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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Social Media
UK
Rank 392 377 380
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Social Media 209 257 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 1.54% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 173 141
Median daily rate £350 £356 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £376
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 4
Median hourly rate £33.50 £16.28 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.77% +16.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.97 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £43.90 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+49.66% +25.00%

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
14558 16732 16039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 32.94% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9299 10629 10061
Median daily rate £440 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 694 649
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Social Media as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 204 £350 -3.44% 119
London -10 117 £340 -14.73% 56
South East +6 27 £325 -2.98% 15
East of England +9 15 £330 -2.22% 4
West Midlands -4 15 £418 -26.75% 6
North West +9 10 £320 +42.22% 11
Essex +7 10 £350 -12.50%
City of London -14 9 £288 -17.85% 11
Coventry - 9 £424 - 2
Yorkshire +12 8 £463 +95.76% 9
Berkshire +2 7 £375 +87.50% 3
East Sussex +9 6 £325 -35.00%
East Midlands +5 6 £488 +20.37% 9
Leeds +15 5 £463 +213.55% 2
West Yorkshire +14 5 £463 +213.55% 5
Scotland +23 4 £311 -19.86% 6
Manchester +18 4 £320 - 7
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £488 +12.06% 2
Nottingham +6 4 £488 +12.06% 1
Hove - 4 £325 -
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Shropshire +14 3 - - 1
Telford +11 3 - -
Croydon -6 3 £300 -
Edinburgh +12 2 £500 +29.03% 5
Hampshire +9 2 £349 +55.00% 5
Glasgow +6 2 £121 -
South West +5 2 £413 +230.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £394 +23.04% 3
West Sussex -2 2 £325 -18.75%

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Social Media also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Social Media.

1 205 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (33.14%) Marketing
3 116 (22.88%) Analytics
4 102 (20.12%) User Experience
5 90 (17.75%) HTML
6 87 (17.16%) Adobe
7 85 (16.77%) SEO
8 78 (15.38%) Java
8 78 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
9 66 (13.02%) CSS
10 56 (11.05%) Publishing
11 52 (10.26%) Legal
11 52 (10.26%) Google
12 51 (10.06%) Project Management
13 49 (9.66%) CMS
14 46 (9.07%) Python
15 45 (8.88%) E-Commerce
16 44 (8.68%) Degree
16 44 (8.68%) Google Analytics
17 42 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (8.28%) Retail
18 41 (8.09%) Finance
18 41 (8.09%) Open Source
18 41 (8.09%) Git (software)
19 40 (7.89%) Facebook
20 39 (7.69%) Twitter
20 39 (7.69%) Big Data
21 38 (7.50%) Scrum
21 38 (7.50%) CRM
21 38 (7.50%) JavaScript

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (9.66%) CMS
2 27 (5.33%) Confluence
3 16 (3.16%) Drupal
4 15 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 13 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.38%) WordPress
8 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.59%) Marvel
9 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.39%) Apache
10 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.39%) IIS
10 2 (0.39%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) CICS
11 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (6.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 27 (5.33%) Photoshop
3 19 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (3.35%) MS Excel
5 17 (3.35%) MS Office
6 11 (2.17%) InDesign
6 11 (2.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.59%) InVision
8 2 (0.39%) Weka
9 1 (0.20%) Blender
9 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.20%) Maya
9 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.35%) Sprinklr
2 15 (2.96%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (1.58%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.59%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.59%) Radian6
5 3 (0.59%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.39%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.68%) Google Analytics
2 15 (2.96%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 8 (1.58%) Office 365
4 8 (1.58%) SaaS
5 7 (1.38%) AdWords
6 5 (0.99%) IaaS
6 5 (0.99%) Yammer
7 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.39%) BlueKai
8 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Slack
9 1 (0.20%) Socialbakers
9 1 (0.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.96%) Intranet
1 15 (2.96%) SMS
2 11 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (1.78%) Internet
4 5 (0.99%) Skype
5 3 (0.59%) LAN
5 3 (0.59%) WAN
5 3 (0.59%) Wireless
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.39%) VPN
6 2 (0.39%) WLAN
7 1 (0.20%) BGP
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.20%) IPv6
7 1 (0.20%) MPLS
7 1 (0.20%) OSPF
7 1 (0.20%) RTSP
7 1 (0.20%) SSL
7 1 (0.20%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.69%) Big Data
2 19 (3.75%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.17%) Endeca
5 11 (2.17%) MySQL
6 8 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.18%) QlikView
9 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.59%) Redis
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.39%) GIS
10 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.39%) Riak
10 2 (0.39%) Squirro
11 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 41 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.31%) Jenkins
2 32 (6.31%) JIRA
3 26 (5.13%) Selenium
4 18 (3.55%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.56%) Gradle
6 10 (1.97%) Axure RP
7 9 (1.78%) JUnit
7 9 (1.78%) Mockito
7 9 (1.78%) Spock
8 8 (1.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (1.18%) Maven
9 6 (1.18%) Subversion
10 4 (0.79%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.59%) Grunt
11 3 (0.59%) Hudson
11 3 (0.59%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.59%) webpack
12 2 (0.39%) Mocha
General
1 168 (33.14%) Marketing
2 56 (11.05%) Publishing
3 52 (10.26%) Legal
4 42 (8.28%) Retail
5 41 (8.09%) Finance
6 18 (3.55%) Banking
7 14 (2.76%) Games
8 11 (2.17%) Advertising
9 6 (1.18%) Brand Awareness
9 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.99%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.79%) Back Office
12 3 (0.59%) Automotive
12 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Local Government
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (16.57%) Designer
2 83 (16.37%) Developer
3 50 (9.86%) Architect
4 43 (8.48%) Analyst
5 40 (7.89%) Content Designer
6 26 (5.13%) Digital Architect
7 24 (4.73%) Senior Developer
7 24 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (4.14%) Marketing Manager
9 20 (3.94%) Digital Marketing Architect
10 18 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (3.55%) UX Designer
11 17 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 17 (3.35%) Consultant
12 14 (2.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 14 (2.76%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.76%) Python Developer
13 12 (2.37%) Digital Marketing Manager
13 12 (2.37%) Senior Web Developer
13 12 (2.37%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.75%) HTML
2 66 (13.02%) CSS
3 35 (6.90%) HTML5
4 33 (6.51%) J2EE
4 33 (6.51%) RESTful
5 30 (5.92%) JSON
6 28 (5.52%) Spring
7 27 (5.33%) Django
8 24 (4.73%) .NET
8 24 (4.73%) Web Services
9 23 (4.54%) Sass
10 16 (3.16%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.96%) CSS3
11 15 (2.96%) Play Framework
12 12 (2.37%) Ajax
13 11 (2.17%) jQuery
14 10 (1.97%) LESS
14 10 (1.97%) REST
15 8 (1.58%) Backbone.js
15 8 (1.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 102 (20.12%) User Experience
2 35 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.93%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.34%) Blog
6 21 (4.14%) Copywriting
7 19 (3.75%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.96%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.37%) Animation
9 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.37%) FMCG
10 10 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.97%) Raspberry Pi
10 10 (1.97%) Tandem
11 9 (1.78%) iPad
12 8 (1.58%) Digital Media
12 8 (1.58%) EPoS
12 8 (1.58%) Psychology
12 8 (1.58%) Social Network
13 7 (1.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.73%) Linux
2 16 (3.16%) Android
3 13 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.78%) Unix
5 6 (1.18%) Windows
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (22.88%) Analytics
3 85 (16.77%) SEO
4 78 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
5 51 (10.06%) Project Management
6 45 (8.88%) E-Commerce
7 42 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (8.09%) Open Source
9 38 (7.50%) CRM
9 38 (7.50%) Scrum
10 35 (6.90%) TDD
11 34 (6.71%) Content Management
11 34 (6.71%) Web Application Development
12 30 (5.92%) SOA
13 29 (5.72%) Microservices
14 28 (5.52%) Kanban
14 28 (5.52%) Wireframes
15 27 (5.33%) Web Usability
16 26 (5.13%) Pay per click
17 25 (4.93%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.38%) Java
2 46 (9.07%) Python
3 38 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.11%) PHP
5 29 (5.72%) SQL
6 19 (3.75%) Ruby
7 18 (3.55%) Scala
8 5 (0.99%) C
9 4 (0.79%) Perl
9 4 (0.79%) VB
10 3 (0.59%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.59%) C#
10 3 (0.59%) Groovy
10 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.59%) R
11 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.39%) ES6
12 1 (0.20%) COBOL
12 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (8.68%) Degree
2 11 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.59%) PhD
4 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.20%) CCNA
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) ISEB
6 1 (0.20%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.20%) MBA
6 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.20%) PMP
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.20%) RHCT
6 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.58%) QA
3 7 (1.38%) Actionable Recommendations
3 7 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.16%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (3.16%) Puppet
2 10 (1.97%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.20%) Cacti
3 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (17.16%) Adobe
2 52 (10.26%) Google
3 40 (7.89%) Facebook
4 39 (7.69%) Twitter
5 26 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.16%) Oracle
7 15 (2.96%) Tableau
8 11 (2.17%) ATG
8 11 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.38%) Brandwatch
9 7 (1.38%) SAP
10 6 (1.18%) Omniture
11 5 (0.99%) DoubleClick
11 5 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (0.99%) Zend
12 4 (0.79%) Cognos
12 4 (0.79%) IBM
13 3 (0.59%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (0.59%) Cisco
13 3 (0.59%) Sage
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