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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Social Networking
Rank 589 581 525
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -56
Contract jobs citing Social Network 35 35 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 40
Average daily rate £538 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.50

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
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 10 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 9 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 -27 35 £538 +34.37% 30
London +9 27 £550 +31.73% 21
South East +1 7 £288 - 3
Berkshire - 6 £250 - 1
Reading - 6 £250 -
City of London +41 1 £388 -6.06% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Leeds - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.08%) Unified Communications
2 15 (23.08%) Office 365
3 14 (21.54%) HTML
4 13 (20.00%) Java
5 12 (18.46%) Project Management
5 12 (18.46%) Mobile App
5 12 (18.46%) Social Media
6 11 (16.92%) HTML5
6 11 (16.92%) CSS
6 11 (16.92%) Google
7 10 (15.38%) Android
7 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 10 (15.38%) OO
7 10 (15.38%) Data Mining
7 10 (15.38%) User Experience
8 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.85%) .NET
8 9 (13.85%) CMS
8 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.31%) QA
9 8 (12.31%) Python
9 8 (12.31%) Analytics
9 8 (12.31%) Big Data
10 7 (10.77%) GitHub
10 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
10 7 (10.77%) Android Development
10 7 (10.77%) OOP
10 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
11 6 (9.23%) ERP

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (13.85%) CMS
2 6 (9.23%) Node.js
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (6.15%) Drupal
3 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SPSS
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Office 365
2 7 (10.77%) GitHub
3 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.15%) Heroku
5 3 (4.62%) PaaS
5 3 (4.62%) SaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.62%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) Data Mining
2 8 (12.31%) Big Data
3 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.15%) QlikView
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.15%) Text Mining
6 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.08%) CouchDB
7 2 (3.08%) Impala
7 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.08%) Spark SQL
7 2 (3.08%) Sqoop
8 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.54%) MySQL
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Mocha
2 1 (1.54%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
2 1 (1.54%) Xcode
General
1 6 (9.23%) Advertising
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Developer
2 14 (21.54%) Change Manager
3 12 (18.46%) Project Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Business Change Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Business Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Change Project Manager
5 6 (9.23%) Android Developer
6 5 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Data Scientist
7 4 (6.15%) Office 365 Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Business Change Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.08%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) HTML
2 11 (16.92%) CSS
2 11 (16.92%) HTML5
3 9 (13.85%) .NET
4 6 (9.23%) CSS3
5 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 4 (6.15%) Backbone.js
6 4 (6.15%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (6.15%) RESTful
7 3 (4.62%) Android SDK
7 3 (4.62%) Ext JS
7 3 (4.62%) Lucene
7 3 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.08%) D3.js
8 2 (3.08%) Django
8 2 (3.08%) Grails
8 2 (3.08%) GraphX
8 2 (3.08%) jQuery
9 1 (1.54%) LESS
9 1 (1.54%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Mobile App
1 12 (18.46%) Social Media
2 10 (15.38%) User Experience
3 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.15%) Neural Network
4 4 (6.15%) Statistics
4 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.54%) BYOD
6 1 (1.54%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.54%) Podcast
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Android
2 6 (9.23%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Project Management
2 10 (15.38%) OO
3 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.31%) Analytics
5 7 (10.77%) Android Development
5 7 (10.77%) OOP
6 6 (9.23%) ERP
6 6 (9.23%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.69%) Mobile Development
8 4 (6.15%) Data Governance
8 4 (6.15%) Data Management
8 4 (6.15%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (6.15%) iOS Development
8 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.15%) Predictive Analytics
8 4 (6.15%) Predictive Modelling
8 4 (6.15%) Statistical Modelling
8 4 (6.15%) Web Design
9 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) Python
4 6 (9.23%) PHP
5 4 (6.15%) C++
5 4 (6.15%) R
6 3 (4.62%) Scala
7 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) Groovy
8 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Google
2 4 (6.15%) Alteryx
2 4 (6.15%) Tableau
3 3 (4.62%) Facebook
3 3 (4.62%) Sencha
4 2 (3.08%) Palantir
4 2 (3.08%) Twitter
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) Zend
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