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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 371 304 331
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +27
Contract jobs citing Social Media 222 273 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.57% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.46% 1.85% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 147 131
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £30.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £10.93 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.86%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -55 210 £425 +13.33% 189
London -59 113 £425 +6.25% 81
South East +26 55 £445 +18.66% 37
City of London -4 28 £450 +31.38% 20
Berkshire +11 21 £550 +30.95% 9
West Midlands +11 14 £400 -2.43% 11
South West -4 14 £300 +4.34% 13
Bracknell - 11 - - 1
Coventry - 10 £500 -
East Sussex - 10 £448 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £250 -47.36% 6
Scotland -8 8 £167 -55.46% 3
Bristol - 7 £225 - 7
Kent -3 6 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 6 £575 +76.92% 6
Yorkshire -10 6 £575 +76.92% 8
Leeds -12 6 £575 +76.92% 6
Brighton - 6 £448 - 2
Reading +7 4 £800 +45.45% 4
Newport Pagnell 0 4 - - 1
Surrey -4 4 £402 +53.23% 9
Milton Keynes - 4 £250 - 3
Edinburgh -4 3 - - 1
North East -10 3 £500 -
West Sussex - 3 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £268 -
Birmingham -1 2 £275 - 5
Wiltshire -5 2 £500 +33.33% 2
Glasgow -6 2 £167 -59.51% 1
Lancashire -16 2 £438 - 3

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 198 (33.39%) Marketing
2 145 (24.45%) HTML
3 140 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (17.20%) Analytics
5 98 (16.53%) CSS
6 89 (15.01%) E-Commerce
7 88 (14.84%) JavaScript
8 85 (14.33%) Publishing
9 83 (14.00%) User Experience
10 76 (12.82%) Content Management
11 68 (11.47%) Project Management
11 68 (11.47%) XML
12 66 (11.13%) SEO
13 65 (10.96%) CMS
13 65 (10.96%) Web Services
14 58 (9.78%) Digital Marketing
15 55 (9.27%) TDD
15 55 (9.27%) HTML5
16 54 (9.11%) Java
17 53 (8.94%) Finance
17 53 (8.94%) jQuery
18 51 (8.60%) Google
19 49 (8.26%) Retail
20 47 (7.93%) Mobile App
20 47 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (7.59%) Microsoft
22 43 (7.25%) Advertising
22 43 (7.25%) Blog
23 41 (6.91%) Apple iOS
24 39 (6.58%) Facebook

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 65 (10.96%) CMS
2 29 (4.89%) Drupal
3 25 (4.22%) WordPress
4 24 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.88%) JBoss
5 23 (3.88%) Node.js
6 22 (3.71%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.70%) Apache
8 10 (1.69%) IIS
9 7 (1.18%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.01%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.67%) SAS
12 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 35 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.55%) Photoshop
3 13 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.84%) MS Office
7 4 (0.67%) MS Project
8 3 (0.51%) SPSS
8 3 (0.51%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.34%) InDesign
10 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (6.24%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.01%) Magento
3 5 (0.84%) Radian6
3 5 (0.84%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.01%) SaaS
2 6 (1.01%) Heroku
3 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (0.51%) Yammer
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.07%) Intranet
2 15 (2.53%) Internet
3 5 (0.84%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.67%) FTP
4 4 (0.67%) WAN
4 4 (0.67%) LAN
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.51%) SMS
5 3 (0.51%) HTTP
5 3 (0.51%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) Extranet
6 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
6 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.17%) RTSP
6 1 (0.17%) NFC
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.23%) MySQL
3 12 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.69%) Big Data
5 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.67%) DB2
7 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.51%) OLAP
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.51%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.34%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (5.73%) Subversion
2 23 (3.88%) Ant
3 22 (3.71%) Maven
4 14 (2.36%) Xcode
5 10 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (1.35%) Mocha
6 8 (1.35%) Jasmine
7 7 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.51%) Selenium
9 3 (0.51%) JIRA
9 3 (0.51%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.34%) CasperJS
10 2 (0.34%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.17%) Grunt
11 1 (0.17%) Android Studio
General
1 198 (33.39%) Marketing
2 85 (14.33%) Publishing
3 53 (8.94%) Finance
4 49 (8.26%) Retail
5 43 (7.25%) Advertising
6 25 (4.22%) Legal
7 21 (3.54%) Games
8 13 (2.19%) Banking
9 12 (2.02%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.52%) Back Office
11 7 (1.18%) Law
12 4 (0.67%) Portuguese Language
12 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.51%) Automotive
13 3 (0.51%) French Language
13 3 (0.51%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (28.67%) Developer
2 71 (11.97%) Designer
3 43 (7.25%) Architect
4 39 (6.58%) Analyst
5 36 (6.07%) Digital Content Designer
6 25 (4.22%) iOS Developer
7 23 (3.88%) Front-End Developer
8 21 (3.54%) Marketing Manager
8 21 (3.54%) Business Analyst
8 21 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.04%) PHP Developer
11 17 (2.87%) Content Editor
11 17 (2.87%) Senior Developer
12 16 (2.70%) Consultant
13 15 (2.53%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.36%) Product Manager
14 14 (2.36%) Coordinator
15 13 (2.19%) Programme Manager
15 13 (2.19%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (24.45%) HTML
2 98 (16.53%) CSS
3 68 (11.47%) XML
4 65 (10.96%) Web Services
5 55 (9.27%) HTML5
6 53 (8.94%) jQuery
7 39 (6.58%) SOAP
8 33 (5.56%) .NET
9 27 (4.55%) J2EE
9 27 (4.55%) RESTful
10 26 (4.38%) REST
11 25 (4.22%) CSS3
11 25 (4.22%) AngularJS
11 25 (4.22%) Ajax
12 22 (3.71%) LAMP
12 22 (3.71%) XSD
12 22 (3.71%) XSL
12 22 (3.71%) WSDL
13 20 (3.37%) JSON
14 16 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.00%) User Experience
2 47 (7.93%) Mobile App
2 47 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.25%) Blog
4 34 (5.73%) iPad
5 17 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.87%) Open Source
5 17 (2.87%) Digital Media
6 15 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.53%) Mobile Payment
7 13 (2.19%) Copywriting
8 12 (2.02%) iPhone
8 12 (2.02%) Visualisation
8 12 (2.02%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.18%) Animation
9 7 (1.18%) Podcast
10 6 (1.01%) Social Network
10 6 (1.01%) Statistics
11 4 (0.67%) FMCG
11 4 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.91%) Apple iOS
2 29 (4.89%) Linux
3 24 (4.05%) Android
4 3 (0.51%) UNIX
4 3 (0.51%) Windows
5 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.17%) CentOS
5 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.20%) Analytics
3 89 (15.01%) E-Commerce
4 76 (12.82%) Content Management
5 68 (11.47%) Project Management
6 66 (11.13%) SEO
7 58 (9.78%) Digital Marketing
8 55 (9.27%) TDD
9 39 (6.58%) Online Marketing
10 38 (6.41%) MVC
11 37 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (6.07%) Web Application Development
13 35 (5.90%) Scrum
14 28 (4.72%) OO
15 27 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (4.55%) iOS Development
16 25 (4.22%) Waterfall
17 24 (4.05%) CRM
18 23 (3.88%) ERP
19 21 (3.54%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.84%) JavaScript
2 54 (9.11%) Java
3 35 (5.90%) PHP
4 33 (5.56%) SQL
5 31 (5.23%) C#
6 22 (3.71%) Objective-C
6 22 (3.71%) Groovy
7 19 (3.20%) C++
8 14 (2.36%) C
9 12 (2.02%) PHP5
10 7 (1.18%) Ruby
11 5 (0.84%) Python
12 3 (0.51%) VBScript
12 3 (0.51%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.34%) XAML
13 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.34%) Perl
13 2 (0.34%) R
14 1 (0.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 31 (5.23%) Degree
2 17 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.51%) CCNA
5 3 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.34%) CCNP
6 2 (0.34%) PMP
6 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CCIE
7 1 (0.17%) CCDP
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) GPFS
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.67%) Puppet
3 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.51%) Mesos
3 3 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.17%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) yum
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 51 (8.60%) Google
2 45 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.58%) Facebook
4 35 (5.90%) Twitter
5 31 (5.23%) Oracle
6 28 (4.72%) Adobe
7 23 (3.88%) ATG
8 22 (3.71%) Perforce
8 22 (3.71%) Endeca
9 16 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (2.36%) Omniture
11 12 (2.02%) VMware
12 8 (1.35%) Cisco
13 7 (1.18%) Citrix
14 6 (1.01%) Sitecore
14 6 (1.01%) Apple
14 6 (1.01%) Eloqua
14 6 (1.01%) Marketo
14 6 (1.01%) Pardot
15 5 (0.84%) Lotus
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