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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Twitter
Rank 481 475 497
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing Twitter 148 106 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 52
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 - £16.00

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
26264 24376 26262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.28% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15247 13770 13541
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1149 1356
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Twitter within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Twitter Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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 -5 123 £325 - 318
London +4 65 £375 +15.38% 85
South East 0 25 £300 -10.44% 50
Wales - 16 £438 - 1
North West -2 12 £275 -8.33% 68
Kent +4 8 £350 +9.37% 7
Tunbridge Wells +2 8 £350 +9.37% 3
Scotland -1 8 £300 - 1
City of London +18 7 £375 +7.14% 40
East of England -19 7 £310 -17.33% 16
Manchester -5 6 £230 -23.33% 35
Oxfordshire -13 6 £300 -20.00% 6
Surrey - 5 £230 - 10
Edinburgh - 5 £300 - 1
East Midlands +9 4 £325 -13.33% 29
Oxford -10 4 £300 -20.00% 5
Essex - 4 £310 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £325 - 6
Leicestershire +11 3 £325 -13.33% 9
Leeds -2 3 £325 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire -3 3 £325 -3.70% 30
West Yorkshire -7 3 £325 -13.33% 15
Glasgow -11 3 £400 -
Hammersmith -4 2 £450 +38.46%
West Midlands -22 2 - - 27
South West -33 2 - - 10
West Sussex - 2 £125 - 1
South Wales - 2 £438 -
Merseyside - 2 £275 - 4
Somerset - 2 - -

Twitter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 139 (48.43%) HTML
2 132 (45.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 130 (45.30%) JavaScript
4 125 (43.55%) Facebook
5 124 (43.21%) CSS
6 105 (36.59%) jQuery
7 88 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (27.53%) Google
9 78 (27.18%) HTML5
10 75 (26.13%) TDD
11 71 (24.74%) XML
12 65 (22.65%) PHP
13 62 (21.60%) MVC
13 62 (21.60%) JSON
14 57 (19.86%) SQL
14 57 (19.86%) AngularJS
15 55 (19.16%) Social Media
15 55 (19.16%) Java
16 54 (18.82%) CSS3
17 52 (18.12%) Subversion
18 50 (17.42%) Scrum
19 49 (17.07%) Web Services
20 46 (16.03%) OO
21 42 (14.63%) SQL Server
21 42 (14.63%) Spring
21 42 (14.63%) Responsive Web Design
22 41 (14.29%) Marketing
22 41 (14.29%) .NET
23 39 (13.59%) Internet
23 39 (13.59%) Mobile App

Twitter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 34 (11.85%) CMS
2 33 (11.50%) Node.js
3 19 (6.62%) WordPress
4 18 (6.27%) Drupal
4 18 (6.27%) Confluence
4 18 (6.27%) FileNet
5 17 (5.92%) Apache
6 5 (1.74%) SAS
6 5 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.39%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.05%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.05%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.05%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.05%) JBoss
8 3 (1.05%) Facebook Platform
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.09%) MS Office
3 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.35%) Blender
Business Applications
1 16 (5.57%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.05%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.59%) Internet
2 5 (1.74%) HTTP
3 4 (1.39%) Intranet
4 2 (0.70%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.15%) MySQL
3 24 (8.36%) MongoDB
4 23 (8.01%) NoSQL
5 18 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.09%) Redis
7 6 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.70%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.70%) Big Data
9 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 52 (18.12%) Subversion
2 37 (12.89%) Git (software)
3 28 (9.76%) Maven
4 19 (6.62%) Hudson
4 19 (6.62%) Jenkins
5 18 (6.27%) JIRA
6 14 (4.88%) Jasmine
7 10 (3.48%) Grunt
8 8 (2.79%) Selenium
9 7 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 6 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.09%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.74%) Mocha
12 4 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (1.39%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.39%) MSTest
13 3 (1.05%) Xcode
13 3 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
14 2 (0.70%) Ant
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 41 (14.29%) Marketing
2 15 (5.23%) Games
3 11 (3.83%) Publishing
4 10 (3.48%) Finance
5 6 (2.09%) Advertising
6 5 (1.74%) Legal
6 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.39%) Automotive
7 4 (1.39%) Banking
7 4 (1.39%) Retail
8 3 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.70%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 211 (73.52%) Developer
2 48 (16.72%) Front-End Developer
3 29 (10.10%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.76%) Mobile Developer
5 24 (8.36%) Web Developer
6 23 (8.01%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.32%) PHP Developer
8 17 (5.92%) Lead Developer
9 15 (5.23%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.53%) Architect
11 11 (3.83%) Analyst
11 11 (3.83%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Drupal Developer
12 10 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.14%) UI Developer
14 8 (2.79%) Programmer
14 8 (2.79%) UI Programmer
15 7 (2.44%) Social Media Manager
15 7 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
15 7 (2.44%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (48.43%) HTML
2 132 (45.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 124 (43.21%) CSS
4 105 (36.59%) jQuery
5 78 (27.18%) HTML5
6 71 (24.74%) XML
7 62 (21.60%) JSON
8 57 (19.86%) AngularJS
9 54 (18.82%) CSS3
10 49 (17.07%) Web Services
11 42 (14.63%) Spring
12 41 (14.29%) .NET
13 37 (12.89%) REST
14 32 (11.15%) Ajax
15 31 (10.80%) OAuth
15 31 (10.80%) Backbone.js
16 28 (9.76%) Hibernate
16 28 (9.76%) ASP.NET
17 27 (9.41%) LESS
18 25 (8.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.16%) Social Media
2 39 (13.59%) Mobile App
3 29 (10.10%) Open Source
4 19 (6.62%) User Experience
5 16 (5.57%) Blog
6 8 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.09%) Copywriting
7 6 (2.09%) W3C
7 6 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.74%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.39%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.39%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.39%) Animation
10 3 (1.05%) Podcast
10 3 (1.05%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.05%) GIS
10 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.23%) Linux
2 8 (2.79%) Android
3 6 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.74%) Windows
5 4 (1.39%) UNIX
6 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.13%) TDD
3 62 (21.60%) MVC
4 50 (17.42%) Scrum
5 46 (16.03%) OO
6 42 (14.63%) Responsive Web Design
7 37 (12.89%) Rapid Prototyping
8 35 (12.20%) SOA
9 32 (11.15%) Use Case
10 31 (10.80%) Mobile Application Development
11 26 (9.06%) Web Development
12 25 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (8.71%) E-Commerce
13 24 (8.36%) SEO
14 23 (8.01%) Web Design
15 22 (7.67%) Content Management
16 21 (7.32%) Release Management
17 20 (6.97%) Configuration Management
17 20 (6.97%) Analytics
18 19 (6.62%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 130 (45.30%) JavaScript
2 65 (22.65%) PHP
3 57 (19.86%) SQL
4 55 (19.16%) Java
5 34 (11.85%) C#
6 14 (4.88%) Python
7 8 (2.79%) PHP5
8 6 (2.09%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.39%) C
10 4 (1.39%) Ruby
11 3 (1.05%) Scala
12 2 (0.70%) F#
12 2 (0.70%) Groovy
12 2 (0.70%) Jython
12 2 (0.70%) XAML
13 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) FQL
Qualifications
1 21 (7.32%) Degree
2 20 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) RACF
2 3 (1.05%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 125 (43.55%) Facebook
2 79 (27.53%) Google
3 30 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.62%) IBM
5 17 (5.92%) Zend
6 15 (5.23%) Adobe
7 11 (3.83%) Oracle
8 8 (2.79%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.74%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.39%) Coremetrics
11 3 (1.05%) Sencha
11 3 (1.05%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.70%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.70%) Yahoo!
13 1 (0.35%) Vignette
13 1 (0.35%) McAfee
13 1 (0.35%) FatWire
13 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
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