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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 310 362 378
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +16
Contract jobs citing Social Media 364 227 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.07% 1.38% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 127 148
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£350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.35 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.24% -18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.20 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.73 £19.66 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.35 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+37.65% -49.70%

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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +75 348 £350 -4.10% 204
London +78 221 £400 +9.58% 106
City of London +37 48 £325 -25.71% 30
South East 0 45 £263 -19.23% 35
North West +22 26 £344 - 17
Manchester +10 23 £350 - 11
Berkshire +11 20 £300 -7.69% 4
East of England -13 18 £250 -33.33% 10
South West -17 15 £350 +233.33% 11
Scotland -6 14 £250 +56.25% 4
Hampshire -4 10 £244 -25.00% 9
Yorkshire +5 8 £301 +4.78% 10
West Midlands -11 7 £205 -35.93% 10
Hertfordshire -17 7 £250 - 2
Surrey -6 6 £275 -13.38% 5
Glasgow -17 6 £209 +30.31% 1
Canary Wharf +18 5 £300 -33.33%
Watford -2 5 £250 -
Edinburgh -2 5 £155 +6.89% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire -3 4 £210 -44.00% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £185 -46.76% 7
Maidenhead -3 4 £270 -16.92%
Bristol -12 4 £800 +661.90% 6
Bedfordshire -15 4 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 4 £288 -
Devon - 4 £318 - 1
Newbury - 4 - -
Leeds -1 3 £338 +17.39% 4
West Yorkshire -9 3 £338 +17.39% 7

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 246 (34.07%) Marketing
2 205 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (26.32%) HTML
4 132 (18.28%) Content Management
5 125 (17.31%) Analytics
6 110 (15.24%) SEO
6 110 (15.24%) Publishing
7 107 (14.82%) Project Management
8 105 (14.54%) CSS
9 95 (13.16%) CMS
10 93 (12.88%) Web Services
11 92 (12.74%) Finance
12 89 (12.33%) Java
12 89 (12.33%) TDD
12 89 (12.33%) Degree
13 87 (12.05%) Digital Marketing
14 85 (11.77%) User Experience
14 85 (11.77%) E-Commerce
15 79 (10.94%) JavaScript
16 75 (10.39%) Intranet
17 72 (9.97%) XML
18 70 (9.70%) Photoshop
18 70 (9.70%) Retail
19 69 (9.56%) Google
20 68 (9.42%) CRM
21 67 (9.28%) Scrum
22 63 (8.73%) Adobe
23 56 (7.76%) Microsoft
24 55 (7.62%) Facebook
25 53 (7.34%) Oracle

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 95 (13.16%) CMS
2 47 (6.51%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.99%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.19%) Drupal
5 22 (3.05%) WordPress
6 21 (2.91%) Node.js
7 14 (1.94%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.39%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.97%) Joomla!
11 6 (0.83%) IIS
11 6 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.69%) Apache
13 4 (0.55%) ExpressionEngine
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.42%) Magnolia
15 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.14%) Quickr
15 1 (0.14%) Facebook Platform
15 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 70 (9.70%) Photoshop
2 38 (5.26%) MS Office
3 35 (4.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 30 (4.16%) MS Excel
5 23 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (3.05%) InDesign
7 10 (1.39%) MS Visio
8 8 (1.11%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.83%) MS Project
10 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 52 (7.20%) Google Analytics
2 28 (3.88%) WebTrends
3 12 (1.66%) SiteCatalyst
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.97%) SaaS
2 6 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.55%) GitHub
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.28%) Force.com
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.39%) Intranet
2 35 (4.85%) Internet
3 6 (0.83%) FTP
4 4 (0.55%) DNS
5 3 (0.42%) VoIP
5 3 (0.42%) RTSP
5 3 (0.42%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.28%) HTTP
6 2 (0.28%) Extranet
6 2 (0.28%) SMS
6 2 (0.28%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) SAN
7 1 (0.14%) CTI
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) WAN
7 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.14%) NFC
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.96%) MySQL
2 35 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.52%) QlikView
5 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.69%) SQLite
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.55%) Big Data
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.28%) Redis
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 52 (7.20%) Subversion
2 37 (5.12%) Maven
2 37 (5.12%) Ant
3 11 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
3 11 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.11%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.42%) Xcode
7 3 (0.42%) Mocha
7 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.28%) Mockito
8 2 (0.28%) NUnit
8 2 (0.28%) JIRA
8 2 (0.28%) Selenium
8 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.28%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.14%) FitNesse
General
1 246 (34.07%) Marketing
2 110 (15.24%) Publishing
3 92 (12.74%) Finance
4 70 (9.70%) Retail
5 36 (4.99%) Legal
6 31 (4.29%) Games
7 27 (3.74%) Advertising
8 19 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.52%) Danish Language
10 10 (1.39%) Banking
10 10 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.11%) Automotive
12 7 (0.97%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.83%) Back Office
13 6 (0.83%) French Language
13 6 (0.83%) German Language
14 5 (0.69%) Electronics
14 5 (0.69%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.69%) Local Government
15 4 (0.55%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 189 (26.18%) Developer
2 87 (12.05%) Designer
3 61 (8.45%) Analyst
4 51 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 38 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 24 (3.32%) Consultant
6 24 (3.32%) C# Developer
7 23 (3.19%) Digital Project Manager
8 22 (3.05%) Content Editor
9 18 (2.49%) Marketing Manager
9 18 (2.49%) Coordinator
9 18 (2.49%) Digital Designer
10 17 (2.35%) Architect
11 16 (2.22%) Web Manager
11 16 (2.22%) iOS Developer
11 16 (2.22%) Social Media Manager
12 15 (2.08%) Web Developer
13 14 (1.94%) Marketing Executive
14 13 (1.80%) Content Manager
14 13 (1.80%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (26.32%) HTML
2 105 (14.54%) CSS
3 93 (12.88%) Web Services
4 72 (9.97%) XML
5 50 (6.93%) RESTful
5 50 (6.93%) HTML5
6 49 (6.79%) SOAP
7 46 (6.37%) jQuery
8 39 (5.40%) J2EE
9 36 (4.99%) XSD
9 36 (4.99%) XSL
9 36 (4.99%) WSDL
10 28 (3.88%) Flash
11 26 (3.60%) CSS3
12 25 (3.46%) AngularJS
13 23 (3.19%) .NET
14 22 (3.05%) JSON
15 18 (2.49%) Backbone.js
16 17 (2.35%) REST
17 15 (2.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.77%) User Experience
2 48 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.51%) Blog
4 39 (5.40%) iPad
5 32 (4.43%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.60%) Digital Media
7 19 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.49%) iPhone
9 17 (2.35%) Visualisation
9 17 (2.35%) Copywriting
10 16 (2.22%) Wiki
10 16 (2.22%) Open Source
11 15 (2.08%) New Media
12 14 (1.94%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.80%) Graphic Design
14 12 (1.66%) Online Games
15 9 (1.25%) Statistics
16 8 (1.11%) Social Network
17 7 (0.97%) FMCG
18 6 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.09%) Android
2 39 (5.40%) Linux
3 33 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.11%) Windows
5 3 (0.42%) UNIX
6 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (18.28%) Content Management
3 125 (17.31%) Analytics
4 110 (15.24%) SEO
5 107 (14.82%) Project Management
6 89 (12.33%) TDD
7 87 (12.05%) Digital Marketing
8 85 (11.77%) E-Commerce
9 68 (9.42%) CRM
10 67 (9.28%) Scrum
11 53 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (5.82%) Waterfall
13 40 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.40%) OO
15 37 (5.12%) ERP
16 33 (4.57%) Web Application Development
17 32 (4.43%) Email Marketing
18 30 (4.16%) Online Marketing
19 29 (4.02%) Marketing Strategy
20 28 (3.88%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 89 (12.33%) Java
2 79 (10.94%) JavaScript
3 43 (5.96%) C#
4 37 (5.12%) PHP
4 37 (5.12%) Groovy
5 31 (4.29%) C++
6 19 (2.63%) SQL
7 14 (1.94%) Objective-C
8 9 (1.25%) Python
9 5 (0.69%) VBScript
10 4 (0.55%) C
10 4 (0.55%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.55%) Scala
10 4 (0.55%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (0.55%) PHP5
11 3 (0.42%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.42%) Perl
12 2 (0.28%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 89 (12.33%) Degree
2 15 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.69%) ISEB
5 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) PMP
6 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.42%) CIPD
7 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) CCNP
8 1 (0.14%) CCNA
8 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.14%) MCSA
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.12%) QA
2 4 (0.55%) WCAG
2 4 (0.55%) WAI
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.28%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.14%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.14%) YUM
Vendors
1 69 (9.56%) Google
2 63 (8.73%) Adobe
3 56 (7.76%) Microsoft
4 55 (7.62%) Facebook
5 53 (7.34%) Oracle
6 51 (7.06%) Twitter
7 41 (5.68%) JBoss
8 36 (4.99%) Endeca
8 36 (4.99%) ATG
8 36 (4.99%) Perforce
9 18 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.08%) Lotus
11 11 (1.52%) Sitecore
12 9 (1.25%) Omniture
13 8 (1.11%) Eloqua
14 7 (0.97%) Marketo
14 7 (0.97%) Zend
15 6 (0.83%) Pardot
16 5 (0.69%) Hitwise
17 4 (0.55%) Coremetrics
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