The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Twitter products and/or services 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 Twitter over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Twitter, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Twitter
Rank 135 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Twitter 3 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.092% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% 0.40% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -22.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.19
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1516 1258 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.63% 44.33% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 617 653
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £493 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.20 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Twitter
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Twitter Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Twitter
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Twitter Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Twitter
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Twitter Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Twitter
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 Twitter within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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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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
Cheshire +4 1 £275 +0.91% 30
Manchester -11 1 £275 - 43
Lancashire - 1 £325 - 2
Merseyside - - - - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Twitter
England

Twitter
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Twitter 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 Twitter.

1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
3 9 (56.25%) Facebook
4 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (37.50%) Google
6 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) SEO
7 5 (31.25%) CMS
8 4 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) PHP
8 4 (25.00%) Email Marketing
8 4 (25.00%) Coremetrics
8 4 (25.00%) Pay per click
8 4 (25.00%) Marketing
8 4 (25.00%) Copywriting
8 4 (25.00%) Blog
8 4 (25.00%) Google Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) User Experience
8 4 (25.00%) Social Media
8 4 (25.00%) Analytics
8 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (18.75%) HTML5
9 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server

Twitter
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Twitter 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 Twitter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) Drupal
3 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (18.75%) Axure RP
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) CSS3
7 2 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (12.50%) JSON
7 2 (12.50%) Google Maps API
7 2 (12.50%) Sass
7 2 (12.50%) LESS
8 1 (6.25%) WPF
8 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Copywriting
1 4 (25.00%) Blog
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
1 4 (25.00%) Social Media
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) SEO
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) Pay per click
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) C
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Facebook
2 6 (37.50%) Google
3 4 (25.00%) Coremetrics
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
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