The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 141 127 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Social Media 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.67% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £10.93 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+9.83% -28.36%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
979 744 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.64% 26.69% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 431 322
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 64
Average hourly rate £20.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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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
Manchester -15 1 - - 19
Cheshire - - - - 7
Lancashire - - - - 6
Merseyside - - - - 1
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (66.67%) Publishing
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) SEO
3 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
3 4 (26.67%) User Experience
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Intranet
3 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 4 (26.67%) Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) Blog
4 3 (20.00%) Google Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Email Marketing
4 3 (20.00%) Pay per click
4 3 (20.00%) Google
4 3 (20.00%) Coremetrics
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) CMS
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Copywriting
4 3 (20.00%) Facebook
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter
5 1 (6.67%) Dojo
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (6.67%) Quickr
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Fireworks
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (66.67%) Publishing
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Designer
2 6 (40.00%) Digital Content Designer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Digital Content Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Content Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Content Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Graphic Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Dojo
2 1 (6.67%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Copywriting
2 3 (20.00%) Blog
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SEO
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
3 3 (20.00%) Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Pay per click
3 3 (20.00%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Google
1 3 (20.00%) Coremetrics
1 3 (20.00%) Facebook
1 3 (20.00%) Twitter
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago