The first 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 18 April 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 124 113 125
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Social Media 12 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 1.26% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate £285 £195 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -38.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £171 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £219 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £8.75 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Social Media
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 9 £285 +72.72% 16
Cheshire - 2 - - 5
Lancashire - 1 £185 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 3
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) Marketing
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 6 (28.57%) Adobe
2 6 (28.57%) Business Development
3 5 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Electronics
5 3 (14.29%) SEO
5 3 (14.29%) B2B
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
6 2 (9.52%) VBScript
6 2 (9.52%) VB
6 2 (9.52%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.52%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (4.76%) WordPress
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) InDesign
2 1 (4.76%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) WebTrends
1 2 (9.52%) Google Analytics
1 2 (9.52%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.76%) RavenDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Marketing
2 6 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 3 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Account Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Designer
2 2 (9.52%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Creative Designer
3 1 (4.76%) SEO Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Web Designer
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Head of IT
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.76%) LINQ
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.76%) Flash
4 1 (4.76%) XHTML
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Web 2.0
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Copywriting
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Business Development
2 5 (23.81%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (23.81%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) SEO
4 3 (14.29%) B2B
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Stress Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Telemarketing
6 1 (4.76%) Web Design
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
2 2 (9.52%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) XenServer
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Adobe
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Interwoven
2 2 (9.52%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 28 days ago