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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 391 400 290
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -110
Contract jobs citing Social Media 255 287 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.51% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 197 229
Median daily rate £325 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £421 £331
% change year-on-year
-28.78% +27.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.45 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £94.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%

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
17813 18953 18515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.49% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11509 11900 11078
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 765 780
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.44 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.66 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +3.47%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -5 245 £325 -23.52% 145
London +1 132 £356 -16.17% 71
South East -31 34 £200 -44.82% 17
East of England +35 26 £320 -28.88% 9
West Midlands -24 18 £186 -42.69% 8
Essex +19 17 £350 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire +10 17 £450 -8.16% 9
West Yorkshire +11 16 £450 - 4
Leeds +5 15 £450 - 3
Berkshire -19 15 £195 -32.17% 2
City of London +11 13 £400 -5.88% 8
Reading +14 12 £195 -32.17%
Shropshire -12 12 £188 - 2
Telford -9 11 - - 2
South West +12 8 £300 - 11
West Sussex -1 7 £425 +6.25% 3
Worthing - 7 £425 -
Hertfordshire +8 6 £184 -49.31% 4
Hampshire -4 6 £575 +4.54%
North West +14 5 £200 -60.78% 18
Surrey +3 5 £200 -39.39% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £200 -20.00% 2
Wiltshire - 4 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £251 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 1
Portsmouth - 4 £575 -
Nottingham - 4 £251 - 1
Cambridgeshire +27 3 £400 -38.46% 2
Scotland +12 3 £388 - 4
Manchester -3 3 £200 -68.00% 12

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 174 (36.79%) Marketing
2 171 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (25.58%) SEO
4 103 (21.78%) Analytics
5 95 (20.08%) User Experience
6 88 (18.60%) HTML
7 86 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
8 82 (17.34%) Publishing
9 75 (15.86%) Java
10 62 (13.11%) Degree
11 60 (12.68%) Adobe
12 59 (12.47%) Google
13 55 (11.63%) Legal
14 54 (11.42%) CSS
14 54 (11.42%) E-Commerce
15 53 (11.21%) Finance
16 50 (10.57%) CMS
17 48 (10.15%) Google Analytics
18 47 (9.94%) Facebook
19 46 (9.73%) Git (software)
20 45 (9.51%) Twitter
21 42 (8.88%) Web Application Development
21 42 (8.88%) Microsoft
21 42 (8.88%) Management Information System
22 41 (8.67%) Content Management
22 41 (8.67%) Open Source
23 39 (8.25%) Pay per click
24 37 (7.82%) RESTful
24 37 (7.82%) TDD
24 37 (7.82%) Web Services

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 50 (10.57%) CMS
2 19 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.17%) WordPress
4 9 (1.90%) Confluence
4 9 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.69%) Drupal
6 7 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.27%) Apache TomEE
8 5 (1.06%) Apache
9 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.63%) Moodle
10 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.42%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.42%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.98%) MS Office
3 32 (6.77%) Photoshop
4 22 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (4.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (4.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (2.11%) InDesign
7 4 (0.85%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.42%) MS Project
8 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (4.23%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (1.69%) Radian6
3 7 (1.48%) WebTrends
4 6 (1.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (1.27%) Social Studio
5 5 (1.06%) Sage X3
5 5 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.85%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.63%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.21%) Magento
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.15%) Google Analytics
2 15 (3.17%) Office 365
3 14 (2.96%) SaaS
4 9 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 8 (1.69%) AdWords
5 8 (1.69%) Yammer
6 6 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.85%) GitHub
8 4 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.85%) PaaS
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.42%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.42%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Taleo
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.21%) Socialbakers
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.29%) Intranet
2 15 (3.17%) Internet
3 9 (1.90%) SMS
4 7 (1.48%) Skype
5 5 (1.06%) CTI
5 5 (1.06%) FTP
5 5 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.63%) HTTP
6 3 (0.63%) LAN
6 3 (0.63%) WAN
6 3 (0.63%) Wireless
7 2 (0.42%) DNS
7 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) Extranet
8 1 (0.21%) MPLS
8 1 (0.21%) Network Security
8 1 (0.21%) OSPF
8 1 (0.21%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.86%) Big Data
2 11 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.90%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.69%) MySQL
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.85%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.21%) GIS
10 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) OLAP
10 1 (0.21%) OLTP
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (9.73%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 33 (6.98%) JIRA
3 24 (5.07%) Selenium
4 16 (3.38%) Maven
5 15 (3.17%) JUnit
6 14 (2.96%) Mockito
6 14 (2.96%) Spock
7 12 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.27%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.06%) gulp
10 4 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.85%) Grunt
10 4 (0.85%) Hudson
10 4 (0.85%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.63%) CocoaPods
12 2 (0.42%) Gradle
12 2 (0.42%) Subversion
13 1 (0.21%) Checkstyle
13 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 174 (36.79%) Marketing
2 82 (17.34%) Publishing
3 55 (11.63%) Legal
4 53 (11.21%) Finance
5 32 (6.77%) Retail
6 27 (5.71%) Advertising
7 19 (4.02%) Brand Awareness
8 18 (3.81%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.75%) German Language
10 11 (2.33%) Games
11 9 (1.90%) Banking
12 7 (1.48%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.85%) Electronics
13 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.63%) Law
15 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.42%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (19.24%) Developer
2 73 (15.43%) Designer
3 47 (9.94%) Architect
4 45 (9.51%) Content Designer
5 33 (6.98%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.92%) Analyst
7 23 (4.86%) Marketing Manager
7 23 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.02%) Consultant
9 17 (3.59%) Digital Architect
10 14 (2.96%) Technical Architect
11 13 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (2.75%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.33%) Graphic Designer
12 11 (2.33%) Web Developer
13 10 (2.11%) Digital Marketing Manager
13 10 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (2.11%) Web Editor
14 9 (1.90%) Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.60%) HTML
2 54 (11.42%) CSS
3 37 (7.82%) RESTful
3 37 (7.82%) Web Services
4 35 (7.40%) HTML5
5 33 (6.98%) J2EE
6 23 (4.86%) SOAP
7 22 (4.65%) Spring
8 21 (4.44%) JSON
9 19 (4.02%) .NET
10 17 (3.59%) CSS3
10 17 (3.59%) Django
11 16 (3.38%) XML
12 15 (3.17%) JSP
12 15 (3.17%) Servlets
13 14 (2.96%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.96%) Taglibs
13 14 (2.96%) WSDL
14 13 (2.75%) Sass
15 12 (2.54%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 95 (20.08%) User Experience
2 42 (8.88%) Management Information System
3 34 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 31 (6.55%) Digital Media
5 27 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.65%) Blog
7 21 (4.44%) iPad
8 17 (3.59%) Computer Science
9 16 (3.38%) Copywriting
9 16 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.33%) Graphic Design
11 10 (2.11%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.90%) Animation
13 8 (1.69%) e-Learning
13 8 (1.69%) Video Editing
14 7 (1.48%) NHS
14 7 (1.48%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.27%) Artificial Intelligence
15 6 (1.27%) Wiki
16 5 (1.06%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.29%) Android
2 23 (4.86%) Apple iOS
3 22 (4.65%) Linux
4 15 (3.17%) Windows
5 5 (1.06%) Unix
6 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.58%) SEO
3 103 (21.78%) Analytics
4 86 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 54 (11.42%) E-Commerce
6 42 (8.88%) Web Application Development
7 41 (8.67%) Content Management
7 41 (8.67%) Open Source
8 39 (8.25%) Pay per click
9 37 (7.82%) TDD
10 36 (7.61%) CRM
11 35 (7.40%) Scrum
12 33 (6.98%) Web Usability
13 30 (6.34%) Project Management
14 29 (6.13%) B2B
15 27 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (4.65%) ERP
17 21 (4.44%) Email Marketing
17 21 (4.44%) Web Design
18 20 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.86%) Java
2 36 (7.61%) JavaScript
3 24 (5.07%) PHP
4 23 (4.86%) Python
5 13 (2.75%) Ruby
5 13 (2.75%) Scala
5 13 (2.75%) SQL
6 9 (1.90%) Objective-C
7 6 (1.27%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.06%) C
8 5 (1.06%) Perl
9 4 (0.85%) C#
10 3 (0.63%) Cypher
11 2 (0.42%) C++
11 2 (0.42%) FQL
11 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.42%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 62 (13.11%) Degree
2 7 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.21%) CCNP
4 1 (0.21%) CIPD
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.21%) CISSP
4 1 (0.21%) PMP
4 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.33%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.63%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) SLA
5 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.11%) Docker
2 5 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.33%) Puppet
3 4 (0.85%) Ansible
4 3 (0.63%) Packer
4 3 (0.63%) Terraform
5 1 (0.21%) Cacti
5 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 60 (12.68%) Adobe
2 59 (12.47%) Google
3 47 (9.94%) Facebook
4 45 (9.51%) Twitter
5 42 (8.88%) Microsoft
6 26 (5.50%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (4.65%) Oracle
8 15 (3.17%) Endeca
8 15 (3.17%) Marketo
9 14 (2.96%) ATG
10 11 (2.33%) SAP
11 10 (2.11%) Omniture
12 9 (1.90%) Apple
13 7 (1.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 6 (1.27%) Conga
14 6 (1.27%) CyberSource
15 5 (1.06%) HP
15 5 (1.06%) Informatica
15 5 (1.06%) Pardot
15 5 (1.06%) Sage
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: £200 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £40 to £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Which?
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford
People Source Consulting
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago