQuery
6 18 (62.07%) Mac OS
6 18 (62.07%) 4G
6 18 (62.07%) FTP
6 18 (62.07%) 3G
6 18 (62.07%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (62.07%) CMS
7 17 (58.62%) VB
7 17 (58.62%) SDLC
8 16 (55.17%) SSH
9 12 (41.38%) GitLab
9 12 (41.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (41.38%) Change Control
10 11 (37.93%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (37.93%) Performance Management

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 18 (62.07%) CMS
2 6 (20.69%) Confluence
2 6 (20.69%) Drupal
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) 3G
1 18 (62.07%) 4G
1 18 (62.07%) FTP
1 18 (62.07%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (55.17%) SSH
3 5 (17.24%) Intranet
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
3 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) GitLab
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) RSpec
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) German Language
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Digital Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Lead Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Java Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) HTML
1 25 (86.21%) HTML5
2 19 (65.52%) .NET
2 19 (65.52%) CSS
2 19 (65.52%) jQuery
2 19 (65.52%) RSS
3 6 (20.69%) Django
3 6 (20.69%) Drush
3 6 (20.69%) Play Framework
3 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 6 (20.69%) Spring
4 5 (17.24%) JSON
5 3 (10.34%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.45%) J2EE
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) NHS
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
1 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 19 (65.52%) Unix
3 18 (62.07%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Open Source
3 20 (68.97%) Content Management
4 19 (65.52%) SEO
5 17 (58.62%) SDLC
6 12 (41.38%) Change Control
6 12 (41.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (37.93%) Performance Management
7 11 (37.93%) Web Design
8 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
8 5 (17.24%) Microservices
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
10 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 2 (6.90%) Kanban
11 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
12 1 (3.45%) Machine Learning
12 1 (3.45%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) JavaScript
2 19 (65.52%) ActionScript
2 19 (65.52%) PHP
3 17 (58.62%) VB
4 8 (27.59%) Java
5 7 (24.14%) Python
5 7 (24.14%) Ruby
6 6 (20.69%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (20.69%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Apigee
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix
1 1 (3.45%) Mashery
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) Tableau
1 1 (3.45%) Teradata