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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 438 399 361
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -38
Contract jobs citing Social Media 215 240 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.39% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 152 164
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £624 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £274
% change year-on-year
- +27.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Median hourly rate £22.63 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.40% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £14.60 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £25.50 £25.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -33.72%

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
17751 17219 16727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.73% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11493 10520 10308
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 702 734
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

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 26 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -27 205 £350 -6.66% 139
London -19 110 £350 -12.50% 62
South East -21 48 £350 -6.04% 21
City of London +28 16 £338 -20.58% 9
Yorkshire +21 16 £488 +39.28% 10
Berkshire -5 16 £180 -20.00% 5
Surrey +2 15 £425 -5.55% 4
West Midlands -1 13 £294 -14.54% 10
West Yorkshire +7 12 £600 +71.42% 8
Reading 0 10 £180 -55.00% 3
Leeds +7 9 £600 +71.42% 6
South West -7 9 £288 -11.53% 6
Telford -22 8 £350 -
Shropshire -31 8 £350 -
West Sussex -30 7 £400 +3.22% 5
Scotland -17 6 £385 +85.54% 3
Edinburgh -9 5 £418 +128.76% 3
North West -19 5 £325 +18.18% 20
Worthing - 5 £425 -
Bristol -4 4 £189 -5.62% 2
Sussex - 4 £400 -
East of England +6 3 £350 -46.15% 7
Bracknell -7 3 £125 -41.17%
Manchester -12 3 £325 +18.18% 12
North Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £185 -34.51% 1
Hertfordshire +9 2 - - 4
Watford +6 2 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £225 -65.38% 1
Swindon -4 2 £313 +13.63%

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 169 (34.85%) Marketing
2 165 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (23.09%) Analytics
4 109 (22.47%) HTML
5 96 (19.79%) SEO
6 82 (16.91%) Digital Marketing
7 75 (15.46%) Java
8 72 (14.85%) JavaScript
9 71 (14.64%) E-Commerce
10 70 (14.43%) Git (software)
11 67 (13.81%) User Experience
12 61 (12.58%) Publishing
13 58 (11.96%) Web Services
14 57 (11.75%) Content Management
15 56 (11.55%) Twitter
16 55 (11.34%) JIRA
16 55 (11.34%) Finance
17 54 (11.13%) TDD
17 54 (11.13%) CSS
17 54 (11.13%) HTML5
18 53 (10.93%) Degree
18 53 (10.93%) Google
18 53 (10.93%) Facebook
19 47 (9.69%) Oracle
19 47 (9.69%) RESTful
19 47 (9.69%) Jenkins
20 44 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
21 43 (8.87%) CMS
22 42 (8.66%) Scrum

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 43 (8.87%) CMS
2 26 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.89%) Node.js
3 14 (2.89%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.68%) Apache TomEE
4 13 (2.68%) Confluence
4 13 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.47%) WordPress
6 5 (1.03%) Apache
6 5 (1.03%) Drupal
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.82%) Facebook Platform
7 4 (0.82%) Magnolia
7 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.36%) MS Office
3 25 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (5.15%) Photoshop
4 13 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.82%) MS Project
7 3 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.41%) InDesign
8 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (7.63%) Payment Gateway
2 11 (2.27%) Radian6
3 6 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.62%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.45%) Google Analytics
2 15 (3.09%) SaaS
3 13 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.68%) IaaS
3 13 (2.68%) Yammer
4 12 (2.47%) Office 365
5 10 (2.06%) GitHub
6 9 (1.86%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (1.44%) AdWords
7 7 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.24%) PaaS
9 3 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.41%) Pure360
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.98%) Internet
2 27 (5.57%) Intranet
3 10 (2.06%) HTTP
4 6 (1.24%) CTI
4 6 (1.24%) Skype
5 5 (1.03%) FTP
6 3 (0.62%) WebEx
7 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.21%) BGP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) LAN
8 1 (0.21%) MPLS
8 1 (0.21%) OSPF
8 1 (0.21%) SMS
8 1 (0.21%) TETRA
8 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.71%) MongoDB
2 17 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 14 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (2.47%) MySQL
5 9 (1.86%) Big Data
5 9 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.44%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.82%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.41%) MS Access
10 2 (0.41%) OLAP
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.21%) OLTP
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 55 (11.34%) JIRA
3 47 (9.69%) Jenkins
4 32 (6.60%) Selenium
5 26 (5.36%) Maven
6 25 (5.15%) JUnit
7 24 (4.95%) Mockito
7 24 (4.95%) Spock
8 9 (1.86%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.82%) gulp
10 3 (0.62%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.62%) Gradle
10 3 (0.62%) Grunt
10 3 (0.62%) RSpec
11 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.41%) Subversion
11 2 (0.41%) Xcode
12 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 169 (34.85%) Marketing
2 61 (12.58%) Publishing
3 55 (11.34%) Finance
4 34 (7.01%) Retail
5 23 (4.74%) Legal
6 21 (4.33%) Games
7 15 (3.09%) Brand Awareness
8 14 (2.89%) Advertising
9 12 (2.47%) German Language
10 10 (2.06%) Banking
11 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.65%) Multimedia
13 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
14 5 (1.03%) Back Office
14 5 (1.03%) Electronics
14 5 (1.03%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.62%) Law
15 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.41%) Automotive
16 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (23.09%) Developer
2 48 (9.90%) Architect
3 43 (8.87%) Designer
4 38 (7.84%) Analyst
5 36 (7.42%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.77%) Digital Architect
7 26 (5.36%) Content Designer
8 21 (4.33%) Social Media Manager
9 20 (4.12%) Consultant
10 17 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.51%) Java Developer
10 17 (3.51%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.30%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (3.09%) HTML Developer
12 15 (3.09%) Marketing Manager
13 14 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
14 13 (2.68%) Digital Designer
14 13 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 12 (2.47%) Communications Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (22.47%) HTML
2 58 (11.96%) Web Services
3 54 (11.13%) CSS
3 54 (11.13%) HTML5
4 47 (9.69%) RESTful
5 41 (8.45%) J2EE
6 31 (6.39%) JSON
7 29 (5.98%) CSS3
8 27 (5.57%) SOAP
9 26 (5.36%) Spring
10 25 (5.15%) JSP
10 25 (5.15%) Servlets
11 24 (4.95%) Taglibs
11 24 (4.95%) WSDL
12 22 (4.54%) AngularJS
13 21 (4.33%) jQuery
14 18 (3.71%) Ajax
15 15 (3.09%) Django
16 14 (2.89%) Hibernate
16 14 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.81%) User Experience
2 44 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.63%) iPad
4 27 (5.57%) Digital Media
5 26 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.36%) Mobile App
6 21 (4.33%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.06%) Blog
8 10 (2.06%) Graphic Design
8 10 (2.06%) NHS
8 10 (2.06%) Wiki
9 9 (1.86%) Animation
9 9 (1.86%) Statistics
10 7 (1.44%) Social Network
11 6 (1.24%) Clustering
11 6 (1.24%) Copywriting
11 6 (1.24%) IVR
11 6 (1.24%) Video Editing
11 6 (1.24%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.57%) Linux
2 22 (4.54%) Android
3 20 (4.12%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.89%) Windows
5 8 (1.65%) Unix
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (23.09%) Analytics
3 96 (19.79%) SEO
4 82 (16.91%) Digital Marketing
5 71 (14.64%) E-Commerce
6 57 (11.75%) Content Management
7 54 (11.13%) TDD
8 43 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (8.66%) Scrum
10 35 (7.22%) B2B
10 35 (7.22%) CRM
10 35 (7.22%) ERP
10 35 (7.22%) Open Source
11 33 (6.80%) Pay per click
12 30 (6.19%) Project Management
13 27 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (4.54%) Front End Development
15 21 (4.33%) B2C
15 21 (4.33%) Email Marketing
16 19 (3.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.46%) Java
2 72 (14.85%) JavaScript
3 26 (5.36%) Python
4 20 (4.12%) PHP
5 19 (3.92%) SQL
6 14 (2.89%) Ruby
7 11 (2.27%) Scala
8 9 (1.86%) Objective-C
9 7 (1.44%) C#
10 6 (1.24%) C++
11 5 (1.03%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.03%) C
12 3 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.62%) VB
13 2 (0.41%) FQL
13 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.41%) R
14 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.21%) Groovy
14 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (10.93%) Degree
2 11 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.82%) CISSP
4 4 (0.82%) MBA
5 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) CCNP
6 1 (0.21%) CIPD
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.06%) QA
2 6 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.62%) WCAG
5 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.24%) Docker
2 4 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.62%) UAG
4 2 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.65%) Puppet
3 7 (1.44%) StatsD
4 6 (1.24%) SCCM
5 3 (0.62%) Packer
5 3 (0.62%) Terraform
6 2 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (11.55%) Twitter
2 53 (10.93%) Facebook
2 53 (10.93%) Google
3 47 (9.69%) Oracle
4 41 (8.45%) Adobe
5 31 (6.39%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.95%) ATG
6 24 (4.95%) Endeca
7 18 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.68%) CyberSource
9 12 (2.47%) SAP
10 11 (2.27%) Omniture
11 9 (1.86%) Marketo
12 7 (1.44%) Apigee
12 7 (1.44%) Apple
12 7 (1.44%) Citrix
12 7 (1.44%) Mashery
13 6 (1.24%) Avaya
13 6 (1.24%) EMC
13 6 (1.24%) Siebel
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