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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 363 333 316
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Contract jobs citing Social Media 229 266 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.63% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 167 154
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.86 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.39 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £29.70 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.63% -30.18%

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
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -51 213 £375 +7.14% 192
London -39 136 £400 +14.28% 97
South East +12 59 £375 +25.00% 38
City of London -6 24 £375 +36.36% 25
Berkshire +8 20 £418 +33.60% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £283 +6.60% 4
Surrey -1 11 £450 +71.42% 5
Milton Keynes +6 9 £250 - 2
Scotland -7 8 £190 +1.33% 4
West Sussex - 8 £368 - 3
Reading +8 7 £625 +13.63% 1
South West -5 7 £319 -20.31% 11
Bracknell - 7 - - 1
Oxfordshire -15 5 £388 +6.89% 2
Gloucestershire -11 4 £275 -
Edinburgh +2 3 £190 -5.00% 1
East of England -4 3 £220 +57.14% 6
Yorkshire -8 3 £350 - 8
Oxford - 3 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire +8 2 £220 - 2
Watford +7 2 £220 - 1
Glasgow -9 2 £275 +57.14% 3
West Yorkshire -11 2 £200 -42.85% 6
Manchester -16 2 - - 10
North West -23 2 - - 17
Northern Ireland - 2 £388 -
Wales - 2 £475 -
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Cirencester - 2 £260 -
Bath - 2 £325 -

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 161 (31.76%) Marketing
2 158 (31.16%) HTML
3 114 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (21.10%) CSS
5 106 (20.91%) JavaScript
6 92 (18.15%) Analytics
7 90 (17.75%) User Experience
8 87 (17.16%) E-Commerce
9 73 (14.40%) HTML5
10 69 (13.61%) Web Services
11 65 (12.82%) jQuery
12 63 (12.43%) XML
13 60 (11.83%) Project Management
14 59 (11.64%) TDD
15 53 (10.45%) Content Management
16 52 (10.26%) Mobile App
17 51 (10.06%) Retail
17 51 (10.06%) Microsoft
18 49 (9.66%) CMS
19 48 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (9.27%) SEO
21 44 (8.68%) JSON
22 42 (8.28%) OO
22 42 (8.28%) Java
23 41 (8.09%) Digital Marketing
23 41 (8.09%) CSS3
24 40 (7.89%) AngularJS
24 40 (7.89%) Adobe
24 40 (7.89%) MVC
25 38 (7.50%) Finance

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 49 (9.66%) CMS
2 38 (7.50%) Node.js
3 22 (4.34%) WordPress
4 20 (3.94%) Drupal
5 19 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 19 (3.75%) JBoss
5 19 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.96%) Apache
7 9 (1.78%) IIS
8 7 (1.38%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.99%) SAS
9 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.59%) Documentum
Applications
1 33 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.54%) Photoshop
3 13 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.17%) MS Office
5 11 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (1.18%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.79%) SPSS
8 3 (0.59%) MS Project
8 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.39%) InDesign
9 2 (0.39%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (5.13%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.58%) SiteCatalyst
3 7 (1.38%) Magento
4 6 (1.18%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.39%) Radian6
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.38%) SaaS
4 6 (1.18%) Heroku
5 3 (0.59%) PaaS
5 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.59%) Yammer
6 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.94%) Internet
2 16 (3.16%) Intranet
3 6 (1.18%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (0.79%) LAN
4 4 (0.79%) WAN
5 3 (0.59%) SMS
5 3 (0.59%) Wireless
6 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) Extranet
7 1 (0.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.20%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
7 1 (0.20%) HTTP
7 1 (0.20%) CTI
7 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.14%) MySQL
3 16 (3.16%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.17%) Big Data
4 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.59%) DB2
8 3 (0.59%) OLAP
8 3 (0.59%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.39%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 27 (5.33%) Subversion
2 19 (3.75%) Maven
2 19 (3.75%) Ant
2 19 (3.75%) Mocha
2 19 (3.75%) Jasmine
3 17 (3.35%) Grunt
4 16 (3.16%) Bower
5 13 (2.56%) QUnit
5 13 (2.56%) webpack
6 12 (2.37%) Xcode
7 11 (2.17%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.38%) Firebug
8 7 (1.38%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (0.99%) Selenium
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.59%) JIRA
11 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 161 (31.76%) Marketing
2 51 (10.06%) Retail
3 38 (7.50%) Finance
4 37 (7.30%) Advertising
5 36 (7.10%) Publishing
6 17 (3.35%) Legal
7 13 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.37%) Games
8 12 (2.37%) Banking
9 7 (1.38%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Back Office
11 4 (0.79%) Arabic Language
12 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) German Language
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 152 (29.98%) Developer
2 47 (9.27%) Designer
3 42 (8.28%) Architect
4 39 (7.69%) Analyst
5 24 (4.73%) Front-End Developer
6 20 (3.94%) Business Analyst
6 20 (3.94%) iOS Developer
7 19 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 19 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (3.75%) Marketing Manager
8 18 (3.55%) Senior Developer
9 17 (3.35%) Web Developer
10 16 (3.16%) Consultant
11 14 (2.76%) Digital Content Designer
12 13 (2.56%) PHP Developer
12 13 (2.56%) Content Manager
12 13 (2.56%) UI Designer
13 12 (2.37%) .NET Developer
14 11 (2.17%) C# Developer
14 11 (2.17%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (31.16%) HTML
2 107 (21.10%) CSS
3 73 (14.40%) HTML5
4 69 (13.61%) Web Services
5 65 (12.82%) jQuery
6 63 (12.43%) XML
7 44 (8.68%) JSON
8 41 (8.09%) CSS3
9 40 (7.89%) AngularJS
10 35 (6.90%) .NET
11 33 (6.51%) SOAP
12 31 (6.11%) RESTful
13 29 (5.72%) REST
14 28 (5.52%) Backbone.js
15 25 (4.93%) J2EE
16 21 (4.14%) Ajax
17 19 (3.75%) WSDL
17 19 (3.75%) XSD
17 19 (3.75%) XSL
18 17 (3.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.75%) User Experience
2 52 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 48 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (6.11%) iPad
5 30 (5.92%) Blog
6 27 (5.33%) Digital Media
7 22 (4.34%) Open Source
8 16 (3.16%) iPhone
9 15 (2.96%) Computer Science
10 13 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.97%) Taxonomies
12 10 (1.97%) Animation
13 7 (1.38%) Statistics
14 6 (1.18%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.99%) Copywriting
15 5 (0.99%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.99%) Podcast
16 4 (0.79%) Graphic Design
16 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.30%) Apple iOS
2 27 (5.33%) Linux
3 24 (4.73%) Android
4 2 (0.39%) UNIX
4 2 (0.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (18.15%) Analytics
3 87 (17.16%) E-Commerce
4 60 (11.83%) Project Management
5 59 (11.64%) TDD
6 53 (10.45%) Content Management
7 47 (9.27%) SEO
8 42 (8.28%) OO
9 41 (8.09%) Digital Marketing
10 40 (7.89%) MVC
11 38 (7.50%) Online Marketing
12 36 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (6.31%) CRM
15 25 (4.93%) Scrum
15 25 (4.93%) Web Development
16 24 (4.73%) Web Analytics
17 23 (4.54%) iOS Development
17 23 (4.54%) Responsive Web Design
18 22 (4.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.91%) JavaScript
2 42 (8.28%) Java
3 33 (6.51%) PHP
4 30 (5.92%) SQL
5 27 (5.33%) C#
6 19 (3.75%) Groovy
6 19 (3.75%) Objective-C
7 16 (3.16%) C
8 11 (2.17%) Python
8 11 (2.17%) R
9 10 (1.97%) PHP5
10 9 (1.78%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.78%) C++
11 7 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.38%) Ruby
12 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.59%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
14 1 (0.20%) Scala
14 1 (0.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 36 (7.10%) Degree
2 8 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.59%) CCNA
3 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.39%) PMP
4 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.39%) PhD
4 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) CCIE
5 1 (0.20%) CCNP
5 1 (0.20%) CCDP
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.38%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) WAI
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.38%) Puppet
1 7 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
3 4 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.59%) Mesos
5 1 (0.20%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.20%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.89%) Adobe
3 37 (7.30%) Facebook
4 36 (7.10%) Google
5 31 (6.11%) Twitter
6 24 (4.73%) Oracle
7 20 (3.94%) ATG
8 19 (3.75%) Perforce
8 19 (3.75%) Endeca
9 13 (2.56%) VMware
9 13 (2.56%) Omniture
10 9 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.58%) Cisco
12 7 (1.38%) Citrix
13 6 (1.18%) Informatica
14 5 (0.99%) DoubleClick
14 5 (0.99%) IBM
15 4 (0.79%) Business Objects
15 4 (0.79%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.79%) Lotus
London
Annapurna
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £147.00 - £177.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £190 to £210 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Canterbury Christ Church University
Rate: From £22,685 to £24,775 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £18 - £22 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Posted: 27 days ago