The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Network in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Network over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Networking
Rank 585 520 475
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -45
Contract jobs citing Social Network 27 67 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.41% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 61
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +128.57%

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
17770 16530 16365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.58% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11191 10339 9577
Average daily rate £410 £410 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 699 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Social Network
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Network within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Network Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Social Network
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Network within the UK.

Social Network Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Social Network
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Network within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Social Network Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Social Network
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Social Network within the UK.

Social Network Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Social Network
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 Network within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
(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 -76 25 £350 +7.69% 34
London -15 21 £388 +10.71% 18
City of London +12 5 £463 -7.50% 9
Oxfordshire -19 2 - - 1
South East -31 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -4 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 2
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Coventry - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Keswick - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Mansfield - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Otley - - - -

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Social Network 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 Network.

1 29 (38.16%) JavaScript
2 23 (30.26%) HTML
3 20 (26.32%) CSS
4 19 (25.00%) Java
4 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (23.68%) MySQL
6 16 (21.05%) jQuery
7 13 (17.11%) SQL
8 12 (15.79%) MongoDB
9 10 (13.16%) PHP
9 10 (13.16%) XML
9 10 (13.16%) OO
10 9 (11.84%) MVC
10 9 (11.84%) Scrum
10 9 (11.84%) Spring
10 9 (11.84%) NoSQL
10 9 (11.84%) Social Media
10 9 (11.84%) Redis
10 9 (11.84%) RESTful
10 9 (11.84%) JSON
11 8 (10.53%) Marketing
11 8 (10.53%) Mobile App
11 8 (10.53%) Web Services
12 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
12 7 (9.21%) Linux
12 7 (9.21%) OOP
12 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
12 7 (9.21%) Project Management
12 7 (9.21%) Workflow
12 7 (9.21%) Advertising

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Social Network 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 Network. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) SAS
2 6 (7.89%) Node.js
3 5 (6.58%) CMS
4 4 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.95%) Apache
5 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.95%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.32%) IBM Connections
7 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.32%) Drupal
7 1 (1.32%) Captiva
7 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS Project
4 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) SaaS
3 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.63%) Heroku
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) LDAP
1 2 (2.63%) SNA
1 2 (2.63%) AMQP
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) MySQL
2 12 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 9 (11.84%) NoSQL
3 9 (11.84%) Redis
4 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
6 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
6 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.58%) OLAP Cube
6 5 (6.58%) OLAP
7 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.95%) HBase
8 3 (3.95%) Riak
8 3 (3.95%) Couchbase
9 2 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (2.63%) DB2
10 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
10 1 (1.32%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Maven
3 2 (2.63%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Behat
4 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (10.53%) Marketing
2 7 (9.21%) Advertising
3 5 (6.58%) Finance
4 4 (5.26%) Publishing
4 4 (5.26%) Games
5 2 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Arabic Language
5 2 (2.63%) French Language
5 2 (2.63%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.53%) PHP Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Python Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Android Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Python/Django Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Research Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Data Modeller
9 2 (2.63%) Architect
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) HTML
2 20 (26.32%) CSS
3 16 (21.05%) jQuery
4 10 (13.16%) XML
5 9 (11.84%) Spring
5 9 (11.84%) JSON
5 9 (11.84%) RESTful
6 8 (10.53%) Web Services
7 6 (7.89%) Hibernate
7 6 (7.89%) FreeMarker
7 6 (7.89%) HTML5
7 6 (7.89%) Backbone.js
8 5 (6.58%) REST
8 5 (6.58%) CSS3
8 5 (6.58%) Django
8 5 (6.58%) Symfony
9 4 (5.26%) XHTML
9 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.95%) LAMP
10 3 (3.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Social Media
2 8 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 7 (9.21%) Open Source
4 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 3 (3.95%) Streaming Video
4 3 (3.95%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.95%) Interactive TV
5 2 (2.63%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.63%) Psychology
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.63%) Blog
5 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) New Media
6 1 (1.32%) Physics
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
1 7 (9.21%) Android
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 3 (3.95%) UNIX
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.16%) OO
3 9 (11.84%) MVC
3 9 (11.84%) Scrum
4 7 (9.21%) Workflow
4 7 (9.21%) Project Management
4 7 (9.21%) OOP
4 7 (9.21%) Analytics
5 6 (7.89%) Android Development
5 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.89%) TDD
5 6 (7.89%) Content Management
5 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.58%) PDM
6 5 (6.58%) SEO
6 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.58%) ETL
6 5 (6.58%) Visual Analytics
6 5 (6.58%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (6.58%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (17.11%) SQL
4 10 (13.16%) PHP
5 6 (7.89%) Python
6 4 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.95%) C#
8 2 (2.63%) C++
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.32%) XPath
9 1 (1.32%) PHP5
9 1 (1.32%) Erlang
9 1 (1.32%) Groovy
9 1 (1.32%) Scala
9 1 (1.32%) C
9 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Google
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) Facebook
4 3 (3.95%) Sybase
5 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.63%) Twitter
5 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.32%) Zend
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) VMware