The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 22 October 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank - - 39
Contract jobs citing Social Media 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £362 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +25.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.06% -49.70%
Social Media
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
199 102 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.61% 21.94% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 49 70
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £219 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.71 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.14% -71.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Social Media
Top 12 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Web Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore