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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 441 393 371
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -22
Contract jobs citing Social Media 221 259 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 1.46% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 169 164
Median daily rate £375 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.55 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £25.80 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -18.03%

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
18146 17700 17472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.67% 31.73% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11799 10713 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 702 758
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -55 209 £375 - 158
London -15 125 £375 - 83
South East -42 40 £375 - 19
City of London +26 19 £456 +14.06% 15
Berkshire -4 13 £158 -60.62% 3
Yorkshire +9 11 £578 +65.00% 4
North West +1 10 £488 - 21
South West -1 10 £275 -15.38% 7
West Yorkshire +7 9 £600 +71.42% 4
Reading -1 9 £180 -64.87% 1
West Midlands -2 9 £363 +3.57% 12
Surrey -7 9 £413 -8.33% 1
Leeds 0 7 £600 +71.42% 2
West Sussex -28 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Scotland -21 5 £385 +85.54% 1
Worthing - 5 £425 -
Telford - 5 £350 -
Shropshire - 5 £350 -
Manchester -8 4 £325 - 13
Edinburgh -9 4 £418 +128.76%
Bristol - 4 £275 - 1
Sussex - 4 £400 -
Canary Wharf +3 3 £396 -
Bracknell 0 3 £125 -47.36% 2
Cheshire - 3 £625 - 3
Swindon +5 2 £490 +78.18%
Oxfordshire +5 2 £375 +15.38% 2
Wiltshire +4 2 £490 +78.18%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £185 -36.48% 2
Birmingham 0 2 - - 2

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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.

1 167 (34.72%) Marketing
2 161 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (22.45%) HTML
4 105 (21.83%) Analytics
5 81 (16.84%) SEO
6 77 (16.01%) Digital Marketing
7 73 (15.18%) Java
8 71 (14.76%) JavaScript
9 68 (14.14%) E-Commerce
10 67 (13.93%) Git (software)
11 60 (12.47%) Twitter
12 59 (12.27%) Web Services
13 57 (11.85%) User Experience
14 54 (11.23%) Facebook
14 54 (11.23%) TDD
15 53 (11.02%) CSS
16 52 (10.81%) Publishing
17 50 (10.40%) Finance
18 49 (10.19%) JIRA
18 49 (10.19%) Content Management
19 48 (9.98%) Google
19 48 (9.98%) HTML5
20 47 (9.77%) Oracle
21 46 (9.56%) Adobe
21 46 (9.56%) RESTful
22 45 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
22 45 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
23 44 (9.15%) J2EE
24 43 (8.94%) Scrum
25 42 (8.73%) Degree

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 33 (6.86%) CMS
2 25 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.91%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.70%) Apache TomEE
4 13 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.49%) Node.js
5 12 (2.49%) WordPress
6 11 (2.29%) Confluence
7 5 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.04%) Drupal
7 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.83%) Facebook Platform
8 4 (0.83%) JBoss
8 4 (0.83%) Magnolia
8 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.62%) Apache
9 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.61%) Photoshop
3 26 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (4.99%) MS Office
5 12 (2.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (1.04%) MS Project
8 3 (0.62%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.42%) InDesign
9 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (7.90%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (2.49%) Radian6
3 8 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.42%) Data Workbench
6 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.48%) Google Analytics
2 21 (4.37%) SaaS
3 17 (3.53%) IaaS
4 13 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (2.49%) GitHub
5 12 (2.49%) Yammer
6 11 (2.29%) Office 365
7 10 (2.08%) PaaS
8 9 (1.87%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (1.46%) AdWords
9 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.42%) Pure360
10 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.03%) Internet
1 29 (6.03%) Intranet
2 12 (2.49%) HTTP
3 7 (1.46%) CTI
4 5 (1.04%) FTP
4 5 (1.04%) Skype
5 3 (0.62%) SAN
5 3 (0.62%) SMS
5 3 (0.62%) WebEx
6 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.21%) BGP
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) LAN
7 1 (0.21%) MPLS
7 1 (0.21%) OSPF
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.53%) MongoDB
1 17 (3.53%) NoSQL
2 16 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (2.49%) Big Data
4 11 (2.29%) MySQL
5 10 (2.08%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.46%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.62%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.62%) OLAP
9 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.62%) SQLite
10 2 (0.42%) MS Access
10 2 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.42%) Power BI
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 49 (10.19%) JIRA
3 42 (8.73%) Jenkins
4 27 (5.61%) Maven
4 27 (5.61%) Selenium
5 22 (4.57%) JUnit
6 21 (4.37%) Mockito
6 21 (4.37%) Spock
7 7 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.25%) Subversion
9 4 (0.83%) Ant
9 4 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.62%) Gradle
10 3 (0.62%) RSpec
11 2 (0.42%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.42%) gulp
11 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 167 (34.72%) Marketing
2 52 (10.81%) Publishing
3 50 (10.40%) Finance
4 33 (6.86%) Retail
5 22 (4.57%) Games
5 22 (4.57%) Legal
6 13 (2.70%) Advertising
6 13 (2.70%) Brand Awareness
7 12 (2.49%) German Language
8 10 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.87%) Banking
10 8 (1.66%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.04%) Automotive
12 5 (1.04%) Back Office
12 5 (1.04%) Electronics
12 5 (1.04%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.62%) French Language
14 3 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 113 (23.49%) Developer
2 45 (9.36%) Architect
3 43 (8.94%) Analyst
4 41 (8.52%) Designer
5 32 (6.65%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.03%) Digital Architect
7 23 (4.78%) Content Designer
8 20 (4.16%) Social Media Manager
9 18 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 18 (3.74%) Consultant
10 16 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.12%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.12%) Technical Architect
12 14 (2.91%) Digital Designer
12 14 (2.91%) Marketing Manager
13 13 (2.70%) HTML Developer
13 13 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (2.49%) Enterprise Architect
14 12 (2.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (2.49%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (22.45%) HTML
2 59 (12.27%) Web Services
3 53 (11.02%) CSS
4 48 (9.98%) HTML5
5 46 (9.56%) RESTful
6 44 (9.15%) J2EE
7 30 (6.24%) JSON
8 28 (5.82%) SOAP
9 25 (5.20%) WSDL
10 23 (4.78%) CSS3
10 23 (4.78%) Spring
11 22 (4.57%) JSP
11 22 (4.57%) Servlets
12 21 (4.37%) Taglibs
13 20 (4.16%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.95%) jQuery
15 16 (3.33%) Ajax
15 16 (3.33%) Django
15 16 (3.33%) XML
16 14 (2.91%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.85%) User Experience
2 45 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.90%) iPad
4 26 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.78%) Digital Media
6 22 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 21 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (3.95%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.91%) Blog
10 11 (2.29%) Graphic Design
11 10 (2.08%) NHS
11 10 (2.08%) Statistics
11 10 (2.08%) Wiki
12 9 (1.87%) Social Network
13 8 (1.66%) Clustering
13 8 (1.66%) Visualisation
14 7 (1.46%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.46%) Animation
14 7 (1.46%) IVR
15 6 (1.25%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.86%) Linux
2 23 (4.78%) Apple iOS
3 21 (4.37%) Android
4 12 (2.49%) Windows
5 8 (1.66%) Unix
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (21.83%) Analytics
3 81 (16.84%) SEO
4 77 (16.01%) Digital Marketing
5 68 (14.14%) E-Commerce
6 54 (11.23%) TDD
7 49 (10.19%) Content Management
8 45 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (8.94%) Scrum
10 37 (7.69%) B2B
10 37 (7.69%) CRM
11 36 (7.48%) ERP
11 36 (7.48%) Open Source
12 28 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.61%) Project Management
14 25 (5.20%) Pay per click
15 22 (4.57%) Web Analytics
16 21 (4.37%) Email Marketing
17 19 (3.95%) Front End Development
18 18 (3.74%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.18%) Java
2 71 (14.76%) JavaScript
3 27 (5.61%) Python
4 21 (4.37%) SQL
5 17 (3.53%) PHP
6 12 (2.49%) Ruby
7 9 (1.87%) Objective-C
7 9 (1.87%) Scala
8 7 (1.46%) C#
9 6 (1.25%) Apple Swift
9 6 (1.25%) C++
10 5 (1.04%) Groovy
11 3 (0.62%) C
11 3 (0.62%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.42%) R
12 2 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.21%) FQL
13 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (8.73%) Degree
2 11 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.04%) MBA
3 5 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.83%) CISSP
5 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) CCNP
6 1 (0.21%) CIPD
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.87%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.62%) WCAG
5 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.25%) Docker
2 4 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.83%) XenApp
2 4 (0.83%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.62%) UAG
4 2 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.08%) SCCM
3 7 (1.46%) StatsD
4 6 (1.25%) Puppet
5 3 (0.62%) CFEngine
5 3 (0.62%) Packer
5 3 (0.62%) Terraform
6 2 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 60 (12.47%) Twitter
2 54 (11.23%) Facebook
3 48 (9.98%) Google
4 47 (9.77%) Oracle
5 46 (9.56%) Adobe
6 35 (7.28%) Microsoft
7 25 (5.20%) ATG
7 25 (5.20%) Endeca
8 17 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.70%) CyberSource
10 11 (2.29%) SAP
11 9 (1.87%) Omniture
12 8 (1.66%) Marketo
13 7 (1.46%) Apigee
13 7 (1.46%) Apple
13 7 (1.46%) Avaya
13 7 (1.46%) Citrix
13 7 (1.46%) EMC
13 7 (1.46%) Mashery
14 6 (1.25%) Siebel
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Rate: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + exciting benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, long term contracts
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £150 to £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £325-375pd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Rate: £170 - £230 per day
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London
Spectrum IT
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West London
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Rate: £320 - £350 per day
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West London
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Rate: £320 - £350 per day
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London
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