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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 352 316 317
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Media 236 276 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 1.79% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 161 146
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.46 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.09% -13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £30.00 £25.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £10.93 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+9.83% -28.36%

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -47 224 £400 +14.28% 213
London -42 141 £400 +14.28% 98
South East +3 58 £400 +33.33% 44
City of London -5 26 £425 +42.85% 21
Berkshire +8 23 £588 +95.83% 13
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £300 -36.84% 4
South West -15 10 £319 -15.00% 4
Surrey +5 9 £450 +71.42% 12
West Midlands -1 8 £500 +16.27% 8
Bracknell - 8 - - 2
Reading +5 7 £713 +29.54% 8
Milton Keynes -4 6 £300 - 3
Coventry +5 5 £500 +11.11% 1
Kent -8 5 £350 - 2
Newport Pagnell 0 4 - - 1
Scotland -6 4 £277 +38.50% 3
Gloucestershire -11 4 £275 -
Newbury -2 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £388 - 5
West Sussex - 3 £300 - 2
Watford +8 2 £220 - 1
Canary Wharf +7 2 £320 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £220 - 6
Birmingham -2 2 £275 - 2
Devon -4 2 - -
Hampshire -13 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -13 2 £350 - 13
East of England -15 2 £220 -10.20% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £388 -
Belfast - 2 £388 -

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 171 (30.70%) Marketing
2 147 (26.39%) HTML
3 140 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (18.13%) CSS
5 97 (17.41%) JavaScript
6 92 (16.52%) User Experience
7 89 (15.98%) Analytics
8 86 (15.44%) E-Commerce
9 71 (12.75%) Web Services
9 71 (12.75%) XML
9 71 (12.75%) Publishing
10 66 (11.85%) Project Management
10 66 (11.85%) HTML5
11 60 (10.77%) TDD
12 59 (10.59%) Content Management
12 59 (10.59%) SEO
12 59 (10.59%) CMS
13 57 (10.23%) jQuery
14 50 (8.98%) Retail
15 49 (8.80%) Microsoft
15 49 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (8.62%) Mobile App
17 43 (7.72%) Java
18 42 (7.54%) Apple iOS
19 41 (7.36%) Digital Marketing
20 40 (7.18%) Google
20 40 (7.18%) Finance
21 39 (7.00%) Advertising
21 39 (7.00%) JSON
21 39 (7.00%) AngularJS

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 59 (10.59%) CMS
2 34 (6.10%) Node.js
3 24 (4.31%) Drupal
4 23 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.95%) WordPress
6 20 (3.59%) JBoss
7 19 (3.41%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.51%) Apache
9 10 (1.80%) IIS
10 9 (1.62%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.72%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.72%) SAS
12 4 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 36 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.85%) Photoshop
3 11 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.44%) MS Office
6 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.72%) MS Project
8 3 (0.54%) SPSS
8 3 (0.54%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.36%) InDesign
9 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 27 (4.85%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.08%) Magento
3 5 (0.90%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.36%) Radian6
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.08%) SaaS
3 6 (1.08%) Heroku
4 3 (0.54%) PaaS
4 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.36%) Yammer
5 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.92%) Intranet
2 18 (3.23%) Internet
3 5 (0.90%) Cisco ICM
3 5 (0.90%) LAN
3 5 (0.90%) WAN
4 3 (0.54%) FTP
4 3 (0.54%) SMS
4 3 (0.54%) Firewall
4 3 (0.54%) Wireless
4 3 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.18%) CTI
6 1 (0.18%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
6 1 (0.18%) RTSP
6 1 (0.18%) NFC
6 1 (0.18%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) Extranet
6 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.18%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.67%) MySQL
3 15 (2.69%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.97%) Big Data
6 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.72%) DB2
10 3 (0.54%) OLAP
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.54%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.36%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 29 (5.21%) Subversion
2 20 (3.59%) Ant
3 19 (3.41%) Maven
4 17 (3.05%) Mocha
4 17 (3.05%) Jasmine
5 15 (2.69%) Grunt
6 14 (2.51%) Bower
6 14 (2.51%) Xcode
7 11 (1.97%) QUnit
8 10 (1.80%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (1.26%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.90%) Selenium
12 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.54%) JIRA
14 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
14 2 (0.36%) Axure RP
General
1 171 (30.70%) Marketing
2 71 (12.75%) Publishing
3 50 (8.98%) Retail
4 40 (7.18%) Finance
5 39 (7.00%) Advertising
6 27 (4.85%) Legal
7 16 (2.87%) Games
8 15 (2.69%) Banking
9 9 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.26%) Law
11 6 (1.08%) Back Office
12 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.36%) German Language
13 2 (0.36%) Electronics
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (28.37%) Developer
2 67 (12.03%) Designer
3 46 (8.26%) Architect
4 44 (7.90%) Analyst
5 29 (5.21%) Digital Content Designer
6 26 (4.67%) iOS Developer
7 24 (4.31%) Business Analyst
8 23 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.41%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.41%) Front-End Developer
10 19 (3.41%) Marketing Manager
11 18 (3.23%) Web Developer
12 17 (3.05%) Consultant
13 14 (2.51%) PHP Developer
13 14 (2.51%) Content Editor
14 13 (2.33%) UI Designer
14 13 (2.33%) Product Manager
14 13 (2.33%) C# Developer
14 13 (2.33%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (26.39%) HTML
2 101 (18.13%) CSS
3 71 (12.75%) Web Services
3 71 (12.75%) XML
4 66 (11.85%) HTML5
5 57 (10.23%) jQuery
6 39 (7.00%) JSON
6 39 (7.00%) AngularJS
7 37 (6.64%) .NET
8 36 (6.46%) CSS3
9 35 (6.28%) SOAP
10 28 (5.03%) RESTful
11 26 (4.67%) REST
11 26 (4.67%) Backbone.js
12 25 (4.49%) J2EE
13 20 (3.59%) Ajax
14 19 (3.41%) XSL
14 19 (3.41%) ASP.NET
14 19 (3.41%) WSDL
14 19 (3.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.52%) User Experience
2 49 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (8.62%) Mobile App
4 33 (5.92%) Blog
5 30 (5.39%) iPad
6 23 (4.13%) Digital Media
7 21 (3.77%) Open Source
8 17 (3.05%) iPhone
9 15 (2.69%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.51%) Mobile Payment
11 12 (2.15%) Taxonomies
12 10 (1.80%) Copywriting
13 9 (1.62%) Animation
14 7 (1.26%) Statistics
15 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.90%) Podcast
15 5 (0.90%) FMCG
16 4 (0.72%) GIS
16 4 (0.72%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.54%) Apple iOS
2 25 (4.49%) Linux
3 23 (4.13%) Android
4 2 (0.36%) UNIX
4 2 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (15.98%) Analytics
3 86 (15.44%) E-Commerce
4 66 (11.85%) Project Management
5 60 (10.77%) TDD
6 59 (10.59%) SEO
6 59 (10.59%) Content Management
7 41 (7.36%) Digital Marketing
8 37 (6.64%) MVC
9 36 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (6.46%) OO
10 35 (6.28%) Online Marketing
11 34 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (6.10%) Web Application Development
12 29 (5.21%) CRM
12 29 (5.21%) Scrum
13 28 (5.03%) iOS Development
14 23 (4.13%) Web Development
15 22 (3.95%) Web Analytics
16 21 (3.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.41%) JavaScript
2 43 (7.72%) Java
3 33 (5.92%) PHP
3 33 (5.92%) SQL
4 31 (5.57%) C#
5 25 (4.49%) Objective-C
6 19 (3.41%) Groovy
7 14 (2.51%) C
8 13 (2.33%) C++
9 11 (1.97%) Python
9 11 (1.97%) PHP5
10 9 (1.62%) R
11 8 (1.44%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.26%) Ruby
13 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.54%) VBScript
15 3 (0.54%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.36%) XAML
17 1 (0.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (3.59%) Degree
2 12 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.72%) VCP4
3 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.54%) CCNA
4 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) PhD
5 2 (0.36%) PMP
5 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.36%) CCNP
5 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) MCIPD
6 1 (0.18%) CCIE
6 1 (0.18%) CCDP
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.18%) WAI
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (0.90%) Puppet
1 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.54%) Mesos
2 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 49 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.18%) Google
3 35 (6.28%) Facebook
4 32 (5.75%) Twitter
5 29 (5.21%) Adobe
6 26 (4.67%) Oracle
7 20 (3.59%) ATG
8 19 (3.41%) Perforce
8 19 (3.41%) Endeca
9 12 (2.15%) VMware
10 11 (1.97%) Omniture
11 10 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.44%) Cisco
13 7 (1.26%) Citrix
14 6 (1.08%) Informatica
14 6 (1.08%) Apple
15 5 (0.90%) Lotus
15 5 (0.90%) IBM
16 4 (0.72%) Business Objects
16 4 (0.72%) Sitecore
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