The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 125 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.080% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.72% 0.34% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
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£300 £288 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £218 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £358 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £368 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +33.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £10.93 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.86%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
814 581 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.90% 23.33% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 357 338
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 68
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.98 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Bristol - 7 £225 - 9
Gloucestershire - 3 £268 - 1
Wiltshire -3 2 £500 +33.33% 2
Devon - 2 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) LAMP
2 6 (20.69%) Analytics
3 5 (17.24%) Marketing
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
4 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) SEO
4 4 (13.79%) WordPress
4 4 (13.79%) Open Source
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Retail
5 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
5 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (10.34%) Joomla!
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (10.34%) User Experience
5 3 (10.34%) Finance
5 3 (10.34%) E-business
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 4 (13.79%) WordPress
2 3 (10.34%) Joomla!
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.34%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) WebTrends
1 2 (6.90%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) Intranet
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (17.24%) Marketing
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Back Office
3 3 (10.34%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 2 (6.90%) Advertising
4 2 (6.90%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Network Specialist
2 4 (13.79%) Designer
3 3 (10.34%) Digital Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Head of Software Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Communications Officer
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Content Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Producer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Online Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Genesys Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Development
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Producer
5 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Digital Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) LAMP
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) iOS SDK
5 1 (3.45%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (3.45%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) IVR
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile Games
3 2 (6.90%) Blog
4 1 (3.45%) Social Network
4 1 (3.45%) Photography
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Analytics
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) SEO
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) E-business
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Content Management
4 3 (10.34%) B2B
4 3 (10.34%) B2C
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.90%) Web Usability
5 2 (6.90%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MCIPD
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
2 3 (10.34%) Juniper
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Omniture
4 1 (3.45%) Genesys
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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