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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Social Media
UK
Rank 386 381 402
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing Social Media 226 268 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 1.67% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 161 151
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £633 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Median hourly rate £33.50 £22.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% +79.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.58 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £40.00 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.02 £16.28 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +35.66%

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
13966 16021 15713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 30.81% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9004 10357 9676
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 579 639
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +19.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.33 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.80 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +13 220 £350 - 146
London +6 130 £356 +1.78% 63
South East +25 37 £350 +4.47% 16
West Midlands +9 17 £415 -25.89% 11
City of London +2 13 £325 -7.14% 16
North West +3 11 £501 +100.20% 21
Coventry +5 10 £420 +12.00% 2
West Sussex -2 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Worthing - 9 £350 -
Yorkshire +27 8 £400 -21.95% 12
Berkshire +4 7 £375 +70.45% 3
West Yorkshire +19 6 £325 -36.58% 9
Surrey +9 6 £325 -18.75% 4
Essex +4 6 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England -1 6 £350 +3.70% 12
Leeds +7 5 £400 -21.95% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £513 +60.15% 2
North East -11 5 £290 -53.60% 1
East Sussex - 5 £325 -
Scotland +13 4 £450 +20.00% 4
Croydon +7 4 £250 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 4 £290 -48.44%
Tyne and Wear -18 4 £290 -48.44%
Hove - 4 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £513 - 1
Shropshire +23 3 - - 1
Telford +22 3 - - 1
Lancashire +17 3 £501 -28.50% 2
Edinburgh +15 3 £475 +22.58% 4
East Midlands +10 3 £271 -27.66% 6

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 187 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (30.64%) Marketing
3 105 (21.74%) Analytics
4 96 (19.88%) User Experience
5 80 (16.56%) Adobe
6 77 (15.94%) HTML
7 74 (15.32%) Java
8 72 (14.91%) SEO
9 64 (13.25%) Digital Marketing
10 55 (11.39%) CSS
11 51 (10.56%) Project Management
12 50 (10.35%) E-Commerce
13 48 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (9.73%) Publishing
15 44 (9.11%) Finance
16 42 (8.70%) Scrum
17 41 (8.49%) Google
18 40 (8.28%) Degree
18 40 (8.28%) Python
19 39 (8.07%) Retail
20 38 (7.87%) Content Management
20 38 (7.87%) Legal
21 37 (7.66%) CMS
22 36 (7.45%) TDD
22 36 (7.45%) CRM
22 36 (7.45%) Google Analytics
22 36 (7.45%) Git (software)
22 36 (7.45%) Big Data
23 34 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (7.04%) Kanban

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 37 (7.66%) CMS
2 27 (5.59%) Confluence
3 16 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (2.07%) Drupal
6 5 (1.04%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.83%) Apache
7 4 (0.83%) SAS
7 4 (0.83%) WordPress
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.62%) Marvel
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.41%) IIS
9 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.21%) Kentico
10 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (6.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 20 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (3.73%) Photoshop
4 15 (3.11%) MS Office
5 13 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 12 (2.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (1.86%) MS Excel
8 7 (1.45%) InDesign
9 3 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.62%) InVision
10 2 (0.41%) SPSS
10 2 (0.41%) Weka
11 1 (0.21%) Blender
11 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 16 (3.31%) Sprinklr
2 13 (2.69%) Adobe Campaign
3 11 (2.28%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.62%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.62%) Radian6
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.45%) Google Analytics
2 17 (3.52%) Adobe Analytics
3 11 (2.28%) SaaS
4 6 (1.24%) AdWords
5 5 (1.04%) IaaS
5 5 (1.04%) Yammer
6 3 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.41%) BlueKai
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.21%) Office 365
8 1 (0.21%) Socialbakers
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.48%) SMS
2 10 (2.07%) Internet
2 10 (2.07%) Intranet
3 6 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.41%) BGP
4 2 (0.41%) Firewall
4 2 (0.41%) IPv6
4 2 (0.41%) LAN
4 2 (0.41%) MPLS
4 2 (0.41%) OSPF
4 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.41%) VLAN
4 2 (0.41%) VPN
4 2 (0.41%) VRRP
4 2 (0.41%) WAN
4 2 (0.41%) Wireless
4 2 (0.41%) WLAN
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.45%) Big Data
2 18 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.52%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.69%) Endeca
5 12 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.86%) MySQL
8 6 (1.24%) QlikView
9 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.62%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.62%) HBase
9 3 (0.62%) Pentaho
9 3 (0.62%) Power BI
9 3 (0.62%) Redis
10 2 (0.41%) GIS
10 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.41%) Riak
10 2 (0.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 36 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.63%) JIRA
3 28 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.18%) Selenium
5 16 (3.31%) Gradle
6 14 (2.90%) Axure RP
7 13 (2.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 13 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.48%) JUnit
8 12 (2.48%) Mockito
8 12 (2.48%) Spock
9 6 (1.24%) Subversion
10 5 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (1.04%) Maven
11 4 (0.83%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.62%) Hudson
13 2 (0.41%) Android Studio
13 2 (0.41%) Grunt
13 2 (0.41%) Mocha
13 2 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 148 (30.64%) Marketing
2 47 (9.73%) Publishing
3 44 (9.11%) Finance
4 39 (8.07%) Retail
5 38 (7.87%) Legal
6 18 (3.73%) Banking
7 15 (3.11%) Advertising
8 13 (2.69%) Games
9 7 (1.45%) Brand Awareness
9 7 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.83%) Automotive
11 4 (0.83%) Back Office
11 4 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 72 (14.91%) Developer
2 69 (14.29%) Designer
3 43 (8.90%) Architect
4 38 (7.87%) Analyst
5 33 (6.83%) Content Designer
6 24 (4.97%) Digital Architect
7 22 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (4.14%) Senior Developer
9 18 (3.73%) Consultant
9 18 (3.73%) Digital Marketing Architect
10 17 (3.52%) Marketing Manager
10 17 (3.52%) UX Designer
11 16 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.90%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.69%) Digital Designer
13 13 (2.69%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (2.48%) Copywriter
15 10 (2.07%) Analytics Manager
15 10 (2.07%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.94%) HTML
2 55 (11.39%) CSS
3 33 (6.83%) J2EE
4 29 (6.00%) HTML5
4 29 (6.00%) RESTful
5 28 (5.80%) Spring
6 26 (5.38%) JSON
7 23 (4.76%) Web Services
8 20 (4.14%) .NET
9 18 (3.73%) Django
10 15 (3.11%) Sass
11 13 (2.69%) CSS3
12 12 (2.48%) Play Framework
13 11 (2.28%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.07%) Ajax
14 10 (2.07%) jQuery
14 10 (2.07%) REST
15 7 (1.45%) LESS
15 7 (1.45%) React
16 6 (1.24%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (19.88%) User Experience
2 34 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.59%) Blog
4 22 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.69%) FMCG
6 13 (2.69%) iPad
7 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.86%) Social Network
9 8 (1.66%) Tandem
10 7 (1.45%) Credit Risk
10 7 (1.45%) Fintech
11 6 (1.24%) Animation
11 6 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.24%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.24%) EPoS
12 5 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.35%) Linux
2 13 (2.69%) Android
3 8 (1.66%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.24%) Unix
5 4 (0.83%) Windows
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (21.74%) Analytics
3 72 (14.91%) SEO
4 64 (13.25%) Digital Marketing
5 51 (10.56%) Project Management
6 50 (10.35%) E-Commerce
7 48 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (8.70%) Scrum
9 38 (7.87%) Content Management
10 36 (7.45%) CRM
10 36 (7.45%) TDD
11 34 (7.04%) Kanban
12 31 (6.42%) Microservices
12 31 (6.42%) Open Source
13 28 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (5.80%) SOA
14 27 (5.59%) Web Application Development
15 25 (5.18%) Wireframes
16 23 (4.76%) BDD
16 23 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (15.32%) Java
2 40 (8.28%) Python
3 32 (6.63%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.21%) SQL
5 27 (5.59%) PHP
6 17 (3.52%) Scala
7 16 (3.31%) Ruby
8 6 (1.24%) C
9 5 (1.04%) R
10 4 (0.83%) VB
11 3 (0.62%) C#
11 3 (0.62%) Groovy
11 3 (0.62%) Perl
12 2 (0.41%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.21%) COBOL
13 1 (0.21%) ES6
13 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (8.28%) Degree
2 13 (2.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.62%) PhD
5 2 (0.41%) CCNA
5 2 (0.41%) CISSP
5 2 (0.41%) JNCIA
5 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.41%) RHCT
6 1 (0.21%) CCNP
6 1 (0.21%) CITP
6 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) MBA
6 1 (0.21%) MBCS
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.28%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.66%) Actionable Recommendations
3 7 (1.45%) PMO
4 6 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.24%) QA
5 3 (0.62%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (3.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (2.69%) Ansible
2 13 (2.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 80 (16.56%) Adobe
2 41 (8.49%) Google
3 30 (6.21%) Facebook
4 29 (6.00%) Twitter
5 20 (4.14%) Oracle
6 15 (3.11%) Microsoft
6 15 (3.11%) Tableau
7 14 (2.90%) ATG
8 12 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.45%) Brandwatch
10 5 (1.04%) DoubleClick
10 5 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (1.04%) SAP
11 4 (0.83%) Omniture
11 4 (0.83%) Pega
12 3 (0.62%) Cisco
12 3 (0.62%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.62%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.62%) Zend
West Midlands
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Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £22,000 - £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
IC Resources
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £14.17 - £17.34 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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London
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