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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 380 402 319
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -83
Contract jobs citing Social Media 291 277 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.48% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.63% 1.47% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 190 211
Median daily rate £363 £458 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.80% +30.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £289
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +64.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £12.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £103.00 £34.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -38.88%

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
17836 18880 18393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.32% 33.00% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11554 11812 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 808 799
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +28 276 £350 -23.53% 139
London +24 149 £388 -12.92% 63
South East -8 43 £313 -24.24% 20
East of England +12 25 £350 -46.15% 5
Yorkshire +17 21 £438 -2.77% 6
Essex +22 19 £350 +133.33% 1
West Yorkshire +14 19 £450 - 5
Leeds +16 18 £450 - 3
West Midlands -23 18 £230 -61.01% 8
Berkshire -21 15 £263 -8.69% 3
Shropshire -13 13 - - 1
Telford -16 13 - - 1
Reading +7 9 £400 -20.00% 1
West Sussex 0 9 £475 +18.75% 2
City of London -11 9 £463 +2.77% 10
Scotland +14 8 £475 - 1
South West +6 8 £250 +127.27% 9
Worthing - 8 £425 - 1
North West +14 7 £569 +25.00% 18
Hampshire +7 6 £575 -11.53% 3
Edinburgh - 6 £413 -
Surrey +11 5 £200 -39.39% 4
Hertfordshire -1 5 £202 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £500 - 5
Bristol -3 4 £250 +138.09% 2
Portsmouth - 4 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 3
Coventry -18 3 £185 -71.53%
East Midlands - 3 £275 - 8
Wiltshire - 3 £175 -

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 196 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (35.90%) Marketing
3 127 (25.05%) SEO
4 104 (20.51%) Analytics
4 104 (20.51%) User Experience
5 103 (20.32%) HTML
6 94 (18.54%) Digital Marketing
7 86 (16.96%) Publishing
8 80 (15.78%) Java
9 68 (13.41%) Adobe
10 67 (13.21%) CSS
11 62 (12.23%) Degree
12 60 (11.83%) Legal
13 59 (11.64%) CMS
14 58 (11.44%) Finance
15 54 (10.65%) Google
16 53 (10.45%) Twitter
17 50 (9.86%) Git (software)
17 50 (9.86%) Facebook
18 47 (9.27%) E-Commerce
19 45 (8.88%) Web Application Development
20 44 (8.68%) Management Information System
21 43 (8.48%) Google Analytics
21 43 (8.48%) Content Management
21 43 (8.48%) HTML5
22 41 (8.09%) Open Source
22 41 (8.09%) Microsoft
23 40 (7.89%) Python
23 40 (7.89%) Mobile App
24 39 (7.69%) Pay per click

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 59 (11.64%) CMS
2 17 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.16%) Drupal
4 14 (2.76%) Confluence
4 14 (2.76%) WordPress
5 9 (1.78%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.99%) Apache
8 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.59%) Moodle
9 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.59%) SAS
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.39%) Facebook Platform
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.39%) IIS
10 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.39%) Magnolia
Applications
1 34 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.51%) MS Office
2 33 (6.51%) Photoshop
3 28 (5.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 22 (4.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (2.56%) InDesign
7 4 (0.79%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.39%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.39%) MS Project
8 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (1.58%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (1.58%) Radian6
3 7 (1.38%) WebTrends
4 6 (1.18%) Social Studio
5 5 (0.99%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.79%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.79%) Sprinklr
7 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.20%) Magento
8 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.48%) Google Analytics
2 16 (3.16%) Office 365
3 11 (2.17%) SaaS
4 9 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 7 (1.38%) Yammer
6 6 (1.18%) AdWords
6 6 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.79%) PaaS
8 3 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.59%) GitHub
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.39%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.39%) Taleo
10 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.20%) Slack
10 1 (0.20%) Socialbakers
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.13%) Intranet
2 13 (2.56%) Internet
3 11 (2.17%) SMS
4 10 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.38%) Skype
6 5 (0.99%) CTI
6 5 (0.99%) FTP
7 3 (0.59%) HTTP
7 3 (0.59%) LAN
7 3 (0.59%) WAN
7 3 (0.59%) Wireless
8 2 (0.39%) DNS
8 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.20%) BGP
9 1 (0.20%) Extranet
9 1 (0.20%) Firewall
9 1 (0.20%) MPLS
9 1 (0.20%) OSPF
9 1 (0.20%) SSL
9 1 (0.20%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.52%) Big Data
2 16 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 14 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.56%) MySQL
5 9 (1.78%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.79%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.20%) GIS
9 1 (0.20%) OLAP
9 1 (0.20%) OLTP
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.92%) JIRA
3 29 (5.72%) Jenkins
4 26 (5.13%) Selenium
5 18 (3.55%) Cucumber
6 13 (2.56%) Maven
7 11 (2.17%) JUnit
8 10 (1.97%) Mockito
8 10 (1.97%) Spock
9 5 (0.99%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.99%) gulp
9 5 (0.99%) Hudson
10 4 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.79%) Grunt
10 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.59%) CocoaPods
11 3 (0.59%) Subversion
12 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (35.90%) Marketing
2 86 (16.96%) Publishing
3 60 (11.83%) Legal
4 58 (11.44%) Finance
5 30 (5.92%) Retail
6 26 (5.13%) Advertising
7 18 (3.55%) Brand Awareness
8 17 (3.35%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.17%) Games
10 10 (1.97%) Banking
10 10 (1.97%) German Language
11 5 (0.99%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.79%) Law
13 3 (0.59%) Electronics
13 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.39%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (19.13%) Developer
2 81 (15.98%) Designer
3 52 (10.26%) Architect
4 50 (9.86%) Content Designer
5 31 (6.11%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.33%) Marketing Manager
7 25 (4.93%) Analyst
7 25 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (4.34%) Digital Architect
9 21 (4.14%) Consultant
10 17 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 16 (3.16%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.16%) Web Developer
12 14 (2.76%) Digital Marketing Manager
12 14 (2.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.56%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.37%) Graphic Designer
14 12 (2.37%) Senior Web Developer
15 11 (2.17%) HTML Developer
15 11 (2.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (20.32%) HTML
2 67 (13.21%) CSS
3 43 (8.48%) HTML5
4 38 (7.50%) RESTful
5 32 (6.31%) JSON
6 30 (5.92%) J2EE
7 28 (5.52%) Django
8 26 (5.13%) Web Services
9 23 (4.54%) .NET
9 23 (4.54%) CSS3
9 23 (4.54%) Sass
10 21 (4.14%) Spring
11 19 (3.75%) SOAP
12 18 (3.55%) Ajax
12 18 (3.55%) AngularJS
13 17 (3.35%) Play Framework
14 16 (3.16%) REST
14 16 (3.16%) XML
15 14 (2.76%) JSP
15 14 (2.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 104 (20.51%) User Experience
2 44 (8.68%) Management Information System
3 40 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 30 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.33%) Digital Media
6 24 (4.73%) Blog
7 19 (3.75%) Copywriting
8 17 (3.35%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.17%) Animation
10 11 (2.17%) iPad
11 10 (1.97%) Raspberry Pi
11 10 (1.97%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.78%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.78%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.58%) e-Learning
13 8 (1.58%) EPoS
13 8 (1.58%) Social Network
13 8 (1.58%) Video Editing
14 7 (1.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.13%) Android
2 25 (4.93%) Linux
3 22 (4.34%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.37%) Windows
5 7 (1.38%) Unix
6 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (25.05%) SEO
3 104 (20.51%) Analytics
4 94 (18.54%) Digital Marketing
5 47 (9.27%) E-Commerce
6 45 (8.88%) Web Application Development
7 43 (8.48%) Content Management
8 41 (8.09%) Open Source
9 39 (7.69%) Pay per click
10 38 (7.50%) CRM
11 37 (7.30%) Project Management
12 35 (6.90%) Web Usability
13 34 (6.71%) Scrum
14 32 (6.31%) TDD
15 30 (5.92%) B2B
16 27 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (5.13%) Web Development
18 25 (4.93%) Infographics
19 24 (4.73%) Front End Development
19 24 (4.73%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 80 (15.78%) Java
2 40 (7.89%) Python
3 38 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 34 (6.71%) PHP
5 19 (3.75%) Scala
6 17 (3.35%) Ruby
7 13 (2.56%) SQL
8 9 (1.78%) Objective-C
9 8 (1.58%) C
10 6 (1.18%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.18%) Perl
11 5 (0.99%) C#
12 3 (0.59%) Cypher
12 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.39%) C++
13 2 (0.39%) FQL
13 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.39%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 62 (12.23%) Degree
2 8 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) CCNP
5 1 (0.20%) CIPD
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.20%) CISSP
5 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.37%) QA
2 7 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.59%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.59%) SLA
6 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.20%) Basel II
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.58%) Docker
2 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (3.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.20%) Cacti
4 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.20%) Nagios
4 1 (0.20%) Packer
4 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 68 (13.41%) Adobe
2 54 (10.65%) Google
3 53 (10.45%) Twitter
4 50 (9.86%) Facebook
5 41 (8.09%) Microsoft
6 25 (4.93%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.37%) Marketo
7 12 (2.37%) Oracle
7 12 (2.37%) SAP
8 11 (2.17%) Endeca
9 10 (1.97%) ATG
10 9 (1.78%) Tableau
11 8 (1.58%) Apple
11 8 (1.58%) Omniture
12 7 (1.38%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (1.18%) Conga
14 5 (0.99%) HP
14 5 (0.99%) Informatica
14 5 (0.99%) Pardot
14 5 (0.99%) Sage
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