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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Networking
Rank 547 499 476
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -23
Contract jobs citing Social Network 36 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 46
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £293 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +195.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £10.99
% change year-on-year
- +195.85%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -38 31 £400 +14.28% 54
London -18 23 £418 -1.76% 34
Manchester -1 6 £285 -12.30%
North West -9 6 £285 -12.30% 1
City of London +12 2 £413 +46.01% 5
Surrey -6 1 - - 2
South East -11 1 - - 7
South West -17 1 £275 +103.70% 9
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 -
Cheltenham - 1 £275 -
Clevedon - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Keswick - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Mansfield - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Durham - - - - 2

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 18 (29.03%) HTML
3 14 (22.58%) jQuery
4 13 (20.97%) CSS
4 13 (20.97%) XML
5 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.74%) SQL
6 11 (17.74%) Workflow
6 11 (17.74%) SAS
7 10 (16.13%) Java
7 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
7 10 (16.13%) CMS
7 10 (16.13%) Marketing
7 10 (16.13%) Predictive Modelling
7 10 (16.13%) Analytics
8 9 (14.52%) Visual Analytics
8 9 (14.52%) OLAP Cube
8 9 (14.52%) PDM
8 9 (14.52%) OLAP
8 9 (14.52%) Data Mining
8 9 (14.52%) ETL
8 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (12.90%) MySQL
9 8 (12.90%) Web Services
9 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
10 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
10 7 (11.29%) Facebook
10 7 (11.29%) Publishing
10 7 (11.29%) JSON
11 6 (9.68%) Ajax

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (17.74%) SAS
2 10 (16.13%) CMS
3 4 (6.45%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Captiva
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.23%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) SPSS
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) SNA
2 2 (3.23%) LDAP
2 2 (3.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) OLAP Cube
2 9 (14.52%) OLAP
2 9 (14.52%) Data Mining
3 8 (12.90%) MySQL
3 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.45%) Base SAS
6 3 (4.84%) Couchbase
6 3 (4.84%) HBase
6 3 (4.84%) Redis
6 3 (4.84%) Riak
6 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.23%) DB2
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.61%) Impala
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.84%) Xcode
2 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
2 2 (3.23%) PHPUnit
2 2 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.23%) ProtoShare
2 2 (3.23%) Robolectric
2 2 (3.23%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.61%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (1.61%) Mocha
General
1 10 (16.13%) Marketing
2 7 (11.29%) Publishing
3 6 (9.68%) Games
4 4 (6.45%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Arabic Language
5 2 (3.23%) French Language
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Finance
5 2 (3.23%) iGaming
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Technical Leader
5 6 (9.68%) iOS Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Data Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Android Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Research Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Data Modeller
9 2 (3.23%) UX Designer
9 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Designer
9 2 (3.23%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) jQuery
3 13 (20.97%) CSS
3 13 (20.97%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) Web Services
5 7 (11.29%) JSON
6 6 (9.68%) Ajax
6 6 (9.68%) XHTML
6 6 (9.68%) RESTful
7 5 (8.06%) iOS SDK
7 5 (8.06%) .NET
7 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
8 4 (6.45%) XSLT
8 4 (6.45%) JSP
8 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.45%) HTML5
8 4 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (6.45%) LINQ
9 3 (4.84%) UIKit
9 3 (4.84%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Social Media
1 6 (9.68%) User Experience
2 5 (8.06%) Web 2.0
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Video Editing
4 2 (3.23%) Online Games
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.61%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.61%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
2 6 (9.68%) Android
3 5 (8.06%) UNIX
4 4 (6.45%) Windows
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.74%) Workflow
3 10 (16.13%) Predictive Modelling
3 10 (16.13%) Analytics
4 9 (14.52%) Visual Analytics
4 9 (14.52%) PDM
4 9 (14.52%) ETL
4 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.68%) OO
5 6 (9.68%) Email Marketing
5 6 (9.68%) iOS Development
6 5 (8.06%) Android Development
6 5 (8.06%) OOD
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.45%) TDD
7 4 (6.45%) SOA
7 4 (6.45%) CRM
7 4 (6.45%) Vertical Search
8 3 (4.84%) User Stories
8 3 (4.84%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) PHP
4 5 (8.06%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) XPath
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.23%) PHP5
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) HDFS
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Facebook
2 6 (9.68%) Twitter
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Google
5 3 (4.84%) Sybase
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.23%) Adobe
6 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.23%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.61%) Palantir
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