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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 319 327 337
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Social Media 321 277 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 1.70% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 159 132
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.75 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £29.75 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -61.53%

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
16920 16340 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.18% 31.60% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10843 10188 9054
Average daily rate £410 £401 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 682 845
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
England +14 301 £369 +5.35% 218
London +4 180 £400 +8.10% 96
South East -2 47 £318 -2.30% 31
City of London +32 34 £400 - 29
Scotland 0 18 £209 +22.64% 2
South West -17 17 £318 -5.38% 23
West Midlands -1 16 £331 +89.28% 13
Berkshire -3 15 £270 -16.92% 3
North West -4 15 £369 +0.34% 27
Edinburgh +1 12 £278 +76.19% 2
East Sussex - 12 £448 - 3
Manchester -12 11 £363 -5.84% 20
East of England -16 11 £250 - 10
Yorkshire -13 9 £445 +36.92% 7
Canary Wharf +16 8 £320 -28.88%
Brighton - 8 £448 - 1
Staffordshire +2 7 £375 -
North East -26 7 £500 - 2
West Yorkshire -5 6 £663 +103.84% 5
Wiltshire -8 6 £500 - 2
Leeds -10 6 £663 +103.84% 4
Devon -15 6 £305 -12.65% 4
Tyne and Wear -30 6 £488 -2.50% 2
Glasgow -7 5 £167 -56.11%
Hertfordshire -9 5 £250 -10.71% 2
Coventry - 5 £238 -
Bristol - 5 £125 - 13
Newbury - 5 - -
Surrey -9 4 £290 +4.98% 5
Bedfordshire -9 4 £150 -40.00% 1

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 238 (33.15%) Marketing
2 200 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (24.79%) HTML
4 117 (16.30%) Analytics
5 114 (15.88%) Publishing
6 107 (14.90%) Content Management
7 103 (14.35%) Project Management
7 103 (14.35%) Web Services
8 101 (14.07%) User Experience
9 100 (13.93%) CSS
10 95 (13.23%) SEO
11 92 (12.81%) XML
12 90 (12.53%) E-Commerce
13 87 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 82 (11.42%) Java
14 82 (11.42%) CMS
15 80 (11.14%) Finance
16 77 (10.72%) TDD
17 71 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
18 62 (8.64%) Degree
18 62 (8.64%) Intranet
19 61 (8.50%) Google
20 60 (8.36%) Retail
21 59 (8.22%) Scrum
22 58 (8.08%) Microsoft
23 57 (7.94%) Blog
24 55 (7.66%) jQuery
25 54 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
26 53 (7.38%) SOAP
27 52 (7.24%) Photoshop

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 82 (11.42%) CMS
2 47 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.87%) JBoss
4 34 (4.74%) WebLogic
5 32 (4.46%) WordPress
6 28 (3.90%) Drupal
7 16 (2.23%) Apache
8 14 (1.95%) Node.js
8 14 (1.95%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.67%) IIS
10 9 (1.25%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.97%) Joomla!
12 6 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.56%) SAS
14 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
14 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (7.24%) Photoshop
2 38 (5.29%) MS Excel
3 29 (4.04%) MS Office
4 21 (2.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.97%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.70%) InDesign
8 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.56%) SPSS
8 4 (0.56%) MS Project
9 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 43 (5.99%) Google Analytics
2 16 (2.23%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.84%) Magento
4 5 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.84%) Heroku
3 5 (0.70%) SaaS
4 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) GitHub
5 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.28%) Force.com
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.64%) Intranet
2 27 (3.76%) Internet
3 4 (0.56%) LAN
3 4 (0.56%) FTP
3 4 (0.56%) WAN
3 4 (0.56%) Firewall
4 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.42%) RTSP
4 3 (0.42%) VoIP
4 3 (0.42%) SMS
5 2 (0.28%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) Extranet
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.14%) NFC
6 1 (0.14%) Wireless
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
6 1 (0.14%) SAN
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.55%) MySQL
2 37 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.39%) Big Data
6 8 (1.11%) QlikView
6 8 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.56%) DB2
9 4 (0.56%) SQLite
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.42%) OLAP
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (7.24%) Subversion
2 35 (4.87%) Ant
2 35 (4.87%) Maven
3 14 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.81%) Xcode
4 13 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
5 10 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.70%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.56%) Mocha
8 3 (0.42%) JIRA
9 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.28%) NUnit
9 2 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.28%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.14%) Grunt
10 1 (0.14%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 238 (33.15%) Marketing
2 114 (15.88%) Publishing
3 80 (11.14%) Finance
4 60 (8.36%) Retail
5 36 (5.01%) Advertising
6 30 (4.18%) Legal
7 26 (3.62%) Games
8 13 (1.81%) Banking
9 12 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.25%) Back Office
10 9 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.11%) Danish Language
12 7 (0.97%) German Language
12 7 (0.97%) Automotive
13 6 (0.84%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
15 4 (0.56%) Law
15 4 (0.56%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.42%) French Language
16 3 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (27.86%) Developer
2 80 (11.14%) Designer
3 44 (6.13%) Analyst
4 42 (5.85%) Project Manager
5 40 (5.57%) Digital Content Designer
6 34 (4.74%) Architect
7 25 (3.48%) iOS Developer
8 24 (3.34%) Business Analyst
9 21 (2.92%) C# Developer
9 21 (2.92%) Consultant
9 21 (2.92%) Content Editor
10 20 (2.79%) Coordinator
11 19 (2.65%) Senior Developer
12 18 (2.51%) Marketing Manager
13 17 (2.37%) Web Manager
13 17 (2.37%) Digital Project Manager
13 17 (2.37%) Front-End Developer
14 16 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.09%) UI Designer
15 15 (2.09%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (24.79%) HTML
2 103 (14.35%) Web Services
3 100 (13.93%) CSS
4 92 (12.81%) XML
5 55 (7.66%) jQuery
6 53 (7.38%) SOAP
7 49 (6.82%) HTML5
8 47 (6.55%) RESTful
9 39 (5.43%) J2EE
10 34 (4.74%) XSL
10 34 (4.74%) XSD
10 34 (4.74%) WSDL
11 28 (3.90%) Ajax
12 27 (3.76%) JSON
12 27 (3.76%) .NET
12 27 (3.76%) CSS3
13 26 (3.62%) LAMP
14 19 (2.65%) AngularJS
14 19 (2.65%) REST
15 13 (1.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.07%) User Experience
2 57 (7.94%) Blog
3 54 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.13%) iPad
5 43 (5.99%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.92%) Digital Media
7 19 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.65%) Open Source
8 16 (2.23%) Copywriting
9 14 (1.95%) Wiki
10 13 (1.81%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
11 12 (1.67%) Taxonomies
12 11 (1.53%) Graphic Design
13 10 (1.39%) New Media
13 10 (1.39%) iPhone
14 9 (1.25%) Online Games
14 9 (1.25%) Statistics
15 8 (1.11%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.13%) Apple iOS
2 37 (5.15%) Linux
3 33 (4.60%) Android
4 7 (0.97%) Windows
5 5 (0.70%) UNIX
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (16.30%) Analytics
3 107 (14.90%) Content Management
4 103 (14.35%) Project Management
5 95 (13.23%) SEO
6 90 (12.53%) E-Commerce
7 77 (10.72%) TDD
8 71 (9.89%) Digital Marketing
9 59 (8.22%) Scrum
10 51 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (5.85%) Web Application Development
12 41 (5.71%) Online Marketing
12 41 (5.71%) CRM
13 40 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (5.29%) OO
15 37 (5.15%) Waterfall
16 35 (4.87%) ERP
17 31 (4.32%) iOS Development
18 29 (4.04%) MVC
19 24 (3.34%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 87 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 82 (11.42%) Java
3 44 (6.13%) PHP
4 38 (5.29%) C#
5 34 (4.74%) Groovy
6 32 (4.46%) C++
7 25 (3.48%) SQL
8 22 (3.06%) Objective-C
9 14 (1.95%) C
10 13 (1.81%) PHP5
11 7 (0.97%) Ruby
11 7 (0.97%) Python
12 4 (0.56%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.42%) VBScript
14 2 (0.28%) Perl
14 2 (0.28%) XAML
14 2 (0.28%) R
14 2 (0.28%) Scala
14 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 62 (8.64%) Degree
2 16 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.56%) CCNA
6 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) CIPD
6 3 (0.42%) ISEB
6 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.28%) CCNP
7 2 (0.28%) PMP
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.14%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) MCSA
8 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.74%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) WAI
3 3 (0.42%) WCAG
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) GPFS
1 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (0.56%) Puppet
3 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.28%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.28%) Mesos
5 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.14%) YUM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.14%) Nagios
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (8.50%) Google
2 58 (8.08%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.24%) Facebook
4 46 (6.41%) Oracle
5 43 (5.99%) Twitter
6 36 (5.01%) Adobe
7 35 (4.87%) ATG
8 34 (4.74%) Endeca
8 34 (4.74%) Perforce
9 21 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.09%) Lotus
11 13 (1.81%) Omniture
12 9 (1.25%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.11%) Eloqua
14 7 (0.97%) Zend
15 6 (0.84%) Informatica
15 6 (0.84%) Marketo
15 6 (0.84%) Pardot
16 5 (0.70%) Apple
17 4 (0.56%) Cisco
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £50 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Rate: £18000 - £20500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Southport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sunderland
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago