The 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 357 345 306
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Contract jobs citing Social Media 268 266 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 1.57% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 173 174
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £230
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.98 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.03% -10.29%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16836 16910 14791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 30.99% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10348 10427 8825
Average daily rate £425 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 659 667
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.67 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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
England -7 255 £375 +7.14% 219
London -17 150 £400 +14.28% 106
South East +19 71 £375 +15.38% 40
City of London +12 31 £400 +23.07% 34
Berkshire +3 19 £400 +23.07% 5
Surrey +3 12 £450 +2.85% 4
West Sussex - 12 £388 - 2
East of England +11 11 £438 +212.50% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £291 -6.80% 7
Oxfordshire -11 9 £325 -10.34% 1
Crawley - 9 £368 -
South West +12 8 £325 +18.18% 6
Milton Keynes +6 8 £300 -11.11% 4
Reading +2 8 £513 +57.69%
Scotland -2 7 £225 +66.66% 1
Hertfordshire +4 6 £220 +25.71% 8
East Midlands +1 6 £650 - 4
Oxford - 6 £325 -
Leatherhead 0 5 £450 -
Watford - 5 £220 - 4
Glasgow -7 4 £245 +81.48%
Yorkshire -23 4 £350 - 12
Somerset - 4 £325 - 1
Bath - 4 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire +2 3 £650 +165.30% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £650 -
Gloucestershire -9 3 £313 +13.63% 1
West Yorkshire -13 3 £350 - 5
Kent - 3 - - 9
Leicestershire - 3 - - 1

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 152 (31.08%) Marketing
2 141 (28.83%) HTML
3 101 (20.65%) JavaScript
3 101 (20.65%) Analytics
4 99 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (19.22%) CSS
6 83 (16.97%) E-Commerce
7 75 (15.34%) User Experience
8 74 (15.13%) HTML5
9 60 (12.27%) Content Management
10 57 (11.66%) Web Services
10 57 (11.66%) Project Management
11 56 (11.45%) jQuery
12 55 (11.25%) Mobile App
13 52 (10.63%) JSON
14 51 (10.43%) TDD
15 49 (10.02%) CMS
16 47 (9.61%) Retail
16 47 (9.61%) Digital Marketing
17 46 (9.41%) Microsoft
17 46 (9.41%) XML
17 46 (9.41%) Facebook
18 45 (9.20%) SEO
18 45 (9.20%) Degree
19 44 (9.00%) Google
19 44 (9.00%) CSS3
20 43 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 42 (8.59%) Finance
22 41 (8.38%) OO
22 41 (8.38%) Analytical Skills

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (10.02%) CMS
2 37 (7.57%) Node.js
3 19 (3.89%) WordPress
4 17 (3.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 16 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 15 (3.07%) JBoss
6 15 (3.07%) Drupal
7 10 (2.04%) Apache
8 8 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.64%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.02%) SAS
9 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.61%) FileNet
11 3 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.61%) Documentum
Applications
1 30 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (3.27%) Photoshop
4 12 (2.45%) MS Office
5 8 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.82%) SPSS
7 4 (0.82%) MS Project
8 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.41%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.61%) Magento
2 3 (0.61%) Radian6
3 1 (0.20%) Summit
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.95%) Google Analytics
2 17 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.66%) Adobe Analytics
4 8 (1.64%) SaaS
5 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.82%) PaaS
6 4 (0.82%) Heroku
6 4 (0.82%) Yammer
7 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Force.com
8 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.89%) Internet
2 15 (3.07%) Intranet
3 10 (2.04%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.82%) Wireless
5 3 (0.61%) CTI
5 3 (0.61%) SMS
6 2 (0.41%) VoIP
6 2 (0.41%) WAN
6 2 (0.41%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) Extranet
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) HTTP
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.07%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.45%) MySQL
3 12 (2.45%) Big Data
4 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.02%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.61%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.41%) SQLite
9 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.20%) Redis
10 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (4.09%) Subversion
2 19 (3.89%) Mocha
2 19 (3.89%) Jasmine
3 17 (3.48%) Grunt
4 16 (3.27%) Bower
5 15 (3.07%) Maven
5 15 (3.07%) Ant
6 13 (2.66%) webpack
6 13 (2.66%) QUnit
7 9 (1.84%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.43%) Firebug
8 7 (1.43%) Fiddler
9 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (1.02%) Xcode
9 5 (1.02%) Selenium
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 152 (31.08%) Marketing
2 47 (9.61%) Retail
3 42 (8.59%) Finance
4 40 (8.18%) Advertising
5 29 (5.93%) Publishing
6 17 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.48%) Legal
7 15 (3.07%) Games
8 12 (2.45%) Banking
9 7 (1.43%) Law
10 4 (0.82%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.41%) German Language
11 2 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (27.20%) Developer
2 44 (9.00%) Analyst
3 37 (7.57%) Architect
4 33 (6.75%) Designer
5 25 (5.11%) Front-End Developer
5 25 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.91%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.50%) Consultant
8 19 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.68%) iOS Developer
10 17 (3.48%) Marketing Manager
11 13 (2.66%) Senior Developer
11 13 (2.66%) Social Media Manager
12 12 (2.45%) Web Developer
12 12 (2.45%) Content Manager
13 10 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (2.04%) Coordinator
13 10 (2.04%) PHP Developer
13 10 (2.04%) Product Manager
13 10 (2.04%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (28.83%) HTML
2 94 (19.22%) CSS
3 74 (15.13%) HTML5
4 57 (11.66%) Web Services
5 56 (11.45%) jQuery
6 52 (10.63%) JSON
7 46 (9.41%) XML
8 44 (9.00%) CSS3
9 39 (7.98%) AngularJS
10 32 (6.54%) .NET
11 31 (6.34%) RESTful
12 30 (6.13%) REST
13 28 (5.73%) Backbone.js
14 23 (4.70%) SOAP
15 22 (4.50%) J2EE
16 19 (3.89%) Sass
17 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET
18 15 (3.07%) XSL
18 15 (3.07%) XSD
18 15 (3.07%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.34%) User Experience
2 55 (11.25%) Mobile App
3 41 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.32%) Digital Media
5 21 (4.29%) iPad
5 21 (4.29%) Blog
6 19 (3.89%) Open Source
7 17 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.07%) iPhone
9 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.43%) Statistics
10 7 (1.43%) Animation
10 7 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.23%) Copywriting
12 5 (1.02%) IVR
13 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.82%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.93%) Apple iOS
2 26 (5.32%) Linux
3 20 (4.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.65%) Analytics
2 99 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (16.97%) E-Commerce
4 60 (12.27%) Content Management
5 57 (11.66%) Project Management
6 51 (10.43%) TDD
7 47 (9.61%) Digital Marketing
8 45 (9.20%) SEO
9 43 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (8.38%) OO
11 39 (7.98%) CRM
12 35 (7.16%) Online Marketing
13 34 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (6.95%) MVC
14 25 (5.11%) Scrum
14 25 (5.11%) Web Analytics
15 24 (4.91%) Responsive Web Design
16 20 (4.09%) iOS Development
16 20 (4.09%) Web Development
16 20 (4.09%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 101 (20.65%) JavaScript
2 40 (8.18%) Java
3 26 (5.32%) SQL
4 23 (4.70%) C#
5 22 (4.50%) PHP
6 16 (3.27%) C
7 15 (3.07%) Groovy
8 14 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 13 (2.66%) Python
10 12 (2.45%) R
11 9 (1.84%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.02%) Ruby
13 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.61%) PHP5
15 2 (0.41%) C++
16 1 (0.20%) VBA
16 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.20%) SAS Macro
16 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 45 (9.20%) Degree
2 6 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.41%) PhD
3 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.41%) PMP
3 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.20%) CCIE
4 1 (0.20%) CCNP
4 1 (0.20%) CCNA
4 1 (0.20%) CCDP
4 1 (0.20%) ISEB
4 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.43%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (0.82%) Puppet
3 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.82%) Mesos
4 3 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.41%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.41%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.20%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 46 (9.41%) Microsoft
1 46 (9.41%) Facebook
2 44 (9.00%) Google
3 40 (8.18%) Adobe
4 37 (7.57%) Twitter
5 19 (3.89%) Oracle
6 17 (3.48%) VMware
7 15 (3.07%) ATG
7 15 (3.07%) Perforce
7 15 (3.07%) Endeca
8 12 (2.45%) Omniture
9 11 (2.25%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.04%) Cisco
11 7 (1.43%) Citrix
12 6 (1.23%) IBM
13 5 (1.02%) DoubleClick
13 5 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.02%) Tableau
14 4 (0.82%) Cognos
14 4 (0.82%) Zend
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £590.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum £22k - £30k
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Action For Children
Rate: £32,201- £35,930 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £215 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £150 - £215 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
Wisborough Green, Billingshurst
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience (Pro Rata)
Posted: 18 days ago