The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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.

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 337 306 335
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Contract jobs citing Social Media 279 258 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 2.11% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 164 173
Average daily rate £338 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.93 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £54.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Media within the UK.

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Social Media within the UK.

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Social Media
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Social Media Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Social Media
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -66 271 £350 - 296
London -38 178 £350 - 124
City of London -5 43 £325 +8.33% 29
South East +1 39 £325 +10.16% 58
East of England -12 15 £140 - 18
Surrey +2 13 £438 - 9
Berkshire 0 12 £325 +8.33% 4
North West -11 12 £285 +46.15% 25
South West -18 10 £253 +12.22% 20
Manchester -10 9 £285 +72.72% 17
Essex -17 9 £140 - 1
West Midlands -10 7 £270 -22.85% 16
Buckinghamshire -16 7 £313 +37.36% 1
Reading 0 6 £325 - 2
Scotland -4 5 £135 -36.47% 3
Birmingham -6 5 £270 -22.85% 7
Chelmsford - 5 £140 -
Glasgow - 5 £135 - 1
Midlands - 5 £475 -
Oxfordshire +1 4 £363 - 9
Milton Keynes -14 4 £338 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £223 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £175 - 8
Nottinghamshire +2 3 - - 2
Guildford 0 3 £256 - 2
High Wycombe -1 3 £265 -8.62%
East Midlands -6 3 - - 5
Devon - 3 £525 - 4
Swindon - 3 £223 -
Bournemouth -5 2 £363 +61.11% 4

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 163 (30.02%) HTML
2 160 (29.47%) Marketing
3 112 (20.63%) CSS
4 100 (18.42%) E-Commerce
5 95 (17.50%) Project Management
5 95 (17.50%) Content Management
6 90 (16.57%) JavaScript
7 86 (15.84%) Retail
7 86 (15.84%) Analytics
8 79 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (14.55%) Finance
9 67 (12.34%) TDD
9 67 (12.34%) Degree
10 65 (11.97%) Java
11 64 (11.79%) SEO
11 64 (11.79%) Facebook
12 60 (11.05%) HTML5
12 60 (11.05%) Google
13 59 (10.87%) Web Services
13 59 (10.87%) CRM
14 53 (9.76%) OO
15 51 (9.39%) Twitter
16 50 (9.21%) Adobe
16 50 (9.21%) jQuery
17 49 (9.02%) Digital Marketing
17 49 (9.02%) CMS
18 47 (8.66%) PHP
19 46 (8.47%) Intranet
20 45 (8.29%) XML
20 45 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 49 (9.02%) CMS
2 35 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.68%) Node.js
4 11 (2.03%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.66%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (1.29%) WordPress
6 7 (1.29%) Drupal
7 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.10%) Documentum
8 5 (0.92%) Apache
8 5 (0.92%) Lync
9 4 (0.74%) Confluence
9 4 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.74%) IIS
10 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (7.00%) Photoshop
2 23 (4.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 23 (4.24%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.05%) InDesign
4 20 (3.68%) MS Office
5 10 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.47%) MS Project
6 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.74%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (6.08%) Google Analytics
2 11 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.66%) SiteCatalyst
4 7 (1.29%) WebTrends
5 6 (1.10%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.55%) Tridion
8 2 (0.37%) Magento
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.66%) SaaS
2 7 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.10%) Office 365
4 3 (0.55%) GitHub
4 3 (0.55%) Heroku
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.47%) Intranet
2 16 (2.95%) Internet
3 12 (2.21%) SMS
4 7 (1.29%) HTTP
5 5 (0.92%) Extranet
5 5 (0.92%) DNS
5 5 (0.92%) Firewall
6 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.37%) Network Security
7 2 (0.37%) VPN
7 2 (0.37%) FTP
7 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.18%) SAN
8 1 (0.18%) LAN
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) BGP
8 1 (0.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.73%) MySQL
2 34 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 31 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.68%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.47%) Big Data
6 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.74%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.55%) SQLite
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.37%) QlikView
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.37%) IDOL
11 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.18%) DB2
11 1 (0.18%) OLAP
11 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (6.63%) Subversion
2 26 (4.79%) Ant
2 26 (4.79%) Maven
3 16 (2.95%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.66%) Xcode
5 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.29%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (1.10%) PhoneGap
8 4 (0.74%) JIRA
9 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.18%) JUnit
10 1 (0.18%) Firebug
10 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.18%) Selenium
10 1 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 160 (29.47%) Marketing
2 86 (15.84%) Retail
3 79 (14.55%) Finance
4 28 (5.16%) Publishing
5 23 (4.24%) Advertising
6 19 (3.50%) Games
6 19 (3.50%) Banking
7 18 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.66%) Back Office
9 9 (1.66%) Legal
9 9 (1.66%) Billing
10 7 (1.29%) Electronics
11 6 (1.10%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.92%) German Language
12 5 (0.92%) Local Government
13 4 (0.74%) Automotive
14 3 (0.55%) French Language
14 3 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 183 (33.70%) Developer
2 60 (11.05%) Project Manager
3 41 (7.55%) Designer
4 40 (7.37%) Analyst
5 35 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 31 (5.71%) Consultant
7 27 (4.97%) Web Developer
8 26 (4.79%) Digital Project Manager
9 21 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (3.50%) iOS Developer
11 17 (3.13%) C# Developer
12 16 (2.95%) Android Developer
13 15 (2.76%) Digital Designer
14 14 (2.58%) Marketing Manager
15 13 (2.39%) Architect
15 13 (2.39%) PHP Developer
16 10 (1.84%) Content Editor
16 10 (1.84%) Communications Manager
16 10 (1.84%) Front-End Developer
16 10 (1.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (30.02%) HTML
2 112 (20.63%) CSS
3 60 (11.05%) HTML5
4 59 (10.87%) Web Services
5 50 (9.21%) jQuery
6 45 (8.29%) XML
7 40 (7.37%) RESTful
8 37 (6.81%) CSS3
9 34 (6.26%) J2EE
10 31 (5.71%) Backbone.js
11 30 (5.52%) SOAP
12 27 (4.97%) Flash
13 26 (4.79%) XSL
14 25 (4.60%) AngularJS
15 24 (4.42%) XSD
15 24 (4.42%) WSDL
16 22 (4.05%) JSON
17 21 (3.87%) REST
18 20 (3.68%) .NET
19 14 (2.58%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.71%) Digital Media
2 29 (5.34%) iPad
3 23 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 22 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.31%) Blog
6 17 (3.13%) Social Network
7 13 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.39%) Copywriting
7 13 (2.39%) FMCG
7 13 (2.39%) New Media
8 12 (2.21%) Graphic Design
8 12 (2.21%) iPhone
9 9 (1.66%) Open Source
10 8 (1.47%) Statistics
10 8 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.10%) Video Editing
12 5 (0.92%) iDTV
12 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
13 4 (0.74%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.63%) Apple iOS
2 35 (6.45%) Android
3 30 (5.52%) Linux
4 24 (4.42%) Windows
5 11 (2.03%) UNIX
6 6 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.74%) Solaris
8 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.42%) E-Commerce
2 95 (17.50%) Project Management
2 95 (17.50%) Content Management
3 86 (15.84%) Analytics
4 79 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (12.34%) TDD
6 64 (11.79%) SEO
7 59 (10.87%) CRM
8 53 (9.76%) OO
9 49 (9.02%) Digital Marketing
10 45 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (8.10%) Scrum
12 37 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (6.26%) Business Analysis
14 33 (6.08%) Web Development
15 28 (5.16%) MVC
15 28 (5.16%) Web Analytics
16 27 (4.97%) PRINCE2
16 27 (4.97%) iOS Development
17 26 (4.79%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.57%) JavaScript
2 65 (11.97%) Java
3 47 (8.66%) PHP
4 26 (4.79%) C#
5 25 (4.60%) SQL
6 18 (3.31%) C++
7 16 (2.95%) Objective-C
8 11 (2.03%) Groovy
9 8 (1.47%) C
10 7 (1.29%) VB
10 7 (1.29%) Perl
11 6 (1.10%) Ruby
11 6 (1.10%) Python
12 3 (0.55%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.55%) PHP5
12 3 (0.55%) XPath
12 3 (0.55%) ActionScript 3.0
12 3 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (0.55%) Golang
13 2 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (12.34%) Degree
2 8 (1.47%) ISEB
3 3 (0.55%) CISSP
3 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.55%) IIBA
4 2 (0.37%) APMP
4 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.37%) CISM
5 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.31%) QA
2 9 (1.66%) SLA
2 9 (1.66%) WAI
3 6 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) WCAG
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.55%) Varnish
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) XenServer
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (11.79%) Facebook
2 60 (11.05%) Google
3 51 (9.39%) Twitter
4 50 (9.21%) Adobe
5 39 (7.18%) Oracle
6 33 (6.08%) Microsoft
7 28 (5.16%) ATG
8 24 (4.42%) Perforce
8 24 (4.42%) Endeca
9 13 (2.39%) JBoss
10 10 (1.84%) Apple
11 9 (1.66%) SAP
11 9 (1.66%) Unica
11 9 (1.66%) Omniture
12 8 (1.47%) Siebel
13 7 (1.29%) VMware
14 6 (1.10%) Sencha
15 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.92%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.74%) DoubleClick
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Competitve benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Centum Recruitment Limited
Rate: £0 - £32,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.79 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £200 - £300 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nesta
Rate: £28-35K plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £295.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago