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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 368 281 380
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +99
Contract jobs citing Social Media 286 393 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.71% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 2.18% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 222 126
Average daily rate
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£430 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.10 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.00 £30.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -44.18%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -77 276 £438 +21.61% 178
London -72 134 £425 +6.25% 71
South East +3 74 £363 +18.36% 26
Berkshire +14 42 £288 -17.85% 5
City of London -16 35 £450 +38.46% 19
North East - 25 £495 - 3
Bracknell +9 22 £335 -10.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £500 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 19 £500 - 3
Hampshire -3 16 £550 +120.00% 6
Reading +3 15 £288 - 3
East of England +5 14 £450 +89.47% 6
West Midlands -15 11 £325 -27.77% 16
Yorkshire -26 10 £490 +45.18% 18
West Yorkshire -17 9 £450 +7.46% 8
Leeds -22 9 £450 +7.46% 5
Hertfordshire +4 7 £363 +45.00% 1
North West -43 7 £510 +45.71% 27
West Sussex - 7 £400 - 2
Kent - 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 - - 1
Southampton +2 5 £650 - 1
Birmingham -8 5 £300 -36.84% 7
Croydon - 5 £350 -
Coventry -1 4 £488 +116.66% 1
Cambridge -3 4 £650 - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £650 - 3
East Midlands -5 3 £250 +138.09% 4
Surrey -6 3 £330 +20.00% 6

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 173 (32.77%) Marketing
2 165 (31.25%) HTML
3 129 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (23.11%) Content Management
5 121 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 112 (21.21%) CSS
7 109 (20.64%) Analytics
8 94 (17.80%) HTML5
9 88 (16.67%) SEO
10 78 (14.77%) Digital Marketing
11 76 (14.39%) jQuery
11 76 (14.39%) E-Commerce
12 72 (13.64%) Mobile App
13 69 (13.07%) CMS
14 67 (12.69%) Degree
14 67 (12.69%) User Experience
15 65 (12.31%) Facebook
16 61 (11.55%) Google
17 56 (10.61%) Project Management
18 55 (10.42%) Twitter
19 54 (10.23%) PHP
20 53 (10.04%) Adobe
21 51 (9.66%) Finance
22 49 (9.28%) CRM
22 49 (9.28%) Web Services
23 47 (8.90%) .NET
23 47 (8.90%) SQL Server
24 45 (8.52%) Java
24 45 (8.52%) OO
24 45 (8.52%) Apple iOS

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (13.07%) CMS
2 32 (6.06%) WordPress
3 23 (4.36%) Drupal
4 21 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.22%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (3.22%) Node.js
6 12 (2.27%) Confluence
7 10 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.89%) JBoss
8 8 (1.52%) Apache
8 8 (1.52%) SAS
8 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.33%) IIS
10 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.57%) DNN
11 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.19%) LiveLink
Applications
1 39 (7.39%) Photoshop
2 37 (7.01%) MS Excel
3 24 (4.55%) MS Office
3 24 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.95%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.95%) MS Project
6 4 (0.76%) SPSS
7 3 (0.57%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.38%) InDesign
8 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Radian6
2 6 (1.14%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) Magento
3 3 (0.57%) Optimost
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.58%) Google Analytics
2 13 (2.46%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.14%) GitHub
5 5 (0.95%) SaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Yammer
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.38%) MailChimp
7 2 (0.38%) Responsys
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Force.com
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.01%) Intranet
2 28 (5.30%) Internet
3 10 (1.89%) FTP
3 10 (1.89%) 3G
3 10 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (1.89%) 4G
4 9 (1.70%) SSH
5 6 (1.14%) SMS
6 5 (0.95%) Cisco ICM
7 3 (0.57%) HTTP
8 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 2 (0.38%) CTI
8 2 (0.38%) Wireless
9 1 (0.19%) Firewall
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.19%) WebEx
9 1 (0.19%) VoIP
9 1 (0.19%) Extranet
9 1 (0.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.17%) MySQL
3 18 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.65%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.08%) Big Data
6 7 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.95%) Redis
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.76%) MarkLogic
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.38%) SQLite
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (3.60%) Subversion
1 19 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.65%) Cucumber
3 13 (2.46%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.27%) JIRA
4 12 (2.27%) Selenium
5 11 (2.08%) Maven
6 10 (1.89%) Ant
7 9 (1.70%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.33%) GitLab
9 6 (1.14%) Firebug
9 6 (1.14%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.95%) Xcode
10 5 (0.95%) Grunt
11 3 (0.57%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.38%) Bower
12 2 (0.38%) Mocha
12 2 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 173 (32.77%) Marketing
2 51 (9.66%) Finance
3 39 (7.39%) Retail
4 32 (6.06%) Advertising
4 32 (6.06%) Publishing
5 19 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.41%) Games
7 16 (3.03%) Legal
8 12 (2.27%) Law
9 9 (1.70%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.52%) Banking
10 8 (1.52%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.95%) Local Government
11 5 (0.95%) French Language
11 5 (0.95%) German Language
11 5 (0.95%) Automotive
12 4 (0.76%) Danish Language
12 4 (0.76%) Norwegian Language
12 4 (0.76%) Swedish Language
13 3 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 149 (28.22%) Developer
2 38 (7.20%) Architect
3 36 (6.82%) Analyst
4 30 (5.68%) Project Manager
5 29 (5.49%) Designer
6 28 (5.30%) Consultant
7 25 (4.73%) Front-End Developer
8 24 (4.55%) iOS Developer
9 20 (3.79%) Digital Project Manager
9 20 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.60%) Marketing Manager
11 17 (3.22%) Web Developer
11 17 (3.22%) Business Analyst
12 16 (3.03%) Android Developer
12 16 (3.03%) AWS Developer
13 15 (2.84%) Social Media Manager
13 15 (2.84%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.46%) Junior
14 13 (2.46%) Digital Architect
15 12 (2.27%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (31.25%) HTML
2 112 (21.21%) CSS
3 94 (17.80%) HTML5
4 76 (14.39%) jQuery
5 49 (9.28%) Web Services
6 47 (8.90%) .NET
7 42 (7.95%) JSON
8 39 (7.39%) XML
9 31 (5.87%) CSS3
10 30 (5.68%) RESTful
11 24 (4.55%) Sass
11 24 (4.55%) RSS
12 23 (4.36%) REST
13 17 (3.22%) Spring
13 17 (3.22%) ASP.NET
14 16 (3.03%) SOAP
14 16 (3.03%) XSL
15 15 (2.84%) J2EE
15 15 (2.84%) AngularJS
16 13 (2.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 67 (12.69%) User Experience
3 41 (7.77%) Digital Media
4 38 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.30%) Blog
6 24 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.03%) Copywriting
8 14 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.46%) iPhone
10 12 (2.27%) iPad
11 10 (1.89%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.70%) Social Network
13 7 (1.33%) Animation
14 5 (0.95%) Photography
14 5 (0.95%) BBC
14 5 (0.95%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.76%) iDTV
15 4 (0.76%) Statistics
15 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.76%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.52%) Apple iOS
2 43 (8.14%) Linux
3 37 (7.01%) Android
4 16 (3.03%) UNIX
5 10 (1.89%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.33%) Windows
7 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (23.11%) Content Management
3 109 (20.64%) Analytics
4 88 (16.67%) SEO
5 78 (14.77%) Digital Marketing
6 76 (14.39%) E-Commerce
7 56 (10.61%) Project Management
8 49 (9.28%) CRM
9 45 (8.52%) OO
10 39 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (7.39%) Scrum
11 36 (6.82%) TDD
11 36 (6.82%) Business Analysis
12 35 (6.63%) iOS Development
13 28 (5.30%) SDLC
14 27 (5.11%) Web Design
15 26 (4.92%) Web Analytics
15 26 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
15 26 (4.92%) Open Source
16 25 (4.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.92%) JavaScript
2 54 (10.23%) PHP
3 45 (8.52%) Java
4 31 (5.87%) SQL
5 29 (5.49%) C#
6 21 (3.98%) ActionScript
7 19 (3.60%) VB
8 17 (3.22%) Python
8 17 (3.22%) Ruby
8 17 (3.22%) C
9 14 (2.65%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.27%) Scala
11 11 (2.08%) Groovy
12 4 (0.76%) R
12 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 67 (12.69%) Degree
2 14 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.38%) CIPD
6 1 (0.19%) ISEB
6 1 (0.19%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.89%) QA
2 9 (1.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.95%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) WAI
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.19%) Varnish
2 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (2.27%) Puppet
2 5 (0.95%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.19%) Mesos
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 65 (12.31%) Facebook
2 61 (11.55%) Google
3 55 (10.42%) Twitter
4 53 (10.04%) Adobe
5 30 (5.68%) Microsoft
6 23 (4.36%) Sitecore
7 19 (3.60%) Oracle
8 16 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.27%) Omniture
10 11 (2.08%) ATG
11 10 (1.89%) Perforce
11 10 (1.89%) Endeca
12 9 (1.70%) Eloqua
13 8 (1.52%) Spiceworks
14 7 (1.33%) Zend
15 6 (1.14%) Pega
15 6 (1.14%) VMware
15 6 (1.14%) Cisco
15 6 (1.14%) Nintex
16 5 (0.95%) Tableau
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Rate: £500+ per day
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Sheffield
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + full benefits package
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