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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Social Networking
Rank 568 535 523
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs citing Social Network 35 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 36
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £97.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £175.00

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
17275 17101 16540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.36% 31.83% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10761 10497 9770
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -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 642 659 718
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +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 2 July 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 17 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 2 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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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 -32 34 £413 -8.33% 47
London -18 18 £450 - 25
South East -23 7 £508 -11.73% 11
Berkshire - 5 - - 2
Manchester -9 4 £300 -25.00% 2
North West -15 4 £300 +10.09% 2
Bolton - 4 £300 -
East Midlands -6 3 £250 +138.09%
City of London -16 3 £450 -5.26% 3
Hampshire -1 2 £508 - 2
Reading - 2 - - 1
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £255 -
Chippenham - 1 £350 -
Durham - 1 £255 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £350 - 2
North East - 1 £255 - 1
South West - 1 £350 - 7

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (35.09%) HTML
2 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) CSS
5 14 (24.56%) Facebook
6 13 (22.81%) Twitter
6 13 (22.81%) Finance
7 12 (21.05%) Java
7 12 (21.05%) TDD
8 11 (19.30%) Node.js
8 11 (19.30%) Android
9 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
9 10 (17.54%) Marketing
9 10 (17.54%) Web Services
10 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
11 8 (14.04%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (14.04%) HTML5
11 8 (14.04%) .NET
11 8 (14.04%) jQuery
11 8 (14.04%) Retail
12 7 (12.28%) Content Management
12 7 (12.28%) Advertising
12 7 (12.28%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (12.28%) C#
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.28%) Social Media
12 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
12 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.28%) User Experience
13 6 (10.53%) Android Development

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (19.30%) Node.js
2 8 (14.04%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) SAS
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) Apache Solr
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Confluence
6 1 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (7.02%) InDesign
3 3 (5.26%) InfoPath
4 2 (3.51%) PowerPivot
4 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.75%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) SNA
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.53%) Redis
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) Impala
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.51%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.51%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 2 (3.51%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Maven
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
1 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.26%) Mocha
2 2 (3.51%) NUnit
2 2 (3.51%) MSTest
2 2 (3.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (3.51%) Moq
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Marketing
3 8 (14.04%) Retail
4 7 (12.28%) Advertising
5 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.77%) Legal
6 4 (7.02%) Publishing
6 4 (7.02%) Games
7 3 (5.26%) Law
8 2 (3.51%) Electronics
8 2 (3.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Junior
3 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Designer
4 5 (8.77%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Android Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Copywriter
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) UI Designer
6 3 (5.26%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior UI Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) UI Programmer
7 2 (3.51%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Scala Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) HTML
2 15 (26.32%) CSS
3 10 (17.54%) Web Services
4 8 (14.04%) .NET
4 8 (14.04%) jQuery
4 8 (14.04%) HTML5
5 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.53%) RESTful
6 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.53%) Spring
7 5 (8.77%) Lucene
7 5 (8.77%) XML
7 5 (8.77%) CSS3
8 3 (5.26%) Backbone.js
8 3 (5.26%) FreeMarker
8 3 (5.26%) JPA
8 3 (5.26%) WCF
8 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.26%) Java EE
9 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.28%) User Experience
2 7 (12.28%) Social Media
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.75%) iPhone
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.75%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Video Editing
4 1 (1.75%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
4 1 (1.75%) Blog
4 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Android
2 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.53%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) UNIX
5 3 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) TDD
3 7 (12.28%) Content Management
3 7 (12.28%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (10.53%) Scrum
4 6 (10.53%) Android Development
5 5 (8.77%) MVC
5 5 (8.77%) Workflow
5 5 (8.77%) Open Source
6 4 (7.02%) OO
6 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.02%) DevOps
6 4 (7.02%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (7.02%) SDLC
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) BDD
8 2 (3.51%) Parallel Processing
8 2 (3.51%) Machine Learning
8 2 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (3.51%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (21.05%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.51%) Scala
6 2 (3.51%) Spark SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Apache Flume
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Facebook
2 13 (22.81%) Twitter
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Adobe
5 3 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (3.51%) Palantir
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