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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Media
Rank 380 389 309
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -80
Contract jobs citing Social Media 260 230 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 1.43% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 144 163
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 16
Average hourly rate £15.64 £12.00 £16.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.33% -27.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £10.93
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +5.26%

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
16608 16075 15635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.29% 31.16% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 10009 9460
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 683 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 244 £350 -13.84% 187
London +24 141 £350 -17.64% 92
South East -15 36 £350 - 21
North West - 28 £238 - 26
City of London +37 19 £350 -22.22% 20
Berkshire +1 17 £200 -63.63% 3
Merseyside - 12 £225 - 2
West Midlands -13 11 £570 +26.66% 14
East of England +10 9 £338 +53.40% 10
South West -2 9 £125 -61.53% 6
Reading -3 9 £163 -79.68% 3
Scotland -7 8 £375 +124.55% 6
Cheshire - 8 £450 - 11
Liverpool - 8 £188 - 1
West Sussex +9 7 £400 +33.33% 2
Crawley - 7 £400 -
Bristol 0 6 £125 -44.44% 1
Birmingham -1 6 £570 +107.27% 5
Edinburgh -6 6 £388 - 3
Wales - 6 £325 -
South Wales - 6 £325 -
Cardiff - 6 £325 -
Warrington - 6 £450 -
Bracknell -8 5 £238 -
Yorkshire -15 5 £325 -43.47% 11
North East -20 5 £625 +31.57% 1
Shropshire - 5 £450 -
Manchester - 5 - - 10
Telford - 5 £450 -
Suffolk - 5 £275 - 3

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (30.43%) Marketing
3 156 (30.23%) HTML
4 105 (20.35%) JavaScript
5 99 (19.19%) Analytics
6 98 (18.99%) CSS
7 97 (18.80%) SEO
8 85 (16.47%) Content Management
9 77 (14.92%) CMS
9 77 (14.92%) HTML5
10 72 (13.95%) Digital Marketing
11 70 (13.57%) Java
12 63 (12.21%) Finance
13 55 (10.66%) User Experience
14 54 (10.47%) Twitter
14 54 (10.47%) E-Commerce
15 53 (10.27%) Adobe
16 49 (9.50%) Linux
16 49 (9.50%) Web Services
17 47 (9.11%) PHP
17 47 (9.11%) jQuery
18 46 (8.91%) Publishing
19 45 (8.72%) .NET
19 45 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (8.53%) Facebook
21 43 (8.33%) Project Management
21 43 (8.33%) Google
22 42 (8.14%) Microsoft
23 41 (7.95%) Photoshop
23 41 (7.95%) Open Source

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 77 (14.92%) CMS
2 36 (6.98%) WordPress
3 35 (6.78%) SharePoint
4 26 (5.04%) Drupal
5 17 (3.29%) Node.js
6 10 (1.94%) Confluence
7 8 (1.55%) IIS
8 7 (1.36%) JBoss
8 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.97%) SAS
10 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.58%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.58%) Magnolia
11 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.39%) Apache TomEE
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (7.95%) Photoshop
2 36 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 29 (5.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (3.10%) MS Office
6 10 (1.94%) MS Visio
7 9 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.78%) MS Project
9 4 (0.78%) SPSS
10 3 (0.58%) InDesign
11 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.07%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (2.33%) Radian6
3 8 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.16%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Data Workbench
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.39%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.17%) Google Analytics
2 23 (4.46%) IaaS
3 20 (3.88%) SaaS
4 15 (2.91%) PaaS
5 13 (2.52%) GitHub
6 12 (2.33%) Yammer
7 11 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (0.78%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.39%) Pure360
11 1 (0.19%) AdWords
11 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.17%) Intranet
2 24 (4.65%) Internet
3 18 (3.49%) 3G
3 18 (3.49%) 4G
3 18 (3.49%) FTP
3 18 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (3.10%) SSH
5 9 (1.74%) HTTP
6 7 (1.36%) CTI
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
8 2 (0.39%) LDAP
8 2 (0.39%) SMS
9 1 (0.19%) VoIP
9 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.29%) Big Data
2 17 (3.29%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.10%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.33%) MySQL
6 10 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.55%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.97%) SQLite
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.78%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.39%) MS Access
12 2 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.46%) JIRA
3 20 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.68%) Selenium
5 18 (3.49%) Maven
6 13 (2.52%) Subversion
7 12 (2.33%) GitLab
7 12 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.13%) JUnit
8 11 (2.13%) Mockito
8 11 (2.13%) Spock
9 7 (1.36%) Ant
10 6 (1.16%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.78%) RSpec
13 2 (0.39%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 157 (30.43%) Marketing
2 63 (12.21%) Finance
3 46 (8.91%) Publishing
4 31 (6.01%) Retail
5 23 (4.46%) Legal
6 18 (3.49%) Advertising
7 15 (2.91%) Games
8 13 (2.52%) Banking
9 9 (1.74%) Law
9 9 (1.74%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.36%) German Language
12 6 (1.16%) Automotive
13 5 (0.97%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.78%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.58%) Czech Language
15 3 (0.58%) French Language
16 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 124 (24.03%) Developer
2 55 (10.66%) Architect
3 46 (8.91%) Designer
4 44 (8.53%) Analyst
5 27 (5.23%) Digital Architect
6 21 (4.07%) Business Analyst
7 20 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 19 (3.68%) Consultant
8 19 (3.68%) Enterprise Architect
9 17 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (3.29%) Social Media Manager
10 16 (3.10%) Digital Analyst
11 15 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (2.71%) Digital Project Manager
12 14 (2.71%) IT Manager
12 14 (2.71%) Junior
12 14 (2.71%) Technical Architect
13 13 (2.52%) Applications Developer
13 13 (2.52%) Coordinator
14 12 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (30.23%) HTML
2 98 (18.99%) CSS
3 77 (14.92%) HTML5
4 49 (9.50%) Web Services
5 47 (9.11%) jQuery
6 45 (8.72%) .NET
7 33 (6.40%) RESTful
8 31 (6.01%) XML
9 30 (5.81%) CSS3
10 25 (4.84%) J2EE
11 23 (4.46%) AngularJS
12 21 (4.07%) JSON
12 21 (4.07%) RSS
12 21 (4.07%) SOAP
13 20 (3.88%) Sass
14 18 (3.49%) WSDL
15 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET
15 13 (2.52%) Django
16 12 (2.33%) XSL
17 11 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.66%) User Experience
2 45 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.56%) Mobile App
4 35 (6.78%) Digital Media
5 22 (4.26%) Blog
6 20 (3.88%) iPad
7 18 (3.49%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.52%) Copywriting
10 12 (2.33%) Social Network
11 10 (1.94%) Statistics
11 10 (1.94%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.55%) NHS
13 7 (1.36%) IVR
14 6 (1.16%) Clustering
14 6 (1.16%) Graphic Design
14 6 (1.16%) iPhone
15 5 (0.97%) Animation
15 5 (0.97%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.50%) Linux
2 33 (6.40%) Unix
3 24 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.68%) Android
5 18 (3.49%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.97%) Windows
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (19.19%) Analytics
3 97 (18.80%) SEO
4 85 (16.47%) Content Management
5 72 (13.95%) Digital Marketing
6 54 (10.47%) E-Commerce
7 43 (8.33%) Project Management
8 41 (7.95%) Open Source
9 40 (7.75%) CRM
10 39 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (6.78%) B2B
11 35 (6.78%) ERP
12 34 (6.59%) Web Design
13 33 (6.40%) Scrum
14 32 (6.20%) TDD
15 29 (5.62%) B2C
16 28 (5.43%) Email Marketing
17 26 (5.04%) SDLC
18 25 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
18 25 (4.84%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.35%) JavaScript
2 70 (13.57%) Java
3 47 (9.11%) PHP
4 29 (5.62%) Python
5 23 (4.46%) SQL
6 20 (3.88%) ActionScript
7 19 (3.68%) C#
8 18 (3.49%) VB
9 12 (2.33%) Ruby
10 9 (1.74%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.55%) Groovy
12 7 (1.36%) R
12 7 (1.36%) Scala
13 5 (0.97%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.78%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.78%) Perl
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.58%) C++
15 3 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
16 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (6.78%) Degree
2 20 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.55%) MBA
4 7 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.36%) PMP
5 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.58%) CISSP
7 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.39%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (2.13%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.78%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) WCAG
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.78%) XenApp
2 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.39%) UAG
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.36%) StatsD
3 6 (1.16%) Puppet
4 4 (0.78%) SCCM
5 3 (0.58%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (10.47%) Twitter
2 53 (10.27%) Adobe
3 44 (8.53%) Facebook
4 43 (8.33%) Google
5 42 (8.14%) Microsoft
6 39 (7.56%) Oracle
7 21 (4.07%) SAP
8 18 (3.49%) ATG
8 18 (3.49%) Endeca
9 13 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.36%) Avaya
10 7 (1.36%) EMC
10 7 (1.36%) Perforce
10 7 (1.36%) Tableau
10 7 (1.36%) Teradata
11 5 (0.97%) Apigee
11 5 (0.97%) comScore
11 5 (0.97%) Nintex
11 5 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.97%) Zend
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