The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Networking
Rank 532 461 528
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +67
Contract jobs citing Social Network 55 83 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.17% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.68% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 63 45
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -115 53 £400 - 40
London -36 47 £400 - 20
City of London -18 11 £469 -1.31% 7
Surrey -8 3 - - 1
South East -16 3 - - 10
South West -23 2 £135 -64.00% 2
Bournemouth - 2 £135 -
Dorset - 2 £135 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
East of England - - - - 3
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Essex - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -

Social Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (25.69%) HTML
2 25 (22.94%) Facebook
3 24 (22.02%) Android
4 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
5 20 (18.35%) CSS
6 19 (17.43%) OOP
6 19 (17.43%) Google
7 18 (16.51%) Apple iOS
7 18 (16.51%) Android Development
8 17 (15.60%) Time Management
8 17 (15.60%) Social Media
8 17 (15.60%) OO
9 16 (14.68%) PHP
10 14 (12.84%) Web Services
10 14 (12.84%) Client/Server
11 13 (11.93%) CMS
11 13 (11.93%) Windows
11 13 (11.93%) SQL
11 13 (11.93%) Java
11 13 (11.93%) Git (software)
11 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
11 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.01%) JSON
12 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
12 12 (11.01%) Migration
12 12 (11.01%) iOS Development
12 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
13 11 (10.09%) Twitter
13 11 (10.09%) Objective-C
13 11 (10.09%) Finance

Social Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.93%) CMS
2 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.50%) WordPress
3 6 (5.50%) Documentum
4 5 (4.59%) Confluence
5 4 (3.67%) Drupal
5 4 (3.67%) SAS
6 3 (2.75%) Node.js
7 2 (1.83%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.83%) Apache
7 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.92%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.50%) MS Project
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.83%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.83%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.83%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.92%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) SMS
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.92%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) MySQL
3 5 (4.59%) EDRMS
4 4 (3.67%) Base SAS
4 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.75%) SQLite
6 2 (1.83%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.83%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.83%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.83%) Riak
6 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.26%) Subversion
2 9 (8.26%) Xcode
3 8 (7.34%) Rational Performance Tester
3 8 (7.34%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.67%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) JMeter
4 4 (3.67%) Calabash
5 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA
6 2 (1.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.83%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.83%) ProtoShare
6 2 (1.83%) Hudson
6 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) Ant
7 1 (0.92%) JUnit
7 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.09%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Marketing
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Publishing
3 6 (5.50%) Games
4 5 (4.59%) Back Office
5 4 (3.67%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) iGaming
7 1 (0.92%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.92%) Electronics
7 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.92%) French Language
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Developer
2 16 (14.68%) Android Developer
3 14 (12.84%) Analyst
4 11 (10.09%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.17%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) iOS Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Tester
6 8 (7.34%) Performance Tester
7 7 (6.42%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.59%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.67%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.67%) QA Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Project Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Consultant
10 2 (1.83%) Marketing Manager
10 2 (1.83%) SAP Programmer
10 2 (1.83%) PHP Joomla! Developer
10 2 (1.83%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.69%) HTML
2 20 (18.35%) CSS
3 14 (12.84%) Web Services
4 12 (11.01%) JSON
5 10 (9.17%) jQuery
5 10 (9.17%) LAMP
6 9 (8.26%) .NET
6 9 (8.26%) RESTful
7 7 (6.42%) UIKit
7 7 (6.42%) XHTML
7 7 (6.42%) Ajax
8 5 (4.59%) iOS SDK
8 5 (4.59%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.59%) Middleware
8 5 (4.59%) XML
8 5 (4.59%) J2EE
8 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (4.59%) Ext JS
8 5 (4.59%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Social Media
2 14 (12.84%) Client/Server
3 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
4 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.34%) New Media
6 5 (4.59%) Graphic Design
6 5 (4.59%) Web 2.0
7 4 (3.67%) Interactive TV
7 4 (3.67%) Clustering
7 4 (3.67%) Open Source
7 4 (3.67%) Streaming Video
8 3 (2.75%) iPad
9 2 (1.83%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.83%) Online Games
9 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.83%) Xbox
10 1 (0.92%) Kindle
10 1 (0.92%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Android
2 18 (16.51%) Apple iOS
3 13 (11.93%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Linux
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.67%) UNIX
7 2 (1.83%) CentOS
7 2 (1.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) OOP
2 18 (16.51%) Android Development
3 17 (15.60%) Time Management
3 17 (15.60%) OO
4 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.01%) Migration
5 12 (11.01%) iOS Development
6 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
6 11 (10.09%) Content Management
7 10 (9.17%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (9.17%) Scrum
8 9 (8.26%) Project Management
9 8 (7.34%) Load Testing
9 8 (7.34%) Stress Testing
9 8 (7.34%) Analytics
10 7 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.42%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (6.42%) TOGAF
11 6 (5.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.68%) PHP
3 13 (11.93%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) Java
4 11 (10.09%) Objective-C
5 8 (7.34%) C#
6 5 (4.59%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) Python
7 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.83%) Ruby
8 2 (1.83%) XPath
8 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) Perl
8 2 (1.83%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) ISEB
2 8 (7.34%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.42%) Degree
4 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PhD
7 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) ZABBIX
1 2 (1.83%) Cacti
1 2 (1.83%) Nagios
1 2 (1.83%) Puppet
1 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) Facebook
2 19 (17.43%) Google
3 11 (10.09%) Twitter
4 10 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.34%) HP
6 5 (4.59%) VMware
6 5 (4.59%) Apple
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle
7 4 (3.67%) Zend
7 4 (3.67%) Eloqua
7 4 (3.67%) Sencha
7 4 (3.67%) Marketo
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe
8 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.83%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.92%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.92%) i2
9 1 (0.92%) IBM