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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 273 378 379
Rank change year-on-year
+105 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 400 205 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 1.47% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 122 153
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.40 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £16.35 £8.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.38 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +50.00%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +110 382 £369 +5.35% 244
London +100 250 £400 +14.28% 127
City of London +56 61 £350 -12.50% 27
South East +35 53 £325 -1.51% 50
West Midlands 0 26 £450 +40.62% 10
Berkshire +29 23 £350 -6.66% 9
Birmingham +17 19 £475 +36.69% 6
North West +12 18 £350 +70.73% 14
Manchester +6 15 £350 +70.73% 10
East of England -27 11 £238 -20.83% 16
Canary Wharf +25 10 £300 -33.33%
Hampshire -1 10 £250 -23.07% 12
Scotland -12 8 £350 +118.75% 5
South West -32 8 £463 +128.39% 14
Yorkshire +6 7 £338 +17.39% 4
Surrey +3 7 £275 -17.91% 7
Reading +17 6 £350 -6.66%
Oxfordshire +9 6 £275 -26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £403 +101.25% 5
Glasgow -12 5 - -
Hertfordshire -15 5 £250 -16.66% 5
West Yorkshire +10 4 £419 +45.65% 3
Leeds +8 4 £419 +45.65% 2
Bristol -17 4 £800 +661.90% 7
Cambridgeshire -4 3 - - 2
Southampton - 3 - - 5
Watford - 3 £250 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £350 -
Cheshire -3 2 £415 - 1
Edinburgh -17 2 £378 +164.91% 4

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 232 (34.63%) Marketing
2 195 (29.10%) HTML
3 144 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (19.55%) Content Management
5 108 (16.12%) CSS
5 108 (16.12%) Analytics
6 107 (15.97%) Project Management
7 95 (14.18%) Finance
7 95 (14.18%) TDD
8 94 (14.03%) SEO
8 94 (14.03%) Degree
9 91 (13.58%) Web Services
10 89 (13.28%) Java
10 89 (13.28%) CMS
11 83 (12.39%) Digital Marketing
12 81 (12.09%) Publishing
13 80 (11.94%) E-Commerce
14 77 (11.49%) JavaScript
15 72 (10.75%) Photoshop
15 72 (10.75%) CRM
16 70 (10.45%) Adobe
17 69 (10.30%) Retail
18 67 (10.00%) XML
18 67 (10.00%) Scrum
19 64 (9.55%) Intranet
20 58 (8.66%) Google
20 58 (8.66%) RESTful
21 57 (8.51%) Oracle
22 53 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
22 53 (7.91%) Facebook

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 89 (13.28%) CMS
2 43 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.82%) WebLogic
4 22 (3.28%) Node.js
5 20 (2.99%) WordPress
5 20 (2.99%) Drupal
6 14 (2.09%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.04%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (0.90%) IIS
9 4 (0.60%) Apache
9 4 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
10 3 (0.45%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.45%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) Zimbra
12 1 (0.15%) SAS
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (10.75%) Photoshop
2 42 (6.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 37 (5.52%) MS Office
4 29 (4.33%) InDesign
5 26 (3.88%) MS Excel
6 20 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (1.49%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (0.75%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.75%) MS Project
10 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.15%) SPSS
12 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (6.27%) Google Analytics
2 27 (4.03%) WebTrends
3 13 (1.94%) SiteCatalyst
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.04%) SaaS
2 6 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.60%) GitHub
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.30%) Force.com
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.55%) Intranet
2 34 (5.07%) Internet
3 4 (0.60%) Extranet
3 4 (0.60%) DNS
4 3 (0.45%) RTSP
4 3 (0.45%) FTP
4 3 (0.45%) VoIP
5 2 (0.30%) SMS
5 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.30%) SSL
5 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) SAN
6 1 (0.15%) CTI
6 1 (0.15%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.87%) MySQL
2 36 (5.37%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.94%) QlikView
5 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.04%) Big Data
6 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.90%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.60%) SQLite
9 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.30%) Azkaban
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (7.76%) Subversion
2 40 (5.97%) Maven
3 39 (5.82%) Ant
4 11 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.34%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.60%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.45%) Mocha
9 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.30%) Mockito
9 2 (0.30%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.30%) Xcode
9 2 (0.30%) NUnit
9 2 (0.30%) EasyMock
9 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.30%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 232 (34.63%) Marketing
2 95 (14.18%) Finance
3 81 (12.09%) Publishing
4 69 (10.30%) Retail
5 30 (4.48%) Games
6 29 (4.33%) Advertising
7 25 (3.73%) Legal
8 19 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.64%) Danish Language
10 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.49%) Banking
11 9 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.19%) Automotive
13 7 (1.04%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.90%) Electronics
14 6 (0.90%) French Language
14 6 (0.90%) German Language
15 5 (0.75%) Back Office
16 4 (0.60%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 189 (28.21%) Developer
2 74 (11.04%) Designer
3 58 (8.66%) Project Manager
4 54 (8.06%) Analyst
5 35 (5.22%) Business Analyst
6 28 (4.18%) Digital Project Manager
7 24 (3.58%) C# Developer
8 21 (3.13%) Digital Designer
9 20 (2.99%) Consultant
10 18 (2.69%) Web Developer
11 17 (2.54%) Marketing Manager
11 17 (2.54%) Content Editor
12 16 (2.39%) Coordinator
12 16 (2.39%) Web Manager
12 16 (2.39%) Social Media Manager
13 14 (2.09%) Marketing Executive
14 13 (1.94%) PHP Developer
14 13 (1.94%) Android Developer
14 13 (1.94%) iOS Developer
15 12 (1.79%) Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (29.10%) HTML
2 108 (16.12%) CSS
3 91 (13.58%) Web Services
4 67 (10.00%) XML
5 58 (8.66%) RESTful
6 51 (7.61%) HTML5
7 46 (6.87%) jQuery
7 46 (6.87%) SOAP
8 42 (6.27%) J2EE
9 39 (5.82%) WSDL
9 39 (5.82%) XSD
9 39 (5.82%) XSL
10 32 (4.78%) Flash
11 31 (4.63%) CSS3
12 25 (3.73%) AngularJS
13 24 (3.58%) JSON
14 21 (3.13%) Backbone.js
15 16 (2.39%) .NET
16 15 (2.24%) Ajax
17 13 (1.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.87%) Blog
2 42 (6.27%) iPad
3 29 (4.33%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.88%) Digital Media
5 21 (3.13%) iPhone
6 18 (2.69%) New Media
7 17 (2.54%) Graphic Design
7 17 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.39%) Wiki
9 14 (2.09%) Copywriting
9 14 (2.09%) Visualisation
10 13 (1.94%) Open Source
11 12 (1.79%) Online Games
12 11 (1.64%) Statistics
13 7 (1.04%) Social Network
14 6 (0.90%) NHS
14 6 (0.90%) E-Learning
14 6 (0.90%) FMCG
15 5 (0.75%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.16%) Android
2 45 (6.72%) Linux
3 30 (4.48%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.49%) Windows
5 6 (0.90%) UNIX
6 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (19.55%) Content Management
3 108 (16.12%) Analytics
4 107 (15.97%) Project Management
5 95 (14.18%) TDD
6 94 (14.03%) SEO
7 83 (12.39%) Digital Marketing
8 80 (11.94%) E-Commerce
9 72 (10.75%) CRM
10 67 (10.00%) Scrum
11 53 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (6.87%) Waterfall
13 45 (6.72%) OO
14 44 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (5.97%) ERP
16 31 (4.63%) Online Marketing
17 28 (4.18%) Marketing Strategy
18 26 (3.88%) Email Marketing
19 24 (3.58%) PRINCE2
20 23 (3.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (13.28%) Java
2 77 (11.49%) JavaScript
3 40 (5.97%) Groovy
3 40 (5.97%) C#
3 40 (5.97%) PHP
4 31 (4.63%) C++
5 15 (2.24%) SQL
6 11 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 9 (1.34%) Python
8 6 (0.90%) PHP5
9 5 (0.75%) C
9 5 (0.75%) ActionScript
9 5 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
9 5 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (0.60%) Scala
11 3 (0.45%) VB
11 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.30%) Clojure
12 2 (0.30%) R
12 2 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (14.03%) Degree
2 10 (1.49%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.04%) ISEB
4 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.45%) CIPD
5 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.45%) PMP
5 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.30%) APMP
6 2 (0.30%) PhD
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) CCNA
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.15%) MCSE
7 1 (0.15%) MCSA
7 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.18%) QA
2 6 (0.90%) WCAG
2 6 (0.90%) WAI
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.30%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.15%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) YUM
Vendors
1 70 (10.45%) Adobe
2 58 (8.66%) Google
3 57 (8.51%) Oracle
4 53 (7.91%) Facebook
5 50 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 48 (7.16%) Twitter
7 43 (6.42%) JBoss
8 39 (5.82%) ATG
8 39 (5.82%) Perforce
8 39 (5.82%) Endeca
9 18 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.09%) Lotus
11 9 (1.34%) Sitecore
11 9 (1.34%) Zend
11 9 (1.34%) Omniture
12 6 (0.90%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.90%) Marketo
13 5 (0.75%) DoubleClick
13 5 (0.75%) Siebel
13 5 (0.75%) Hitwise
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: Negotiable
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Rate: £180.00 - £220.00 per day
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day + (Negotiable)
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