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 30 January 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.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Twitter
Rank 508 437 410
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -27
Contract jobs citing Twitter 75 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 65 79
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 15
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +39.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £23.00

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 -58 72 £331 -5.35% 271
London -41 37 £400 +14.28% 79
South East -4 16 £313 -19.35% 36
City of London +13 10 £388 +13.13% 32
East of England +4 9 £213 -43.33% 21
Cambridgeshire - 8 £175 - 8
Oxfordshire - 5 - - 4
North West -13 4 £288 -4.16% 55
Cambridge - 4 £175 - 7
Oxford - 4 - - 2
East Midlands +15 3 £300 +3.44% 27
Scotland -7 3 £350 - 7
West Sussex - 3 £260 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £360 - 22
Cheshire +6 2 £288 +17.34% 18
Berkshire -3 2 - - 7
Hampshire -25 2 £310 -22.50% 7
Surrey - 2 £319 - 2
Edinburgh -4 1 - - 2
Manchester -7 1 £275 -8.33% 32
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 23
South West -24 1 - - 5
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £325 -
Leicester - 1 £195 - 3
Derby - 1 £370 - 4
Warrington - 1 £275 - 4
Derbyshire - 1 £370 - 4
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 - 5
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Lancashire - 1 £325 - 3

Twitter
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 122 (56.74%) HTML
2 119 (55.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 115 (53.49%) JavaScript
4 111 (51.63%) CSS
5 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (35.35%) Facebook
7 75 (34.88%) AngularJS
8 72 (33.49%) HTML5
8 72 (33.49%) jQuery
9 59 (27.44%) PHP
10 58 (26.98%) TDD
11 53 (24.65%) MVC
12 51 (23.72%) OO
13 48 (22.33%) Web Services
14 45 (20.93%) CSS3
15 44 (20.47%) XML
16 43 (20.00%) Java
16 43 (20.00%) .NET
17 40 (18.60%) SQL Server
18 39 (18.14%) Scrum
18 39 (18.14%) Subversion
19 38 (17.67%) MySQL
19 38 (17.67%) Git (software)
20 36 (16.74%) C#
21 35 (16.28%) Google
21 35 (16.28%) Social Media
21 35 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
22 34 (15.81%) Node.js
23 31 (14.42%) Web Development
24 30 (13.95%) ASP.NET

Twitter
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (15.81%) Node.js
2 21 (9.77%) CMS
3 18 (8.37%) WordPress
4 17 (7.91%) FileNet
4 17 (7.91%) Confluence
5 16 (7.44%) Apache
6 7 (3.26%) Drupal
7 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.86%) IIS
8 4 (1.86%) Facebook Platform
8 4 (1.86%) nginx
9 3 (1.40%) ExpressionEngine
9 3 (1.40%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.93%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.93%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) Liferay
11 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.12%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.93%) MS Office
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.40%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) Radian6
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.65%) Internet
2 9 (4.19%) HTTP
3 4 (1.86%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) SSH
4 2 (0.93%) Network Security
5 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.47%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (17.67%) MySQL
3 30 (13.95%) MongoDB
4 27 (12.56%) NoSQL
5 17 (7.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.33%) Big Data
7 5 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (18.14%) Subversion
2 38 (17.67%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.37%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.37%) Maven
4 17 (7.91%) JIRA
4 17 (7.91%) Hudson
5 13 (6.05%) Jasmine
6 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.26%) Mocha
9 6 (2.79%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (2.33%) MSTest
10 5 (2.33%) PHPUnit
10 5 (2.33%) Xcode
11 4 (1.86%) Selenium
11 4 (1.86%) Grunt
12 3 (1.40%) Axure RP
12 3 (1.40%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.40%) NUnit
13 2 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 23 (10.70%) Marketing
2 9 (4.19%) Publishing
3 7 (3.26%) Advertising
4 5 (2.33%) Finance
5 4 (1.86%) Games
5 4 (1.86%) Automotive
6 3 (1.40%) Legal
6 3 (1.40%) Back Office
6 3 (1.40%) Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (78.60%) Developer
2 42 (19.53%) Front-End Developer
3 23 (10.70%) PHP Developer
4 21 (9.77%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.77%) Web Developer
5 20 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 16 (7.44%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.65%) iOS Developer
7 10 (4.65%) Front-End Web Developer
8 9 (4.19%) Designer
8 9 (4.19%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.26%) Architect
9 7 (3.26%) Analyst
10 6 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (2.79%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (2.79%) UI Programmer
10 6 (2.79%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.33%) Big Data Architect
11 5 (2.33%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (56.74%) HTML
2 119 (55.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 111 (51.63%) CSS
4 75 (34.88%) AngularJS
5 72 (33.49%) HTML5
5 72 (33.49%) jQuery
6 48 (22.33%) Web Services
7 45 (20.93%) CSS3
8 44 (20.47%) XML
9 43 (20.00%) .NET
10 30 (13.95%) ASP.NET
11 29 (13.49%) Spring
12 26 (12.09%) Backbone.js
12 26 (12.09%) SOAP
13 24 (11.16%) RESTful
14 23 (10.70%) XSLT
15 22 (10.23%) JSON
16 21 (9.77%) Ajax
16 21 (9.77%) Sass
17 20 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.28%) Social Media
2 28 (13.02%) Open Source
3 17 (7.91%) User Experience
4 15 (6.98%) Blog
5 12 (5.58%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.79%) Copywriting
6 6 (2.79%) Social Network
7 5 (2.33%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.86%) Podcast
8 4 (1.86%) Animation
8 4 (1.86%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.40%) GIS
10 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.93%) Life Science
10 2 (0.93%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.63%) Linux
2 16 (7.44%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.26%) Android
3 7 (3.26%) UNIX
4 6 (2.79%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.86%) Windows
6 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.98%) TDD
3 53 (24.65%) MVC
4 51 (23.72%) OO
5 39 (18.14%) Scrum
6 35 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 31 (14.42%) Web Development
8 25 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (8.84%) SEO
9 19 (8.84%) Configuration Management
10 18 (8.37%) E-Commerce
11 17 (7.91%) Release Management
11 17 (7.91%) Pair Programming
11 17 (7.91%) OOP
11 17 (7.91%) OOA/OOD
11 17 (7.91%) RUP
11 17 (7.91%) DSDM
11 17 (7.91%) DevOps
12 16 (7.44%) BDD
12 16 (7.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.49%) JavaScript
2 59 (27.44%) PHP
3 43 (20.00%) Java
4 36 (16.74%) C#
5 18 (8.37%) SQL
6 16 (7.44%) Python
7 11 (5.12%) PHP5
8 10 (4.65%) Scala
9 8 (3.72%) Ruby
9 8 (3.72%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.26%) C++
11 4 (1.86%) C
12 3 (1.40%) Perl
13 2 (0.93%) XAML
14 1 (0.47%) Golang
14 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) Jython
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.79%) Degree
4 2 (0.93%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) CCAB
5 1 (0.47%) ACCA
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) EMIR
2 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) cPanel
2 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 76 (35.35%) Facebook
2 35 (16.28%) Google
3 26 (12.09%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.91%) IBM
5 15 (6.98%) Zend
6 13 (6.05%) Adobe
7 4 (1.86%) Coremetrics
7 4 (1.86%) Oracle
8 2 (0.93%) Sencha
8 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.47%) VMware
9 1 (0.47%) McAfee
9 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.47%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.47%) Informatica
9 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
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