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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 379 345 306
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -39
Contract jobs citing Social Media 243 268 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.66% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 164 163
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £152 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £273 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.27% +18.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.06 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £25.10 £97.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.72% -21.81%

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 -44 230 £375 +15.38% 211
London -40 126 £388 +10.71% 81
South East +1 63 £373 +24.16% 39
City of London -10 28 £413 +26.92% 19
Berkshire -8 18 £225 -22.07% 3
West Sussex -7 12 £388 +40.90% 10
East Midlands -3 10 £650 - 10
East of England +8 9 £650 +364.28% 7
Scotland +1 9 £208 +43.10% 12
Crawley - 9 £368 - 2
West Midlands -12 8 £344 +27.31% 12
South West +8 7 £325 - 8
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £283 -9.60% 3
Surrey 0 7 £450 -0.27% 6
Birmingham -9 7 £344 +27.31% 2
Oxfordshire -18 7 £325 -10.34% 3
Reading +11 6 £400 +23.07% 2
Milton Keynes +6 6 - - 1
Hampshire 0 6 £500 +46.52% 5
Glasgow -3 5 £245 +81.48% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 5 £650 - 4
Leicestershire - 5 - - 2
Nottingham - 5 £650 - 3
Oxford - 5 £325 - 2
Kent +6 4 - - 3
Hertfordshire +2 4 - - 3
Edinburgh +2 4 £183 +17.74% 9
Bromley - 4 £675 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 2
Bedfordshire +8 3 £650 -

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 150 (31.45%) Marketing
2 127 (26.62%) HTML
3 106 (22.22%) Analytics
4 102 (21.38%) JavaScript
5 93 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (18.03%) CSS
7 74 (15.51%) E-Commerce
7 74 (15.51%) User Experience
8 71 (14.88%) Content Management
8 71 (14.88%) HTML5
9 53 (11.11%) jQuery
10 52 (10.90%) Web Services
11 51 (10.69%) CMS
12 50 (10.48%) Retail
12 50 (10.48%) JSON
12 50 (10.48%) Mobile App
13 49 (10.27%) Facebook
13 49 (10.27%) Digital Marketing
13 49 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (10.06%) Project Management
14 48 (10.06%) Degree
14 48 (10.06%) Google
15 46 (9.64%) SEO
15 46 (9.64%) TDD
16 43 (9.01%) CRM
16 43 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
17 42 (8.81%) OO
17 42 (8.81%) Finance
18 41 (8.60%) XML
18 41 (8.60%) Microsoft

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 51 (10.69%) CMS
2 37 (7.76%) Node.js
3 18 (3.77%) WordPress
4 16 (3.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 12 (2.52%) JBoss
7 11 (2.31%) Drupal
7 11 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.89%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.68%) Apache
10 7 (1.47%) SAS
11 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.42%) Kentico
12 2 (0.42%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.21%) FileNet
Applications
1 31 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.77%) MS Office
3 16 (3.35%) Photoshop
4 14 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.05%) MS Project
7 4 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.63%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.63%) SPSS
9 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.42%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.63%) Radian6
3 2 (0.42%) Magento
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.34%) Google Analytics
2 15 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 13 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.26%) SaaS
5 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.63%) Yammer
7 2 (0.42%) Responsys
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Heroku
8 1 (0.21%) Force.com
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.03%) Intranet
2 22 (4.61%) Internet
3 10 (2.10%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.84%) SMS
4 4 (0.84%) Wireless
5 3 (0.63%) CTI
6 2 (0.42%) VPN
7 1 (0.21%) SSH
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) LAN
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
7 1 (0.21%) HTTP
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.14%) Hadoop
3 14 (2.94%) Big Data
4 11 (2.31%) MySQL
5 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.47%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.42%) Redis
10 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.42%) SQLite
10 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.21%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (3.98%) Mocha
1 19 (3.98%) Jasmine
2 17 (3.56%) Subversion
2 17 (3.56%) Grunt
3 16 (3.35%) Bower
4 13 (2.73%) QUnit
4 13 (2.73%) webpack
5 12 (2.52%) Maven
5 12 (2.52%) Ant
6 9 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
7 7 (1.47%) Firebug
7 7 (1.47%) Fiddler
8 6 (1.26%) Selenium
8 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.84%) Xcode
10 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 150 (31.45%) Marketing
2 50 (10.48%) Retail
3 42 (8.81%) Finance
4 40 (8.39%) Advertising
5 27 (5.66%) Publishing
6 19 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.77%) Legal
8 17 (3.56%) Games
9 12 (2.52%) Banking
10 9 (1.89%) Law
11 4 (0.84%) Arabic Language
12 3 (0.63%) Automotive
12 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.63%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.63%) French Language
13 2 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.42%) Back Office
13 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (26.21%) Developer
2 51 (10.69%) Analyst
3 32 (6.71%) Architect
4 28 (5.87%) Business Analyst
5 26 (5.45%) Designer
6 24 (5.03%) Consultant
7 22 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.40%) Marketing Manager
8 21 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
9 19 (3.98%) iOS Developer
10 16 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.73%) Social Media Manager
12 12 (2.52%) Senior Developer
12 12 (2.52%) PHP Developer
13 11 (2.31%) Web Developer
14 10 (2.10%) Android Developer
14 10 (2.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 10 (2.10%) Product Manager
15 9 (1.89%) Content Manager
16 8 (1.68%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (26.62%) HTML
2 86 (18.03%) CSS
3 71 (14.88%) HTML5
4 53 (11.11%) jQuery
5 52 (10.90%) Web Services
6 50 (10.48%) JSON
7 41 (8.60%) XML
8 37 (7.76%) CSS3
9 35 (7.34%) AngularJS
10 30 (6.29%) REST
11 28 (5.87%) RESTful
12 26 (5.45%) Backbone.js
13 25 (5.24%) .NET
14 20 (4.19%) SOAP
15 18 (3.77%) J2EE
16 16 (3.35%) Sass
17 13 (2.73%) XSL
17 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET
17 13 (2.73%) Ember.js
17 13 (2.73%) koa
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.51%) User Experience
2 50 (10.48%) Mobile App
3 43 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.03%) Digital Media
5 17 (3.56%) iPad
6 16 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.35%) Blog
7 14 (2.94%) iPhone
7 14 (2.94%) Open Source
8 12 (2.52%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.89%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.47%) Animation
10 7 (1.47%) Copywriting
11 6 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.26%) Statistics
12 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.84%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.63%) Streaming Video
14 3 (0.63%) Mobile Games
14 3 (0.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.87%) Apple iOS
2 24 (5.03%) Linux
3 20 (4.19%) Android
4 4 (0.84%) Windows
5 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.22%) Analytics
2 93 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (15.51%) E-Commerce
4 71 (14.88%) Content Management
5 49 (10.27%) Digital Marketing
5 49 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 48 (10.06%) Project Management
7 46 (9.64%) SEO
7 46 (9.64%) TDD
8 43 (9.01%) CRM
9 42 (8.81%) OO
10 31 (6.50%) Online Marketing
11 28 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (5.87%) MVC
12 24 (5.03%) Scrum
12 24 (5.03%) Web Analytics
13 23 (4.82%) iOS Development
14 22 (4.61%) Responsive Web Design
15 20 (4.19%) Business Analysis
16 19 (3.98%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 102 (21.38%) JavaScript
2 33 (6.92%) Java
3 27 (5.66%) SQL
4 25 (5.24%) PHP
5 21 (4.40%) C#
6 15 (3.14%) Objective-C
7 13 (2.73%) Python
7 13 (2.73%) C
7 13 (2.73%) Groovy
8 12 (2.52%) R
9 9 (1.89%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.63%) Ruby
11 3 (0.63%) PHP5
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Clojure
12 1 (0.21%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (10.06%) Degree
2 6 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.42%) PhD
4 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.21%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.21%) ISEB
4 1 (0.21%) CIPD
4 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.47%) SLA
1 7 (1.47%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) Basel II
2 3 (0.63%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) WAI
3 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 17 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.10%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.84%) Puppet
4 3 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.42%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.42%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.42%) Mesos
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 49 (10.27%) Facebook
2 48 (10.06%) Google
3 41 (8.60%) Microsoft
3 41 (8.60%) Adobe
4 39 (8.18%) Twitter
5 17 (3.56%) VMware
6 16 (3.35%) Oracle
7 13 (2.73%) ATG
8 12 (2.52%) Sitecore
8 12 (2.52%) Endeca
8 12 (2.52%) Perforce
9 11 (2.31%) Cisco
10 10 (2.10%) Omniture
11 7 (1.47%) Citrix
12 6 (1.26%) IBM
13 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.05%) DoubleClick
13 5 (1.05%) Tableau
14 4 (0.84%) ExactTarget
14 4 (0.84%) Zend
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