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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 135 100 129
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs citing Social Media 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.36% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.90% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£463 £203 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.39% -24.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £125 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £281 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-44.18% +43.33%
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
644 421 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.96% 19.02% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 255 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 30 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -58.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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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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 -16 4 £800 +661.90% 7
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 - 1
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) Project Management
1 8 (50.00%) Marketing
2 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) SEO
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Google Analytics
3 6 (37.50%) Google
3 6 (37.50%) Digital Media
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Omniture
4 5 (31.25%) Pay per click
4 5 (31.25%) LAMP
4 5 (31.25%) WebTrends
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Back Office
6 3 (18.75%) E-business
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) B2C
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Zimbra
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Google Analytics
2 5 (31.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Marketing
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Digital Producer
1 3 (18.75%) Head of Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Web Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Web Producer
3 1 (6.25%) SEO Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) PPC Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Development
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) PPC Manager
3 1 (6.25%) PPC Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) PPC Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Digital Media
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) SEO
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Pay per click
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) E-business
6 3 (18.75%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) B2C
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) MVC
8 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (6.25%) Information Security
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Google
2 5 (31.25%) Omniture
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter
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