The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Twitter products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Twitter over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Twitter, Inc.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Twitter
Rank 496 454 463
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +9
Contract jobs citing Twitter 96 117 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 63
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £243 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +83.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Twitter
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Twitter within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Twitter Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Twitter
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Twitter within the UK.

Twitter Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Twitter
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Twitter within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Twitter Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Twitter
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Twitter within the UK.

Twitter Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Twitter
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 Twitter within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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 -48 90 £350 +7.69% 239
London -8 55 £400 +21.21% 65
South East -28 16 £285 -14.92% 28
City of London +12 11 £375 +4.89% 38
East of England -6 7 £175 -53.33% 21
Cambridgeshire - 7 £175 - 8
Oxfordshire - 6 £300 - 8
East Midlands +11 5 £315 +9.56% 28
Oxford - 5 £300 -
Cambridge - 4 £175 - 6
West Midlands -5 3 £360 +105.71% 17
Scotland -8 3 £325 +44.44%
North West -13 3 £275 -8.33% 31
Wales - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £305 - 3
West Sussex - 3 £260 - 1
Crawley - 3 £260 - 1
Edinburgh -13 2 £300 +33.33%
Hampshire -21 2 £310 -22.50% 5
Derby - 2 £370 -
Derbyshire - 2 £370 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £315 - 9
Brackley - 2 £315 - 1
Leicestershire +13 1 £195 -31.57% 10
Cheshire +7 1 £275 +0.91% 15
East Sussex -3 1 £250 - 3
Birmingham -6 1 £325 - 3
Brighton -8 1 £250 - 2
Berkshire -8 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £275 -8.33% 15

Twitter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Twitter 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 Twitter.

1 133 (52.99%) HTML
2 132 (52.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 127 (50.60%) JavaScript
4 122 (48.61%) CSS
5 97 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (38.65%) Facebook
6 90 (35.86%) jQuery
7 79 (31.47%) HTML5
8 73 (29.08%) AngularJS
9 72 (28.69%) TDD
10 65 (25.90%) PHP
11 64 (25.50%) MVC
12 60 (23.90%) XML
13 58 (23.11%) Web Services
14 55 (21.91%) OO
14 55 (21.91%) Java
15 54 (21.51%) Google
16 53 (21.12%) Scrum
17 50 (19.92%) Subversion
17 50 (19.92%) .NET
17 50 (19.92%) CSS3
18 49 (19.52%) SQL Server
19 43 (17.13%) Git (software)
20 42 (16.73%) C#
21 41 (16.33%) JSON
22 40 (15.94%) MySQL
22 40 (15.94%) Responsive Web Design
23 39 (15.54%) Spring
24 37 (14.74%) SQL
25 34 (13.55%) Social Media

Twitter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Twitter 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 Twitter. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (13.15%) Node.js
2 25 (9.96%) CMS
3 21 (8.37%) WordPress
4 19 (7.57%) FileNet
4 19 (7.57%) Confluence
5 17 (6.77%) Apache
6 10 (3.98%) Drupal
7 5 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.59%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (1.59%) IIS
8 4 (1.59%) SAS
8 4 (1.59%) nginx
9 3 (1.20%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (1.20%) Facebook Platform
10 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (2.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.20%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.80%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) Blender
6 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.20%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.80%) Magento
4 1 (0.40%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.77%) Internet
2 9 (3.59%) HTTP
3 4 (1.59%) Intranet
4 2 (0.80%) SSH
4 2 (0.80%) Network Security
5 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.40%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.94%) MySQL
3 31 (12.35%) MongoDB
4 28 (11.16%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.39%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.39%) Big Data
8 6 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.99%) Redis
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.80%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (19.92%) Subversion
2 43 (17.13%) Git (software)
3 23 (9.16%) Maven
4 20 (7.97%) Hudson
4 20 (7.97%) Jenkins
5 19 (7.57%) JIRA
6 12 (4.78%) Jasmine
7 8 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.99%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.99%) Xcode
8 5 (1.99%) Selenium
8 5 (1.99%) MSTest
8 5 (1.99%) PHPUnit
8 5 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (1.99%) Mocha
9 4 (1.59%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.20%) NUnit
10 3 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.20%) Axure RP
General
1 23 (9.16%) Marketing
2 10 (3.98%) Publishing
2 10 (3.98%) Games
3 5 (1.99%) Finance
4 4 (1.59%) Automotive
4 4 (1.59%) Legal
4 4 (1.59%) Advertising
4 4 (1.59%) Retail
4 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.40%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 199 (79.28%) Developer
2 48 (19.12%) Front-End Developer
3 26 (10.36%) Java Developer
3 26 (10.36%) PHP Developer
4 25 (9.96%) Web Developer
5 23 (9.16%) Senior Developer
6 22 (8.76%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.18%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.18%) Mobile Developer
8 11 (4.38%) Architect
9 10 (3.98%) Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) Front-End Web Developer
9 10 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.98%) iOS Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Designer
11 8 (3.19%) Senior Architect
11 8 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (2.39%) UI Developer
12 6 (2.39%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (52.99%) HTML
2 132 (52.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 122 (48.61%) CSS
4 90 (35.86%) jQuery
5 79 (31.47%) HTML5
6 73 (29.08%) AngularJS
7 60 (23.90%) XML
8 58 (23.11%) Web Services
9 50 (19.92%) .NET
9 50 (19.92%) CSS3
10 41 (16.33%) JSON
11 39 (15.54%) Spring
12 33 (13.15%) ASP.NET
13 29 (11.55%) RESTful
14 28 (11.16%) SOAP
14 28 (11.16%) Ajax
14 28 (11.16%) Backbone.js
15 26 (10.36%) LAMP
15 26 (10.36%) XSLT
16 25 (9.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.55%) Social Media
2 30 (11.95%) Open Source
3 21 (8.37%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.37%) User Experience
5 13 (5.18%) Blog
6 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.39%) Social Network
7 6 (2.39%) Copywriting
8 5 (1.99%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.59%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.59%) Podcast
9 4 (1.59%) Animation
9 4 (1.59%) W3C
10 3 (1.20%) GIS
10 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.20%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.96%) Linux
2 16 (6.37%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.19%) UNIX
4 7 (2.79%) Android
5 6 (2.39%) Windows
6 5 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (38.65%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.69%) TDD
3 64 (25.50%) MVC
4 55 (21.91%) OO
5 53 (21.12%) Scrum
6 40 (15.94%) Responsive Web Design
7 32 (12.75%) Web Development
7 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (9.56%) OOP
8 24 (9.56%) E-Commerce
9 22 (8.76%) Analytics
10 21 (8.37%) SEO
10 21 (8.37%) SOA
10 21 (8.37%) Configuration Management
10 21 (8.37%) Rapid Prototyping
11 20 (7.97%) Unit Testing
11 20 (7.97%) RUP
12 19 (7.57%) DSDM
12 19 (7.57%) OOA/OOD
12 19 (7.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 127 (50.60%) JavaScript
2 65 (25.90%) PHP
3 55 (21.91%) Java
4 42 (16.73%) C#
5 37 (14.74%) SQL
6 15 (5.98%) Python
7 12 (4.78%) PHP5
8 10 (3.98%) Scala
9 7 (2.79%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.39%) Ruby
11 5 (1.99%) C++
12 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.20%) Perl
13 3 (1.20%) C
13 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.80%) XAML
14 2 (0.80%) Jython
14 2 (0.80%) Groovy
14 2 (0.80%) F#
15 1 (0.40%) FQL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.98%) Degree
4 2 (0.80%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
3 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.80%) cPanel
2 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 97 (38.65%) Facebook
2 54 (21.51%) Google
3 29 (11.55%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.97%) IBM
5 17 (6.77%) Zend
6 15 (5.98%) Adobe
7 8 (3.19%) Oracle
8 4 (1.59%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.59%) Coremetrics
9 3 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.80%) Sencha
11 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
11 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.40%) McAfee
11 1 (0.40%) FatWire
11 1 (0.40%) VMware
11 1 (0.40%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.40%) Vignette
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