The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 26 November 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Social Media
Rank 96 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Social Media 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.64% 1.00% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
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£331 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -61.53%
Social Media
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
605 499 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.54% 24.06% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 275 207
Average daily rate £358 £320 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% +1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 39 58
Average hourly rate £17.25 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

Social Media
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Social Media Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Social Media
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Social Media across the West Midlands region.

Social Media Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Social Media
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Social Media across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Social Media Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Social Media
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Social Media across the West Midlands region.

Social Media Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Social Media
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Media within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Staffordshire +2 7 £375 -
Coventry - 5 £238 -
Birmingham +1 3 £250 - 12
Warwickshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Social Media
England

Social Media
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Social Media 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 Media.

1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) HTML
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) Intranet
4 12 (28.57%) Project Management
4 12 (28.57%) XML
4 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (26.19%) User Experience
6 10 (23.81%) CMS
7 9 (21.43%) CSS
7 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 9 (21.43%) PHP
7 9 (21.43%) MySQL
7 9 (21.43%) Ajax
7 9 (21.43%) Marketing
7 9 (21.43%) Degree
7 9 (21.43%) jQuery
7 9 (21.43%) Time Management
8 8 (19.05%) PHP5
8 8 (19.05%) Drupal
8 8 (19.05%) Taxonomies
8 8 (19.05%) Blog
8 8 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (19.05%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (19.05%) Web Application Development
8 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.05%) IIS
8 8 (19.05%) SQL

Social Media
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Social Media 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 Media. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.81%) CMS
2 8 (19.05%) Drupal
2 8 (19.05%) IIS
2 8 (19.05%) Apache
2 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) WordPress
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Intranet
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) MySQL
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.43%) Marketing
2 5 (11.90%) Publishing
2 5 (11.90%) Automotive
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Database Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Graduate
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Junior
5 2 (4.76%) Content Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Web Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Web Team Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Communications Officer
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Business Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) HTML
3 12 (28.57%) XML
4 9 (21.43%) CSS
4 9 (21.43%) Ajax
4 9 (21.43%) jQuery
5 8 (19.05%) LAMP
6 1 (2.38%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (2.38%) UIKit
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) Flash
6 1 (2.38%) SOAP
6 1 (2.38%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.19%) User Experience
3 8 (19.05%) Taxonomies
3 8 (19.05%) Blog
4 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Photography
6 1 (2.38%) Copywriting
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.38%) RIA
6 1 (2.38%) NHS
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Project Management
3 9 (21.43%) Time Management
4 8 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (19.05%) Web Application Development
4 8 (19.05%) MVC
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (14.29%) Line Management
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (9.52%) SEO
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 3 (7.14%) Use Case
9 3 (7.14%) Content Management
9 3 (7.14%) ITSM
10 1 (2.38%) Mobile Application Development
10 1 (2.38%) iOS Development
10 1 (2.38%) Cartography
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 9 (21.43%) PHP
2 8 (19.05%) PHP5
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CIPD
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (14.29%) Adobe
4 4 (9.52%) Google
5 2 (4.76%) Facebook
5 2 (4.76%) Twitter
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
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