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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 334 313 338
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing Social Media 286 283 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 1.78% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 153 130
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £337 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +22.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.75 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £10.93 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+28.14% -33.28%

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -21 271 £375 +7.14% 154
London -9 166 £375 +7.14% 67
South East +1 53 £350 - 24
City of London +16 37 £450 +38.46% 19
West Midlands +11 22 £375 +28.20% 11
Berkshire +1 16 £550 +69.23% 6
South West -18 13 £313 -10.36% 12
East Sussex - 12 £448 -
Scotland -3 11 £284 - 1
Coventry - 10 £500 -
Canary Wharf +11 8 £320 -
Edinburgh -8 8 £400 - 1
Brighton - 8 £448 -
Staffordshire +10 7 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -15 6 £663 +103.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £250 -37.50% 1
Yorkshire -15 6 £663 +103.84% 6
Leeds -15 6 £663 +103.84% 3
Bristol - 6 £125 - 10
Kent - 6 £350 - 1
Reading +20 5 £800 - 4
East of England -28 5 £150 -55.55% 4
Bracknell - 5 - -
Devon -8 4 £275 -21.11%
Milton Keynes -10 4 £250 -23.07% 1
Hampshire -17 4 £310 -17.33% 8
North East - 4 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 1
Surrey -2 3 £402 +59.62% 5
Birmingham -4 3 £250 - 10

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 211 (32.26%) Marketing
2 169 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (24.62%) HTML
4 113 (17.28%) Analytics
5 100 (15.29%) Publishing
6 94 (14.37%) CSS
7 92 (14.07%) E-Commerce
8 89 (13.61%) Content Management
9 88 (13.46%) User Experience
10 84 (12.84%) JavaScript
11 81 (12.39%) Web Services
12 80 (12.23%) XML
13 79 (12.08%) SEO
14 75 (11.47%) Project Management
15 68 (10.40%) CMS
16 66 (10.09%) Java
17 65 (9.94%) Finance
18 63 (9.63%) TDD
19 57 (8.72%) Retail
19 57 (8.72%) Digital Marketing
20 56 (8.56%) Google
21 54 (8.26%) jQuery
22 53 (8.10%) HTML5
23 52 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
23 52 (7.95%) Blog
24 48 (7.34%) Microsoft
25 46 (7.03%) SOAP
26 45 (6.88%) Scrum
27 43 (6.57%) Degree
27 43 (6.57%) Subversion

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (10.40%) CMS
2 31 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.59%) JBoss
4 29 (4.43%) WebLogic
4 29 (4.43%) Drupal
5 25 (3.82%) WordPress
6 18 (2.75%) Node.js
7 16 (2.45%) Apache
8 10 (1.53%) IIS
9 9 (1.38%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.07%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.92%) Joomla!
11 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.76%) SAS
12 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
13 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (5.66%) Photoshop
1 37 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.53%) MS Office
4 10 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.61%) SPSS
6 3 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.46%) InDesign
6 3 (0.46%) MS Project
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (5.81%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.53%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.92%) Magento
3 6 (0.92%) Radian6
4 2 (0.31%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (0.92%) SaaS
2 6 (0.92%) Heroku
3 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.46%) GitHub
4 3 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.50%) Intranet
2 22 (3.36%) Internet
3 5 (0.76%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.61%) Firewall
4 4 (0.61%) LAN
4 4 (0.61%) WAN
4 4 (0.61%) FTP
5 3 (0.46%) SMS
5 3 (0.46%) Wireless
5 3 (0.46%) RTSP
5 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) HTTP
7 1 (0.15%) SAN
7 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.15%) VoIP
7 1 (0.15%) Extranet
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.15%) NFC
7 1 (0.15%) Network Security
7 1 (0.15%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.81%) MySQL
2 33 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.68%) Big Data
5 10 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.76%) QlikView
7 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.61%) DB2
9 3 (0.46%) OLAP
9 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.31%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 43 (6.57%) Subversion
2 30 (4.59%) Maven
2 30 (4.59%) Ant
3 14 (2.14%) Xcode
4 12 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (1.22%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.76%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.61%) Mocha
8 4 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.46%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.46%) JIRA
10 2 (0.31%) Selenium
10 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) Hudson
11 1 (0.15%) ProtoShare
11 1 (0.15%) Grunt
11 1 (0.15%) Android Studio
General
1 211 (32.26%) Marketing
2 100 (15.29%) Publishing
3 65 (9.94%) Finance
4 57 (8.72%) Retail
5 40 (6.12%) Advertising
6 27 (4.13%) Legal
7 23 (3.52%) Games
8 15 (2.29%) Banking
8 15 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.22%) Back Office
10 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.76%) Automotive
10 5 (0.76%) Danish Language
10 5 (0.76%) German Language
10 5 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.61%) Law
11 4 (0.61%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.46%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 185 (28.29%) Developer
2 79 (12.08%) Designer
3 45 (6.88%) Architect
4 40 (6.12%) Digital Content Designer
5 37 (5.66%) Analyst
6 26 (3.98%) iOS Developer
7 23 (3.52%) Project Manager
8 22 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.21%) Consultant
10 20 (3.06%) PHP Developer
10 20 (3.06%) Content Editor
11 19 (2.91%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.91%) Front-End Developer
12 17 (2.60%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.60%) C# Developer
12 17 (2.60%) Marketing Manager
13 15 (2.29%) Programme Manager
13 15 (2.29%) Coordinator
14 13 (1.99%) UI Designer
15 12 (1.83%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (24.62%) HTML
2 94 (14.37%) CSS
3 81 (12.39%) Web Services
4 80 (12.23%) XML
5 54 (8.26%) jQuery
6 53 (8.10%) HTML5
7 46 (7.03%) SOAP
8 38 (5.81%) RESTful
9 34 (5.20%) J2EE
10 29 (4.43%) XSD
10 29 (4.43%) XSL
10 29 (4.43%) WSDL
11 28 (4.28%) .NET
12 26 (3.98%) CSS3
13 25 (3.82%) JSON
13 25 (3.82%) Ajax
14 23 (3.52%) LAMP
15 21 (3.21%) REST
16 17 (2.60%) AngularJS
17 13 (1.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.46%) User Experience
2 52 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.95%) Blog
3 42 (6.42%) Mobile App
4 41 (6.27%) iPad
5 21 (3.21%) Digital Media
6 20 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.91%) Open Source
8 17 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.29%) Copywriting
10 14 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
11 13 (1.99%) Visualisation
12 12 (1.83%) iPhone
12 12 (1.83%) Taxonomies
13 8 (1.22%) Podcast
13 8 (1.22%) Statistics
14 7 (1.07%) Wiki
14 7 (1.07%) Graphic Design
14 7 (1.07%) Animation
15 6 (0.92%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.27%) Apple iOS
2 36 (5.50%) Linux
3 25 (3.82%) Android
4 4 (0.61%) UNIX
4 4 (0.61%) Windows
5 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.15%) CentOS
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.28%) Analytics
3 92 (14.07%) E-Commerce
4 89 (13.61%) Content Management
5 79 (12.08%) SEO
6 75 (11.47%) Project Management
7 63 (9.63%) TDD
8 57 (8.72%) Digital Marketing
9 45 (6.88%) Scrum
10 39 (5.96%) Online Marketing
11 38 (5.81%) Web Application Development
12 35 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (5.35%) OO
13 32 (4.89%) CRM
13 32 (4.89%) Waterfall
14 31 (4.74%) ERP
15 30 (4.59%) MVC
16 29 (4.43%) iOS Development
17 25 (3.82%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 84 (12.84%) JavaScript
2 66 (10.09%) Java
3 41 (6.27%) PHP
4 33 (5.05%) C#
5 32 (4.89%) SQL
6 29 (4.43%) Groovy
7 26 (3.98%) C++
8 22 (3.36%) Objective-C
9 15 (2.29%) C
10 14 (2.14%) PHP5
11 7 (1.07%) Ruby
11 7 (1.07%) Python
12 4 (0.61%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.46%) VBScript
13 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.46%) R
14 2 (0.31%) Scala
14 2 (0.31%) XAML
14 2 (0.31%) Perl
15 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (6.57%) Degree
2 17 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.61%) CCNA
6 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.31%) PhD
7 2 (0.31%) CCNP
7 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.31%) PMP
7 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.31%) CIPD
8 1 (0.15%) MCIPD
8 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) CCIE
8 1 (0.15%) MCSE
8 1 (0.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.15%) CCDP
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.15%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) Mesos
3 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.15%) yum
5 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (8.56%) Google
2 48 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.42%) Facebook
4 38 (5.81%) Oracle
5 34 (5.20%) Twitter
6 30 (4.59%) ATG
7 29 (4.43%) Perforce
7 29 (4.43%) Endeca
8 26 (3.98%) Adobe
9 16 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.99%) Omniture
11 10 (1.53%) Lotus
12 9 (1.38%) Cisco
13 6 (0.92%) Apple
13 6 (0.92%) Eloqua
13 6 (0.92%) Zend
13 6 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.92%) Marketo
13 6 (0.92%) Pardot
14 5 (0.76%) VMware
London
Premier Media
Rate: £50 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
B&Q Plc
Rate: £35,000 - £38,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
SThree - Internal Recruitment department
Rate: £18000 - £20500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Intelletect
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol Avon
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £430 - £470 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago