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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Networking
Rank 556 529 465
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -64
Contract jobs citing Social Network 39 53 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 55
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£381 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £284 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £14.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.24

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -50 33 £400 +14.28% 29
London -1 25 £413 -1.78% 17
Manchester - 6 £285 -
North West - 6 £285 -
City of London +7 3 £413 +5.43% 4
Surrey -4 1 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2
South East -29 1 - - 5
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Keswick - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
2 21 (27.27%) HTML
3 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (23.38%) CSS
5 17 (22.08%) MySQL
6 16 (20.78%) jQuery
7 13 (16.88%) Marketing
7 13 (16.88%) Java
7 13 (16.88%) CMS
8 12 (15.58%) XML
9 11 (14.29%) Web Services
9 11 (14.29%) Workflow
9 11 (14.29%) RESTful
10 10 (12.99%) JSON
10 10 (12.99%) Analytics
10 10 (12.99%) PHP
10 10 (12.99%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (11.69%) Data Mining
11 9 (11.69%) ETL
11 9 (11.69%) SAS
11 9 (11.69%) OLAP
11 9 (11.69%) PDM
11 9 (11.69%) Visual Analytics
11 9 (11.69%) OLAP Cube
11 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
11 9 (11.69%) Predictive Modelling
12 8 (10.39%) Social Media
12 8 (10.39%) Mobile App

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (16.88%) CMS
2 9 (11.69%) SAS
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.19%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.19%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.90%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.90%) Apache
5 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
7 1 (1.30%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) Captiva
7 1 (1.30%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Connections
7 1 (1.30%) WordPress
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 3 (3.90%) MS Project
3 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) SNA
1 2 (2.60%) LDAP
1 2 (2.60%) AMQP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) MySQL
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.69%) Data Mining
3 9 (11.69%) OLAP
3 9 (11.69%) OLAP Cube
4 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.39%) Redis
5 6 (7.79%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.49%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.19%) Base SAS
8 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.90%) HBase
8 3 (3.90%) Riak
8 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.90%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.60%) DB2
9 2 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) PHPUnit
3 3 (3.90%) Xcode
3 3 (3.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.60%) Robolectric
4 2 (2.60%) Android Studio
4 2 (2.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.60%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.60%) ProtoShare
5 1 (1.30%) Mocha
5 1 (1.30%) Behat
5 1 (1.30%) Sinon.JS
General
1 13 (16.88%) Marketing
2 7 (9.09%) Publishing
2 7 (9.09%) Games
3 4 (5.19%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) iGaming
4 2 (2.60%) Arabic Language
4 2 (2.60%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) German Language
5 1 (1.30%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) PHP Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (5.19%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Android Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Data Modeller
8 2 (2.60%) Research Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.60%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.60%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) HTML
2 18 (23.38%) CSS
3 16 (20.78%) jQuery
4 12 (15.58%) XML
5 11 (14.29%) Web Services
5 11 (14.29%) RESTful
6 10 (12.99%) JSON
7 7 (9.09%) XHTML
7 7 (9.09%) Spring
8 6 (7.79%) .NET
8 6 (7.79%) Symfony
9 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.49%) Backbone.js
9 5 (6.49%) Ajax
10 4 (5.19%) Hibernate
10 4 (5.19%) XSLT
10 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (5.19%) iOS SDK
10 4 (5.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Social Media
1 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Open Source
2 5 (6.49%) User Experience
2 5 (6.49%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.60%) Blog
3 2 (2.60%) Copywriting
3 2 (2.60%) Online Games
3 2 (2.60%) Video Editing
4 1 (1.30%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.30%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.30%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.30%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.30%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
1 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.49%) Android
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) UNIX
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.29%) Workflow
3 10 (12.99%) Analytics
3 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (11.69%) ETL
4 9 (11.69%) PDM
4 9 (11.69%) Visual Analytics
4 9 (11.69%) Predictive Modelling
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
5 8 (10.39%) MVC
5 8 (10.39%) TDD
5 8 (10.39%) OO
6 6 (7.79%) Email Marketing
7 5 (6.49%) OOD
7 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 5 (6.49%) SEO
7 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.19%) Content Management
8 4 (5.19%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 10 (12.99%) PHP
3 10 (12.99%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) C#
5 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.19%) XPath
6 3 (3.90%) PHP5
7 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.30%) VB
8 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.60%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) HDFS
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (7.79%) Facebook
1 6 (7.79%) Twitter
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Google
3 3 (3.90%) Sybase
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe
4 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.30%) Zend
5 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) VMware