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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 395 418 353
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -65
Contract jobs citing Social Media 238 249 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.35% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 175 194
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £650 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 8
Median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.94 £42.39 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.23 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+114.83% -14.28%

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
16138 18509 18235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.44% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10432 11626 11544
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 769
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -6 230 £350 -12.50% 148
London 0 136 £320 -15.78% 73
South East -4 20 £275 -31.25% 13
East of England +20 18 £350 -46.15% 8
Yorkshire +27 13 £450 +125.00% 7
West Midlands -13 12 £413 -31.25% 9
Essex +10 11 £350 - 2
Leeds +22 10 £450 +207.69% 3
West Yorkshire +18 10 £450 +207.69% 5
East Midlands +5 10 £469 +7.75% 9
Berkshire -13 10 £250 -23.07% 5
Scotland +17 8 £475 +22.58% 3
South West +8 8 £250 +104.08% 10
Coventry -12 7 £424 -34.76%
City of London -12 7 £388 -18.42% 8
Edinburgh +21 6 £475 +22.58% 2
North West 0 6 £398 +59.00% 17
North East -35 6 £325 -34.34%
Bristol +3 5 £275 +139.13%
Nottingham +2 5 £488 +12.06%
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £488 +12.06%
Shropshire -5 4 £413 -8.33%
Telford -11 4 £413 -8.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 4 £453 -7.65%
Tyne and Wear -40 4 £453 -7.65%
Manchester - 4 £235 - 10
South Yorkshire -4 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Sheffield -7 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £133 - 1

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 198 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (37.06%) Marketing
3 114 (22.35%) Analytics
4 106 (20.78%) User Experience
5 95 (18.63%) SEO
6 90 (17.65%) Adobe
7 89 (17.45%) HTML
8 86 (16.86%) Digital Marketing
9 78 (15.29%) Java
10 66 (12.94%) Publishing
11 65 (12.75%) CSS
12 58 (11.37%) Legal
13 55 (10.78%) Google
14 50 (9.80%) CMS
15 49 (9.61%) Degree
16 47 (9.22%) Big Data
17 46 (9.02%) Project Management
18 45 (8.82%) Finance
18 45 (8.82%) Google Analytics
19 44 (8.63%) Python
20 41 (8.04%) Twitter
20 41 (8.04%) Open Source
20 41 (8.04%) Git (software)
21 40 (7.84%) CRM
21 40 (7.84%) Facebook
22 38 (7.45%) HTML5
23 37 (7.25%) Web Application Development
24 36 (7.06%) E-Commerce
24 36 (7.06%) Management Information System
25 35 (6.86%) Retail

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 50 (9.80%) CMS
2 18 (3.53%) Confluence
3 15 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 15 (2.94%) Drupal
4 12 (2.35%) WordPress
5 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.98%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.59%) Apache
8 3 (0.59%) Moodle
8 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.59%) SAS
9 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) Kentico
9 2 (0.39%) Marvel
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (6.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 31 (6.08%) Photoshop
3 22 (4.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (4.31%) MS Office
4 19 (3.73%) MS Excel
5 17 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (2.35%) InDesign
7 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.59%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.39%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.39%) InVision
9 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.39%) Weka
10 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.20%) Blender
10 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.20%) Maya
10 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Sprinklr
2 15 (2.94%) Adobe Campaign
3 9 (1.76%) Radian6
4 6 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (1.18%) Social Studio
5 5 (0.98%) Sage X3
5 5 (0.98%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.59%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.82%) Google Analytics
2 14 (2.75%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 10 (1.96%) Office 365
4 6 (1.18%) SaaS
5 5 (0.98%) AdWords
6 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.78%) PaaS
6 4 (0.78%) Yammer
7 3 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.39%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.39%) Socialbakers
8 2 (0.39%) Taleo
9 1 (0.20%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.20%) G Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.14%) Intranet
1 16 (3.14%) SMS
2 11 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (1.37%) Internet
4 6 (1.18%) Skype
5 5 (0.98%) CTI
5 5 (0.98%) Wireless
6 4 (0.78%) LAN
6 4 (0.78%) WAN
7 2 (0.39%) Firewall
7 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.39%) VPN
7 2 (0.39%) WLAN
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.20%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.20%) RTSP
8 1 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.22%) Big Data
2 17 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.94%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.55%) MySQL
6 7 (1.37%) QlikView
7 6 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.18%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.59%) GIS
10 3 (0.59%) Redis
11 2 (0.39%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.39%) Riak
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.20%) IBM BigInsights
12 1 (0.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 41 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.10%) JIRA
3 25 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 22 (4.31%) Selenium
5 18 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.96%) Axure RP
7 6 (1.18%) Gradle
7 6 (1.18%) JUnit
7 6 (1.18%) Maven
7 6 (1.18%) Mockito
7 6 (1.18%) Spock
8 5 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (0.98%) Hudson
9 4 (0.78%) Subversion
9 4 (0.78%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.59%) Grunt
10 3 (0.59%) webpack
11 2 (0.39%) CocoaPods
11 2 (0.39%) gulp
General
1 189 (37.06%) Marketing
2 66 (12.94%) Publishing
3 58 (11.37%) Legal
4 45 (8.82%) Finance
5 35 (6.86%) Retail
6 20 (3.92%) Advertising
7 14 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.55%) Banking
9 11 (2.16%) Brand Awareness
10 9 (1.76%) Games
11 5 (0.98%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.98%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.78%) German Language
12 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.59%) Back Office
13 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.39%) Local Government
14 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 88 (17.25%) Designer
2 80 (15.69%) Developer
3 56 (10.98%) Architect
4 44 (8.63%) Content Designer
5 41 (8.04%) Analyst
6 31 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (5.69%) Digital Architect
8 27 (5.29%) Marketing Manager
9 24 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 23 (4.51%) Digital Marketing Architect
11 22 (4.31%) Consultant
12 19 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 18 (3.53%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.53%) UX Designer
14 16 (3.14%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.75%) Digital Marketing Manager
15 14 (2.75%) Python Developer
16 12 (2.35%) Copywriter
16 12 (2.35%) Senior Web Developer
16 12 (2.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (17.45%) HTML
2 65 (12.75%) CSS
3 38 (7.45%) HTML5
4 34 (6.67%) J2EE
5 31 (6.08%) RESTful
6 30 (5.88%) JSON
7 28 (5.49%) .NET
8 27 (5.29%) Django
9 25 (4.90%) Sass
9 25 (4.90%) Web Services
10 24 (4.71%) Spring
11 17 (3.33%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.14%) CSS3
13 15 (2.94%) Ajax
13 15 (2.94%) REST
14 14 (2.75%) Play Framework
15 13 (2.55%) LESS
15 13 (2.55%) XML
16 12 (2.35%) SOAP
17 10 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 106 (20.78%) User Experience
2 36 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 35 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.71%) Blog
5 24 (4.71%) Copywriting
6 23 (4.51%) Visualisation
7 17 (3.33%) Digital Media
8 15 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.94%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.35%) Animation
10 11 (2.16%) FMCG
11 10 (1.96%) Raspberry Pi
12 9 (1.76%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.76%) Tandem
13 8 (1.57%) EPoS
13 8 (1.57%) Social Network
14 7 (1.37%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.37%) Fintech
15 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.31%) Linux
2 19 (3.73%) Android
3 15 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.76%) Unix
5 7 (1.37%) Windows
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (22.35%) Analytics
3 95 (18.63%) SEO
4 86 (16.86%) Digital Marketing
5 46 (9.02%) Project Management
6 41 (8.04%) Open Source
7 40 (7.84%) CRM
8 37 (7.25%) Web Application Development
9 36 (7.06%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.27%) Scrum
11 31 (6.08%) Pay per click
11 31 (6.08%) Web Usability
12 30 (5.88%) Content Management
13 28 (5.49%) SOA
13 28 (5.49%) TDD
14 27 (5.29%) Business Analysis
14 27 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (5.29%) Web Analytics
15 25 (4.90%) Infographics
15 25 (4.90%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.29%) Java
2 44 (8.63%) Python
3 34 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.69%) PHP
5 21 (4.12%) SQL
6 18 (3.53%) Scala
7 16 (3.14%) Ruby
8 6 (1.18%) Perl
9 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.78%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.78%) C
10 4 (0.78%) VB
11 3 (0.59%) C#
11 3 (0.59%) R
12 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.39%) ES6
13 1 (0.20%) COBOL
13 1 (0.20%) Groovy
13 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (9.61%) Degree
2 9 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) MBA
5 1 (0.20%) PhD
5 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.20%) PMP
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.35%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) Actionable Recommendations
2 7 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (1.76%) Docker
2 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (3.33%) Puppet
2 7 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.20%) Cacti
3 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 90 (17.65%) Adobe
2 55 (10.78%) Google
3 41 (8.04%) Twitter
4 40 (7.84%) Facebook
5 31 (6.08%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.33%) Tableau
8 9 (1.76%) Endeca
8 9 (1.76%) Omniture
8 9 (1.76%) Oracle
9 8 (1.57%) ATG
9 8 (1.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 8 (1.57%) SAP
10 7 (1.37%) Brandwatch
11 6 (1.18%) Conga
11 6 (1.18%) DoubleClick
11 6 (1.18%) Marketo
12 5 (0.98%) Informatica
12 5 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.98%) Sage
London
Boston Hale
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Gorkana
Rate: £33,000 - £38,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago