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 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Media
Rank 376 280 344
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +64
Contract jobs citing Social Media 266 363 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 2.15% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 219 130
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £229
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +42.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.38 £21.40 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -60.00%

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
17269 16860 16736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.50% 31.86% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10788 10315 9894
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 641 744
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.47 £42.50 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 July 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
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 July 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 -94 256 £375 +7.14% 204
London -66 138 £400 - 95
South East -9 67 £363 +11.53% 43
Berkshire +4 29 £335 +3.07% 11
City of London -45 28 £400 +18.59% 23
Hampshire +8 15 £463 +19.35% 12
West Midlands -19 15 £325 +12.06% 8
Bracknell +4 13 £450 +20.00%
East Midlands +9 11 £300 +185.71% 3
Birmingham -13 11 £325 +4.83% 4
Reading +8 9 £288 -11.53% 6
Kent +4 9 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 9 - - 1
South West +1 8 £325 - 5
East of England -7 8 £450 +157.14% 10
Hertfordshire -11 5 £363 +26.08% 3
Oxfordshire -21 5 £285 -0.86% 1
Leicestershire - 5 - - 2
Bromley - 5 £675 -
Scotland +2 4 £175 +20.68% 3
West Sussex -12 4 £400 +45.45% 1
North East -23 4 £250 +100.00% 2
Durham - 4 £250 -
Watford - 4 £363 - 1
Oxford - 4 £328 - 1
Glasgow -2 3 - -
Surrey -10 3 £338 -29.13% 6
Yorkshire -22 3 £350 +3.70% 13
West Yorkshire -23 3 £350 +3.70% 6
Leeds -23 3 £350 +3.70% 5

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 165 (32.48%) Marketing
2 135 (26.57%) HTML
3 119 (23.43%) Analytics
4 118 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (20.28%) JavaScript
6 91 (17.91%) Content Management
7 81 (15.94%) CSS
8 77 (15.16%) User Experience
9 75 (14.76%) E-Commerce
10 73 (14.37%) HTML5
11 62 (12.20%) Facebook
12 61 (12.01%) Digital Marketing
12 61 (12.01%) Web Services
13 58 (11.42%) Google
13 58 (11.42%) Mobile App
14 56 (11.02%) Project Management
15 55 (10.83%) SEO
15 55 (10.83%) JSON
16 52 (10.24%) Retail
16 52 (10.24%) TDD
16 52 (10.24%) Twitter
17 51 (10.04%) Adobe
17 51 (10.04%) Degree
18 50 (9.84%) jQuery
18 50 (9.84%) CMS
19 49 (9.65%) CRM
20 48 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
21 45 (8.86%) OO
22 44 (8.66%) XML
23 42 (8.27%) Microsoft

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 50 (9.84%) CMS
2 31 (6.10%) Node.js
3 22 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.74%) WordPress
5 17 (3.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (3.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 16 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 16 (3.15%) JBoss
7 10 (1.97%) Drupal
8 9 (1.77%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.38%) Apache
9 7 (1.38%) IIS
10 6 (1.18%) SAS
10 6 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.39%) Confluence
12 2 (0.39%) Kentico
13 1 (0.20%) Lync
13 1 (0.20%) Liferay
Applications
1 35 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.51%) Photoshop
3 22 (4.33%) MS Office
4 20 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.18%) MS Project
7 4 (0.79%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.59%) SPSS
8 3 (0.59%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.39%) InDesign
9 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) WebTrends
1 7 (1.38%) Radian6
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) Magento
2 3 (0.59%) Optimost
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.68%) Google Analytics
2 16 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.95%) Adobe Analytics
4 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.79%) SaaS
5 4 (0.79%) PaaS
6 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.59%) Yammer
7 2 (0.39%) Responsys
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Force.com
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.30%) Intranet
2 26 (5.12%) Internet
3 7 (1.38%) SMS
4 5 (0.98%) Cisco ICM
5 3 (0.59%) CTI
6 2 (0.39%) VPN
6 2 (0.39%) Wireless
7 1 (0.20%) SSH
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.20%) Extranet
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.20%) Broadband
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.15%) MySQL
3 13 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.36%) Big Data
5 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.18%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.98%) Redis
8 4 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.59%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.39%) SQLite
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 21 (4.13%) Subversion
2 19 (3.74%) Jasmine
3 18 (3.54%) Mocha
4 17 (3.35%) Grunt
4 17 (3.35%) Maven
5 16 (3.15%) Ant
5 16 (3.15%) Bower
6 13 (2.56%) webpack
6 13 (2.56%) gulp
6 13 (2.56%) QUnit
7 9 (1.77%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.38%) Firebug
8 7 (1.38%) Fiddler
8 7 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.18%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.98%) Selenium
11 4 (0.79%) JIRA
11 4 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.59%) JMeter
General
1 165 (32.48%) Marketing
2 52 (10.24%) Retail
3 37 (7.28%) Advertising
4 36 (7.09%) Finance
5 29 (5.71%) Publishing
6 23 (4.53%) Games
7 18 (3.54%) Legal
8 16 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.97%) Law
10 9 (1.77%) Banking
11 8 (1.57%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.79%) Norwegian Language
12 4 (0.79%) Swedish Language
12 4 (0.79%) Danish Language
12 4 (0.79%) Arabic Language
12 4 (0.79%) Automotive
13 3 (0.59%) Local Government
14 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.39%) French Language
14 2 (0.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 131 (25.79%) Developer
2 50 (9.84%) Analyst
3 34 (6.69%) Project Manager
4 28 (5.51%) Designer
5 26 (5.12%) Business Analyst
6 23 (4.53%) Consultant
6 23 (4.53%) Marketing Manager
7 22 (4.33%) Architect
8 20 (3.94%) Digital Project Manager
9 19 (3.74%) Front-End Developer
10 18 (3.54%) iOS Developer
11 16 (3.15%) Social Media Manager
12 14 (2.76%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.36%) Web Developer
13 12 (2.36%) Android Developer
14 10 (1.97%) Mobile Developer
14 10 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (1.97%) JavaScript Developer
15 9 (1.77%) Content Editor
15 9 (1.77%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (26.57%) HTML
2 81 (15.94%) CSS
3 73 (14.37%) HTML5
4 61 (12.01%) Web Services
5 55 (10.83%) JSON
6 50 (9.84%) jQuery
7 44 (8.66%) XML
8 34 (6.69%) CSS3
9 33 (6.50%) AngularJS
10 32 (6.30%) REST
10 32 (6.30%) RESTful
11 31 (6.10%) .NET
12 26 (5.12%) Backbone.js
13 23 (4.53%) J2EE
13 23 (4.53%) SOAP
14 22 (4.33%) XSL
15 16 (3.15%) XSD
15 16 (3.15%) WSDL
16 15 (2.95%) Sass
17 13 (2.56%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.16%) User Experience
2 58 (11.42%) Mobile App
3 38 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.53%) Digital Media
5 20 (3.94%) Blog
6 18 (3.54%) iPad
7 16 (3.15%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.76%) iPhone
9 13 (2.56%) Copywriting
9 13 (2.56%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.97%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.38%) Social Network
11 7 (1.38%) Statistics
12 6 (1.18%) Animation
12 6 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.79%) Photography
14 4 (0.79%) Graphic Design
14 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.59%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.68%) Apple iOS
2 35 (6.89%) Android
3 26 (5.12%) Linux
4 6 (1.18%) Windows
5 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.20%) UNIX
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (23.43%) Analytics
2 118 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (17.91%) Content Management
4 75 (14.76%) E-Commerce
5 61 (12.01%) Digital Marketing
6 56 (11.02%) Project Management
7 55 (10.83%) SEO
8 52 (10.24%) TDD
9 49 (9.65%) CRM
10 48 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (8.86%) OO
12 38 (7.48%) Scrum
13 34 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (5.91%) PRINCE2
15 29 (5.71%) Business Analysis
16 28 (5.51%) iOS Development
17 26 (5.12%) MVC
18 25 (4.92%) Online Marketing
19 24 (4.72%) B2B
19 24 (4.72%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.28%) JavaScript
2 40 (7.87%) Java
3 25 (4.92%) C#
4 24 (4.72%) PHP
5 23 (4.53%) SQL
6 17 (3.35%) Groovy
7 14 (2.76%) Python
7 14 (2.76%) C
8 13 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 11 (2.17%) R
10 9 (1.77%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.79%) Ruby
11 4 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.39%) Scala
14 1 (0.20%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.20%) Clojure
14 1 (0.20%) PHP5
14 1 (0.20%) SAS Macro
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (10.04%) Degree
2 8 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.39%) PhD
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.20%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.17%) SLA
2 8 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) Basel II
3 3 (0.59%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) WAI
4 1 (0.20%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.20%) Varnish
2 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.98%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (0.79%) Puppet
2 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.20%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.20%) Mesos
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 62 (12.20%) Facebook
2 58 (11.42%) Google
3 52 (10.24%) Twitter
4 51 (10.04%) Adobe
5 42 (8.27%) Microsoft
6 22 (4.33%) Oracle
7 18 (3.54%) Sitecore
8 17 (3.35%) ATG
9 16 (3.15%) Perforce
9 16 (3.15%) Endeca
10 13 (2.56%) VMware
11 12 (2.36%) Omniture
11 12 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.57%) Citrix
13 6 (1.18%) Cisco
13 6 (1.18%) Tableau
13 6 (1.18%) Nintex
14 5 (0.98%) Eloqua
14 5 (0.98%) DoubleClick
15 4 (0.79%) Tealeaf
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