The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Media in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Media over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Social Media
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 54 61
Contract jobs citing Social Media 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.09% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.02 £15.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +0.10% +30.43%  

Social Media is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 168 183 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.05% 27.27% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 109
Median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Social Media
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Social Media as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Social Media in Birmingham

Social Media
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Social Media in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Social Media in Birmingham

Social Media
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Social Media in Birmingham